You need your attendees to stream your event easily, possibly on the go.A mobile app allows for the whole event to be hosted easily in one place where they know in advance they can download, and will have access without any complicated links on emails, and can access the event as long as they have access to the internet. If you’re not sure whether you should get a mobile app, these 4 requirements will make it worth your while.
This past weekend featured an incredible highlight for us with THAT. FUN. FIT. FEST being held completely online through our mobile app and streamed to more than 2800 people around the world tuning in to be a part of the fitness magic.
THAT. FUN. FIT. FEST is a fitness event that brings together friends and families of all ages every month to have the most epic fitness fun around – the vibe created is incredible, and it was amazing to be a part of translating that into a completely online event, especially in this time when fitness and fun are so needed.
Recently we held an event for a conference that ended up with 3 times (!) the amount of anticipated attendees, all able to retrieve their CPD points after attending! The event managed to connect guests from all over South Africa to listen to top speakers in their field, get up to speed with developments in their industry, and stay at the forefront of their profession. The event was filled with expert information, high engagement and interaction from all guests, with Live Polls, Live Q&A, commentary, speaker ratings and ice breakers.
This month Flock helped to host a webinar event for the EO Accelerator. Flock’s Founder and CEO, Mike Lysko was the MC and guided the speakers through topics and kept the audience engaged throughout the insightful event. The main focus of the event was to give entrepreneurs advice on how to scale their businesses and avoid making costly mistakes.
The importance of a solid, well-thought-out event communication plan cannot be stressed enough. An event communication plan is essentially a breakdown of how you will contact your audience, when you will do this and what exactly you will be communicating. In addition, the method you use to communicate with your potential guests and registered attendees, is extremely important for the following reasons:
The event industry has changed drastically over the last few months and although it has been a particularly challenging shift, we have seen marked improvements in efficiency and scale due to the new reliance on technology and the virtual space.
Flock is no stranger to developing and executing online events. Since 2013, we have been creating seamless Event Tech experiences in more than 36 countries and have covered a myriad of events from virtual conferences to online awards ceremonies. Flock aims to optimize user engagement for every type of event we manage — whether live, virtual or hybrid.
Flock Eventing Platform was thrilled to play a role in this year’s prestigious Simon Sabela Awards which honours achievements in the film and television industry.
Mike Lysko, the Founder and CEO of the Flock Eventing Platform says the company hopes to assist in the initiative for many years to come.
The 8th annual Simon Sabela Awards took place on the 12th of September 2020 at the International Film Festival in Durban. The Awards recognise the outstanding talent and achievements of role players within the South African film and television industry, from actors, producers, directors through to film and television technicians.
As you may know by now, we are well into providing Virtual Events – through Mobile Event Apps to Event Websites (which we’ve been doing for years!) – but now everything can be even more neatly packaged for an Online Event experience that your attendees will love.
We’ve done a few upgrades to our system to better cater for a better online experience, as follows:
This month, we’ve had the privilege of facilitating an innovative virtual event for a global pet food company, through a partnership with Solutions Group Events. The kick-off conference and award ceremony was a huge success with attendees logged in from all over SA to enjoy the online festivities.
The aim of the event was to give the organisation’s SA based staff the opportunity to learn more about the global pet food giant, encourage local SA leadership teams and allow staff to network safely though the online virtual conference platform.
Our latest improvement has stemmed from wanting to create an easier way for guests to network, as well as us wanting to provide more data to event managers to improve the event experience for their guests. The years of not being able to get vital information about your guests are over, and we have enhanced the features on our app to make it easier than ever to get it.
2020 has been quite a year! We’ve seen the industry adapt and host some incredible online events. These events have brought people together to share memorable experiences.
We have reviewed research and blogs, articles and white papers on what makes certain events – some from more than 10 years back – stand out above all the rest. We’ve taken some of those, together with our favourite ideas in the events industry and smashed them all together to give you insight into the recipe that makes your events become favourites amongst your guests, with increased attendance and sky-high reviews. Whether your event is corporate or casual, it will be one that will definitely get attention. Common themes include emotions, networking with like-minded people to create connections, and incorporating a pleasant, unexpected surprise.
We’re firmly entrenched in the age of mobile. We work, play, and do everything in between on the device in the palm of our hands. Thanks to the fact that there’s an app for everything under the sun, our mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives. In fact, eMarketer reportsthat mobile apps account for a whopping 90% of time spent on our phones.
But what does this mean for event managers who’re tasked with ensuring their event is engaging enough for even the most ardent mobile phone user? The answer is simple: instead of fighting the mobile-first mindset, embrace it.
The event industry has seen incredible improvements to both on-site and virtual event technology, and the tech industry definitely isn’t showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. The virtual space has an enormous amount of potential and we anticipate more development in the future, which will further impact on-site event experiences as well.
Working with cutting edge technology when planning your hybrid event will allow you to curate the best experience for your on-site guests while seamlessly integrating your live and virtual platforms.
Established in 1993, Gallagher Convention Centre is one of the oldest event venues in Gauteng and is versatile, spacious and one of the most accessible 3-star venues around.
Flock had the privilege of assisting MTN in hosting their 9th annual MTN Mobile App Awards which took place on the 29th of October 2020. The awards looked somewhat different this year, as the ceremony was entirely virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety precautions. However, the event was still a huge success and was executed seamlessly and efficiently with the help of Flock Eventing Platform’s Mobile App.
Oracle is a business built on principles of innovation, disruption, unleashing new opportunities, and encouraging knowledge sharing. Read more about how they have utilised the Flock Platform to share these principles with their customers and partners globally.
Primestars is known as the private tutor for public education in South Africa that specializes in facilitating youth development programmes for high school learners from underserved communities.
They use an “Educational Theatre of Learning” model to enhance the educational process particularly for disadvantaged youth in South Africa. Because films and TV shows are an integral part of any learner’s life, they introduce short films into the curriculum to create an entertaining and enjoyable way to process and retain information. They run the youth development programmes nationwide.
One of our most exciting projects at the moment is the Think Big Series by PSG where thought leaders from around South Africa in various industries such as sports, aviation, the tobacco industry, education, and others have come together to discuss some of the most fascinating topics, with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business – award-winning journalist Bruce Whitfield, Herman Mashaba and Jacques Pauw. This is a series made for the public and goes into deep insights on a variety of fronts, so the importance of a smooth-running show is paramount.
This month we celebrate a client who’s heritage starts in the Netherlands back in 1932. The SPAR Group started with the aim of working together with wholesalers and distributors to create more benefits for everyone, including their clients of course. This month we participated in the 2nd SPAR Group conference...