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 Read more

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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 Read more
Backstage Pass with Alford Media
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 Read more
Backstage Pass with Alford Media
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 Read more
Backstage Pass with Alford Media
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 Read more
Backstage Pass with Alford Media
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, Read more
Backstage Pass with Alford Media
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 Read more

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  Freight rail is a critical mode of logistics and transportation for moving products throughout the supply chain. So, when the recent threat of a rail strike nearly derailed the supply chain and cost the Read more
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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 Read more
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 give us the NAMM 2020 recap, and Read more
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 Aaron Read more
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 Live Events Read more
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 down with Read more
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 has changed with RFID asset tracking technology. On this Read more
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. When Thompson started in 1996, the products Read more
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 Read more
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 its growth into a company that embraces Read more