Last week at the Social Media Breakfast Maine, I was able to hit a milestone in Filmosity’s live web video streaming capabilities. For the first time, we were able to simultaneously stream live video to both the web and to mobile devices. Thanks to Livestream.com‘s Procaster app, I was able to broadcast multiple streams optimized for various devices, while seamlessly controlling the production through Livestream.com’s web studio. This is a great step forward for SMBME and for Filmosity, as it allows more people who are unable to attend the breakfast in person to benefit from the wealth of information presented there.
You may ask if the live web stream has adversely affected attendance numbers, and my answer is decidedly NO. In fact, I believe (though I have no proof…yet) that the live broadcast has brought more people to Portland, Maine to enjoy SMBME in person. Attendance numbers have risen so steeply in the last few months that SMBME organizers Amanda O’Brien and Kyle Pouliot of Hall Web Services have had to change venue capacities twice in the past year!
The Social Media Breakfast Maine live web video stream is a great example of the power of live web video and its influence on people. It’s one of the best ways for the SMBME organizers to spread the word about the event and its value. Imagine what a live web stream could do for your event!