Why you should be offering your guests Wi-Fi at your outdoor event
Organizing an outdoor event comes with a package of lots of responsibilities. You can’t miss any aspect while planning an outdoor activity, because failing with one element will impact the overall event impression. Apart from a well-thought-through event décor, classy menu, impeccable branding, and a few little extras are worth the effort. One similar way to enhance the feel of the event is to offer temporary Wi-Fi services for the guests. The guests would not only appreciate this but this may also help you greatly for your event publicity on social media.
The internet bandwidth can be patchy and inconsistent in some areas and may result in loss of connectivity for your guests and may also be a loss of opportunity for the event coverage.
Here are some key reasons why you should have Wi-Fi services at your outdoor event:
Cellular bandwidth is unreliable
There are many temporary internet access solutions, but cellular bandwidth is the most unreliable of all. The speed and connectivity can’t be guaranteed. There are different bandwidth services at variable costs and can’t offer distinctive speed based on the selected package. While cellular bandwidth is the cheapest option to deploy on a day’s notice, you would not want to go this route due to its unreliability.
There are some aspects of your event that are critical, while dedicated bandwidth can be deployed by buying an expensive package, you would want to make sure that the bandwidth doesn’t drop at any cost.
Searching for Connectivity – A Hassle
We all have been into situations where we were at an outdoor event and felt the urgency to check some important email, or the need to connect to social media. With the increased connectivity, there is nothing more triggering that having to face bandwidth issues or intermittent 3G or 4G. Even while you may find a publicly accessible Wi-Fi, it drains your cellphone’s battery drastically and leads to another restless situation.
With smartphone usage at a peak, the need for temporary internet service for events has become increasingly important for the guests and the event organizers. This is one element of your event checklist that you can’t ignore as your guests will be taken aback if connectivity is an issue. Local mobile bandwidth may be slower or have weak reception forcing the guests to look for alternate ways for connectivity, and this is easily avoidable by offering an easy access event Wi-Fi to all tour guests.
Connectivity for Event attendees = Your Event publicity
This is an age of social media and live event streaming. People like to remain connected to their circle and want to share reallife happenings on their newsfeed. While people are uploading event photos, or boasting about the event happening, you have the best-on-ground event coverage without many efforts. This unpaid live event publicity will make the event stand out and the event organizers can smartly use this opportunity by displaying event hashtags.
Having a robust Wi-Fi connection at the event benefits in every way, from free publicity via event check-ins to live photo uploads from the events to get to gather attendees’ data that they share by connecting the free internet service.
All you need to ensure is planning ahead of your event and knowing how much area coverage do you need through Wi-Fi and what is your guest number. These are important elements to make sure your connectivity is not compromised and the Wi-Fi is suited to the number of guests.
Don’t let a Wi-Fi fail to define the success of your event! As an event organizer, you have done a relentless job of ensuring every minute detail and you don’t want connectivity issues being the factor to become the source of a possible problem. People remember the frustrations they face the more versus how well the event was planned. So, choose wisely, as this won’t cost you a fortune!