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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of entertainment does MCM provide?

We specialize in hosting in-person and virtual trivia events.

What areas do you service?

We are based in suburban Philadelphia.  We do in-person events throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., as well as virtual events for clients throughout the United States.

What kinds of events do you do?

We do fundraisers, socials, networking, corporate team building, special occasions, new business openings, and weekly bar/pub events.  Fundraisers are our favorite, and we like to say we put the “fun” in FUNdraising.  We enjoy helping our clients exceed their fundraising goals.

What makes your events successful?

We’ve hosted countless events, and we know what works.  Our high-energy emcees, music, and games are designed to ensure your guests have a wonderful time, and we can’t wait for you to schedule your next event!

How much money do you typically raise in a fundraiser?

Of course, it depends on the cause, the event’s promotion, how many years it has been taking place, and more.  We tell customers they should expect to raise $3-5,000 per 100 attendees.  We’ve seen clients doing fundraisers grow from 30 participants to 500 in just a few years.  One customer we’ve worked with for the past 15 years holds two fundraising events per year for the American Cancer Association and raises over $60,000.  And we have many other clients who raise $30,000 to $40,000 at their annual events.

Specifically, how do you raise money with your events?

Your guests pay an admission fee to participate.  We can also encourage donations throughout the evening and emcee your raffles and silent auctions.  Additionally, we have other fun ways to increase fundraising, such as selling our EasyPasses that allow trivia teams to buy a correct answer (think Mulligans in golf) for $10 each.  Ten tables are an opportunity for hundreds and possibly thousands more, especially if the competition gets intense.

 

What will you need from us if we hire you to do our event?

You’ll need to coordinate the venue, publicize the event, and supply the prizes for winners, whether trophies, gift cards, t-shirts, wine, or something else.  We take care of almost everything else.  We provide a complete sound system with music throughout the night: as guests arrive, in-between rounds, and during breaks in the action.  We bring everything we need to host the event: trivia questions, scorers, supplies such as answer sheets, pens, scrap paper, etc., and an enthusiastic, experienced, live emcee guaranteed to make your event fun and successful.

 

Can you provide a rundown of a typical event? 

A typical trivia event goes from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • 5 p.m. > We arrive and set up.

  • 6 – 7 p.m. > Guests arrive.  We have upbeat music playing.

  • 7 – 8:15 p.m.  > Trivia

  • 8:15 – 8:30 p.m.  > Guests can take a break, and we share scores or standings at that point in the event.

  • 8:30 – 9:45 p.m.  >  5 final rounds of trivia

  • 9:45 – 10 p.m.  > We’ll announce trivia champs and coordinate any drawings, raffles, or thank-you speeches.

Our events run like a well-oiled machine with constant movement to keep the excitement and energy levels high.

 

How far in advance do we need to book MCM Entertainment?

Our calendar fills up fast, with many of our existing clients returning year after year and booking 6 to 12 months in advance.  We highly encourage you to reserve your date as soon as possible.  However, even if you have a last-minute need, contact us, as there may be availability due to a cancellation or another situation.  We can host multiple events in one night and will always do our best to accommodate your needs.

 

How long has MCM Entertainment been in business?

MCM Entertainment was founded by Bill McMenamin in 2009 after years of DJing and emceeing events.  Since then, Bill and his wife Jennifer and their team of talented professionals have hosted countless successful events to become the mid-atlantic’s most popular mobile entertainment businesses.

 

Who are your typical clients?

We’ve worked with countless schools, clubs, churches, temples, hospitals, sports teams, libraries, and non-profit organizations.  Among the companies we count as clients are TD Bank, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Keystone Technologies, and TRC Market Research, to name just a few.  We’ve helped raise money for numerous charities, including the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, The Giving Tree, Daily Break Food Pantry, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and many more.

 

How much do you charge?

Our fees depend on the event and what’s involved.  We will provide you with a quote once we understand your needs.

 

What if MCM has to cancel?

In our years of providing professional mobile entertainment, we have never had to cancel.  (Knock wood.) We take our commitments seriously.  Should an extreme circumstance occur (i.e., severe injury or death in the family), we will do our best to find you a suitable replacement for your event and refund your payment.

 

Can we check in on an event to see how you perform?

Absolutely. Contact us, and we’ll let you know what events we have coming up.  We’d be glad to make arrangements for you to join us.

 

How do we book an event?

Contact us as soon as possible to reserve your date.  Then, we’ll discuss your event’s details, including location, time, special requests, etc.  We’ll send you a contract.  The executed contract and a deposit are due within seven days, and you can pay the remaining balance in advance or on the day of your event before it begins.

 

Ready to book your event?  Got more questions?  

Contact us today at (484) 999-0180, email us at info@MCMEnt.net

or contact us via the web form below.

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