Eric and Marissa Pio (pronounced like pumpkin PIE-O) live in Nashville, Tennessee. Three years ago freelance videographer Eric Pio implored his wife Marissa (a lover of video editing) to dive into the world of social media video advertising with him. After two years of successful social media video campaigns under The Pios: An E-Motion Picture Company (doubling or tripling sales and donations and quadrupling exposure for brands), in early 2016… the signs all started pointing towards their new future! The power of live streaming was quickly taking over the social media marketing world with the launch of Facebook Live, Periscope, YouTube Live, and Instagram Live all happening within the span of a year. As a result, Eric and Marissa spent the last year researching the new platforms and softwares, testing the latest in live streaming equipment, and perfecting the art of live streaming and simulcasting to multiple social media platforms, embeddable live streaming players, private or ticketed event pages, etc. After many many months of pulling hair, getting little sleep, and investing in Tylenol heavily for their headaches… they now re-launched their company as Pioplay Livestream, Tennessee’s only video production company specializing in state-of-the-art mobile HD live streaming with multi-camera 4K productions.
Before their time as entrepreneurs, Eric and Marissa both grew in their creative backgrounds. Eric is an alum of the MTSU Electronic Mass Communications department, graduating Magna Cum Laude and succeeding in taking both tracks at the same time – Studio and Field Video Production. He then went on to work with RFDTV, Fox Sports, Comcast Sports and various documentaries. And prior to his time in video production, he also enjoyed many years in the high fashion industry in New York working with high profile clients in fulfilling their couture needs before realizing his real desire to pursue working in television. Eric now acts as Executive Director of Pioplay and uses his creative perspective and production experience to create a new imaginative approach to every stream while ensuring that it is done in the highest quality and with the most efficiency possible. He has a deep passion for finding a unique look for your livestream that will stick out among other traditional streams and catch your target audience’s eye.
Before diving into video production, Marissa built an impressive entertainment and hospitality background. She’s successfully planned and executed a variety of high profile events and grown revenues 60-80%. She’s had the honor to work with elite music industry professionals at Leadership Music, Folk Alliance International (side by side with SXSW founder Louis Meyers), the Memphis Music Commission, the Recording Academy, and most recently before joining her husband… she was Director of Nashville’s most exclusive high profile owners club The Spot. She brings her deep passion for marketing and administration to Pioplay projects acting as Executive Producer. She’s a big believer in the power of live streaming to strengthen your brand, increase your consumer or audience base, and increase your revenue. She’s also an expert in Facebook Analytics and compiles a thorough analysis of our Facebook Live videos with extensive comparison analysis allowing both the client and Pioplay to exceed their goals with each new livestream. She is ready to answer any questions you have about livestreaming, and she can’t wait to help you coordinate the streaming solution for your next event.
Together they will bring your vision to LIVE!