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Audio-Video Trends for 2022 and Beyond

Everyone is looking to the future, and that includes professional audio-video integrators. Your customers, students, and congregation members are looking to the future and want to see new, vibrant technology. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, trends are changing fast. As everyone prepares and budgets for 2022, many ask about the next trends in audio-video in the DMV region. There is no doubt that our market in DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland is the center of the east coast technology corridor. Our location and the organizations based in the region create a trend-conscious environment. From the Audio-Video Group team, here are…

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Audio-Video and the Supply Chain Crisis

If you watch the news or visit any retail store, you know the current supply chain and inflation problem plaguing the United States. From groceries to fuel and holiday gifts, we are all feeling the pinch. And so is the audio-video industry. We know that you have questions, and we want to provide answers. In this blog, I will review the supply chain protocols at Audio-Video Group and answer some of your questions. If, after reading the blog, you still have questions, please get in touch with us. Audio-Video Supply Chain: It Is in The Chips You may have seen…

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Today’s Virtual or Hybrid Conference

Who are the conference planners? They are the team that picks the perfect location, plans every aspect of the event to keep attendees engaged, and manages the event budget. Their job became even more challenging in early 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic quickly transitioned the business of conferences to virtual or hybrid events. But how do you plan a virtual event that keeps attendees engaged over several days? Of course, a virtual conference is not a string of Zoom meetings for hundreds of guests. In this blog, we will provide the top tips for planning a virtual or hybrid conference and…

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5 Creative Ways to Use Your Video Wall

Video walls are today’s hot marketing tool. You may have heard that content marketing is a top way to tell your brand’s story, but have you considered incorporating video with the purchase of a video wall? If you are stuck with a vision of an ad for your product or service on a continuous loop in your lobby or retail location, this blog outlines five creative new ways to use your video wall. We provide innovative ideas and tips for launching the concept. #1 Behind the Scenes Videos If you have visited Ben & Jerry’s, Anheuser Busch, or Maker’s Mark,…

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Audio-Video Design Process + What Makes Us Different?

The audio-video design process is something you should take into consideration when looking for an A/V integrator. At Audio-Video Group, our goal is always to help you share your voice and vision with your audience. Over the past 20 years, we have been lucky to have so much support from our wonderful, loyal clients who have helped us build and grow as a company and as part of the community. We’re proud to have become the team we are. We’d like to share the top three reasons we’re different from other audio-video companies. A Complete Audio-Video Design Process Saves You…

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Client Success Story: A/V Design Solutions for YMCA South County

Comprehensive A/V Design Solutions The YMCA South County in Frederick, Maryland, is one of the largest nonprofits in the county. We at Audio-Video Group love to see nonprofits outfitted with the best in A/V design solutions, so we were delighted to work with them in their new Urbana building.  Building relationships in the community is something AVG has always prized, particularly among the nonprofit sector. The YMCA South County is no exception–we were fortunate to come in at the design phase and work closely with the organization’s leaders all along the way, which helps to ease the process for everyone….

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For a Successful Podcast, Do These Five Things

Here’s what you need to know to host a successful podcast! If it seems like everyone is making and listening to podcasts these days, it’s because everyone is. Podcasts have around 68 million active listeners, and there are about two million podcasts in production. So if you want to raise brand awareness, spread a message, or just have fun recording with your friends, there is a lot more data on what works in terms of having a successful podcast. Consider Your Target Audience It’s easy to get sucked into the trap of wanting to make a podcast everyone likes, but…

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How Howard County General Hospital Uses the Best in Healthcare A/V Solutions

Howard County General Hospital knew they needed an update to their audio-video equipment. They are part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, one of the country’s premier academic medical systems. It’s critical that everything from their patient care to healthcare A/V solutions is up to date. In keeping with their mission to “provide the highest quality care to improve the health of our entire community through innovation, collaboration, service excellence, diversity and a commitment to patient safety,” they called Audio-Video Group to help them set up new healthcare A/V solutions in multiple conference rooms around the hospital. Easy to Use Healthcare A/V…

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Hybrid Church Services + Client Success Story: Collective Church

Hybrid church services and live streaming have become the norm for many houses of worship over the past year. Even when the COVID-19 pandemic has faded, the benefits of hybrid church services will remain. So how can church leaders maximize the impact of their services and create the optimal guest experience? Collective Church in Frederick, Maryland, prioritizes the experiences of newcomers and longer-term parishioners alike. “As a church, we value the experiences of people at our church. We want to ensure that those who have never been to church or haven’t been for a long time feel welcome and comfortable,”…

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Client Success Story: St. John’s Episcopal Church

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, Maryland, is a historic church community on a large campus that serves a broad, diverse community. The church has several buildings from which they are holding various virtual services each week during COVID. When they needed an upgrade to their system, they knew to look for church audio video companies who could work with their unique situation. Church Audio Video Companies & Historical Buildings Historic buildings come with challenges for assembling a straightforward, top-quality A/V system. Church audio video companies must consider the building’s architecture, especially for congregations who want their A/V systems…

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