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Posts by Jack Pitts

This Is What the Best AV Solutions Look Like

Audio visual production is a critical part of any successful event, but it can eat up a large portion of the event budget. However, if you choose your AV partner wisely, the return on investment (ROI) can outweigh the costs and bring other long-term benefits. Let’s look at why the best AV solutions can be…

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How Intelligent AV Design Increases Efficiency and Saves Money

Meeting planners and producers have two needs. They want their shows to (1) meet budgetary constraints and (2) go off without a hitch. In line with these goals, they may share AV design specs and other guidelines with their AV vendor or with a variety of AV vendor contenders. These vendors, in turn, often provide bids…

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Fashion Show Las Vegas Style!

Glitz and glamour were on display at the American Lung Association in Nevada’s Breathe Fashion Show on April 6 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. This year’s event showcased live entertainment, a cocktail reception, a hosted three-course wine dinner, an interactive silent auction, and a high-energy live auction. Total Show Technology (TST) provided audio…

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3 Reasons to Choose a Nationwide Audio Visual Partner

Let’s say you’re doing the same corporate show in 10 cities over the next six months. Many meeting planners and producers might work with a different AV production vendor in each city, using local staff and local tech inventory to try to save money instead of working with one AV provider that can offer nationwide…

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SXSW Tech and Audio Visual Production Support

Total Show Technology (TST) recently provided audio visual production for a global technology company at South by Southwest (SXSW), which ran from March 8-18, 2019, in Austin, Texas. It was our fourth straight year of collaboration with the Fortune 50 multinational corporation to support their large-scale experiential SXSW tech event. The client’s aim is to…

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Hidden AV Charges – Understanding the Problem and Key Solutions

Exorbitant venue service fees and hidden AV charges are a big problem for event planners and producers. However, planners and producers can address this problem if they understand its genesis and take proactive steps at the pre-contract stage. Here, I’ll examine what’s going on and describe what you can do to protect yourself. The 2008…

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5 Reasons Choosing an Independent AV Provider Makes Good Business Sense

April 5, 2018, brought some startling news in the AV industry: PRG was planning to acquire VER. With the world’s largest rental inventory, VER supplies production equipment and engineering support to clients in TV/film, live event, sports/gaming, broadcast and corporate markets. PRG is a global provider of entertainment and event technology solutions to these same…

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Top 10 Common AV Problems — and How to Avoid Them

Top 10 Common AV Problems -- and How to Avoid Them

Whether you’re engaging audiences at an industry-leading convention or forging lucrative relationships at a trade show, the risks are higher than you might think. The biggest risk of all? Crossing your fingers and hoping that this time you won’t have to deal with common AV problems. Fortunately, you can trade massive uncertainty for peace of…

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