Turn up the Heat

by admin on March 1, 2011

If the weather is cooling, why not plan your next event to start heating things up?

Selling Event Tickets is a cinch when you’ve planned an event that your supporters genuinely want to attend. It’s time to begin your preparations. First, of course, is the venue. Perhaps its time for a long stone hall with a fire roaring in a fireplace at one end. And what about the menu? Hot, savory soups, and juicy roasted meat tempt the palate at this time of year. Add the entertainment: a hot band to keep your guests moving.

Once you know what you mean to do, and when and where you mean to do it, you can begin generating excitement for the gathering with some advance publicity. Posters, Fliers, and Invitations all allow you to share the details with your mailing list or community. Choosing the perfect design helps sell the event, and adding your own images, such as logos or head shots, to your event collateral, helps to make it yours.

Choose a complete Event Kit and you can print Event Tickets, Raffle Tickets, and Drink Tickets that match your publicity materials. Such a lovely sense of completion ties your event together.

With the right details and the right advertisement, you can start selling Event Tickets. Create the event that people want to attend and you’ll have no difficulty selling those seats.

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If you are an educator or otherwise involved in programming for adolescents and young people, you may already be selling Event Tickets to a Valentine’s themed event for February 14, or some other time in the upcoming future. In that case, you know you’re walking a fine line: you want to create a fun experience that will engage their minds and their senses, but you need your chaperons on their toes and the supervision level high.

Unlike a similar event directed toward adults, you don’t want the atmosphere to get too dark. Instead of candlelight, consider more exciting ways to create a magical atmosphere:

  • Balloon drop
  • Smoke machine
  • Confetti cannon
  • Soap bubbles
  • Foam
  • Strobe lights

Your teens are young adults, but your goal here should be to provide a more innocent and childlike environment, one in which they can have fun without feeling pressured to engage in more adult behaviors.

Hiring a high energy band or DJ is another important step. Popular musical acts will draw crowds, and can be advertised in advance on Posters and Flyers, which will help you sell more Event Tickets. If funds allow, a professional photographer is a nice touch, especially if they will bring the proper backdrop for Valentine’s photos.

To keep your teens involved, be sure to plan games and activities so they stay occupied and in sight. Frequently distributing prizes and small items helps keep them in the room with you. The goal is romantic, but not too romantic! There will be plenty of time for that when they’re a little older.

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A Year of Fabulous Events

by admin on February 1, 2011

Ticket Printing around the Calendar

Are you worried about attendance at your regular gatherings? Flagging interest in a meeting or party that occurs 4 or 6 or 12 times a year may reflect a dreadful sameness. If your guests feel that these events all run together, getting them to come out over and over again can get difficult.

The solution? Create the distinction of distinct events by assigning each one a specific theme and then printing Event Tickets, Invitations, and other products to announce the theme.

Some themes are easy, almost too easy. Your Christmas holiday party, is a no-brainer, and you’ll find many designs and ticket templates to sell it. But what if you gather together every month? You can choose a seasonal theme, working with holiday and meteorological conditions. Or, you can get more creative. Why not throw out the seasonal themes completely and think of the year in different terms?

Colour, for example. With so many beautiful Event Kits to choose from, you can print publicity products in a different colour every month. Coordinate by decorating your venue in that month’s colour, and then asking your guests to wear that colour. Imagine how lovely your pictures will be when everyone comes in blue, or green, or white! Members will look forward to expressing themselves, and seeing how others interpret the theme.

Other options, for which you’ll find plenty of matching Event Kits, could be sports, nature, or cities. Browse the design gallery at a large online ticket printing company and you’ll find plenty of ideas.

Planning the year out in advance allows you to create a year’s worth of thematic intent!

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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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The Long Weekend

by admin on June 8, 2010

God Save the Queen!

And God save our beloved Australian tradition of the Long Weekend! We’ve got a marvellous one coming up, and if you haven’t planned your tribute to the Queen yet, it’s not too late. All across the continent, your friends and families are scheduling barbecues, film festivals, musical events, and mini-vacation getaways in accommodating hotels near big cities, beautiful beaches, or splendid outdoor opportunities.

Tickets are selling fast for events like We Love Sounds, an electronica festival in Adelaide, The Grantville Pirate Festival in Gippsland, and Mr. McGee and the Biting Flea, a children’s storytelling event in Brisbane. Not your cup of tea? Keep searching for some proper June entertainment, or start planning your own event.

How about a Block Party? For urban, suburban, and exurban living, the Block Party is an ideal event for those who love their neighbors, as well as those who don’t know anything about their neighbors and realize that they probably should. Check with the city to pull permits if you want to close off your street to motorized traffic and start knocking on doors. Who can loan some powerful speakers and play DJ? Who can roll out a grill and start barbecuing? Who will bake desserts? You can sell tickets if you want to make your money back, or earn a little something for local projects, like planting trees and flowers in public spaces.

