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The Best Event Apps for Every Type of Event: 2020 Edition

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Mobile event apps are no longer a nice to have for big events — they’re expected by attendees. Here are the best event apps to go with. Resources and Tools Aloompa Entegy Event Apps Eventbrite Guidebook

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30 Creative Event Promotion Ideas to Increase Attendance

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Need fresh event promotion ideas? Here are 20 creative marketing strategies to boost awareness and build hype around your event. Resources and Tools Ambassadors Boostable Email Facebook Ideas Influencers Instagram Livestreaming Retargeting Ads SEO Social Ads ToneDen Youtube

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Top Tips for Planning Memorable Breakout Sessions

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Breakout sessions are one of the few times during a conference or event where guests get to interact with one another in a more structured way.

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9 Ways to Make Absolutely Everyone Feel Welcome at Your Event

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From #metoo to white supremacy, the lens on diversity issues is bright these days. It’s a good time to be an advocate for equality and fairness for all people. Within the world of events, you can take a stand and cultivate a culture of inclusivity.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

12 Signs You’re a Born Event Planner

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You like your job. It’s fine. Really! But sometimes, you suspect that your true skills are being underutilized. Have you ever considered becoming an event planner? If the following list of twelve signs feels familiar, it might be your calling.

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5 Ways to Build a Diverse Event Team

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You want to create an event that no one will feel excluded from, so you actively market your event to all types of people. Your lineup is carefully curated to feature a diverse set of talents. And your venue is entirely ADA compliant.

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7 Instagram Stories Ideas for Your Next Event

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As an event brand, if you don’t take advantage of Instagram Stories now, you’ll get left behind. Here are nine creative Instagram Stories ideas for your next event. Event Planning & Promotion Instagram Social media

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12 Event Planning Tips to Minimize Stress & Increase Productivity

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Event planning is incredibly stressful and time-consuming — we get it. Use these 12 event planning tips to get your head on straight, and make sure your next event goes off without a hitch.

Newport Folk Festival 2019 Was “The Most Gender-Balanced Ever” — Or Was It?

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Was this year’s Newport Folk Festival actually its most gender-balanced lineup ever? The answer is more complicated than yes or no. . Music Music Festivals Women in Music

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Venue Ideas: Choosing the Best Event Location

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This is a guest post by Bobby Lin, the founder of Valoso, a global video production and digital marketing platform for event organizers. Valoso has partnered with events such as conferences, tradeshows, showcases and internal training events.

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5 Nightmares Every Event Planner Has Experienced

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Stress dreams. Everyone knows them. Everyone gets them. But for event planners, stress dreams get to a whole new level.

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3 Proven Ways to Promote Your Community Event

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Organizing a community event takes tenacity and resourcefulness, especially when it comes time to promote it. But while a few random social media posts might sell you some tickets, this haphazard approach won’t do your community event any favors over time.

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5 Nonfiction Books That Every Event Professional Should Read

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Maybe you read to relax. Or to learn. To pass time. Or to look smart. All good reasons. Or maybe you don’t read at all, but have been meaning to start. Regardless of your motive, reading is no doubt good for you. It has been proven to boost intelligence in kids and make you more […].

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10 Emails Every Event Planner Has Sent — For Better or Worse

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Most event planners send about four or five emails per event. But those are only the official event campaign emails. In between, you probably send hundreds (if not thousands) more as you hustle to get your events planned and executed.

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The Honest Truth: What Event Sponsors Want

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Event sponsorship is a top source of revenue for a good half of event creators. So it stands to reason that securing sponsors — and the right sponsors — is a big stressor in the life of an event creator. Once the contract is signed, you can relax. Right? Not quite.

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Pulse Survey: Identifying 2020 Event Industry Trends

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Join your event industry peers by taking 10 minutes to complete this quick survey now. We'll use the insights to craft a free report that will help you make more informed decisions about your events. Event Planning & Promotion Event Survey

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Grow Your Business with Paid Social Ads on Facebook and Instagram

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You know there’s a potential audience out there looking for an event just like yours. The hard part, according to 56%* of event creators, is finding ways to reach them. One of the key things you’ve asked us for is powerful and easy-to-use event promotional tools.

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Stay One Step Ahead With Bandsintown’s Emerging Artist Charts

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Bandsintown's new Emerging Artists charts will help talent buyers discover which artists listeners are excited about — in their own markets. Music Artists and Talent Music Data Music Technology

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The Countdown: How to Market Your New Year’s Eve Party

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The countdown has begun for New Year's Eve event organizers. Use these 10 steps to market your New Year's Eve event and maximize sales. Event Planning & Promotion Event Promotion New Year's Eve

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3 Tips to Write Better Event Descriptions

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Your event description is often the first (and only) chance you get to grab potential attendee’s attention online. And thanks to modern consumer behavior, you have only 5.59 seconds to do it before they abandon your webpage and move on to the next thing.

