Virtual Events Are Here To Stay

Jan 7, 2022Team Building, Uncategorized0 comments

What is the future of virtual events post-pandemic?

 

Virtual events are the norm these days for corporate events, since before March 2020 in fact – from Zoom quizzes to magic shows to cocktail classes, there’s now a virtual version of everything we can do physically. Being a great way to engage colleagues while maintaining any social distancing measures, virtual events are destined to stay prominent in the online space.

The stats on virtual events suggest that they are here to stay: a 30% growth in the next 6 years is to be expected. The need for virtual events has grown exponentially, and actually began growing before the pandemic began, as more employees began working from home indefinitely.

 

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Why are businesses choosing Virtual Events?

 

1. VIRTUAL POPULARITY ISN’T NEW

Virtual events were already popular before the pandemic. Globally worth around $75 billion in 2019, the virtual events space was almost guaranteed to grow as we sailed into 2020. From 2020 to 2027, the space is expected to grow a further 23%.

 

2. TIMES HAVE CHANGED

The way we live and work has changed. There has been a huge shift to a stay-at-home economy, with many companies allowing their employees to work from home indefinitely. We have also seen industries such as retail and even hospitality shift to a new model of reaching customers in their homes. Virtual events can be ideal for these industries too, who need to engage with audiences on a huge scale.

 

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3. COST-EFFECTIVE AND ENGAGING ALTERNATIVE

Big businesses are beginning to notice that going virtual is an undeniably more cost-effective method of reaching people. Without costs that typically account for travel, rent, and catering, events become enormously cheaper without losing the engagement level expected at an in-person event.

 

4. IT’S PREFERRED BY BUSINESSES AND COLLEAGEUS ALIKE

It is now often more desirable to have an online event rather than an in-person event. Technology has advanced incredibly over the past year to make it possible for businesses to actually prefer using an online platform. With virtual comes virtual reality, augmented reality, live streaming and video conferencing – all of which are equipped to engage with audiences at a much larger scale

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Recommended Virtual Events for your team

 

If you’re ready to make every team event a success, take the leap to virtual. Here are some of our favourite virtual events that guarantee fun, team building and that all-important morale boost.

 

1. PICKLED BINGO [DRAG EDITION]

A fabulous night like no other. Join our Drag Queen as she sings, dances and calls those balls in our Drag Edition of Pickled Bingo! Think confetti cannons, prizes, and a few rounds of boozey bingo in an incredible interactive experience.

We’ve taken traditional bingo and turned it on its head. One of our most popular experiences with fantastic reviews and a guaranteed laugh for you and your team. Learn more here.

 

2. MURDER MYSTERY ESCAPE GAME

Our flagship virtual event and a classic game perfect for team building. Help Sherlock solve his first ever investigation in a problem-solving, immersive and highly communicative experience.

Elementary? I think not. Learn more here.

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3.  THE BIG QUIZ

Much more than your average, yawn-inducing typical Zoom quiz. A fun-filled, immersive experience packed full of different questions, tasks and mini challenges. Play individually or as a team with a live scoreboard and updates from our professional hosts! Learn more here.

 

4. WELLBEING AND WELLNESS PACKAGES

Though all of our packages are guaranteed to be fun and laughter-inducing, launching a wellness programme at your company is a great way to boost morale and motivation within the team. Let your colleagues know you care about their mental health and wellbeing by launching a wellness campaign that not only encourages productivity but also empowers your team.

Laughter Yoga, Virtual Art Workshops, Motivational Speakers, Homemade Truffle Making, and SO much more… visit our wellbeing page for more information.

Here’s why you should be enforcing a workforce wellbeing campaign this year.

How do virtual events run?

 

  • We will provide you and your guests a secure video link to your private event
  • Our professional and experienced live hosts will keep your guests entertained and engaged
  • Enjoy 60-90 minutes of fun, engaging and immersive gameplay exclusive to Escape Team Events
  • Your event is managed completely end-to-end by our experienced team

how do i book my team bonding event?

Enquire about your event for a quote in 30 minutes, just let us know when you plan on having your event and what size your party will be. Take some time to browse through our products, or if you have a particular event in mind, please do add this to your enquiry so we can design the perfect event for you and your guests.

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