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Active and MPI Deliver the "WOW" at the 2019 Phoenix

- Submitted by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Active Production and Design ​ On June 20th, Meeting Planners International Georgia Chapter celebrated their annual Phoenix Awards at World of Coca-Cola in Downtown Atlanta. The yearly event awards MPI members who have made a significant impact on the chapter and on the mee...
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Maximizing Sponsorships

- Submitted by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing and Business Development The event industry knows all about sponsorships, it seems to come with the territory. Whether it's a venue, planner, or supplier, we're consistently asked to sponsor non-profit events, industry events, and many other ancillary happenings. It can be overwhelming juggling the ...
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Active Talks Tech at the 2019 MPI Tech Summit

​- contributed by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Active Production and Design. On March 20th, 2019 the Georgia Chapter of MPI held their Tech Summit at The Garage , a tech-driven and innovative venue located near Georgia Institute of Technology. This annual event sees event professionals from Georgia and beyo...
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Active and the 29th Annual Allie Awards

​- Submitted by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing and Business Development for Active Production and Design. On March 10 th , 2019, Atlanta's finest event industry professionals gathered at the Hotel at Avalon for the 29 th Annual Allie Awards! The Allie Awards began in 1991 and were named such because it was a night of "allied" event pr...
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Presentation and Public Speaking Preparedness

- Contributed by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing and Business Development Are you the kind of person who NEVER wants to speak in public? Does the idea of addressing a crowd make you cringe? Well, you're certainly not alone. Some people seem to be naturally gifted with a talent to speak in front of crowds... about anything! But some of us need a ...
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Active Shines at the WIPA Awards of Excellence!

On November 16, 2018, Wedding Professionals from all over the country embarked on Atlanta, Georgia to attend the WIPA (Wedding International Professionals Association)'s Annual Awards of Excellence. After the Atlanta Chapter of WIPA applied to host in 2017, their invitation was accepted and Active was pleased to be involved. Ventana's, the cho...
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ACVB & Active Honor Hospitality Greats

On November 1, 2018 the best of the Atlanta hospitality biz gathered at Flourish , a Legendary Events venue, to celebrate the Annual Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau's Hospitality Hall of Fame. Active is not only a proud supporter of the ACVB and their mission to bring Atlanta to the forefront as a travel destination, but we are also the excl...
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Making a Connection with AV

Contributed by Matt Clouser, President of Active Production and Design Our planners and clients often come to us looking for solutions to engage their audience. Creating an emotional connection and engaging your attendees to p articipate in your message is the  best way to influence your audience. This can be accomplished by making&n...
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The Stars Shine Bright at the 2018 Phoenix Awards

​- Published by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing and Business Development On June 28, 2018, Active Production and Design had the distinct privilege to once again sponsor the MPI Georgia Chapter 's Annual Phoenix Awards with audiovisual and creative service support. This is an annual celebration of meeting professionals in Georgia and the theme of...
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Active Glows Crazy at their 25th Anniversary Celebration!

​2018 is a monumental year for Active Production and Design. We celebrate 25 years of audiovisual and production service to the Atlanta area and beyond! As a celebration of this milestone we wondered how we could offer a memorable experience to our employees, clients, colleagues and friends. We have been blessed to work with the best venues, planne...
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Reunited and It Feels So Good!

In 1997, Matt got his first bank loan to buy 6 High End System Intellabeams. His mom cosigned the loan as Matt was only 21 at the time. Matt and his company, Active Lighting and Design, used these fixtures to grow the business by leaps and bounds. After several years, Matt sold these fixtures to a local ice skating rink to make room for new invento...
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Meet Active's NEW Director of Creative Services, Paul Grady!

Active's Creative Services Division  is thrilled to welcome a new Director, Paul Grady! Paul is a native Atlantan and was introduced to the event industry through being an event photographer throughout college. He met his wife, who was a videographer in the industry and ran a business with her dad. He became part of her family AND business fam...
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Utilizing VR for an Immersive Event Experience

Published by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing and Business Development – Active Production and Design, Inc. Virtual Reality, in various forms, has been shown in the media for decades. However, the actual experience had not been easily accessible until recently. The Virtual Reality of the past involved large cumbersome rigs that were not conv...
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The Growing Audiovisual Industry

The Growing Audiovisual Industry -contributed by Matt Clouser, President, Active Production and Design, Inc. In the earlier days of the audiovisual industry, companies were often divided into disciplines. You had companies that specialized in lighting, audio and video independently. But through the need to simplify the process for the end client, t...
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Take the "Work" out of Networking!

- Contributed by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Active Production and Design, Inc. As the event industry grows, so do its supporting associations and memberships. We all want to keep our finger on the pulse of the trends, tastes, and talents of the best in the business, and many times that comes from attending associat...
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Meet the Active Team - Tony Wallace

In today's blog post we feature Tony Wallace, Active's resident Video Director & Engineer. Tony grew up in Albany, Georgia and brings an extensive history in radio and television. He began his career as a radio DJ moving on to television production work and helping to bring a Fox affiliate in Tallahassee, FL to air. After moving on to beco...
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AV as a Career

-contributed by Matt Clouser, President, Active Production & Design, Inc. The Audiovisual field is a fun and rewarding career path, it has shaped my life in ways that I would have never imagined. It is also a very hands on industry that can't be taught adequately through books. The only way to excel within the industry is to get "front line" ex...
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The Show Must Go On! Surviving the Flu Season as an Event Professional

          - contributed by Brad Gibson, Director of Marketing & Business Development: Active Production & Design. It's that annoying time of year, the time when we can expect the impending seasonal illnesses; the sniffling, nagging cough, fever, and all the other symptoms the NyQuil commercials d...
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