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How to Make Sure Your Events Don’t Go Out of Style

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You had an innovative event idea, and you went with it. Your gut was right. You sold out every ticket. So you did it again. And again. And again. Somewhere along the line, your flare for innovation flagged. And here we are: new year, same event.

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The Event Planner’s Ultimate Wind-Down Playlist

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There are two things most event planners have in common: They are stressed. Music helps them relax. Actually, the latter is true for most people. In particular, the more rhythmic the music, the more relaxing it is. There’s plenty of data to support this.

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How Event Sponsors Can Supercharge Your Onsite Event Experience

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This is a guest post from Elise Hanslip. Elise is the Marketing & Communications Manager for event-tech company Entegy. Innovative technology has transformed the onsite experience at conferences and similar events. The costs, however, can be prohibitive for some.

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In Live Music, Small Acts of Change Add Up to a Big Difference

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Small acts of change can add up to a big difference — and live events provide an ideal platform to bring people together to enact change. Music Charity Music Festivals

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How to Inspire User-Generated Content on Facebook and Instagram

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Studies show people trust user-generated content 50% more than content straight from brands. Is your event taking advantage? Event Planning & Promotion Facebook Instagram Social Media For Events

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How to Organize a Memorable Hackathon

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A technology hackathon is a live event where technical programmers congregate over one or a few days to work on a project or solve a particular challenge. Typically teams complete to create a solution in the fastest and most efficient way, with the winners enjoying a prize and bragging rights.

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Why Event Planners Fail at Networking

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Darrah Brustein is a Forbes writer and founder of Network Under 40, a series of networking events for professionals in Atlanta, Nashville, and Baltimore.

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Eventbrite Music’s Ask The Industry Episode 4: “Power In Numbers”

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The first season wraps with a discussion on what being independent in an increasingly consolidated music industry means — and why it matters. Music Eventbrite Music Industry Insights Music Trends

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What If Your Next Show Was Headlined By a Ghost?

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Could it be that the Tupac hologram at Coachella in 2012 was a glimpse at the future of the music business? Music Music Technology Music Trends Music Venues

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Ask An Eventbrite Expert: 3 Strategies to Make More Revenue Upfront

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Growing your revenue is no easy feat. Beyond covering your basic expenses, if you plan to grow your event, you need to make sure that you are making enough to scale — without compromising quality and potentially losing future attendees.

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Building Excitement for an Event with Email Marketing

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This is a guest post from River Cartie from Constant Contact. In the time that passes between your event’s invitation and the event itself, momentum gets lost, initial excitement can fade, and people forget. That’s why building and maintaining excitement is key to a successful event.

What Sponsorship Was Like Before — and Where It’s Going Next

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Event sponsorship is on the cusp of a new era. The tired old model of logos on banners has no place in the dynamic, digital new world we’ve embarked upon. After all, events themselves have gotten more eclectic.

Improve Networking at Your Event: 6 New Methods

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Think about how difficult it once was for two people attending a conference to arrange a meeting. First, you had to figure out who was going to be there by browsing a printed directory. Then, you would look up the email address (or phone number!)

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Party Planning Checklist: Delight Attendees and Cover Your Bases

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Mason jar lanterns. Mocktail bar. Music. Maybe a magician. If you’re planning a party, you have a lot running through your mind at all times. So much, in fact, that stuff tends to slip through the cracks. How can you be sure to capture every little detail? And when to do what?

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The Ultimate Guide to Successful New Year’s Eve Events

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The floor is littered with wrapping paper, pine needles, and spilled nog. The cheerful background drone of holiday music is starting to sound slightly sinister. And the friends and family gathered around you are getting anxious. You had fun.

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Don’t Drop the Ball This New Year’s Eve

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Don't drop the ball this New Years Eve. Here are our suggestions on how to make this year's celebration the best one yet. Event Planning & Promotion Event Management Event Tips Holiday Events New Year's Eve NYE

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30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019

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Learn how to make sure your next food and drink event is unforgettable — and Instagrammable. The post 30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019 appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Food & Beverage Event Food Event Planning Food and Drink Events

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4 Ways to Evolve Your Sponsorship Offerings

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Sponsorship is a critical source of revenue for many events. And for a large number of event creators, securing sponsorship is a critical source of revenue. And for many of these event creators, securing the right sponsors is an overwhelmingly intimidating prospect.