Event Organizers: It’s Time To Tackle Your Photo Library

It's Time to Tackle Your Image Library

It’s going to be awhile before full-scale events return. Event organizers can take advantage of the down time to tackle you festival or event’s photo library. If you’re like many event organizers, your media library probably includes a hodgepodge of images – some high and some low-resolution photos … the latter perhaps taken on a … Read more

Why It’s Wrong to Treat Your Sponsors Equitably

In the Event Business Not Everyone Deserves a Trophy for Just Showing Up Don’t try to level the playing field when it comes to event sponsors. An email arrived the other day and asked a question about the equitable treatment of sponsors. It seems that a volunteer was preparing an ad for the local newspaper … Read more

Payment Options for Online Shopping Carts & Ticketing

Payment Options for Online Shopping Carts & Ticketing

Of the several payment options available, the two most popular and easiest to get up and running are PayPal and Stripe. A third option, Braintree, is also very good. The latter was purchased by PayPal a few years ago, but operates independently. Unless your event is processing large volumes of credit card transactions, consider using … Read more

It’s One of the Most Frequent Questions Festival Organizers Ask

Most Frequent Question - Website - Blog

The conversation begins like this, “I need a website but I have no idea what to do. How do I go about creating one?” It’s helpful if this person is open to learning new things, receptive to technology and has the time available to understand the fundamentals and to oversee the project. An Overview and Definitions … Read more

How to Not Receive Free PR and Media Coverage

No Media Coverage Blog

It’s important that event planners watch and listen closely to what is and isn’t done and said. In particular, this would include interactions with outsiders. The tip off should be when a committee or team member complains that something didn’t happen. In recent months, a freelance travel writer shared that he’d reached out to an … Read more

Fyre Festival – So Many Lessons to be Learned

I’m sure the Frye Festival held at Great Exuma in The Bahamas will go down as a case study on how not to do an event. It should also serve as a reminder to consumers that they need to do their own homework before purchasing event tickets. A word of caution:  most celebrity endorsements are … Read more

Something Had to Give

Blog Header Secrets to Successful Events Book and Guide

It’s odd. The very thing that was the catalyst to write a book on event and festival management – my blog – is what took a backseat during the last 12 months. I simply ran out time while writing what started out to be one book but ended up being a book and a resource … Read more

What Happens When You Don’t Ask for Volunteer Help

When You Don't Ask for Volunteer Help

So what happens when the guy who is overseeing your event’s site (city park or venue), doesn’t make the time to meet with the volunteer coordinator? The worse case scenario is all the volunteer floaters are shifted to his needs. Volunteers can potentially be pulled from other areas too. So in essence, committee members who … Read more

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