Backstage Pass with Alford Media

Backstage Pass: A Conversation and Q&A with Tom and Steve Alford

Steve Alford, President, and Tom Alford, Executive Vice President, of Alford Media joined Backstage Pass to talk about the events industry, evolving technology and what makes Alford Media successful. They also answered the burning questions listeners wanted to know. Over 35 years in the events industry, Alford Media has experienced the evolution and changes […]

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Backstage Pass with Alford Media
Backstage Pass: A Conversation and Q&A with Tom and Steve Alford

Steve Alford, President, and Tom Alford, Executive Vice President, of Alford Media joined Backstage Pass to talk about the events industry, evolving technology and what makes Alford Media successful. They also answered the burning questions listeners wanted to know. Over 35 years in the events industry, Alford Media has experienced the evolution and changes […]

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Backstage Pass: What We Saw At NAMM 2020

January is a big month for trade shows, pro audio, and event tech industries. That includes NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants Trade Show. Ben MacKinney, Audio Services Manager for Alford Media, was Alford’s boots on the ground for the event. He joins host Daniel Litwin on this episode of Backstage Pass to […]

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Backstage Pass: LDI 2019: New Lighting Innovations are Upending the Event Tech Industry with Blake Taylor and Aaron Walters

The audiovisual industry is bursting with new technologies and innovations. These new developments debuted at LDI 2019 , the leading conference and tradeshow for live design professionals from all over the world. Backstage Pass has the first scoop on what AV professionals are saying about the show with guests Blake Taylor, Lighting Services Manager, and […]

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Backstage Pass: Notes from XLIVE 2019

In this episode of Backstage Pass, Ali McMahan, Marketing & Communications Manager, and Dave Pooser, Director of Product Innovation, both from Alford Media, joined host Daniel Litwin, the Voice of B2B, to discuss the recent XLIVE Conference & Expo held in Las Vegas held Nov 17-19, 2019. McMahan and Pooser both attended the annual […]

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Backstage Pass: Don’t Forget About Lighting Design at Business Events

One of the oft-overlooked aspects of producing largescale business events is lighting design. As brands look to find creative ways to capture tradeshow audiences with content, audio, and visuals, the right lighting can enhance an immersive experience like no other. In this new episode of Backstage Pass by Alford Media, host Daniel Litwin sat […]

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Backstage Pass: RFID is Transforming Asset Tracking in AV

In the past, event technology specialists at AV companies had to manually scan each item of gear making its way out the warehouse. Some still manually scan to this day; it’s an antiquated system that takes days, or even weeks, and is prone to human error. But as Alford Media can attest to, that […]

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The Potential of COW Water Reuse in Dairy Industry Shows Promise for System Management and Plant Maintenance
December 7, 2023

For the latest episode of ChemAqua’s Water Solutions podcast, the focus was on an innovative approach to water conservation in the dairy industry. The show examined the potential of reusing Condensate of Whey (COW) water, a byproduct of dairy processing, and highlighted some of its economic and environmental benefits. Hosted by Dani Waddell, the informative […]

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Best Practices for Implementing Venue Management Software into FECs
December 6, 2023

The implementation of venue management software is a pivotal step for businesses in the entertainment and leisure industry. Kalyn New from Roller Software shared her expertise on this subject in a soundbite from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (IAAPA). Her insights focus on two main aspects: scalability and integration. New underscores […]

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Closing the Loop: Our Sustainable Commitment to Circular Economy
December 6, 2023

This video focuses on EcoLOK4, a groundbreaking product by CONTROLTEK that exemplifies innovation in sustainability. It highlights the process of transforming landfill waste into new deposit bags, with 90% of each bag’s material being repurposed trash. This initiative not only reduces waste but also closes the sustainability loop, demonstrating CONTROLTEK’s commitment to environmentally friendly […]

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Backstage Pass: A Conversation and Q&A with Tom and Steve Alford
February 20, 2020

Steve Alford, President, and Tom Alford, Executive Vice President, of Alford Media joined Backstage Pass to talk about the events industry, evolving technology and what makes Alford Media successful. They also answered the burning questions listeners wanted to know. Over 35 years in the events industry, Alford Media has experienced the evolution and changes […]

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Backstage Pass: What We Saw At NAMM 2020
February 12, 2020

January is a big month for trade shows, pro audio, and event tech industries. That includes NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants Trade Show. Ben MacKinney, Audio Services Manager for Alford Media, was Alford’s boots on the ground for the event. He joins host Daniel Litwin on this episode of Backstage Pass to […]

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Backstage Pass: LDI 2019: New Lighting Innovations are Upending the Event Tech Industry with Blake Taylor and Aaron Walters
December 19, 2019

The audiovisual industry is bursting with new technologies and innovations. These new developments debuted at LDI 2019 , the leading conference and tradeshow for live design professionals from all over the world. Backstage Pass has the first scoop on what AV professionals are saying about the show with guests Blake Taylor, Lighting Services Manager, and […]

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Backstage Pass: Notes from XLIVE 2019
December 9, 2019

In this episode of Backstage Pass, Ali McMahan, Marketing & Communications Manager, and Dave Pooser, Director of Product Innovation, both from Alford Media, joined host Daniel Litwin, the Voice of B2B, to discuss the recent XLIVE Conference & Expo held in Las Vegas held Nov 17-19, 2019. McMahan and Pooser both attended the annual […]

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Backstage Pass: Don’t Forget About Lighting Design at Business Events
September 5, 2019

One of the oft-overlooked aspects of producing largescale business events is lighting design. As brands look to find creative ways to capture tradeshow audiences with content, audio, and visuals, the right lighting can enhance an immersive experience like no other. In this new episode of Backstage Pass by Alford Media, host Daniel Litwin sat […]

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Backstage Pass: RFID is Transforming Asset Tracking in AV
July 9, 2019

In the past, event technology specialists at AV companies had to manually scan each item of gear making its way out the warehouse. Some still manually scan to this day; it’s an antiquated system that takes days, or even weeks, and is prone to human error. But as Alford Media can attest to, that […]

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Backstage Pass: Alford Media, A History
June 18, 2019

On today’s episode of Backstage Pass, MarketScale is joined by with Dan Thompson, Senior Account Manager, who gives us a look at Alford Media through his eyes, as someone who’s been with the company for more 23 years. Alford Media was founded in 1984, and much has changed since then in terms of technology. […]

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Backstage Pass: The Stories and Impact Behind International Shows
May 10, 2019

Backstage Pass is back with another engaging episode featuring Eric Hagström, Senior Project Manager for Alford Media. Today, we chatted with Hagström about the exciting possibilities, unique challenges and best practices for putting together an international event. It is, both literally and figuratively, a new world with different rules, languages, and infrastructure when crafting […]

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Backtage Pass: How to Engage the Modern Active Viewer at Live Events
April 5, 2019

The nature of the end-user experience at live events is changing and it is up to companies to get creative about how they digitize live events to get maximum impact. On today’s Backstage Pass with Alford Media, Daniel Litwin, the Voice of B2B chats with Dan Thompson, Senior Account Manager for Alford Media about […]

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