Here at BRD where photography and Video are the two main services I offer it was good to schedule in a job last week that is like an old friend. The Field Marketing awards is in it’s 12th year of a ceremony this year and I’m pleased to say the quality of BRD’s work means that we were selected for stills coverage for the 12th year on the trot. Thank you Frank Publishing for your continued trust in our skills!
This is just one event we cover every year, clients like Bamboo Events have used us for more than 10 years for the same event and the record for the longest regular client must go to The Florence Nightingale Foundation with their ceremony at Westminster Abbey which I have covered for more than 17 years. This is through change of management and directors, change of style of coverage required and change of turn around times for publication of images.
BRD Associates has continued to grow, keeping up to date with the changing requirements of the market yet given long term clients the peace of mind with the stability of a supplier that knows both the format and the key players in their industries. There is a lot to be said for experience.
The Field Marketing Awards is a 500 plus guest event and for the second year running was held at the Troxy in East London, not the easiest venue to get to but a really good one for events like an award ceremony being an old converted cinema. The stage is quite high and there are several levels including a balcony.
This year the event was hosted by Russell Kane with voice over for the presentations by Keith Chegwin. The combination worked well and Russell Kane did a grand job of getting a rowdy crowd on side.
With around 30 awards presented on the night the presentation has to be a slick affair, with anything from 1 person to 30-40 hitting the stage to receive the award the photography has to be quick and efficient. As always we make sure we are there early enough before the event to make sure the celebrity presenter knows where we will be and what we need from then to get the job done to the standards required.
As usual there was a selection of performers and acts to entertain the guests with the three strong men really interacting well with the guests. New promotional stands this year included a 3D camera set up where 92 cameras could take a 3D Matrix style portrait of groups of people. Ideal for a promotional event it was very popular.
As usual with these sort of events speed of production of the award winners was required and I’m please to say before the event had actually finished and the last revelers headed for home the digital pictures were winging their way to Frank Publishing. BRD had achieved it’s goals for another year!
If you are organizing an event in London or the southeast please take a look at our events page because it pays to surround yourself with professional suppliers.
By Brian Russell
Copyright Oct 2015