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,

Google+ Hangouts offers a perfect solution with the group conversations chat functionality we created a company group so that all members can post updates, ask colleagues a question, post photos and videos of projects they are working on.

 

Access anywhere

Google+ Hangouts is available on desktop and mobile, so even on the go you can keep up to date with what’s happening in the office – or if colleagues are at a trade show the office staff can see what’s happening too.

 

Finding your on-going conversations across devices and picking them back up is simple. You can scroll back through past Hangouts to re-live what you talked about.

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Video calls

Every morning we use Google+ Hangouts video chat to have our team meetings, so team members can see each other and share any information they need to. And for a bit of fun you can even add apps and effects to your chats such as the YouTube app to share videos or adding hats and eyewear!

 

Customer demos

We conduct a number of our client meetings and demos via Google+ Hangouts as it’s such a quick and easy way to be face to face with up to 10 people and share information.

 

We also use Google+ Hangouts On Air when we record our customer events so that people who can’t make it to the physical event can watch and be a part of the event – the great bit is that it’s all stored on YouTube after the event giving you that SEO juice you need to help boost your SERPs.

 

Google+ Hangout events

We have worked with some well known brands and celebrities to produce Google+ Hangout events for their customers or superfans. Here are some examples:

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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

Network storage designed for the creative industry

One of the UK’s lesser recognised but most exciting exports is its creative output, set to play a major role in our future economic strength and growth. The British film industry has already become a significant force in the UK economy (thanks in part to the introduction of film tax relief in 2007) totalling over £1bn in 2013 (up 14% on 2012) and looks set for continued expansion.

It is likely to experience a rising swell in demand for its wealth of highly sophisticated technical and creative talent, following on from the triumph of recent box office and award winning successes such as Gravity: the vast majority of which was a British creation.

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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.

Dreamtek opens new office in New York

Dreamtek, a dynamic and innovative company that specialises in enhancing communications through creative design in video and web, combined with software development for desktop or mobile applications continues to expand its activities in the US. After successful entry in the UAE, the UK Company now strengthens its sales efforts in the US and opens a new office.

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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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Introducing Aquafadas Digital Publishing 3.2!

Earlier this month Aquafadas announced the release of the new Aquafadas Digital Publishing System 3.2. Discover more than 30 exciting new features and improvements included in this latest version, all designed to make your digital publishing projects more innovative and inspiring.

If you want to have a go at creating your own apps then download the free trial below making sure you use the promo code DRE4LIFE

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Dreamtek Job openings

It’s busy over here at Dreamtek with lots of exciting expansion with the merging of our sister company the Virtual Forge, we are looking to find some skilled individuals to join our team.

.NET Developer

The Virtual Forge wish to recruit a number of strong candidates, on a temporary contract in order to work as a team of .NET developers. In these roles the developers will require flexibility to adapt to client’s needs, excellent communication and organisational skills. They will need to demonstrate evidence of problem solving and working well under pressure. The ideal candidates will bring an enthusiastic approach, with an ability to estimate and manage their own tasks as the system is built. Ideally we are looking for candidates who are potentially interested in taking a permanent role at the end of the initial contract.

This is a great opportunity to secure a role with an exciting rapidly growing organisation. If interested then please forward your up to date CV together with details of your availability and current remuneration.

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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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A quick start guide – how to create an app

Mobile apps bridge the gap between personal and public experience.

They empower users because they get to choose the apps they want to download. That choice makes mobile apps effective marketing tools — the user already likes the app, that’s why they downloaded it in the first place.

So we decided to create a guide to explain why your business needs an app, what platforms you should consider and share a few ideas that should help you develop apps that effectively support your marketing communications. This is a taster of the guide with some of the key things you should consider before developing a mobile application for your business.

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