Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, live events in every corner of the globe have been affected by social gathering restrictions, transmission concerns, and a sense of general uncertainty. When you’re faced with the need to make the tough call to postpone, change, or cancel your event, you’ll want to make sure your customers understand the situation as thoroughly as possible.(more…)
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Convention organizers routinely put months of planning, legwork, and coordination into crafting an event that typically takes place over the span of just a few days. With a narrow target for on-site success, it’s critical that every aspect of your fandom, gaming, or pop culture convention is optimized to provide unforgettable experiences for your attendees, and generate revenue and actionable insights for your team. For this reason, cashless payment technology is an emerging resource that simply cannot be overlooked.(more…)
Thursday, February 13th, 2020
If festival organizers have one skill in common, it’s multitasking. With tasks at hand like booking talent, managing vendors, updating website and app content, and issuing staff and guest credentials, successfully managing a festival is no small feat! Luckily, our partners at Marcato have festival management boiled down to a science. Read on to discover five ways Marcato optimizes and improves the festival management process, and see the difference today.(more…)
Thursday, February 6th, 2020
As today’s event-goers continue to become more environmentally conscious, sustainability is a growing focus in the planning of live events. Attendees are looking deeper than just lineups and event programming to make their ticket-buying decisions. Potential attendees want to support events that align with their personally held values, and a serious devotion to reducing one’s carbon footprint can be a deciding factor. Event organizers serious about moving their events toward sustainability know it can be a challenging undertaking that requires consideration at every step of the event planning process, but more than worthwhile in the end!(more…)
Thursday, January 9th, 2020
As we enter a new decade, festival organizers have naturally begun asking themselves some important questions regarding the future of their events and the festival industry at large. How will the continuous development of event technology affect the festival landscape in 2020 and beyond? Our festival experts collaborated with our partners at Marcato to break down their predictions for the future of festival tech this year!
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
If there’s one thing a successful fandom event has plenty of, it’s content. With panels, Q&A sessions, photo ops, exclusive screenings, and plenty of exhibitors, an official mobile app is essential to help your fans, vendors, sponsors, and staff get the most out of your event. But not just any app will do. Our event experts collaborated with our friends at Greencopper to break down a list of four key features every fandom event’s mobile app should provide. Does your convention’s app measure up? Read on to find out!
Thursday, August 15th, 2019
As any event organizer knows all too well, event day can be hectic. But don’t stress, our team of Event Operations Specialists have your back! We know that applying the right tools is key to successfully organizing and executing any event. Continue reading for our on-site event experts’ list of apps all event organizers should consider downloading to make their show days run as smoothly as possible.
Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
After spending months preparing for your festival by securing vendors and entertainment, optimizing your marketing campaigns, and navigating through on-sales, the last thing you want is an admissions strategy that leaves your attendees waiting too long to enter your event. With a streamlined admissions process, you’ll ensure your attendees get through the gate quickly and safely, and that your festival is a hit from start to finish!(more…)
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
After months of planning and organizing, event day is finally here, and you’re ready to usher crowds of excited attendees through your doors. But before you do, have you taken every step to ensure no unexpected surprises pop up throughout the day? Our team of experienced Event Ops professionals have put together a list of their top 12 event day essentials that are sure to help keep everything running smoothly!(more…)
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Every veteran event organizer knows that to get even more revenue out of your event, sometimes you need to think beyond just ticket sales. What else could you offer to boost your revenue while adding to your attendees’ overall event experience? Read on for our event experts’ list of five ancillary revenue sources to help grow your bottom line.