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Engage Online Event Audiences with our Toolkit

By Deni Kirkova|

Thinking of booking a space for your hybrid event? Don’t forget the tech that makes it all come to life. Find out all about how our sophisticated in-house toolkit helps with high-quality content delivery.

In a post-pandemic world, virtual and hybrid events are here to stay. But while these formats bring people together, online events allow delegates to drop off at a whim. Even in meetings and smaller events, people dialling in have really short attention spans. Nobody is there in person to stop for a chat - they can log off at any time. This can mean poor attendance at sponsor segments and lacklustre return on investment.

But don’t fret. At MCEC, we offer modern solutions for rich content delivery that can make virtual and hybrid events more engaging for online audiences than you thought possible.

“We have state-of-the-art tools and look after the nuts and bolts,” says Casper Maxwell, MCEC Multimedia Specialist (pictured above). “Customers can come to us for an end-to-end service, and they don’t need to worry about the tech.”

Discover the Strength of our Toolkit

MCEC recently launched a world-class in-house digital events platform and live streaming service that boasts a selection of features with sophisticated capabilities beyond what Zoom or Teams can offer.

Our affordable, made-for-purpose toolkit will help your content glow and have attendees glued to their seats and screens.

From channelling the power of a high-quality, one-way video stream through to gamification, when you opt to use our mediums to communicate your message, delegates remain engaged.

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Live Streaming

For virtual or hybrid meetings and smaller events, there's nothing better than our high-quality live streaming service. It offers high-quality audio and video via one-way stream, giving our customers more control and their delegates a better viewing experience.

“It’s just much better than the popular alternatives,” says Casper. “I often see meeting and smaller event organisers ask to use Zoom or Teams for their event. And here’s the issue: the video and audio streams are not great quality – one of the main causes of Zoom and Teams fatigue. People switch off. There’s no need for everyone to see each other when only the speaker needs to be in view.”

Meanwhile, MCEC live streaming is made for purpose, easy to use, and affordable. Using this as your main content delivery method is a great option for smaller, one-day events, branding, or data-led events.

Text-Based Q&A

MCEC live streaming is compatible with our interactive text-based Q&A service, which lets attendees participate by sending in questions via text.

“Utilise our text-based Q&A whenever you can,” says Casper. “This tool is excellent for an Ask Me Anything segment. A moderator looks over all submissions, then we send them directly to the speaker to answer in the live stream.”

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Cloud-Based Recording

Allow attendees to access part or all of your live stream after your event wraps up through a cloud-based recording. It's another excellent option available to customers who use our live streaming service, alongside some simple branding options and the text-based Q&A feature above.

This instant archive recording will feature high quality video and audio, become live immediately, and you can choose who has access from your private event.

Casper says: "Our instant online recording option puts MCEC way ahead of our competitors in the smaller event space. It provides really good value, requiring less labour and less equipment because we're using cloud-based technology to do it."

Ready to make your online event offering truly engaging? Reach out today, ask about our toolkit and start planning your virtual or hybrid event at MCEC .