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Live Tweets and Photos at your next event

We’re busy rolling out ScreachTV to bars and pubs around the UK, but the more we talk to people, the more uses we find for ScreachTV in other sectors – especially in corporate and private events. Yes, that’s right, even weddings!

These days, a bit of audience interaction is critical for a successful event – it engages the crowd in between or during the action, and is great for driving traffic and conversation online.

Here’s some cool ways Screach has been used to add a heap of ‘wow factor’ to two very different events…

ScreachTV rocked up at Licensed Trade International Show at The Sage Gateshead earlier this year, giving the whole event a ‘live and interactive’ feel. We took over the screens around the venue, including a massive 12 foot screen, to show the conference schedule, and display live tweets and photos throughout the event. At the awards dinner on the last evening, the photos and tweets went flying on to the screen, capturing the reactions of the award winners at their tables, and entertaining the crowd during the dinner. The reaction was awesome.

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Some friends of ours borrowed ScreachTV for their wedding. They made up their own Instagram hashtag, and got their loved ones to share photos from the day to Instagram, and on to the big screen at the reception! Friends and family loved it, it gave them a way to share their thoughts and feelings with the happy couple on a ‘living scrapbook’ of the special day.

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If you think ScreachTV would work at your event, get in touch with us!

Screach on Tour: Report from the road

For the next couple of weeks, ScreachTV is going to be on the road.

We’re taking part in EmpowerLive, a series of seven roadshows organised by Enterprise Inns. The idea is to allow publicans across the country to talk to interesting suppliers, and find out the new and exciting products that could make their pub stand out from the crowd.

This week, we’ll be hitting Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol on Tuesday and Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum on Thursday. The roadshow arrives at Wembley Stadium on April 30 and in Bolton on May 2, before finishing up Exeter Rugby Club on May 9.

So far, Screach’s trusty van has wound its way to Donington Park and Elland Road, the home of Leeds United. We asked Screach’s Georgia Rakusen for a quick report…

Screach at Licensed Trade International

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In the space of a couple of days, we’ve met a lot of people, hung out at a supercar bar, and made cocktails live on stage.

And there’s still a couple of hours to go.

Yesterday and today, the folk from Screach made the short hop to The Sage in Gateshead for Licensed Trade International, a trade show featuring some big names in leisure and hospitality.

Screach in LA: A Hell of a Trip

Los Angeles in February

Guess we can tick this off the startup “bucket list”.

It’s Monday morning in LA, and Screach CEO Paul Rawlings is sitting about 20 feet away from music man and tech investor Will.I.Am, who’s being interviewed on future technology by Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales.

In a little while, he’ll be pitching his own digital innovation to a crowd which includes international entertainment bosses, investors, and hotly-tipped startup talent.

Paul Rawlings is a lucky ********

Picture by Todd Jones Photography, used under Creative Commons

Picture by Todd Jones Photography, used under Creative Commons

We’ve all grown to love the creative weather here in the North East of England.

It’s exciting to wake up asking yourself questions, such as: “Does this dress look good drenched in rainwater?”, “Will I need to wear a crash helmet in case a random sky-splodge of snow slops down on my head while I’m out getting lunch?” and “How the hell do those people manage to go out on the Bigg Market wearing that little?”.

But we’ve got to admit a slight twinge of jealousy when we glance over to our CEO Paul Rawlings’ desk this week.

Paul jetted off to California at the weekend to spend quality time at Innovation Forum Los Angeles. It’s a two-day event co-hosted by the Founders Forum, in association with UK Trade & Investment and companies such as Universal Music Group.

A Screachy Christmas Story

It’s closing in on Christmas. You know what that means.

Tinsel. Presents. The same eight songs again and again. Festive drinks and nuclear hangovers. And, of course, that special moment when companies get all wistful and start reminiscing about all they’ve done in the last 12 months.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.

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Everyone remembers the first time they saw their favourite team’s stadium with their own eyes.

For me, it came a few weeks ago. After more than 20 years as a San Francisco 49ers fan, I finally climbed the steps to a seat in the team’s famous Candlestick Park home.

From these seats, fans had cheered on the heroes of my youth. They’d witnessed the drops, scores, wins, losses, and guzzled down the hotdogs and churros that seemed to pass by in large cooler bags every five seconds.

I’d shared many of these moments with them, glued to my TV. For the first time, I was part of the crowd. And I did what any overwhelmed fan would do when they’ve finally made it onto hallowed, historic ground.

I spent 45 minutes trying to check in on Foursquare.

A day at AdMonsters Screens

It’s always good to try and do something a little different on a Monday morning, so we kicked off our week with a trip to London for the AdMonsters Screens conference.

The nice folk at AdMonsters invited us to put together a panel during their morning session. Screach founder Paul Rawlings joined Mike Hemmings of Amscreen and Rob Edwards of Bauer Media to discuss interesting ways to use screens to engage with consumers.