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London, UK, 29th August 2019 – Produced by Live streaming experts Groovy Gecko and Poldark’s social media managers, Social Media Makes Sense, Groovy Gecko filmed, managed and streamed a live Poldark Q&A session using its new Real-time Engagement and Live Management (REALM) solution to the Poldark Facebook page.
 
The Live Q&A saw Poldark star Richard Hope act as the host and pose audience questions to fellow Poldark actor Jack Farthing and series writer Debbie Horsfield at 5:30pm on Friday, 16th August.
 
The live and interactive Q&A session was enabled by Groovy Gecko’s latest solution, REALM – a system which allows moderators to manage live streaming features including Live Questions and Polls in one place.  
 
During the Poldark stream, the on-site moderator (Groovy Gecko) sent messages directly to the audience through a live on-screen pop up box (interactive card tool) and encouraged viewers to ask questions to the Poldark panel.

Pairing REALM with the Facebook Live Questions tool allowed Groovy Gecko to select the best fan questions submitted and easily send them to the host’s iPad. REALM also has additional features including a graphics overlay setup where the banner displaying the chosen fan question can be customised to create a branded experience for viewers.

“Consumers are looking for connectivity with their favourite stars and our latest solution offers a great way for audiences to mould the content they see… Poldark has a massive following of loyal fans and this was a great opportunity for them to ask their burning questions to the show’s writer and cast before the end of the final series. Our solution allowed us to tailor Q&As to specific topics through the interactive card tool – this meant that the best questions were presented to the host, which of course provided the audience with the best viewing experience.”

Jake Ward

Business Development Director, Groovy Gecko

About Groovy Gecko
 
Groovy Gecko (est. 1999) provides businesses and broadcasters with global webcasting services for live and on-demand streaming to any device from anywhere. Groovy Gecko is renowned for delivering complex, cutting-edge and technically difficult webcasts. 

About Social Media Makes Sense
 
SMMS is the only UK SM company to work solely in TV – managing campaigns for Mammoth’s hits such as Poldark, Victoria, Endeavour and many more. Contact nancy@smms.guru.

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