Your golden ticket to a stress-free event

Elizabeth BreslinEvent Planning, 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.

Elizabeth BreslinElizabeth is Quicket’s UX Manager. She works on actively remaking the interface between business and customer and is steadily shaping the relationship between the two like a river shapes a valley. Liz fixates on ensuring the booking experience between event page and ticket buyer is intuitive, easy and universal. She’s Harry Potter obsessed, loves a pun and has a wicked sense of … Read More 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...

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...

The Seven Deadly Sins of creating a ticketing page

Laura BaaschEvent Planning, Everything, Marketing & Promotion, Quicket

Avoid the seven deadly sins of ticketing pages.

You’ve taken the time, the initiative and the effort to plan an event so it’s imperative that once you’ve driven an audience to your ticketing page, you make sure your ultimate end goal is reached: a successful ticket purchase. In order for you to master this, avoid these common pitfalls that affect your conversion on ticket sales. 01. An obscure event name. Remember, your event name should set the tone, the idea and the goal. It’s key that your guests get the sense of what you’re trying to sell immediately. You need to capture their attention as quickly as possible and then keep it. Read More...

Your event is finished… now what?

Roxanne ArmstrongEvent Planning, Everything, Quicket

A survey is a great way to improve your event and connect with your attendees.

Now, what can you learn that you can use to improve on for your next event? How can you strengthen your relationship with your audience? First, take a look at your data. What can you learn from the ticketing system you’re using? Is there data being captured that you can use to improve on your next event? For example, in Quicket’s reporting data you can learn what marketing channels worked best, when ticket sales happened and when attendees arrive. Here are a few things you might be able to learn from your ticketing system: Is your website or ticket price right? Read More...

About to take your event online? Check this list first

Roxanne ArmstrongEvent Planning, Everything, Quicket

Check this list before you take your event online.

No matter the size of your event, before making it public, take a squizz at these questions and see if there’s anything you can improve on. Have you picked a good date? Do one last check to see if there’s an event your target market might want to go to on the same day. You don’t want to be competing with a major stadium concert, for example. Are your ticket prices market-related? Look at similar events and see what they charged. Is what you’re offering versus the price tag reasonable? Then, think about whether you can offer a higher value ticket (a VIP experience, exclusive access, cool accessories or free drinks etc.). Read More...