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9 Simple Ways to Reduce Event Planning Stress

Event Coordinator made Forbes 2017 “Most Stressful Jobs” list of 2017 and (you’re probably aware) it’s for good reason. Events have a lot of moving parts–everything from budget to promotion to organizing those long lines out the door. Get in the mental game before your next event with these tried-and-true tips: 1. Compartmentalize. Compartmentalizing is
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Get to Know Partners for Rural Health, an Incredible Organization

This month, Brown Paper Tickets picked Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic for our donation gift. Partners for Rural Health is an incredible organization, established in 1995 by the University of Southern Maine, College of Nursing and Health Professions. Twice a year, they send out healthcare professionals and other volunteers to 15 mountain
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How to Create Marketing Personas for Events (And Why You Should)

Throughout my illustrious career as a marketing word weaver (copywriter), I’ve heard some variation of this line: My product is for everyone. My young adult fiction novel is for … everyone. My charity 5K is for anyone who can make it. Where’s that facepalm emoticon? Whether it’s an event, a product, or a one-act play,
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Top 5 Beer Events (And Tips for Success)

Fact: people love beer. It has been popular in the U.S. since well before the English formed the first colonies–it was recently discovered that the Indigenous people of North America brewed beer with corn and birch sap (and other ingredients) 800+ years ago. Cool huh? Now the beer industry is thriving with millions of fans
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Charity Spotlight: Wild About the Wild Bird Fund

When we think of the hustle and bustle of New York City and the animals that live there, what comes to mind? Well-groomed poodles? Pizza Rat? Along with its 8.6-million human residents, there are a whole lot of wild creatures in need of care and protection from the booming city. Every month, Brown Paper Tickets
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Your Complete Guide to Event Appetizers

Tasty, unique hors d’oeuvres set the right impression at the beginning of your event.  But doing them well takes some work. From budget to staff to timing, here’s everything you need to know to create amazing hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. Budget Before you decide on your menu, determine your budget. Be realistic and flexible. Local,
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Q&A: Scott Hillier, President of the European Independent Film Festival

Searching for untold stories and fresh perspectives? Look no further. From May 4 until May 6, the Cinema Les 7 Parnassiens in Paris will host the 13th edition of ECU. Highlights include 80 films from 37 countries, as well as 4 workshops with industry professionals. The European Independent Film Festival has become a reference for
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Charity Spotlight: Voices Against Violence

Did you know we make a contribution to a praise-worthy cause each month? If you’d like to suggest one, we would love to hear about it. Our most recent donation goes to Voices Against Violence, an amazing organization that supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and harassment, stalking, human trafficking and bullying. Voices Against
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10 Steps to a Better Restaurant Event, Just in Time for Mother’s Day Brunch

Valentine’s Day dinner. Mother’s Day brunch. New Year’s Eve. Pop-up night. If you’re in the restaurant industry, you know these days are all about efficiency. You need to get as many diners in and away from their tables as possible without a hitch. Look at your tables as well-planned events and you can increase profits
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She Said Yes! World’s Cutest Ticket Proposal

Two love birds, one ticket stub, so many shows… Brown Paper Tickets has ticketed just about everything, but this is our first engagement. Jamie Clark and Mike Altman went on their first date to a concert, and kept all of their ticket stubs from the following events. Mike says it just made sense to add
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