Jazz it up!

by admin on January 20, 2011

Are you a starving artist or a struggling musician? If you’ve devoted your life to creative pursuit, it can often be difficult to shift gears and turn your attention to the making of money, but, no matter how much your music sustains you, you still need money to live. Independent artists who are in any part responsible for enticing fans to attend their concert can take a few simple steps to start selling more event tickets.

Consider this: if you have fans, they’re already interested in buying concert tickets. Your fans like you and want to hear you play. So, are you doing enough to give them what they need? The best motivation for true supporters to attend your shows is advance knowledge.

You don’t need an expensive advertisement campaign. Rather you need to focus your efforts. Those fans who wish to purchase event tickets to hear you play: where are they?

  • Record stores
  • Dance clubs
  • Concert Venues

Think about where they’re likely to be found, and invest a little money in some eye-catching Posters or Flyers. You’ll get the maximum return in tickets sold for the minimum investment. For a few dollars, you can reach hundreds of people.

More that likely, your fans are also on Facebook and Twitter. Are you? If you haven’t created a Facebook fan page and begun reaching out to your existing fan base while creating new listeners, go do that right now!

If you do have a fan page, make sure to communicate regularly, at least once a week, although once a day is better. Don’t overdo it, but do make sure to offer a few posts reminding people of upcoming concerts, letting them know when and where they can buy tickets, along with all the details about the upcoming concert. Some bands report that these Facebook posts are the number one motivator in selling concert tickets!

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Grassroots Organisation

by admin on June 23, 2010

Whether your group has millions of supporters around the world or consists solely of you and your amazing html skills, your events, your ticket sales, and your success can benefit from the help of local activists who share your concern. Mobilisation of a grassroots surge can help you create events of greater interest to the public, sell more event tickets, and continue doing your work around the clock, even when you can’t personally stick around to supervise.

Step 1: Find your base.

Call a meeting. Advertise your intention in every place you imagine your supporters may be waiting for you. That will include local media outlets such as television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. You will also want to hang flyers and posters in relevant shops and public places, such as the library. And of course, you need a strong web presence: a website, along with a blog. Leave messages on others’ forums, and send email blasts if you can obtain useful mailing lists. Invitations sent via snail mail can also be effective, if you have a good list of addresses.

Step 2: Hear them out.

Once you’ve gathered local activists to your meeting, state your intentions and open the floor for discussion and suggestions. This is the heart of grassroots organisation. Your goal is to raise money for and awareness of your cause. Allow interested participants to take charge. If, for instance, you wish to raise $1000 for cancer research, introduce yourself, explain why you are interested, and ask people what sort of fundraiser they would like to support.

Step 3: Activate.

Having settled upon an event, you can begin planning. Let your grassroots army do the heavy lifting, and support them as much as you can. Be sure to involve local businesses and personalities as much as possible. This would include hiring caterers from your town, using local venues, asking local bands to play or local celebrities to speak. Your grassroots movement is much more likely to identify with your efforts if they can see its local appeal.

Step 4: Sell that event.

Once planned, everyone can start selling event tickets. If you’ve made an effort to create a truly homegrown event, you’ll sell more tickets. Even those who aren’t invested in your charity will want to participate in a big community event. Print your own event tickets online to save money, then let your volunteers sell tickets to friends, family, neighbors, and strangers. Ask local businesses if they would be willing to sell tickets through their shops. You can also sell tickets online, through your own website, or through a site like TicketRiver.com.

Step 5: Don’t lose your momentum.

If you’ve carried off one big event, keep that grassroots army in motion. Let them keep planning and executing the events they want to see! If your organisation works from the ground up, you can create a vibrant movement, accomplish your goals, and bring people together for a good cause.

Your supporters are out there, waiting for you to engage them. Go find them!

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Your FIFA World Cup Party

by admin on June 16, 2010

There’s still time to organise your World Cup celebration. Sports-themed parties are a fine way to gather your friends together in a small space. Or, let out a larger venue and sell event tickets to armchair athletes who are willing to pay a little extra to watch the big game on a big television, perhaps within a few feet from a fully-stocked bar. Find your space and start printing those Event Tickets.

You need not do much decorating, but if you want to liven the room up, a simple assortment of flags of many nations or team photos will do the trick. Just be certain you have plenty of chairs, along with an out-of-doors space convenient for those who feel the need to step out for a cigarette, a breath of fresh air, or to punch a tree. If you’re charging for Event Tickets, make sure the drinks keep flowing, and consider a selection of easy-to-eat foods. Barbecue is always welcome, but finger foods will be appreciated.

Advertise with Posters, Flyers, and Invitations. Be sure to communicate where interested parties can purchase tickets to your event. You may sell ticket through a local business, a website, or by using your excellent sales pitch on potential customers you meet in pubs, clubs, or in your neighborhood.

World Cup Fever is a curious affliction, but one that is not wholly useless. Turn your club meeting, charity fundraiser, or weekly outing in a World Cup part and start raising money while entertaining those around you in a style fit for athletes.

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Anzac Day

by admin on March 31, 2010

As we move into the month of April, we remember the valour and honour of those who have served, the sacrifices of soldiers who did not come home, and the eternal hope that the future holds the promise of peace so that our children will never again be asked to travel overseas to a theatre of war. In preparation for Anzac day, it is fitting to organize your parade, dawn service, and related events with the Anzac Day Event Kit.

This lovely Poster not only announces the details of your observance, but allows you to customise it with logos of sponsors, head shots of speakers, and other photographs or meaningful illustrations. The ticket template provides for nine small images, along with one big one.

The design, which matches the rest of the Anza Day Event Kit, features a field of red poppies along with the silhouette of a soldier with his head bowed over his weapon. Gorgeous, full-colour printing offers eye-catching imagery to stand out from the background, so that you can spread your message easily. Let the entire community view the details of your event. This Poster offer you fourteen lines of custom text, so you can fit an entire morning’s worth of activities.

The Anzac Event Kit is available with any or all of the following pieces:

  • General Admission Event Ticket
  • Raffle Ticket
  • Drink Ticket
  • VIP Pass
  • Poster
  • Flyer
  • Invitation
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Pride

by admin on November 10, 2009

Australia-Day-Invitation

Take pride in your events.

Whatever the reason, whatever the season, if you’ve gone to the trouble to organise an event, arranged for all the details, and set things in motion, you should be proud! And if you’re proud of your initial steps, why wouldn’t you let that pride shine through in your communication with all your guests?

Your print materials are the front line in sharing information with a crowd.

  • Invitations help you get the details to your mailing list and fan base.
  • Posters and Flyers let you spread the news to a wider group and create new supporters.
  • Event Tickets remind people when and where to attend the big event, even after they’ve made the commitment and purchased their seats.

You’ve got plenty of information to share. Share it beautifully! Whatever you want to say, you’ll look better saying it with full-colour, high-resolution, professional-quality print materials. Printing your own Event Tickets and publicity in the Internet costs less than you think, and your order ships out faster than you can imagine.

When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, it’s that much easier to keep your event running smoothly. Don’t settle for second-best. If you take pride in your work, show it with lovely, affordable, high-quality Event Tickets.

Print to impress!

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