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Virality; The Yawning Effect

Posted in Event Marketing, Promotion & Planning on September 15, 2015
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Yawning is a fascinating action, even reading about yawning can cause somebody to yawn. As I write about this, I'm inspired to yawn myself. And if somebody else sees you yawn, they might end up yawning themselves. The effect is contagious and can spread from just a single person. So, how does this help you Read More »

Slideshare: Event Sponsorships 101

Posted in Event Marketing, Word to the Wise on September 14, 2015
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Securing sponsors for your event can be hard. Just the thought of convincing a business to fork over thousands of dollars is stressful enough. With the surge in popularity for events, potential sponsors have a lot of options to choose from. You just can't skimp over the details if landing a big sponsor is integral Read More »

You Get What You Pay For

Posted in Word to the Wise on September 3, 2015

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When I began writing for Ticketbud a little less than a year ago (my my, time flies!), we had recently transitioned our pricing model from a fixed fee per event to a per-ticket “service fee”..  It was admittedly not the smoothest transition. Whenever you radically change a pricing model, you'll always be on the receiving Read More »

Contest Giveaway: 1 Year of Gleam

Posted in Spotlights on September 2, 2015

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If you caught our 8 Social Media Tactics webinar, you might remember our bit about ticket giveaway contests. We harped on why giveaways are great for events and provided some best practices to get started. Totally recommend checking out the webinar if you haven't yet. We recommended Gleam.io for ticket giveaways. Their platform makes running giveaways Read More »

Ticketbud Widget Showcase III

Posted in Spotlights on August 27, 2015

Ticketbud Ticket Widget Showcase III

In my past widget showcases (One and Two, respectively) I've talked about the power of branding with your own widget site, as well as the advantages of utilizing Ticketbud's event registration to have your site gain more visibility. This time, I'm going to talk a little bit about optimization for your website so that you Read More »

Slideshare: 8 Social Media Tactics to Ignite Ticket Sales

Posted in Event Marketing, Promotion & Planning, Word to the Wise on August 21, 2015
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How often have you seen or heard these calls to action in the last couple years? "Like us on Facebook!" "Follow us on Twitter!" "Check out our Instagram!" Probably enough to the point where you've tuned it out. Too many events do the bare minimum when it comes to social media. Setting up a Facebook Read More »

Snapchat: Event Organizers Best Friend

Posted in Event Marketing, Promotion & Planning, Word to the Wise on August 18, 2015
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Snapchat 101

Event promotion is tough. There are so many things going on and it takes something awesome to stand out in the crowded social landscape. However, Snapchat is perfectly suited for promoting an event and building an audience. The key is to tap into what makes Snapchat better than all other social media platforms: accessibility and time.

Influence: Get Exclusive

Posted in Spotlights on August 11, 2015

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Do you want to sell more tickets to your event? Do you want higher profit from your tickets? Of course you do! Read on for this special blog post only for Ticketbud blog subscribers... Okay, so this totally isn't a special blog post just for subscribers, but it made you more interested, right? Right? *Crickets* Exclusivity Read More »

Social Media 101: Best Practices for Events

Posted in Event Marketing, Promotion & Planning, Word to the Wise on August 6, 2015
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By now you no doubt know that you should be using social media to promote your event, you've heard all of that before now. "But, where? When? How?", you may ask. Great question. Each social media platform is different and has a different audience. Knowing your events audience allows you to then figure out where Read More »

Event Tech Isn't Your Savior

Posted in Spotlights on July 23, 2015

Event Tech Isn't Your Savior

If your event was going to suck without technology, it's probably also going to suck with the newest #eventtech, too. I'm a big fan of event tech, but only when it adds to your conference and creates a synergy. I love seeing Tweetwalls, video recorders, and other interactive elements and I'm always the first of Read More »

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