Our Service: Wedding Production

Wedding Production Lighting up your night! We provide beautiful lighting and audio production for weddings and celebrations of all occasions. We work with planners, designers, venues, and couples to provide a one stop shop for all your lighting, audio, and video needs. Any venue you want to say “I do” we can “We can”, let’s […]

Our Service: Media Production

Media Production We provide full service media production by designing and producing a full portfolio of media assets to share with your audience. These assets support your brand and your message through visual storytelling before, during, and after your event. If you are looking for a captivating hero video, heartfelt honoree award feature, animated informational […]

Our Service: Digital Production

Digital Production We provide full service digital production for your virtual, hybrid, or in-person event. Developing everything from simple, budget friendly, landing pages to fully developed, custom platforms with precisely tailored functionality, our platforms have been used for highly targeted, small guest counts broadcasts and large-scale global reach programs. To us, the platform is as […]

Our Service: Technical Production

Technical Production We provide full service, full scope technical production for meetings, conferences, galas, experiential activations, and any event you can imagine; in-person, hybrid, or virtual. We have produced events from 20 attendees to 15,000 attendees and work around the country and stream across the globe for a diverse set of clients. We focus on […]

Chicago State Foundation Virtual Event – Q&A With Senior Producer, Meredith Oliver

Taking an event virtual for the first time typically causes fear for clients. Chicago State Foundation was concerned they would not meet their fundraising goals virtually and that they wouldn’t be able to entertain their guests visually when they initially came to us. By focusing on their mission, BlackOak was able to help them captivate […]

How BlackOak Technical Productions Evolved Within The Events Industry: Values & History

It is about time we say hello to our old friends and share a welcome to our new customers. BlackOak Technical Productions is a nationally recognized technical production company specializing in lighting, audio, video, staging, producing, streaming, and emerging technologies. This technical production powerhouse came from humble beginnings. In 2007, Tom Kehoe, founder, and CEO […]

Content and Presentation: How Do I Program and Present My Event?

You have sought out inspiration, done your brainstorming, solidified your goal, confirmed your strategy, and put yourself in the shoes of your audience (Whew!). It is time to allow your developed strategy to present answers to the content and presentation questions. If you find yourself struggling to make connections, take a step back and re-examine […]

User Experience: How Can I Design My Virtual Event so That People Want to Spend Their Time There?

What is UX? User experience, (UX for short), is an all-encompassing term for how engaging with a product or service makes a person feel. Is it easy to learn? Convenient?  Does it add value to your life? Is it accessible to people of various abilities? Does it feel satisfying to use? These musings can be […]

Strategy: How Can My Event Demonstrate My Values?

You are the expert on your own business strategy, but how can you weave it into the fabric of your event? Events with brand-alignment and a purpose add exponential value and depth to your business and relationships. Let’s talk about how and why it works.  The Goal. The Strategy. The Tactics.  You know what your goal is; be it growth, education, outreach, celebration, or something else entirely, the way your […]

Inspiration for Virtual Events: What Do I Already Love?

Let’s not reinvent the wheel Do people even like virtual events? If I host, will people attend? The idea of transitioning from in-person to a virtual platform can feel limiting and frustrating. They are an entirely new medium that has not been tested until this year. Or are they? 2020 may have brought a slew […]