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Google+ Hangouts : From Prince Charles to Rick Ross

Google+ Hangouts : From Prince Charles to Rick Ross
As someone who has been producing Google+ Hangouts with the Dreamtek production team for the last three years. I’ve seen massive growth in the take up by brands, events and superstars in using the platform to spread a message.

To give you an idea these are the Hangouts Dreamtek have been fortunate to be involved  just during November. It was a busy month! Some big productions, some intimate low key affairs. Spanning several countries, generations and hairstyles!

We kicked off  with an LA based soccer “digital friendly” with Fox Sports  pitting FC Bayern Munich vs AS Roma but it was their brain power not their foot skills in a hangout based quiz. (Spoiler alert Roma won!)

The guys at Canal+ organised a screening of the Imitation Game at Google HQ followed by a Hangout with Intelligence Ops family members of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character Alan Turing and producers of the film.

Back to sport with a novel idea from the guys at Barclaycard. A chance to Hangout with Pat Cash and chew over who is the greatest player of all time in a virtual tourney! Pat as usual was outspoken but had a lot of time for our amateur’s views. Can you guess who they picked?

Paloma Faith became #Palomaface with a Hangout class on makeup.

We had two ends of the boy band  spectrum using Hangouts with us, Union J having a laugh at Sony HQ and One Direction breaking the internet with the promise of an exclusive announcement, questions and acoustic performance.

We then had a week of titans HRH the Prince of Wales talking passionately about the Step up to serve charity and connecting to it’s young patrons from Clarence House which coincided with lots of chat about the likelihood we will have an outspoken future king…

Followed by the prince of dark matter Professor Brian Cox! Hanging out with schools across the country and taking every question and coming back with a pearl of wisdom. Try and keep up at the back!

Rick Ross Kept it real and we were there in New York to help on the #Hoodbillionaire Google Hangout.

And to close the month we  have more football with a Q+ A at AFC Bournemouth a Cookalong with Henry Harris for The Times and a clever twist on the beauty  vlogger format for a DailyMix Hangout special for the  #dailymixsleepover.

It bowls me over how varied these Hangouts are can’t wait for the next one!

Dharmesh Makwana

Business Development Manager

Dreamtek Ltd


Jamie Oliver uses Google Hangouts to help spread the word about Food revolution day.

Jamie Oliver reached out across the pond on Friday 17th May for Food Revolution day, with a mission of promoting healthy eating through 1000’s of events around the world.

This Google Hangout hosted by Jamie Oliver connected some of the Food Revolution Ambassadors across the world to talk about and promote the Food Revolution day event.

Dreamtek were on hand to provide their production expertise in all things Hangouts, Jamie could concentrate on what he’s good at, speaking passionately about food!

The live Food Revolution Day Hangout with Jamie Oliver, featured moderator Anna Lappé, Food Revolution Ambassadors Lindsey Shifley from Illinois, Oscar Hinojosa from Mexico, Juna Alawadhi from Kuwait and Shane Valentine who was joined with Nicole Roll from Whole Foods in San Francisco. Also joining the hangout were the amazing Google Chefs Jason Crayne, Norell Van Krieken and Bill Billenstein from Mountain View and Los Angeles in California. Read More…