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- Sending individual emails to each attendee who was photographed, along with a Thank You for attending. For clients, this individual email was a follow-up to any conversation had at the party, and was another client touch point.
- For some clients, including a photo of a consultant who can help their business. Even if they didn’t speak at the party, it gave them an increased comfort level since they probably saw the person at the event.
- For consultants who attended, sending a link to the Facebook page so that they can see the album
- Usually, wedding photographers get only 20 or 30 minutes alone with the couple on the big day. An engagement session gives the couple a chance to practice being in front of the camera and develop a working relationship with the photographer, creating a greater level of comfort on the wedding day. Read the rest of this entry “
- For me an essential element is a tri-pod to capture the life of the pyrotechnic.
- Timing is key. I set my camera for a low ISO and a long exposure to capture the rocket’s tail on the ascent and the multi-directional flaring streaks after the blast.
- If the fireworks are on the river, try to position yourself at the water’s edge to capture the firework’s mirrored reflections.
One of our most loyal and beloved clients, Consultants 2 Go, recently celebrated their 10th anniversary in business, and we were there to capture the event. Consultants2Go® is a management consulting company providing marketing and analytic consultants to Fortune 1000 companies. Being experts at using PR to market their services, they had a specific plan in mind for using their event photos.
We asked Sandi Webster, one of the company owners, to re-cap their strategy for maximizing use of the event photos:
1. All photos were posted to the company’s Facebook Page and website
2. Individual photographs of clients, consultants and staff gave more ways to market:
3. Emailing a newsletter including links to the pictures
4. Sending a press release announcing the anniversary, with a photo
5. Making commemorative photo albums for the staff
These are just a few ideas for extending the use of your event photos. Including your event photos as part of your overall marketing efforts is strategic and smart – just like Sandi. Thank you for sharing your marketing expertise, Sandi, and congratulations on 10 years in business!
Hey all you event marketers out there!
Check out how Hotels.com created a contest from their Bedventure event held last week in Toronto — The contest is now over, but it was a huge success. Here is a link to the page. This event, executed by the event wizards at Eventstyle, used our Social Media Portal technology to create a contest from the event photos.
The guests uploaded the images to our social media portal. The images were than uploaded to our new contest program. Guests were able to get votes and receive 2 nights stay for the guest with the most votes.
This is the winning photo.
Contest entry is just one way to use our Social Media Portal. You can also conduct a survey, capture email address data, and trigger a follow-up email, all using the Portal. Give us a call if you want to learn more. Meanwhile, here’s a video that showcases how the Portal uses Social Media to exponentially expand your marketing reach: https://vimeo.com/46046963
At the recent BlogHer Conference at the New York Hilton, Hershey’s was looking for a way to draw attendees to their promotional suite for their eternally-popular S’mores treats. They accomplished this by creating fantastic interactive sets, with the help of the top-notch team at Empire Force Events , masters at the art of event marketing.
The Hershey’s Suite gave everyone a chance to make – and EAT! – S’mores while relaxing in the created settings. One set was a campfire, the other a backyard barbeque. After getting their photos taken, everyone used our Social Media Portal to email the pictures to friends and family, Tweet them and post them on Facebook. This created lots of buzz and drew more visitors to the S’mores Suite. It’s another example of event marketing done right. The client was thrilled with the results and the photos are – of course – SWEET!
While Teresa and Thomas’s wedding employed many of the traditional elements, they added extra life to their wedding photography by including additional New York City locations that hold special meaning for them. These location shots give their wedding photos verve and interest. Read the rest of this entry “
What’s the best way to bring some lively fun and laughter to your summer party? With our YouBooth photo booth, of course! You don’t have to do anything but reserve the YouBooth. We take care of everything else. From load-in through hours of fun, our Digital Technician does all the work. All you have to do is smile!
We offer plenty of options to add to the fun. Props give everyone more reasons to mug for the camera. Photos can be shown almost instantly, in real time, on large screens. And our exclusive Social Media Portal allows immediate sharing for all the photos via email, Facebook and Twitter. Read the rest of this entry “
Because so many photos are taken on the wedding day, it’s easy to see why many couples decide that engagement photos are an unnecessary expense. But there are many good reasons to get engagement photos and a number of uses for them.
Here are some reasons you should consider scheduling an engagement session with your wedding photographer:
Stavros Panopoulos is one of our most prized photographers, with great experience shooting fireworks for all types of corporate and social occasions. It’s not as easy as you think! Here are Stavros’s tips for capturing the color and excitement of fireworks:
Thank you, Stavros. Happy July 4th to all, and have fun photographing one of summer’s brightest pleasures!
Last night, 5th Avenue Digital was awarded a Big Apple Award from the New York Metro chapter of ISES (the International Special Events Society), for Best New Product. We couldn’t be prouder! Our new product is the Social Media Portal, and since winning the award lots of people have been asking us: what IS the Social Media Portal? For all those inquiring minds, here’s the answer.
At events where we provide photography, the Social Media Portal enables everyone to select their favorite photos and email them, or post them on Facebook and Twitter. This works for portraits, with green screen photography, or even with general photography coverage. Photos are sent to our Portals almost immediately, where they can be viewed and selected. Here’s a screen shot of the selection page, which can also be branded with a logo in the upper right corner.
The images are ready to select almost instantly after they’re taken. Selecting and posting images is super-easy, and we provide a Host to assist anyone with questions. We provide three types of stands: a clamp that attaches to a counter or table, a stand for high-boy tables and a floor stand.
When we see a couple like John and Scott get married, we are reminded of the importance of the New York legislation enacted last year allowing same-sex unions. Theirs is a heart-warming story, similar to the stories of so many gay and lesbian couples in the state. John and Scott have been together 27 years, an amazing feat for any couple, no matter what their sexual orientation. They have been waiting for many (too many!) years to be legally married to each other.
Here at 5th Avenue Digital, we feel it’s a great privilege to document the weddings of couples who have loved, struggled, cried and laughed together for many years and are so happy and ready to be married. For the same-sex couples we photograph, this sentiment is even stronger. The companionship and love they share emanates from their photos. It warms the heart! Take a look and see if your heart is lifted, too.
5th Avenue Digital recently photographed the Marks-Aruti wedding at Bridgewaters, featuring all the traditional elements with some modern twists to make it their own. There’s no better wedding location than Bridgewaters to capture all the character and magic of New York City.
Bridgewaters provided all the Food & Beverage, including the cake by Lidiya Zdrok, their talented Pastry Chef, and onsite coordination by Bridgewater’s ever-organized Evania Taveras. Flowers are by Maria Christina Nino from MC Nino Designs. The DJ was from Hank Lane’s More Than Music. Jesse Anders was the wedding photographer for 5th Avenue Digital. Here are a few more of our favorites: