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Posted in: What's App? News from the app and the office on September 24, 2018 by Shannon McFarland

Darren and Morgan, founders of Marcato

It all started 10 years ago with two musicians who were traveling and playing at festivals, then sharing ideas about the music industry on the tour van. Both musicians at heart with years of experience in the music industry, they also had business savvy and technical skills. And a dream to fix the music industry. The ideas Darren Gallop and Morgan Currie shared while riding tour vans between gigs would ultimately become Marcato. What started with thoughts about better ways…

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: 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: What's App? News from the app and the office on March 19, 2015 by Natasha

Recently a shift has taken place in the festival industry where festival mobile apps have become an expectation of festival goers, so much so that they’ve now almost become a full blown aspect of ‘festival culture’. Because of this upward trend, a growing concern for festival producers is the functionality of these apps. Is the app just a “sparkly gimmick”, or does it actually offer real usefulness and enhance the overall experience of the festival goer? These questions are not…

Posted in: What's App? News from the app and the office on January 26, 2015 by Natasha

Congratulations to one of our newest clients, the X Games, on pulling off a very successful event! This past week, January 22-25th, 2015, the ESPN X Games played host to their annual winter games in Aspen, CO. Since 1997, fans attending the extreme sports competition have come to expect history in the making, year after year.  With a record-breaking crowd of 115,000 attendees watching, and athletes from all over the globe pushing the limits to perform, the X Games lived…

Posted in: What's App? News from the app and the office on December 22, 2014 by Natasha

From all of us here at Marcato, we wish you and your family a very happy holiday season! Our offices will be closed from December 24th – January 2nd,  however if you need assistance with anything please contact us at support@marcatodigital.com and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.

Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers What's App? News from the app and the office on December 8, 2014 by Natasha

Game-changing NEW SOFTWARE For Festivals & Events – Marcato Enterprise! Let’s be straight – there comes a point in festival planning when the event has become so amazing, so elaborate, and so intricate that maintaining full control over the entire production is nearly impossible, if not completely out of reach! – For the past 6 years Marcato has been working with festivals around the world to provide a solution to properly address this issue. In 2010, our festival management software,…

Posted in: What's App? News from the app and the office on January 17, 2014 by Natasha

Steven Rolls here, Customer success specialist with Marcato Digital. Some of you have already run into me at support@marcatodigital.com. That’s right! I’m the traffic cop between your questions and our answers! I come from a fifteen year background in specialized training, public interfacing, and web design/production.  I first joined the Marcato team back in July, 2013. After starting here at Marcato, my first order of business was to get our Support Board up and running, which you can now access from the…

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