What types of entertainment does MCM Entertainment provide?
We specialize in trivia event hosting but also host bingo events and offer disc jockey services and live acoustic entertainment.
What areas do you service?
We are based in suburban Philadelphia. We do events throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
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. 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. We know what works. Our high-energy emcee, music and games are designed to ensure your guests have a wonderful time and 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 promotion of the event, how many years the event has been taking place and more. We tell customers that 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 11 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. We can also emcee your raffles and silent auctions.
Additionally, we have other fun ways to increase fundraising such as selling our EZ passes that allow trivia teams to buy a correct answer (think Mulligans in golf) for $10 each. With 10 tables, that’s an opportunity to hundreds and possibly thousands more, especially if the competition gets intense.
If we hire you to do our event, what will you need from us?
You’ll need to supply the venue, publicize the event and supply the prizes for winners, whether those are trophies, gift cards, t shirts, wine or something else.
We take care of almost everything else. We provide a full 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 and 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 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- 5:30 – We arrive and set up.
- 6:30-7:30 – Guests arrive. We have upbeat music playing.
- 7:30-9:00 – Trivia
- 9:00-9:30 – Guests can take a break and we share scores or standings at that point in the event.
- 9:30-10:15 – 5 final rounds of trivia
- 10:15-10:30 – 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 some other 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 along with his wife Jennifer and their team of talented professionals, have hosted thousands of 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 so many more.
How much do you charge?
Our fees depend on the event and what’s involved. We are happy to provide you with a quote once we have an understanding of your needs.
What if MCM has to cancel?
In all of 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 would do our best to find you a suitable replacement for your event and refund your payment.
Can we attend 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 the 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 all the details related to your event including: location, time, special requests, etc. We’ll send you a contract. The executed contract as well as a deposit for ___ % are due within 7 days. 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 or info@MCMEnt.net.