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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Our 2022 Q3 giving summary: £30,320 donated

Our 2022 Q3 giving summary: £30,320 donated

At Ticket Tailor we’re driven by the mantra of "Growth on Purpose". While our primary mission is to make it easy and affordable to sell event tickets, there’s an overarching purpose for our business to have a positive impact.

In 2021 we pledged to donate 1p for every ticket sold to climate causes, partnering with three charities to protect our oceans, rainforests and bogs.

After a booming summer we’re thrilled to be giving £8,440 ($9.3k) to each charity, that’s £25,320 ($28k) in total from the last three months of ticket sales!

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Improved timeslot reporting with Ticket Tailor

Improved timeslot reporting with Ticket Tailor

Understanding your ticket sales is crucial to running successful events. When you’re selling tickets online to an event across multiple days and times, it can be tricky to keep track of which slots are selling well and which are flopping. So, we’ve made a number of improvements to our timeslot reporting to give you a better overview of exactly that.

Unlock operational efficiencies, maximise marketing opportunities, and minimise errors

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Ticket Tailor’s fully-fledged API is now live

Ticket Tailor’s fully-fledged API is now live

It’s here! To mark the launch of our API, we’ve launched an IPA 🎉.

After months in the making, the Ticket Tailor API is now live, giving event creators the ability to build powerful integrations with their own products or other third-party tools.

Already over 1,500 Ticket Tailor box offices have active API keys – and that’s something to raise a toast too! 🍻

Keep reading to find out how you can integrate and automate till your hearts content, and get your hands on a case of our limited edition API IPA brew!

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How UK charities can claim Gift Aid on donations with Ticket Tailor

How UK charities can claim Gift Aid on donations with Ticket Tailor

If you’ve ever sponsored someone in a charity sport event, it’s likely you’ve been asked whether or not you want to add Gift Aid to your donation. But what exactly is Gift Aid? UK-based charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated from HMRC through Gift Aid, which can quickly add up and make a huge difference.

While it’s an easy way to boost voluntary donations, collecting a Gift Aid declaration is not always as straightforward to set-up as it should be. So, we’ve added a new feature to make it as simple as possible for charities selling event tickets online with Ticket Tailor to claim and report on Gift Aid.

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How your ticket sales are helping protect our Oceans’ seagrass meadows | Ticket Tailor x Ocean Conservation Trust

How your ticket sales are helping protect our Oceans’ seagrass meadows | Ticket Tailor x Ocean Conservation Trust

Our planet’s seagrasses are diminishing rapidly, with some studies estimating that around 92% of those surrounding the UK have disappeared over the last couple of centuries or so.

Thankfully there are amazing organisations working hard to restore and protect them. The Ocean Conservation Trust is one of them, and we’re proud to say that we support the work they do with regular donations.

Quick sidebar: In 2021 we partnered with three climate charities: Ocean Conservation Trust, Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), and Cumbria Wildlife – for healthier oceans, healthier forests, and healthier bogs, to protect our planet and people. Since then, we’ve donated 1p (1.3c) for every ticket sold through our platform to these important (amazing, brilliant, wonderful 💚) causes.

Back to our planet’s seagrasses – what are they, and why do we need them? Turns out, they’re pretty wonderful ocean-dwelling meadows with a plethora of planet-friendly super powers.

Keep reading to learn more about the importance of seagrass, the work of the Ocean Conservation Trust, as well as our two-day volunteering trip to Plymouth 😎👇

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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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Top ticketing tips to sell out your bonfire night event 2022

Top ticketing tips to sell out your bonfire night event 2022

Autumn enthusiasts – delight! 🍁 The season of all things fun and festive is officially on its way – crisp leaves, chillier days, and darkening nights in tow.

In the blink of an eye it’ll be bonfire night; we can practically hear the crackling of sparklers and smell the wintery, smoke-filled air already.

Best get down to business then. Here are our top ticketing tips for this year’s fireworks events, – which are sure to see things go off with a pop, whizz and a bang.

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