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Posted in: Guest Blogs Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on December 12, 2017 by Alex Brewer

This blog was written by Brooklynn Boyer. Brooklynn is the Manager of Marketing and Customer Success at Socialpeeks. Ticket sales for your event can come from multiple sources. Your Instagram follower account may be high but you notice that very few sales actually come from your profile and/or followers. So, what’s up? Here’s a reassuring thought: Social selling is hard. The ratio of social selling professionals to those brands who aren’t selling on social media is 50/50. Meaning: You’re not losing…

Posted in: Guest Blogs on January 13, 2014 by Natasha

The following blog post first appeared on MusicWeek.com in December of 2013, written by Rhian Jones (@JonesJourno), a Music Week Staff Journalist. The blog was originally written shortly after the 10th annual UK Festival Awards, where the interviewee, Fiona Stewart (@Fiona_Stewart) of the Green Man Festival, was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award. Owner and Director of the Green Man Festival, Fiona Stewart says increasing artist booking fees are making it harder than ever for independent events to compete for headliners…

Posted in: Guest Blogs on December 9, 2013 by Natasha

— The following blog post first appeared on FestivalInsights.com in August of 2011, written by Melvin Benn, the Managing Director of UK based, Festival Republic. The blog was originally written to commemorate ActionAid’s 10 years of campaigning on anti-poverty issues at London’s famous Reading Festival. Benn has long supported the work of charities – raising over £250,000 annually – and, in 2011, the ActionAid organization took him to Kenya to see their work.   Reflecting on the Holidays, we think…

Posted in: Guest Blogs Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on October 29, 2012 by allie

The following is Part 2 of the 2 part blog series by Dr. Peter Tarlow which appears on his Tourism and More website. Peter is a world-renowned speaker and expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry, event and tourism risk management, and economic development. Follow Peter (@ptarlow) on Twitter and on Facebook. In the last blog Tourism Tidbits focused on some of the key security planning stages for festivals and events. This time Tourism Tidbits provides more…

Posted in: Guest Blogs Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on September 17, 2012 by allie

The following is Part 1 of a 2 part blog series by Dr. Peter Tarlow which appears on his Tourism and More website. Peter is a world-renowned speaker and expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry, event and tourism risk management, and economic development. Follow Peter (@ptarlow) on Twitter and on Facebook. The summer and fall months are often filled with festivals and out-of-doors events. These can be wonderful opportunities to showcase a community and…

Posted in: Guest Blogs Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on February 20, 2012 by ronstrand

The following is an excerpt from an article by Ron Strand that originally appeared on hubpages.com. Ron teaches part time with the Faculty of Communications at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. Follow Ron (@RonsIdeas) on Twitter. This article provides some guidelines for determining the value of a sponsorship, finding prospects, writing a proposal, selling the sponsorship and fulfilling the agreement after the sponsorship is sold. I have broken down this process into the following ten steps: 1. Plan the…

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