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Smart DJ Tips: Dealing With Drunk Clients – Learn From Our Experience!

January 18, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you provide services for public or private events, chances are, you've had to deal with drunk clients. We run a DJ and photo booth business and we've dealt with plenty of drunk clients. Normally, it's not a problem, but every now and then, we have clients who are very drunk and become belligerent! We've dealt with these clients a handful of times, but several months ago, we had an incident that made us finally change our approach. We did a wedding and when we arrived to setup, we noticed that the entire wedding party was already pretty drunk, BEFORE the wedding even started! We've seen this numerous times and it usually means trouble! By the end of the event, most of the wedding party were stumbling and slurring their speech. Bad news! At the end of the night, the groom came over to the photo booth and... [read more]
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Why You Need Back-up Equipment, ASAP!

January 11, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you provide DJ, photo booth, photography, or other services for private events where you use equipment, you may have asked yourself, why should I bring back-up equipment? You may think, all of my equipment is fairly new, or I take pretty good care of my equipment, nothing has ever gone wrong, so why bring extra stuff that I don't need? Our advice: always expect the unexpected and be prepared! Yes, you already have a lot of  equipment to load/ unload, and bringing more is extra work, but you need it! Here are some common problems and solutions from the Austin's Best DJs team, on this topic: 1. Problem: Technical Difficulties Let's be real, technical malfunctions can occur at anytime, with any device, new or old. There's nothing worse t... [read more]
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DJ Event Gone Wrong: Using Mixes at Events

January 7, 2017 by Jason Rubio
I recently heard about an incident involving a colleague, who’s a DJ, who had an upset customer. Apparently, the customer was upset that this DJ played some mixes he already made, and then went to the bar to get a drink. This customer went on a rant about my DJ friend, on Facebook, bashing him and really degrading him. I’m not too sure how long the mixes were or how many he played, but apparently, the customer had a problem with this. Surprisingly, the client refused to pay the DJ, stating that he wasn’t going to pay a DJ who played already-made mixes. I was astonished to hear this, and surprised that this situation even occurred. I can understand that the client may have been bothered that perhaps the DJ wasn’t always mixing live, but in my opinion, you hire a DJ to play music for an event and kee... [read more]
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Making the Most of the “Slow” Season

December 23, 2016 by Jason Rubio
Winter is finally here and for most DJs/DJ companies, this means it's "slow season." Now, you finally get to take a break, right? In my opinion, wrong! Sure, you can enjoy the break, but you should also take the time to make any necessary improvements to your business. Improvements and changes should never stop, because your competitors and the brand new "hungry" DJs out there are all scouting out their competition, sending you the fake inquiries that we all know and hate, trying to find out exactly what you're doing and how you're doing it, so they can do it for less!  So again, use this slow time to step up your game! Though we don't have a slow season (we only get about 2-3 weekends per year, where we're actually off), we still take the time to make improvements. Here ar... [read more]
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Should You List Your Business With Wedding Sites?

December 14, 2016 by Jason Rubio
Whether you're a DJ, wedding planner, photographer, photo booth company, or any vendor that provides a service for weddings and private events, chances are, you've thought about listing your business on the popular wedding websites, such as The Knot or Wedding Wire. There are dozens more, but those two are the most well-known and see the most traffic. Listing with wedding sites is the easy part. You can easily create a vendor profile and list the area where you provide service, FREE! The catch with the free listing is that it's very limited and you are only able to list a few things, but you cannot add a picture, website, etc. In other words, you won't see a lot of traffic, unless the client has already viewed several others on the first or second pages. A study showed that 75% of intern... [read more]
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Increase Your Response Time to Increase Sales!

December 9, 2016 by Jason Rubio
In today's world, everything is immediate. We have instant messaging, chat, text messaging, smart phone apps to make everything faster (cabs, reservations, purchases), drive thrus, same-day delivery, and many other tools that create the culture of immediate, instant gratification. This also creates a culture of impatience. Think about it, when you're at home, or even at a coffee shop, and you're using wifi, and the internet is slow, it feels like forever, waiting more than 3 seconds for a website to load! After 3 seconds of waiting, most people will stop and try another website! Don't believe me? Look at the picture below, which is from a study by Ramesh Sitaraman, a computer science professor at UMass Amherst.  After just 2 seconds, the abandonment rate phenomenally incre... [read more]
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The Photo Booth Phenomenon – Rob Savickis

December 7, 2016 by Mobile Beat
175-6-7The last 10 years have been an exciting time for the photo booth industry. In 2006 photo booths at weddings were a novelty, if not a rarity. Some people had them, but one did not expect to go to a wedding as a guest and walk away with a photo booth strip. Fast-forward to 2016 and by some reports, the majority of weddings now have photo booths. Photo booths are now an essential part of the whole wedding experience. Without them it would feel like something is missing. Some people say that photo booths are a fad, but that could not be farther from the truth. The continuing growth of the photo booth phenomena can be traced to four main factors that transform... [read more]
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Scrapbook.Live debuts this August!

September 27, 2016 by Mobile Beat
It was our pleasure to debut our new product at the Atlantic City DJ Expo.  Scrapbook.Live is the next "Big Thing" for DJ's to img_0747create a unique experience and atmosphere.  What is Scrapbook.Live?   Imagine this, at a wedding ceremony and reception, a photographer or videographer takes staged photos and video while they are there.   All of the guests, friends, and family are taking photos from all different angles and perspectives, most of which you would never see. You’ll have to wait 3 to 6 months before you see the photos from the photographer. With Scrapbook.Live, there is no waiting! At your reception, your guests, friends, and fami... [read more]
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Beyond The Beat: From DJ To Expo Producer

September 22, 2016 by Robert Lindquist
While attending the Mobile Beat DJ Show last March, I had the pleasure of sharing some chat time with Mike Anthony Mireles of Houston, TX. Most of our conversation was a volley of random thoughts relating to how DJs can either expand their businesses, or apply their DJ experience to a related venture. At one point, Mike referred to DJ’ing as an “entrepreneurial playground.” I could not have phrased it better, and I couldn’t agree more. When I think of all people I have met during the years I’ve been associated with the international DJ community—and what some former DJs have gone on to accomplish, is pretty impressive. While many have stayed the course and grown their DJ businesses into all-inclusive, one-stop, mobile entertainment em... [read more]
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Stepping into the Photo Booth Arena

December 21, 2015 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
  PhotoBoothsInFocus5 Keys To Choosing The Right Booth - By Ryan Burger The following is a look at what you need to consider when making an initial or additional investment in a photo booth for your company. After asking some of manufacturers and suppliers, and some DJ/business owners who have purchased them, I’ve narrowed it down to the following list of things you should be taking into account when deciding what booth to buy. 1) Price: Of course this would be listed here, and for many people, this is the #1 thing to look at. But of course, you get what you pay for. There are professionally built photo booths available th... [read more]