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Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers Uncategorized What's App? News from the app and the office on October 12, 2017 by Natasha

Our support team has been supporting festivals and live events for a combined 20 years and we’ve helped over 1500 events successfully use and benefit from our product. With these statistics come an expertise that is unmatched by any other support team in the event management software industry. Basically, what we are trying to say is: we know what we are doing and we want to help you feel the same way when it comes to festival management software. The…

Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers Uncategorized on August 11, 2017 by Ashley MacDonald

Awhile back, we wrote a blog about the value of succession planning for your festival or live event, as well as its importance for building a festival legacy. We’d like to expand upon that concept even more and delve deeper into some other points to consider when handling the gruelling job of creating a risk management plan for your team. Even just talking about a risk management plan usually causes an immediate sense of resentment. Let’s be honest: It’s definitely not the…

Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers Uncategorized on April 10, 2017 by Natasha

After reading Part 1 of this series you should now have a good understanding of the steps you should take to prepare your team and understand your needs for new technology. Next, you want to take steps to ensure you are making the best decision for your organization but do it quickly enough to take advantage of the benefits before it is too late. Research a few products in the space Once you decide what type of technology you require, you…

Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers Uncategorized on April 10, 2017 by Natasha

After reading Part 2 you will have determined which technology is going to be a good fit for your organization. Now it is time to ensure that you are getting the most out of your investment. We have seen festivals and events invest in technology and then procrastinate the set up / implementation until it is too late and their money is essentially wasted. Don’t let this happen to you! Ask about an implementation strategy Ask the supplier if they have…

Posted in: Uncategorized on October 24, 2016 by Natasha

Last week everything changed in the Live Event Management space when we dropped our most recent software update – Marcato Live! Marcato’s software, now more powerful than ever, has been re-designed to assist festivals & live events from all sectors of the space. The new update is faster, cleaner, and does more than ever before – allowing live event organizers to accomplish tasks with lightning-fast speed & efficiency, saving even more time & money! Whether you’re a music festival, film…

Posted in: Uncategorized What's App? News from the app and the office on October 20, 2015 by Natasha

7 years ago I’m not sure anyone expected a smalltown software company from Cape Breton, NS, Canada, to become a key player in the global evolution and professionalization of the international festival industry… but we did. It was around that time Marcato had an inkling that the festival industry was about to change and that we were about to enter a golden age of revenue streams, music discovery, and collaboration. As we predicted, the global festival industry has professionalized and…

Posted in: Uncategorized What's App? News from the app and the office on October 20, 2015 by Natasha

Custom Forms have always been a huge part of what Marcato does to help make planning and managing our client’s live events easier.  They’ve allowed our clients to design and distribute application intake forms, or advancing forms that asked just the right questions and gathered critical information, which in many instances was then forwarded to the festival or event’s website or mobile app (via integrated XML feeds), or to the stage crew setting up stage plots, or backstage managers, security…

Posted in: Uncategorized What's App? News from the app and the office on October 15, 2015 by Natasha

This year we launched Marcato Enterprise: a fully serviced, live event management platform, specially designed for live events and festivals with heavy credentialing and asset management needs. The platform also includes other must-have functionality like: talent management, sponsorship fulfilment, vendor management, and much more. Since the launch we’ve had over 35 of the world’s most reputable events adopt the platform, such as: With so many live events adopting the platform, many of you have said to us, “the concept seems…

Posted in: Uncategorized on September 25, 2015 by Natasha

In 2008, Canadian Festival Management Software provider, Marcato placed its first pin on the map in Sydney, Nova Scotia. We were a small Canadian start-up with a handful of severely caffeinated staff and just one client, Celtic Colours International Festival. Since then, we’ve grown to become the industry’s leading live event & festival management software provider with over 200 festivals and events using our software, worldwide. Although our company has grown, Canada still remains a cornerstone of Marcato, with many of the nation’s greatest…

Posted in: Uncategorized on April 9, 2014 by Natasha

In recent days you may have seen a lot of press and social chatter surrounding the OpenSSL vulnerability bug, ‘Heartbleed’. In light of the threat, specialists have advised the global public to increase their security measures online and change all of their existing passwords to more secure options. We wanted to quickly check in with you all and assure you that our app is not and will not be affected by these threats – your data is safe with Marcato! That…

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