How CES devices can help you with your next event

Posted in Spotlights on February 8, 2017

Ah, the Consumer Electronics Show. The good old CES. It’s the show where nerds of all types look to Vegas to see what kind of new, fun tech toys will be coming into the consumer world in the coming year. This year, there were a lot of new devices and different gadgets and interesting tech launched Read More »

Ticketbud Introduces New Mobile Point of Sale

Posted in Spotlights on February 1, 2017

Ticketbud Point of Sale photo

I wanted to interrupt the normal blog posts that we do today to announce a really cool new feature we have for event organizers using Ticketbud. AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticketbud, the Austin based online ticket sales and event registration company today announced that it has a new mobile Point of Sale solution Read More »

How-To Host a Dog Friendly Event

Posted in Spotlights, Ticketbud Tips and Tools on January 25, 2017

So you’re looking at throwing a dog friendly event but you’re not sure where to start or what you need to do to get going. Sound familiar? No problem. We’ve worked with multiple groups who have thrown dog-friendly events here in Austin and we’re all very passionate dog people that we can help you properly Read More »

How To Run An Eco Friendly Event

Posted in Spotlights on January 4, 2017

When it comes to learning how to run an eco friendly event, Leaving No Trace is the most powerful motto of all. The famous Burning Man festival espouses this creed not just for its event, but as they say on their site, “it’s our ethic about the whole planet. Burners are environmentalists. It’s just our Read More »

Picking the Best Online Ticket Sales Software

Posted in Spotlights on November 9, 2016

When it comes to the business of event planning and running, one of the most crucial components will be the online ticket sales software. You can always sell tickets at the door, but having people purchase tickets before the show gives you a better idea of the number of attendees. You can also offer promotions, Read More »

Why You Should Sweat the Small Stuff

Posted in Spotlights on October 14, 2016

Van Halen, Ford, airbags, and Steve Jobs - what do all these have in common with your event? Read on! Everyone says that you shouldn’t sweat the small things that happen to you. And in life, that’s generally true - we have enough big things happening! However, I’ve discovered more and more often that something, you Read More »

How to Measure Your Event Marketing Success

Posted in Spotlights on October 5, 2016

So how do you know your event was a success? Of course, it’s a bit subjective, though you obviously want to make a net profit after all expenses have been accounted for. You should, however, have a few measurements in place besides the usual, such as raw ticket sale numbers. To gauge the event from Read More »

7 Reasons Why Ticketbud is the Best Alternative to Eventbrite

Posted in Spotlights on September 19, 2016

A lot of event organizers have been asking, what are the best alternatives to Eventbrite? It makes sense - as the biggest company in the self-service ticketing industry, there will be a good number of people that find its features lacking. Not to say that our competitor is a bad site, it’s just that it’s Read More »

2 Trends In Event Registration Software

Posted in Spotlights on September 7, 2016

"The future is already here - it's just not very evenly distributed." -William Gibson, author of Neuromancer The more things change, the more they stay the same. You might find that funny as an intro for a piece about trends in event software, but it’s true. When you think about why event registration and ticket Read More »

2 Ways to Make Your Event Exclusive

Posted in Spotlights on August 16, 2016

It’s been said before but I’ll say it again here: exclusivity sells. Nothing makes people want something more than to be told they can’t have it (don’t believe me? Talk to anyone with a toddler and they’ll tell you it’s true).   But how does this have anything to do with your event and ticketing? Read More »