<p>Event production can be like directing a movie. A large crew of people works behind the scenes to create a <a href=”https://www.bizbash.com/production-strategy/experiential-activations-sponsorships/media-gallery/21110879/best-event-marketing-ideas-of-the-week-from-mtv-hbo-fox-and-more”>magical experience</a>.</p>
<p>But event production companies, like filmmakers, aren’t all created equal. If you are looking to take your event to the next level, you need the right team in place to help you execute.</p>
<p>Here are five questions to ask when hiring an event production company.</p>
<h2>1. What Size Budgets Do You Manage?</h2>
<p>An event production company needs a reliable system for handling large amounts of transactions on your behalf. Large events with massive budgets might also require fidelity bonds.</p>
<p>Ask your event production company what size budgets they have experience managing. Request detailed information on how they processed and reconciled the event budget.</p>
<h2>2. What Types of Events Have You Produced?</h2>
<p>Most event production companies you contact will tell you they specialize in every <a href=”https://beckonentertainment.com/be-a-rockstar-important-tips-when-planning-an-outdoor-music-festival/”>type of event</a>.  But there is still a certain style of event a company has produced more of that might give them a competitive edge in that space.</p>
<p>The exception to this rule is a company with a long track record of producing all kinds of events. Think hundreds, not dozens, of events under their belt. </p>
<h2>3. Do You Carry Insurance?</h2>
<p>Venues won’t do business with the uninsured. Your event production company should understand how to go about <a href=”https://www.worldins.net/blog/what-planners-need-to-know-about-special-event-insurance”>getting insurance</a> when their standard policy isn’t enough.</p>
<p>Ask your event producer what kind of insurance he or she carries. Find out which event themes or scenarios require additional insurance as this could affect your cost. </p>
<h2>4. What Services are Included?</h2>
<p>Some event production companies provide services that go beyond standard event logistics and planning. Get into the details of what’s included in your fee before you sign any contracts. </p>
<p>Major events need comprehensive marketing. Does your event producer provide these services?</p>
<p>Asking in advance helps protect you from surprise invoices but it also gives you an opportunity to consolidate your services into one vendor. </p>
<h2>5. Who Will Be My Point of Contact?</h2>
<p>All salespeople are our friends. After the deal closes, however, the sales team moves on to the next client.</p>
<p>Ask who will be your point of contact during the planning process. Perhaps you hired a company because of its leadership team.</p>
<p>Larger event production companies use account managers to interact with clients. There may be an initial meeting with the leadership team, but the day to day details are handled by support staff.</p>
<h2>Hiring Event Production Companies</h2>
<p>Event production companies take events to the next level. Think concerts, the Olympic closing ceremonies, and Super Bowl Half Time show when thinking of event production.</p>
<p>These are major shows that elevate brands by creating an unforgettable experience for guests. Make sure the event production company you hire has the experience and resources to put on a safe, well-executed special event. </p>
<p>For more information or to set up a consultation, contact a member of <a href=”https://beckonentertainment.com/contact/”>our team</a>. </p>