As you all know by now, Mighty Fine Entertainment love the Wedding Industry and very much believe in making sure that we change the perception of how people view Wedding DJs as a whole, so when the Wedding Industry Awards were launched we were incredibly excited to see that there was a wonderful opportunity to congratulate & celebrate some of the incredible work that is being carried out on a daily basis by some of the industry’s finest.
Pro Mobile Magazine (magazine for Mobile DJs) asked Mark and fellow DJ Terry Lewis to share their experiences of the Awards with its readers and we’ve captured a few snippets from the article below to share with you!
The Wedding Industry Awards by Greg Cartwright of Pro Mobile Magazine
The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) was launched by Damian and Anna Bailey. Prior to his award-winning wedding photography career Damian was in event management, running both his own events company and working for other companies, organising conferences and awards across the globe. Damian and his wife Anna, also from a strong event management background, created their latest company, 23 Events Ltd, solely to organise and run TWIA.
Damian commented “I am always amazed at the level of skill and dedication of the best wedding suppliers I work with but not all wedding suppliers are the same! It struck me that anyone organising a wedding needs more to go on when looking for their suppliers; an industry voice that can sit alongside a supplier’s own marketing. This voice is valuable to both wedding suppliers and wedding couples alike, and The Wedding Industry Awards has created this voice.”
Previous winners of the Best Wedding DJ award are Mighty Fine Entertainment (2013) and Terry Lewis Entertainment (2014), two wedding DJ companies operated by Mark van den Berg and Terry Lewis, respectively. Both feel that winning the award has worked wonders for their wedding DJ services.
Mark van den Berg highlights how important the credibility of winning the award is to future clients. “I was looking for a credible award that was validated by past couples’ experiences as well as by a panel of industry judges who are second to none, and therefore did not simply rely on getting all and sundry to vote” he tells us. “The Wedding Industry Awards ticked all those boxes, and it’s been extremely beneficial to be able to use the fact that we won the awards in our marketing – they hold credibility with future clients based on the fact that they are voted for by past clients.”
When asked what they thought won them the award, both Mark and Terry gave answers which reflected their professionalism, not only as DJs but as all-round service providers. “Where we really stand out is the levels of service and range of options we bring to each and every wedding and the focus we apply in making sure the couple get the wedding they envisaged”, says Mark. While Terry gives a similar answer: “I’d like to think it was my desire to deliver the client’s idea of perfection that contributed to winning.”
Mark later continues by saying “Just entering the awards adds another string to one’s marketing bow, and as more companies do so the more credibility the awards will gain. I would urge all those sitting on the fence to get involved; together we can raise the bar for our industry, not only in our execution but also in changing the perception of wedding DJs as a whole.”
To read the article in full contact www.promobile.org.uk.