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 22nd, 2019
Before you begin booking your talent and selling out your vendor spaces, there’s one often-overlooked factor that should be considered early in your event planning process: transportation. The ease and overall accessibility of transportation to and from your event can be the primary difference between a sold-out show and a lackluster turnout.(more…)
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
Seasoned music festival organizers understand that VIP packages can be a valuable tool to make your event stand out, while offering fans exclusive opportunities to enhance their experience. Not to mention, VIP packages generate a portion of your overall event revenue. But with so many festivals out there now, how can you be sure your audience will choose your event? Our event experts have accumulated a list of six VIP perks guaranteed to give your premium ticket sales a boost by confirming that your music festival and VIP amenities are the ultimate music excursion.
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
As a fandom event organizer, you’re always looking for ways to offer more to your loyal fans. Depending on what perks you decide to offer, your VIP tickets have the potential to become a significant source of your event’s overall revenue, while providing even more amazing event experiences for your attendees. Our team of fandom event experts have put together a list of six perks to include in your VIP packages sure to help drive sales for your next fandom event, comic con, or gaming expo!
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.
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Each year, pride events of all sizes around the world strive to provide attendees with amazing and meaningful experiences, while spreading a message of equality and acceptance. To continue to be successful, LGBTQ+ pride event organizers need to know they’re partnering with a ticketing provider that offers additional tools and features to help them grow their festivals year after year.