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How to Choose Entertainment for a Corporate Event

Corporate entertainment can contribute a great deal to the success of a product launch, open day, office party, company celebration or awards ceremony. There are many different types of corporate entertainment and this article will highlight what sort of entertainment is best for your Corporate Event.

Entertainment for Product Launches

The type of entertainment needed for a product launch is heavily dependent on the outcome your company requires. Do you want a corporate entertainer hovering in the background entertaining people creating an atmosphere or do you want them to actually launch the product? Do you want background music, use of a PA system and a host and compare? A good events company can advise and organise any type of entertainer for your corporate event. If you want the product to be the star of the show, as in a new car launch, my suggestion would be to perhaps have guests welcomed by stilt walkers outside, giving away brochures. Inside the showroom could be close up magicians going around entertaining people and maybe have a good DJ with background music and a PA system that you can use to talk to people. I have found that employing good quality corporate entertainers rather than the cheapest option, is the best policy. The entertainers should be used as ambassadors for your company and product. You should select the right ones that reflect the image you want to portray. Product launches can be fun or serious, and again you should choose the corporate entertainment package that best suits what you want to accomplish. With almost 30 years of experience in this business I tend to instinctively know what the client wants to achieve and can advise on the best overall package.

Corporate Entertainment for Open Days

Open days are great opportunities for a company to show their clients, families of employees, prospective clients and local communities what and who they are. A good corporate entertainment organiser will have a range of entertainers at their disposal to ensure whatever the outcome of the day you want will be achieved. You should be able to specify clowns, close up magicians, DJs, circus schools, bouncy castles, candy floss and popcorn stalls, stilt walkers, ‘It’s A Knockout’ inflatable circuits, balloon modellers, quiz & game show hosts and face painters, in fact virtually anything that you could imagine can be sourced and supplied.

Award Ceremonies

Some of the best regarded corporate entertainment we have supplied for award ceremonies, has ranged from circus schools, DJs and musical bands through to close up magicians and clowns. Once again we work with the client and what they wish the outcome to be and supply appropriate entertainment for the pre-determined outcome. If you choose a corporate entertainer organiser, rather than an agency, you can cut the cost and increase the quality of the entertainment. This arrangement should allow the hiring of acts without paying a commission for each, whilst paying just a flat fee to the corporate entertainment organiser, a much more cost effective arrangement which allows you to get the highest quality service.

Different Types of Entertainment

Before we look into different types of entertainment, first let’s define what entertainment is. Entertainment is any kind of activity that provides amusement for people in a passive way, other entertaining activities that involve participating are considered recreation or hobbies.

There are many types of entertainment for particular tastes, for example we have cinema, theatre, sports, games, social dance, concert, comedy shows, animations, impressionists, clowns and the list goes on and on.

These form of entertainment can than be divided into groups according to the age and interest of the people being entertained. For instance we have child , adult , live action , public and corporate entertainment. In this article we’ll give a brief explanation to some of these forms.

Child Entertainment

Kids need to be entertained and some times the entertainer or the entertainment agency needs to find a balance between mental and physical activities. Clowns, puppets, pantomimes and cartoons tend to appeal to children, though adult might find it enjoyable too.

Adult Entertainment

Adult Entertainment many times is related to the sex industry, but this form of entertainment can not be related only with the sex industry and its branches. Adult Entertainment involves things like music concerts, live sports, opera and a hand full of other activities that kids might not find so appealing.

Live Entertainment

This form of entertainment is broadened to all ages as there are a variety of activities that can labelled as live entertainment. For instance music concerts, live TV shows, live sports, theatres and any other activity that you could think of that is aimed to amuse people.

Public Entertainment

Nowadays probably one of the forms of entertainment that have grown the most, thanks to the economic downturn. When you walk around any major city around Europe you will notice a wide range of public entertainers working for any amount of money the public decides to give them. There are public entertainers of all sorts from mimes to Peruvian Flute bands all working with the uncertainty of how much money they will make, that is why they tend to be more common in major cities where there are more tourists.

Corporate Entertainment

Aimed for corporate events, private parties, award ceremonies, product launches and it is better organized by a professional entertainment agency as most of time these events involve hundreds maybe thousands of people and no one better than the professionals to take care of these form of entertainment.