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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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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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