5 amazing events to celebrate England’s next lockdown-lifting milestone

5 amazing events to celebrate England’s next lockdown-lifting milestone

Watching scenes of New Zealand and Aus has been pretty surreal for anyone living in a locked-down state these past few months. Anyone who’s got a friend on the ‘other side of the pond’ has undoubtedly gaped upon said friend’s Insta account (people hugging?! Festivals in full swing?!) with an amazement akin to getting a glimpse into some parallel universe. So it is with very bated breath that those residing in England await the highly-anticipated 17th May lockdown-easing milestone.

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4 most user-friendly budgeting apps for event planners in 2021

4 most user-friendly budgeting apps for event planners in 2021

Thanks to the development in slick, user-friendly budgeting apps, managing your event’s finances is easier than ever. This is good news for those who’d normally throw their head in their hands at the thought of tackling spreadsheets and money data – a less-than glamorous task that often winds up being one of the most painful parts of event planning.

Budgeting is key for any event, though – no matter how big or small it is. It’s the thing that keeps all of those spinning plates, well… spinning. The staff payroll, the travel costs, the venue hire, the equipment, the insurance and the contingency costs; they’re elements can soon get out of control when you don’t have a clear view of your event’s finances.

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How to create the perfect conference website

How to create the perfect conference website

Just like an actual conference, a conference website needs to be robust and offer a great user experience. It’s paramount to whittle down information into concise, easy-to-navigate chunks, and to make sure that the overall aesthetic and feel of the site feels slick, professional, and useful.

Thanks to the numerous website building platforms available today, all of this is more than possible – even for site-creating novices.

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How to create a conference program

How to create a conference program

When we attend conferences, it’s all too easy to overlook the work that goes into the meticulous scheduling of the operation we’re there to enjoy. But when it comes to planning our own, it can be hard to know where to start in order to achieve such seamless results.

In this article, we’re looking at some of the fundamentals you’ll need to get to grips with before getting stuck into the world of conference hosting.

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8 ways to support gender inclusivity and equality at industry events

8 ways to support gender inclusivity and equality at industry events

Research shows that there’s still a long way to go when it comes to securing gender diversity in the events industry. One recent worldwide report, for example, showed that an average of 70% of event speakers are male – that’s 64% US and Canada, and 69% in the UK. The same report showed that, soberingly, zero percent of speakers were female in 19 of the 58 countries looked at over a seven year period (2013-2019).

In this article, we’re looking at some essential steps all industry event planners should be taking (if they’re not already) to make sure their operations are fully inclusive and equal. And, importantly, that they’re playing an active role in driving positive change.

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Live-streaming event basics: platforms, equipment & useful stuff to know

Live-streaming event basics: platforms, equipment & useful stuff to know

Live-streaming now plays a major role in the events industry – partly thanks to the pandemic, and partly because technology has opened up a whole new world of remote live-event possibilities in recent years.

Judging by the popularity of everything from home-based celebrity music gigs through to live webinars, it’s obvious live-streamed events are here to stay.

In this article, we look at some key considerations when hosting your own.

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How to use Twitter like a pro for your event

How to use Twitter like a pro for your event

As the 6th ranked app in the world, and with an advertising audience of 353 million users, it’s safe to say Twitter is one of the most powerful business marketing tools around.

The platform works famously well for events thanks to it’s quick-fire interactivity and live-action feel. But – it’s not a given that you’ll see your event trend just by signing up to the platform and pushing out random content. Like with any marketing tool, it pays to learn some key strategic moves before you put your fingers to the keyboard to Tweet.

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Webhooks live on our API

Webhooks live on our API

We’ve just added webhooks to our API.

Wait, what are webhooks?
Webhooks are automated messages sent from apps when something happens.

So, you can create a webhook for various things that happen in Ticket Tailor and send all the relevant information to your own application. For example, you could use webhooks to update your website listings every time an event is created or updated in Ticket Tailor, or you could add contacts to your CRM every time a new order is created.

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