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The Live Events Industry Is Suffering. It’s Time to Act.

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Independent events are a crucial element to our society. They foster connection and community. They shape the direction of culture and the landscape of cities.

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Live Music Fans, Venues and Festivals Need Your Direct Support

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If you live for live music, then you know that right now, because of coronavirus (COVID-19), your favorite music venues need your help. Music Music Fans Music Venues

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3 Corporate Event and Conference Trends You Need to Know in 2020

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Taken from a survey of over 800 event professionals, these three trends are shaping the competitive landscape of conferences and corporate events. Data and Insights Email Event Design Mailchimp

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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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Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Event Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

In this webinar, we’ll use a sampling of case studies, tools, techniques, and strategic stories to help you identify game-changing opportunities within your company and the world of events, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Creating Sponsorship Revenue for Virtual Events

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This is a guest post by Larry Weil, nationally recognized sponsorship expert and founder of The Sponsorship Guy, a sponsorship marketing agency. In wake of the pandemic, many event brands are taking the steps to move online.

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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.

We’re working together to support our Nashville community

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Nashville is home to around 1,000 Eventbrite and Postmates employees, making it an important city not just for the two companies, but for the many customers they serve.

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SBA Loans: Resources and Information for Event Creators Affected by COVID-19

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is disrupting the live event industry. Many event creators, promoters, and venue owners like yourself are concerned about the future. Which is why we wanted those of you in the United States to know that there may be some much-needed assistance. The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance offers […]. Resources and Tools Coronavirus COVID-19 Small business Stimulus

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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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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.

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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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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How to Stay Connected in a Virtual Climate

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With social distancing being the temporary new norm, a growing number of people are finding themselves cut off from their communities, family, and friends. Yet it’s precisely times like these when people need human connection the most — to uplift their spirits and alleviate stress.

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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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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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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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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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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Event Gift Cards Are the Ticket to Future Events

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The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has put the live, in-person events economy on hold. With social distancing mandates and subsequent live event cancelations and postponements, some event creators are struggling to see a light at the end of the tunnel. While many events are moving online, not all creators have the resources to […]. Product News and Tips Event Apps Eventbrite

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How to Write a Speaker Bio That Will Attract Attendees

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If speakers contribute to the draw of your event, then their bios are essential components of your promotion. Fact is, it’s not enough to simply include educational and background information and point people toward your speaker’s latest projects.

11 Ideas for Virtual Events

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Do the words “online event” make you think of lengthy webinars or live streaming business conferences? You’re in the majority. But 2020 is changing the game when it comes to hosting events virtually.

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Advanced Payouts Changes Related to COVID-19

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Along with event creators all over the world, we’ve been monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it evolves. It’s a very complex and emotional process and our priority remains the health and well- being of you, your staff and your attendees.

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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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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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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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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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Dry January Means Opportunity for the Live Music Business

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If your business is selling drinks, catering to those who avoid alcohol doesn’t have to mean reduced revenue. Instead, turn it into an opportunity. Music Food & Drink Music Venues Nightlife

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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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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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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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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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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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How to Host an Online Event or Webinar That Live Event Attendees Will Love

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As anyone in the event industry knows, no amount of planning can predict the weather, a venue or artist cancelation, or — as we’re currently dealing with — a global pandemic. When unexpected setbacks derail your event, a contingency plan will help you decide your next move.

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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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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 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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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 Keep Attendees Engaged During Virtual Events

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It’s tough enough getting people to engage with your event in person. Shift the experience to online, and all of a sudden you’re competing with tabs of distractions. Busy inboxes, social news feeds, online shopping, and pressing to-do lists are all just one click away. Does that mean you have to settle for low engagement […]. Career and Lifestyle Event Planning Online Events Virtual Events

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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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