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Why use Google+ Hangouts to broadcast a live interview?

Dreamtek recently broadcasted a live interview with Lawson the popular English pop band on a Google+ Hangout.

Lawson Live Q&A on Google+ Hangout

The reason we chose a Google+ Hangout is because it’s a reliable platform to broadcast live in HD on Google+, YouTube, and your website. Its also recorded and automatically saved on your YouTube channel for your subscribers to watch back at their leisure.

Another great feature we used is the Google+ Hangout ‘Live Conversations’. We used this to take questions from Lawson’s fan base in advance of the interview. We then selected the most popular ones to ask in the live Hangout. It was a great way to involve the audience and interact with them before and during the hangout.

In total we had 572 viewers watching the live broadcast, and the numbers keep going up on our recorded version on the Dreamtek YouTube channel, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome and want to thank all the fans for getting involved.

Or watch the recording of the live interview via this link


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

Dreamtek – AWS Consulting Partners

Dreamtek are pleased to announce that we are an accredited Consulting Partner for AWS (Amazon Web Services). We are experts in developing and delivering video and software so becoming an AWS partner was a natural progression for us, having used the cloud platform for our own customers.

We can provide the expertise and know how helping business migrate their IT services and applications to the cloud. Our solution architects are all AWS approved and have a wealth of experience in supporting our customer’s needs. Based in central London, we offer a wide range of professional services from Proof of concept to full service rollout with project management.

Why Amazon?

Amazon are one of the World’s leading cloud service providers with data centres in 9 strategic regions giving unprecedented coverage to its clients. Storage, Compute power, Database and CDN are just part of the expanding service offering from AWS.

  • Agile organisation approach and programming model. Choose your operating system, database and app for deployment
  • Elastic computing
  • Cost – effective business model, only pay for what you use.
  • Reliable, multiple data centres across 9 major regions supported global enterprise requirements
  • Secure end to end ISO 270001 certified infrastructure

Our software development expertise coupled with our experience in Learning Management portals, the Adobe Connect platform and video gives us a unique proposition. So if you are interested in finding out we can help you get your infrastructure into the cloud then get in touch.

0845 6006122

Creating video for event marketing

Setting goals for your video production

So you have decided to film your event and create video to use online, that’s a great start but have you considered what you will do with the video once it’s created?

According to Mist Media, hosting video on your site’s landing page makes it 53% more likely to show on the front page of Google search.

There are some compelling stats out there about video and social media see some more in this video:

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5 uses for Google+ Hangouts

Google+ Hangouts allows users across the world to video chat, collaborate, and share with ease. There are a lot of features packed into the Hangouts application, at Dreamtek we have been using Google+ Hangouts internally and providing managed Google+ Hangout services and products to customers from the initial launch.


Hangouts for inter company chat

As a business with office locations in London, Hampshire, UAE, US, India and Bath our staff are in different time zones and locations or on the move. The challenge we face is how to keep the lines of communication open to everyone and create a team environment so that employees can collaborate and share information.

Google+ Hangouts,

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Get the Video creation guide – tips and tricks

Check out our latest Dreamtek guide to creating video content for events, why should video be part of your marketing strategy and how to plan the creation of your video content. Determine goals – SEO, branding, lead generation and social media.

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  • Why is video an important part of your digital marketing strategy?
  • Planning your video – setting goals and video production planning
  • YouTube and video marketing – SEO values and YouTube channels
  • Lead generation – making your videos generate you sales
  • Social media – promoting your video content and events to get your content going viral
  • Event marketing – how to promote your event before, during and after
  • Event delivery – options for delivering your live event online

If you have something to say, you need people to listen, and the people listening most these days are watching video online.

Cisco expects over 1.5 billion humans will be watching by 2015. Nearly half (46%) of those who watch video marketing react to what they’ve seen:

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You really can’t afford not be getting into video, so whether you are starting out or are already experienced our guide to video creation can help you think about some of the things you need to plan when creating video for events.

Download it now

Broadcast your event live on YouTube via Google+ Hangouts FOR FREE!

Dreamtek have worked with leading brands and celebrities like the BBC Teen Awards, Bastille, Jamie Oliver, Toni & Guy and Google to produce professional Google Hangouts so now we are offering one lucky winner* the chance to get a free Google Hangout filmed with a 4 multi-camera set up and streamed live.

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You can even invite people from around the world to interact with the event via Google Hangouts. We are looking for anyone who is running a cool event to tell us what’s great about the event and different – who is your event audience and how you could benefit from the live stream of the event we film for you.

It could be a music event, launch event, festival, exhibition or sports event, let your imagination go wild. Simply enter the details of your event/gig/conference and your contact details to stand the chance of winning a free multi cam stream of your live event.

Either fill in the form, or call us on 0845 6006122

Enter now Entrants must be located in the United Kingdom. Closing date 31st March 2014

*The winning entry will be professionally filmed with a 4 multi-camera set up by Dreamtek and live streamed on our Dreamtek YouTube Channel. Full Terms and Conditions available here.

Department of Defense deploys Adobe Connect solution

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is a combat support agency that plans, engineers, and maintains global net-centric solutions serving a diverse group of autonomously managed United States Department of Defense (DoD) enterprises.


In June 2007, DISA awarded Defense Connect Online (DCO), a two-part Adobe Connect solution for collaboration and engagement across DoD global operations. Two different systems comprise the Adobe Connect implementation, one for the unclassified network, and one for the classified network. A pre-release version of DCO was tested over a five-month period and went live in April 2008, enabling deployed troops, supporting personnel, and military leaders to collaborate effortlessly across locations worldwide.

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How Google+ Hangouts can help internal communication

Learning Technologies is Europe’s leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning.  Dreamtek had a stand at Learning Technologies, where we showcased our innovative Broadcastpod. The Broadcastpod comes in various models depending on what the customer wants to use it for, from a social broadcasting pod that can be used to create and deliver video training materials through social media platforms such as Google+ Hangouts and YouTube, e-learning platforms or company intranets. Through to a BBC broadcast quality pod that can deliver TV broadcast quality footage.

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10 Steps to success – your headache free guide to Webcasting

Webcasting is a great way to get your message out to a wide audience. According to Principal Analyst at Frost & Sullivan the Enterprise Video Webcasting market will grow to $500M by 2017. The technology of webcasting software and hardware has developed at a rapid rate and the sophistication and quality that can be achieved is far superior to the dull powerpoint presentations you will have seen in the past.

Companies are now looking for video webcasting platforms that manage the complete process of creation, capture, ingest, encoding/transcoding, management and delivery of video webcasts.

Enterprise Video Webcasting


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