2 Huge Reasons Why Events Fail

Posted in Spotlights on March 15, 2017

Some events just fail. As an event planner, you know that no battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy. Or, in this case, no marketing or meeting plan ever survives contact with your potential customers and attendees. Despite the gloomy subject, you can learn from those who have made mistakes before you and ensure Read More »

Ticketbud Tidbits Podcast Episode 2 - Anne Johnson

Posted in Spotlights on March 8, 2017

Anne Johnson has grown up with a 40 year old Austin favorite - the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. It's a decidedly Austin event - live music, local art, and a layout that eschews convention. Today on Ticketbud Tidbits we sit down with her to learn about what it takes to keep such a classic event fresh Read More »

Ticketbud Tidbits Podcast Episode 1 - Deidra Sibila

Posted in Spotlights on March 1, 2017

Hi Ticketbud Blog readers! A lot of people have been asking about tips and tricks from event ticketing professionals. So we thought - what could be better than bringing you interviews on their experiences? Today, I'm excited to introduce to you the first of many Event Professionals: Deidra Sibila. Deidra Sibila has run ticketing for Read More »

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 »