The recent acquisition is not helpful to the in-house AV price-value relationship for event production.
In life, it is nice to have options, as an event planner a major decision is who to select as an audiovisual (AV) partner. The right partner can mean a show that runs smooth, looks and sounds great. The wrong partner can lead to an event riddled with issues. A common question we see from planners is “what is the difference between in-house and third-party AV providers?” To answer this question fully I will need to do a full separate blog post, but one major difference is the in-house AV model’s price-value relationship. The price to value relationship is on a steady decline as major hotel chains contract with audiovisual giants like PSAV for in-house services and this will likely continue after the recent acquisition of Encore by PSAV. The top three concerns planners currently have are:
1. Increased pressure to use the on-site in-house AV provider
2. The hotel kick-back requirements create a cost increase that is not reflected in goods or services
3. The lack of competition creates a decline in equipment and service quality
To find out how to avoid frustration over event production needs, contact us. We work with our clients to get top audiovisual solutions for the budget with premium service to boot! With 25 years in event production, we know the contract ins and outs. We are masters at audiovisual implementation and cost-analysis so our clients don’t have to be.