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Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on January 8, 2018 by Ashley MacDonald

We talk to a lot of festival organizers on a weekly basis. Many of them are in search for a better solution than the generic systems they’re using, like spreadsheets or word documents. But one of the common questions we get asked: “Is your software solution only used by music festivals?” And our answer is always of course not! We’ve been working in the festival & live events space for a decade now. Over those 10 years, we’ve had the…

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

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 on September 5, 2017 by Ashley MacDonald

We’ve covered a lot of different topics in our blogs. From how to build a successful festival website, a guide for maintaining festival sponsorship relations through to how to manage your festival’s artists and talent. Now, we’re trying a different approach. At Marcato, we work with festivals and live events (over 300 of them!). In doing so, we’ve seen a lot. With the help of our amazing support team, we created a list of some common festival planning mistakes that…

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

Having supported and experienced many festivals’ will call & box offices operations, I have seen what works and what doesn’t in terms of festival will call.  Most festivals offer an option for their attendees to pick up their tickets at a will call location onsite. Many times, you don’t realize what issues may arise until it’s far too late. Obviously, you want your attendees to be processed quickly and efficiently. No one wants to stand in long lines and it…

Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on June 2, 2014 by Natasha Hillier

When learning how to plan a festival, it’s important to remember that there are hundreds of festivals being put on every year and each of these festivals are planning their own amazing events that will reflect the unique cultures and energies of their individual visions. Because of these unique factors, no one festival will plan for their event in the exact same way. However, while working with over 125 festivals spread across the globe on a day-to-day basis at Marcato, we’ve…

Posted in: Short Weeklys Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on April 28, 2014 by Natasha Hillier

You’ve finally made it! Your artist applications are closed, booking agents have been called home, artist contracts are signed, and your headliners are announced. Congratulations! After months of carefully curating your festival/event, your big picture is painted and at this stage of your festival planning you are now ready to starting thinking about advancing artists and getting down to the nitty gritty details. Although not all music major festivals advance their talent the same way, here are six common pro-tips of…

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