5 Ways to Rock Booth Marketing at Festivals

Summer is creeping up again, that glorious time of vacation, tanning or sunscreen (if you’re a redhead like myself) and of course, festivals. For small businesses, festivals provide a huge opportunity to reach new customers. All you need is a booth, some swag and a smile. But with so many businesses involved in a festival,
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Raising Funds for Freedom Project Seattle

In honor of GiveBIG Tuesday, here’s an outstanding example of Paid Time-On. If you’re unaware, each one of our employees gets 40 hours a year of paid time to volunteer at causes they choose. It is one of our most-loved perks and a finalist for GeekWire‘s Perk of the Year in 2014. “Paid Time-On is an amazing
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4 Steps to Finding the Right Ticket Price

Finding the right ticket price is tough, especially if you’re just starting out. Too high feels like a rip-off; too low feels like the event is undervalued. So what is the magic number? With a little research and number crunching, you can find the “sweet spot” where audiences feel like they are getting a value
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Derby Passion Runs High in Argentina

“Find passion and develop a lust for life with others who celebrate every day.” No, this is not a personal ad; this sentence sums up my feelings on the Argentine roller derby scene. Argentina, a new hotbed for derby, is forging the movement in South America—the number of leagues is growing almost too quickly to
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How to Build Brand Trust with Your Event Lineup

Love all different kinds of music? That’s great and all, but if you’re a festival organizer just starting out, you might want to refrain from including a diverse array of music in your lineup. Here’s why. Many nascent festival organizers think booking a wide variety of genres in their lineup will pull in an eclectic
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How to Redefine Failure and Flip into Possibility

Editor’s Note: Jeff Leisawitz is the author of the book “Not F’ing Around,” as well as an award-winning musician/producer and internationally distributed filmmaker. He has some sound advice for creative folks and event organizers on failing fast. Live in Seattle? Attend Jeff’s workshop April 9: Discover What You Love (and Why).  Have you ever failed? Yeah,
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Eventspiration: San Francisco Movement Arts Festival

Read an article about San Francisco lately and it’s almost guaranteed to be bleak. Sky-high rents. Software moguls pushing out local artists. Throngs of Californians fleeing north for Washington’s evergreen pastures. But at the top of Nob Hill, a ray of hope for performance artists and festival event organizers poked through that ubiquitous mist—the San
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Taking the Stage at Ignite Seattle #29

The year is off to a great start: I’ve already fulfilled my New Year’s Resolution, and it’s only February. Here’s my story: “How the Super Loop Saved Me.” (See video below.) Afterward, someone in the crowd asked me why I decided to give my talk… A few years ago I discovered, rather by accident that an event
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Roller Derby Beirut: Changing Minds, Changing Lives

I’m excited to announce that with Brown Paper Tickets’ help, we’ve been able to collect and send merchandise to a burgeoning roller derby league in Lebanon—Roller Derby Beirut (RDB). And now, we have new tools in place to collect more supplies and raise funds so this league can continue. The funds will be used to
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15 Secrets to Successful Ticket Giveaways

Though it’s tempting to hoard your Brown Paper Tickets (they’re so pretty), we recommend giving some away for free to promote your event. Ticket giveaways build excitement, attract new fans, create meaningful and memorable interactions. Ready to Wonka your next event? Here we go. 1. Be selective. You don’t want tickets floating around everywhere because it will
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