Setting up Mailchimp: A newbie event organiser’s account of how to engage with eventgoers

Dumama DumaEvent Tech, Everything, Marketing & Promotion, Music, Quicket

Finding time to engage with event-goers at the event? Good luck with that… As a new, independent event organiser, the biggest nightmare I’ve encountered has been connecting with people present at the event. Naturally, you want to connect with people attending your event, especially if you plan to run more events and want to keep people engaged and informed about future ones. On the day – however, I’ve found I’m always so busy making sure the sound, the food, the guest list, the team complementaries, the venue specs, the general logistics, as well as the unexpected thing that’s just come up… Read More...

Awesome websites you must get your event listed on

James HedleyEverything, Marketing & Promotion

Top 20 sites to list your event on.

Getting your event noticed is just a click away… One extremely cost-effective way to get extra exposure for your event is to make sure you get listed on websites relevant to what your event entails and where it might be happening. There are literally thousands and thousands of blogs, event listing sites and digital magazines out there, so we’ve done a bit of the drudge work for you by researching which sites drive the most traffic. We took a look at traffic volumes sent from marketing- and events-aggregation sites to ticket sales pages on Quicket’s website. Read More...

All In The Wrist: How cashless technologies are transforming music festivals

Paul WinslowEvent Tech, Everything, Festivals, Food & Drink, Music

The folly of festival-goers. If you’ve been to a festival in the last year, you’ll know the drill all too well. Long queues in a sea of music fanatics. Limited numbers of high-fee ATMs on site (a festival the size of Glastonbury has just six to service 175,000 people), which always seem to have run out of cash as you get to the front of the queue. Lost wallets. Cumbersome food and drinks tokens. And and and… The logistical baggage carried by traditional music festivals is not always pretty; but it doesn’t have to be like that. Read More...

Your golden ticket to a stress-free event

Elizabeth BreslinEvent Planning, Everything, Quicket

Simply adding some helpful details to your ticketing page will relieve both you and your ticket buyers, allowing both you and your attendees to have as stress-free an experience as possible.

Quicket is not only a self-managed platform for event organisers; but it’s also a place where ticket buyers are empowered with the ability to purchase tickets, edit ticket details, transfer and refund their tickets among other things. And all of this without ever needing to pick up the phone. With all these capabilities, however, we find there are a few queries and questions ticket buyers contact us about fairly frequently. And we know you probably get many of the same queries that we do. Read More...

Radio: Broadcasting your event to the right people

Fine Music Radio Staff WriterArts & Culture, Everything, Marketing & Promotion, Music

On Air

“Someone that I used to know” When it comes to making a decision about spending time and money we tend to do research. Especially when it’s our own money, we tend to ask questions like “Is the product, service or event worth our while?”, “Is it run through a trusted and helpful platform?”. And often the best place to get trustworthy answers to these considerations is through referrals. First prize is generally a referral from someone we know. This could be someone who has similar likes and tastes, someone whose opinion we respect. Read More...

So you want to run an event at school?

James BosenbergCharity & Causes, Event Planning, Event Tech, Everything, Family & Education, Quicket

You need complete control to run a successful, amazing school event.

There’s a new-school of thought behind school events. If you’ve run school events, you’ll know how much time and admin it takes, what with dealing with nit-picky parents, finding ways to track who has paid for what, how they paid, if you remembered to give them their tickets and whether the cool kids will be there. The best solution, we’ve found, is to make sure to store all the event information in one place, and of course, for you to not have to collect the money yourself. You’re throwing an event not looking to get into debt collection ;). Read More...

Organiser pages: why you should use them and how they work

Roxanne ArmstrongEvent Tech, Everything, Quicket

Use an Organiser page to keep all your events together.

Your Organiser page is the answer to the event questions you may not even have thought to ask yet! What is an Organiser page, we hear you ask? (See there’s another one of those questions you haven’t even thought of yet.) Well, think of it as the perfect “Home” for all your events. It’s the one-stop URL that you can forward on in order to show potential ticket buyers all the current events you are selling tickets for, any past events that you have run, as well as providing you with a platform to highlight some insightful information about your brand. It’s like your very own little website. Sounds pretty excellent, doesn’t it? Read More...

Influencing the influencers

Roxanne ArmstrongEverything, Marketing & Promotion

Finding relevant trendsetters that connect with your brand is a key way to make your marketing reach further.

With socially seeded advertising, and sponsored posts seemingly everywhere nowadays – it’s not surprising that Influencer Marketing has become an even bigger trend in 2017. When you think about it, who wouldn’t want to reach their target audience directly through someone they can relate to and like? Social media has placed influencers in the position to reach hundreds of thousands of their followers with everything they say. And of course, people don’t follow influencers because they have to; they follow them because they see them as trendsetters, looking to them for guidance on where to go and what to spend their money on. Read More...

The Devil is in the Detail

Julia SavageEvent Planning, Everything

These tips from industry experts should help you avoid unexpected challenges.

At some point in your life, probably while you were sitting at a particularly uninspiring year end party, you’ve asked yourself “What exactly does it take to put on a hugely successful event?” Well, there are a few things actually… A Great Concept: It’s good to realise early in the process that what you may think is a good concept, may not be something that enough other people feel as strongly about. A good trick is to attend other events, and watch how other people are doing it, identify the stuff that works, and then use it in your concept development adding your own unique ideas to the mix. Read More...