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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 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

2019 308

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.

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

2019 311

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.

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.

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.

2019 372

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.

2019 326

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

2019 290

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.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Better Organizer App Flow: Sell More Tickets in Less Time

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At the box office, time is money. Every minute a fan waits in line outside your venue is one minute they’re not spending at the bar, buying merch, or taking in an awesome show — so when you’re selling tickets at the door, you don’t have a second to waste. Our brand new box office […].

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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

2019 195

5 Gift Ideas for Your Sponsors, Vendors, and Talent

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Coming up with unique thank you gift ideas can be daunting, but if you make the effort, it’ll leave your supporters feeling greatly appreciated. And if they remember their event experience fondly, they’re more likely to tell colleagues, fans, and other influencers how much they love working with you.

2019 284

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.

2019 312

5 Different Ways to Describe Your Event

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After putting pen to paper (or cursor to Google Doc) and crafting a stellar event description, you’re in a strong place to kick off promotions for your event. Now comes the fun part: versioning out your copy to suit each channel you’ll be using to advertise your event.

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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.

2019 340

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?

2019 312

How to Launch a Successful Art Installation With the Right Technology

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What happens when art, nature, and technology collide? The potential to awe a lot of people — and sell a lot of tickets. But just because you build it does not mean they’ll come. Sensorio is a brand new arts and events space in the California wine country destination of Paso Robles.

2019 312

3 Items on Every Event Planner’s Back-to-School Shopping List

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It’s that time of year again: Back to school. The local kids are, depending on their ages, either bereft with dread or bubbling with excitement. You happen to be a member of the latter camp, despite having graduated from kindergarten more than 20 years ago. What can you say?

2019 293

17 Creative Event Sponsorship Ideas

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Need to attract more or bigger sponsors to your next event? Use these sponsorship ideas to make your proposal stand out. The post 17 Creative Event Sponsorship Ideas appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Event Planning Event Sponsorship

30 Unique and Instagram-Worthy Party Theme Ideas

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Creating an event with a strong visual theme that will inspire attendees to whip out their camera phones is a surefire way to spread like wildfire on Instagram.

2019 293

21 Survey Questions To Ask After Your Event

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You’ve just wrapped a major event. You’re exhausted, you’re happy — and you’re curious. What did your attendees think about your event? How about sponsors? Are they likely to support your event next year?

2019 332

From Recruiting to Machine Learning: Courtney Burton’s Remarkable Journey to Success

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The best events don’t always start with a business plan. Often, they start with a spark. Someone has a passion they want to share, and a great idea about how to share it. They’re moved to bring people together around a vision, so they make it happen — even with no event planning experience.

2019 312

Infographic: What Events Need to Know About Instagram Stories

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Think Instagram is just a place to post beautiful pics of your event? Think again. This unique social media platform is an effective tool for turning viewers’ interest into tickets sold. And the more you know about using the platform’s features, the better your results will be.

2019 195

Grow Your Online Publication Through Live Events

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Online publications and live events might seem like strange bedfellows. But they’re actually a uniquely suited match. Adding a live component to an online publication is a great way to engage your current readership. It’s also a smart tactic for widening your audience.

2019 195

8 Steps to a Solid Event Business Plan (With Examples)

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If you intend for your event to be a business — to make money and become a career — you need a plan. That’s true for any kind of event, from a festival to a fundraiser to a funhouse. Writing a business plan might sound like a major project, and it kind of is. That’s because it’s […].

2019 329

72 Event Themes to Inspire Your Next Event

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Not feeling creative? Here’s a laundry list of event theme ideas to adopt or alter for your next event. The post 72 Event Themes to Inspire Your Next Event appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Corporate Event Ideas Event Inspiration

2019 329

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

2019 351

The Secret to Stop People from Flaking on Your Events

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You sold 200 tickets — enough to pack the room with excited event-goers. But when the day arrived, only about half showed up. The energy in the room was lackluster, and your own disappointment palpable. What happened?

2019 344

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 […].

2019 195

5 Event Signage Ideas to Improve the Attendee Experience

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Event signage doesn’t have to be utilitarian to be helpful. Here’s five creative ideas to use signs to enhance the attendee experience. The post 5 Event Signage Ideas to Improve the Attendee Experience appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Event Planning Event Tips

2019 329

5 Ways Event Managers Can Increase Event Registration

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Of all your responsibilities as an Event Manager, ensuring your event is well attended is top priority.

2019 279

How to Write The Perfect Event Invitation Email

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In 2018, 281 billion emails were sent and received. That causes a problem for event creators trying to compete for attention in event-goers’ cluttered inboxes. There are many email marketing strategies you can use to stand out in event-goers’ inboxes, but the most important is your email copy.

2019 329

How to Lose an Event Sponsorship Agreement

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Today’s event creators struggle to land their ideal sponsors. And the challenge doesn’t end once you strike an agreement. Event sponsorship is all about relationships, and if you don’t navigate yours well, sponsors won’t come back.

Introducing Add-Ons: A New Way to Make More on your Events

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Put yourself in your attendees’ shoes. It’s Thursday night and you’re looking for something to do this weekend. You find a local food festival that looks interesting, but you know parking might be challenging and the drink lines at these events can be way too long.

2019 260

20 Ways to Advertise Your Event to Attract More Attendees

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There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to event advertising. But there are essential channels and tactics that each event creator should experiment with. Here are five you should try. The post 20 Ways to Advertise Your Event to Attract More Attendees appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

Ridesharing Trends & Statistics: Why Millennials Love Lyft for Events

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Every generation had its signature mode of transportation. In the ’70s, hitchhiking symbolized freedom. The ’80s heralded conspicuous status in the form of Porsches and Beamers. And in the early aughts, the first wave of hybrid vehicles arrived, as the focus shifted to environmental awareness.

2019 323

Your Complete Guide to the Event Evaluation Process

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After your event has ended, and attendees are singing your event’s praises on social media, you probably feel a satisfying sense of accomplishment. You did it! But personal satisfaction isn’t a true measure of success.

2019 260

How to Write the Perfect Sponsorship Email

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Working your way to the decision maker at your target sponsor starts with a simple, well-worded email. The post How to Write the Perfect Sponsorship Email appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Business & Professional Email Marketing Event Sponsors Event Sponsorship