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One of the Best Marketing Tools that You’re Not Using

We get it. We understand your pain. You worked so hard to organize an amazing event, but no one told you how hard it would be to promote it. You’ve posted the event to Facebook, you tweeted, you posted flyers and then… crickets. You may not realize it, but we have a one-of-a-kind solution. We
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13 Frightening AF Halloween Events

The air is honey crisp. The nights are getting chilly. It’s time to eat (pumpkin-flavored everything), drink (cider please) and be SCARY. We combed through all of our Halloween events to find zombie 5ks, ghost walks, and so many other haunts across the country. Here are our 13 top picks for Halloween events, ranging from
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Tech Savvy? You’ll Love Our Latest Giving Program Donation

Tech geeks and coders will be especially excited about the latest recipient of our Giving Program donation – a nonprofit named TeamsCode. TeamsCode started in 2016 when two passionate Mercer Island high schoolers organized a coding competition at their school. The students, Alan Bi and Chris Elliott, were both participants in other programming contests. They
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How to Turn Your Empty Space into an Event Venue

Your perfect event venue awaits … but you might have to use your imagination to see it. Warehouses, restaurants, community centers, hair salons and even old farmhouses and barns can be transformed into beautiful concert halls, theaters, and meeting spaces. If you own a space like this, you have to pay utilities and other expenses
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Q & A with Jason Carney, Executive Director of the Phoenix Film Foundation

Brown Paper Tickets has some really fantastic decades-long relationships with event organizers. For example, we’ve partnered with the Phoenix Film Festival for more than 13 years now! Today we sat down with Jason Carney, Executive Director of the Phoenix Film Foundation to pick his brain about the Phoenix Film Festival. Briefly describe your business. JC:
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Your Complete Guide to School Event Ticketing

Homecoming or the big game, assembly or the drama club’s production of Romeo and Juliet, it’s almost time to set up fall and winter school events.  With school soon in session, your to-do list is miles long, but getting your school event ticketing in order now will save you time later on. Our guide will teach you
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Giving Program Spotlight: What Makes SoHumane So Special

Brown Paper Tickets has a ginormous heart for animals (just check out our Instagram for a peek inside our fur-friendly offices). That’s why we’re wagging our tails in excitement to announce SoHumane as our latest Giving Program recipient. Read on for a personal account of what makes SoHumane so special. This month’s organization really touched
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Low Ticket Sales? 5 Last-Minute Promotions to Pack the House

What do you do when your event is just days away, but you still haven’t sold enough tickets? Don’t panic. There are plenty of last-minute promotions you can do to help boost sales. Here’s five great ideas: 1. Email Your List This is the perfect opportunity to use your incredibly valuable email list. These are
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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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