The Event Organizer’s Guide to Facebook Live

Facebook Live can boost event attendance, grow your contacts and engage followers. According to HubSpot, Live videos experience three times the engagement of traditional videos. It is a powerful tool for event marketing. So why aren’t more event organizers going live? There’s the shaky camera angles, dull footage, unreliable Wi-Fi and the possibility of capturing
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Paid Time-On: I Power KEXP

In the last 6 years, Brown Paper Tickets has donated over 400 employee hours to the local, listener-powered radio station KEXP. Employees can spend up to 40 hours a year volunteering for whatever causes they wish and KEXP is a favorite among staff. One team member gives a first-hand account of volunteering at KEXP. My
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Changing Food Deserts, One Hoophouse at a Time

Every month, Brown Paper Tickets donates a portion of our profits to a charity suggested through this page. We receive hundreds of submissions from inspiring, heart-string-tugging outfits across the world and I am lucky to be part of the selection process. This past month, we chose ECO City Farms of Prince George’s County, Maryland. We
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5 Easy Tips for Organizing Food Festivals

Food festivals are on the rise. Whether it’s cultural food, food truck rodeos, regional cuisines or specialty items like cheese (even mac ‘n’ cheese), food festivals draw in hordes of attendees. The appeal is obvious—everyone likes food and tasting a multitude of dishes in one spot is exciting and enjoyable. But going from table to
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Paid Time-On: Our Bark for Life Adventure

Brown Paper Tickets gives all employees 40 paid hours per year to volunteer for any non-profit organization that sings to their hearts. We call it Paid Time-On and it’s part of our Not-Just-for-Profit company core values. One of our most recent Paid Time-On adventures took place in the planning, production and day-of volunteering at Bark
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Going to a Conference? 4 Tips to Putting Your Best Foot Forward

In a digital age, it’s very easy to hide behind our screens. It’s much easier to be bold over e-mail than face-to-face. But direct, real life communication is still incredibly important, and as long as there are options for you to be present and involved in-person, there will be networking opportunities that you wouldn’t find
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10 Crucial Steps to Announcing Your Events on Social Media

Got the event launching jitters? Sasha from our promo team gives solid advice on the most effective way to announce an event on social media. This strategy will help you get all those likes, shares, “going” and “interested” pouring in. Use steps 1-5, before announcement and steps 6-10 at announcement. 1. Choose an ideal date
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Q&A with Sophie Gergaud, Co-Founder of Festival Ciné Alter’Natif

Created in Nantes in 2009, the Festival Ciné Alter’Natif fights stereotypes pertaining to Native Americans by only screening films made or produced by Native American filmmakers. The festival has grown over the years and screenings take place in three different cities: Nantes, Paris and La Turballe. The 2017 edition celebrates music. Reserve tickets for the
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Charity Spotlight: Cancer Connection, a Place to Find Community

“Providing services that should be a human right for free.” We received this note along with the recommendation that Cancer Connection of Northampton, MA become a Brown Paper Tickets’ monthly charity recipient. The message intrigued us. It is essential that folks battling illness, as well as their friends, family, and caregivers find strength from community.
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How to Create a Suitcase Kitchen for Tours or Road Trips

Life on the road takes a toll on your body and wallet. Musicians, performers, traveling chefs and anyone living the van or RV life knows that. But it doesn’t have to. Bring in the Suitcase Kitchen and say goodbye to unhealthy hot dogs, burritos and instant noodles. Cooking just one or two meals per week
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