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MessageMakers Announces Free Hybrid Event Workshops

Why Hybrid?

As the world starts transitioning from virtual to hybrid and in-person events, how should you retain your virtual audience by going hybrid as restrictions lift?

Say you want to host a hybrid (both virtual and in-person) event... how do you find unique ways to stay entertaining, interactive and engaging?

We are excited to announce that we are hosting a series of free workshops to help provide a solid foundation as you plan your upcoming virtual and hybrid experiences.

A Day in the Life of a MessageMakers Intern

MessageMakers intern and graduate of Michigan State University, Dorrian Brooks, shared her first hands-on experience after going to a GreenStone Farm Credit Services video shoot pre-pandemic with our production team in January 2020. 

"Experience is what drives me to extract value from every position I have the privilege of being in while I'm on my journey to professional success and personal achievement," said Dorrian.

How to Keep Your Virtual Audience Engaged in 5 Steps

Putting on a virtual event? Here's how to keep your virtual audience engaged in 5 steps!

Topic: Make sure your event or presentation covers an interesting topic that is relevant and timely. When the audience feels like they can get value or benefit from the information you are sharing, they will be more likely to participate, engage and pay attention.

Creating Experiences That Transform: Virtual Event Strategy

Creating Experiences That Transform: Virtual Event Strategy

As our world has turned virtual, virtual events have become the prominent form of gathering. It is now, more than ever, so important for businesses and consumers to adapt to our new normal, where many presentations, events, birthday parties, work out classes, memorials and more are all taking place online.

MessageMakers 2020: Our Year

This has been a challenging year to say the least but we pushed through it together and found ways to stay safe while still staying connected. We met some of your kids, cats and dogs. We had coffee together while in the comfort of a zoom meeting. We laughed at the virtual backgrounds, the PJ's, the social media memes but we also shared some pretty serious moments during some pretty scary times.

Access for All International Conference 2020

We recently completed virtual event design, planning, pre-production and live-stream production for Access for All 2020. Structured with a mix of live and asynchronous activities across 2 weeks in October, AfA2020 was a virtual conference dedicated to using plain language to break down barriers in society, improve the criminal justice system, protect the rights of vulnerable populations and affect the outcome of COVID-19.

Access for All is a nonprofit working to improve people's access to information and services with plain language.

Lansing School District Announces Fall Plan, #MaskUpMichigan and More!

As July comes to an end and we enter into the last month of summer, we wanted to reflect on some things the MM Team has been doing to stay busy during the pandemic. We hope everyone is staying healthy, both mentally and physically. Hang in there! We got this!

We recently produced a Facebook live event for the Lansing School District where they virtually announced and presented their plan for reopening in the Fall.

MessageMakers Director of Photography Visits Montana For Client Project

MessageMakers Video Producer and Director of Photography, Rob Sumbler, recently got back from a two week shoot in Montana with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). He was there highlighting different programs within the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) that the NRCS does in order to help landowners make improvements to their land in the name of conservation.