Ticket Tailor’s 2023 Event Industry Trends

Ticket Tailor’s 2023 Event Industry Trends

As an event organiser it's likely you're always planning ahead and keeping up with the latest trends to make sure your finger doesn't slip off the pulse – so we've done some of the hard work for you. In 2022 we helped event organisers sell tickets to over 670,000 events worldwide (!), so as you can imagine we have a lot of insights that have shaped our predictions for next year.

We roll into 2023 against the backdrop of strange and, for many, difficult times. Waves of tantalising freedom feel new and exciting, with lockdown-living receding but still visible in the rearview mirror. But this is offset by the fact many are grappling with a cost of living situation that they’ve simply never faced before.

All this makes for quite a unique outlook when it comes to the upcoming events scene. Thankfully, it’s not all doom and gloom. Out of the pandemic, rises a new zeal for life. And out of the cost of living crisis rises a dogged determination, and a bigger craving than ever for the comfort of social connection. 

Here’s our take on how all of this is going to pan-out over the next 12 months, with our event planning trend predictions for 2023. 

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6 fool-proof ways to make sure your Xmas & NYE events slay the competition

6 fool-proof ways to make sure your Xmas & NYE events slay the competition

Lights, glamour, action: party season is officially about to peak. Which means one thing – the competition to capture the attention of enthusiastic party people is rife. From now until January 1st, a slew of festive happenings are set to fill up calendars, snowballing into one amalgamated mass of glittering, out-of-office fun. So how do you make sure your Christmas or NYE event stands out from the crowd, and doesn’t go down about as well as a bowl of soggy brussels sprouts? 

Read on for some tips and tricks that are sure to give your festive event a competition-slaying edge, and see those last-minute tickets selling out in no time.   

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Event Spotlight: Transgender awareness week

Event Spotlight: Transgender awareness week

As Transgender awareness week comes to an end, we’re celebrating some of our fave inclusive events.

What is Transgender awareness week?

Taking place on November 13-19 every year, Transgender awareness week brings awareness to issues being faced by the transgender community. Transgender awareness week culminates in the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day of tribute for transgender people who have died due to widespread transphobic violence.

There are so many inspiring events and initiatives highlighting allyship, and shining a light on the lived experience of trans people. We’re lucky to be able to share some of our favourite positive events using Ticket Tailor.

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Thanksgiving event ideas for fundraising, fun & education

Thanksgiving event ideas for fundraising, fun & education

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! But it’s not too late to pull together an event, whether you’re looking for a way to raise money, educate and inspire, or simply have fun.

Especially seeing as though we’ve got you covered with a whole host of creative Thanksgiving event ideas 😌👇.

Top tip: When you sell tickets online using Ticket Tailor, it’s quick and easy to set up a donations feature, so ticket-buyers can easily donate a set amount or chosen amount to your cause.

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8 tips for getting into event management with no experience

8 tips for getting into event management with no experience

Whether you’re starting out in the world of work, or looking to pivot from a job you’re tired of, getting into event management can be a lucrative and fulfilling career to turn to.

But like with any sector that requires you to have a portfolio of impressive projects behind you, knowing how to get your foot in the door can be really hard.

The good news is, everyone’s got to start somewhere, and there are lots of things you can do to open up a career in event planning – even if, say, your degree is in an unrelated field, or you never got a degree at all.

In this article, we provide six top tips for starting a career in event management when you’ve got no experience.

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Last-minute ways to boost ticket sales for your Halloween events

Last-minute ways to boost ticket sales for your Halloween events

Halloween conjures images of glowing pumpkins in windows, enthusiastic little trick-or-treaters, and eerie, moonlit nights. Traditionally, at least. But for many, the word Halloween means one thing: a great night out. Whether that’s a raucous rave, a fancy dress pub quiz, or a tongue-in-cheek themed disco – this is one night of the year you can guarantee people are up for getting their ghoulish gladrags on and hitting the town.

With so much competition, as an event planner, you might be struggling to shout loudest. If you’re starting to feel like you’re not going to sell all your tickets, trying these last-minute sales-boosting tips might just be enough to see you over the finish line.

(Pssst – you can totally use these tips for daytime events, too – like spooky trails for kids or Halloween family festivals.)

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Planning a small Christmas market for your local community – a quick guide

Planning a small Christmas market for your local community – a quick guide

Nothing beats the twinkly, festive feel of a Christmas market. Fairy lights sparkle and the smell of deliciously spiced mulled wine fills the air as festive-feeling folk mooch around lovely stalls of hand-crafted goods. Bliss!

Good news is – organising one for your local community doesn’t have to be as complicated as it first seems. And it can be a great way to raise your profile as an event organiser, make money for charity, or shine a spotlight on your brand.

Whatever your motivations are – this quick guide to planning a small Christmas market for your local community has you covered.

Top tip: Selling tickets online to your Christmas market can be a great, low-maintenance way to raise money for charity. You can build donations into the cost of your ticket, or enable our donation feature so attendees can donate as much or little as they want.

Let’s go 👇.

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7 inspiring and ultra-autumnal fundraising ideas for Fall 2022

7 inspiring and ultra-autumnal fundraising ideas for Fall 2022

Autumn, or Fall for US folk, has to be one of the most inspiring seasons of them all and, even though it signals a shift towards the end of the year, it’s also a time of fresh starts and renewal. Kids return to school, another summer season is over, and there’s all the excitement of winter festivities to look forward to.

With so much inspiration to draw on 🍁, there are tons of things you can do to gather people together and raise money for a good cause. After all, this is a season typically associated with giving.

Whether you’re a PTA looking for fundraiser ideas for schools, or are simply keen to raise money for a charity that’s close to your heart, we’ve got you covered.

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8 pop-culture Halloween event themes for 2022 

8 pop-culture Halloween event themes for 2022 

It’s been quite the year, so far. There’ve been some awesome moments (finally getting to find out what happened to Hopper – YES). Some pretty rubbish ones (inflation rises, take a break we beg of you!). And some downright bizarre ones that, frankly, we’re still scratching our heads at. Among the good, the bad and the ugly, there’ve been some fantastic pop-culture happenings that provide pitch-perfect fodder for this year’s Halloween. So if you’re about to roll up your sleeves and organise your Big Halloween Event ‘22 – look no further for inspiration. (BTW, if you’re looking for a great, cheaper alternative to Eventbrite for your ticketing needs this scary season, we’ve got you covered there, too 😌).

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