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...

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...

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...

Conversion Rates: How to make yours sing

James HedleyEvent Tech, Everything, Quicket

Conversion rates are a crucial part of selling tickets to an event.

Do you feel like you have a lot of interest in your event but somehow you’re losing customers? We think we can help. Let’s talk Conversion Rates – what they are, how can you use them, and what are the industry averages? So, we’re just going to put it out there. Around 87% of people who show an interest in your event won’t end up buying a ticket. It hurts to read it, doesn’t it? And when we say show an interest, we don’t mean a simple like on Facebook. Although we do love our likes. No, those who’ve shown an interest are the people who have taken the time to click through to your ticket page and have considered buying a ticket. Read More...