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5 Secrets for Designing Eye-Catching Event Posters

You’ve secured a venue, entertainment and a schedule for your event. Now it’s time to start promoting. With a beautifully designed poster, you can build organic buzz around your event and watch it spread like wildfire. Follow these 5 tips to create a powerful, effective event poster. Event Poster Design Basics 1. Select tools and
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Your Brand Is Having a Social Media Crisis – Quick, What Do You Do?

We’ve all seen what going viral in a “bad way” means. One bad tweet and then a few tone-deaf responses to criticism and your entire brand gets burned to ashes online. It takes years to build a brand and a few bad reviews to ruin it. Learn how to prevent a PR crisis and the
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How Silver Bullet Productions Empowers New Mexico Tribal Youth

“We create award-winning documentaries that expose esoteric topics, shatter stereotypes and expand cultural preservation,” – Silver Bullet Productions Brown Paper Tickets is delighted to highlight Silver Bullet Productions, the most recent recipient of our Giving Program donation. Our $500 donation will go directly to purchasing two film equipment packages for New Mexico rural and tribal
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5 Serious Event Organizing Mistakes to Avoid

Think you have a great idea for an event, but you’re not sure how to execute it? Or maybe you’re overwhelmed by all the things that could go wrong (but won’t), but could? Whether it’s your first event or your hundredth, you’ll want to avoid these 5 major event planning mistakes: 1. Procrastination “Today is
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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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