Printing out Posters, Flyers, and Invitations will help increase attendance at the event. Hang them in local shops, on telephone poles, in bus shelters. Remember that this is a friendly, neighborly event. The more you talk to your neighbors and inspire a sense of anticipation, the more likely they’ll be to attend your party.

Or, there’s always the tried and true staycation. Buy yourself a case of beer and download those movies you’ve been meaning to watch. Celebrate the Queen’s birthday in whatever way is festive to you!

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All about the Music

by admin on May 4, 2010

There is truly nothing like a one-of-a-kind musical event. When you’re an event promoter busy with the details of a concert, you know your audience is out there. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of finding them and reaching out. Music soothes the savage beast, joins communities together, and kindles our spirits. All you need to do is find a publicity campaign that shares you event with the world.

Ticket River offers Event Kits and General Admission Tickets to suit any music program. Whether you’re hyping country music, rock and roll, heavy metal, alternative, jazz, classical, reggae, gospel, show tunes, disco, swing, chorale, or anything else that sings to you, you’ll find an image that speaks to the fans.

Let them know what you’ve got to offer with bold, beautiful, brightly coloured publicity Posters that match your Event Tickets for that neat, put-together look. Choose images of instruments, adoring fans, passionate performers, or ardent dancers. Add your event information to festive designs with easy-to-use ticket templates. Spread the word with Invitations and other advance publicity materials. Keep your event orderly and secure with VIP Passes and Drink Tickets.

When you’ve got songs to fill the air, you need Event Tickets to raise up your voice to the masses. Choose from hundreds of designs and find one that suits your needs perfectly. Let the design stimulate the eye just as music stimulates the ear and start selling more Event Tickets today!

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Life’s a Beach

by admin on April 7, 2010

Going coastal? Or just assuming the attitude. Either way, April is the perfect time for a last-chance beach party!

Organise the festivities with a beach-themed Event Kit. Sell Event Tickets if you are trying to earn money with your event, or simply to break even with the food. Choose matching Posters to advertise if you’re looking to gather a crowd, or choose customised Invitations to keep the guest list exclusive. Then your Invitations can double as Event Tickets, if your event is to be large enough that you might need help keeping track of who shows up.

Wax down your surfboards and head for the beach for that classic surfing event. Sell more Event Tickets when you choose the perfect inspirational image, in action-packed, high-resolution colour. Or simply sit by the shore and watch the pros cut through the waves as you enjoy the lingering days of autumn. Even inland, you can invoke the majestic beauty of the place where the ocean meets the shore with the right Event Ticket.

Dig your toes in the sand or get your feet wet. Just relax. All your ticket printing needs are covered in one place, so you can organise and advertise your event with minimum hassle and maximum beauty. Wouldn’t you rather be thinking about important things, like how many steaks you’ll need, or what brand of beer your guests would prefer? With hundreds of beautiful ticket template to choose from and an easy customisation and delivery process, you can get your Event Tickets printed and move on.

Keep all your events beautiful with the right ticket!

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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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For the Children

by admin on March 10, 2010

If you work in education, or childcare, or even if you simply have your own adorable young ones running about underfoot, you’re well aware that children, at the best of times, can be hard to manage. Add cake, ice cream, and games into the mix and you’ve created a dangerous situation. Childrens’ parties are the delight of children everywhere, but from an adult perspective, they can appear chaotic, loud, and even dangerous.

Inject your organisational skills into the mix when you print your own Event Kits online. A little planning ahead can keep the crowds under control and turn your event into an unqualified success. Invitations are just the start.

Event Tickets for events large and small make kids feel special and help you keep track of who’s attending. Find the perfect design and they make wonderful souvenirs, especially if you upload your own image of the guest of honour right to the ticket template.

Drink Tickets can take on many roles. Use them to keep the queues for food and drink orderly, or hand them out to game winners to be exchanged for prizes at the end of the event. With individual numbering, they can help keep everyone in order so there’s no disagreement about who’s first and who’s next. Big Posters make wonderful decorations, and guests can even take them home afterward.

Start browsing Event Kits and planning your next party for young people today!

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Life Is Just a Fantasy

by admin on February 23, 2010

Dreaming of something different? Perhaps the desert has become oppressive in its solitude, or the city disturbing in its cacophony. Why not create a magical world that allows your guests to escape the cares of the real world for a little while? Consider these escapist Event Kits for events that double as dream mini-vacations:

  • Hollywood Premier: Roll out the red carpet and welcome your guests with hordes of eager paparazzi snapping their photographs as they arrive in their most glamourous attire. Screen classic cinema on screens through the venue, and serve champagne and finger food from trays passed by well-dressed servers.
  • Viva Mexico!: Mix in a little romance and blend your gathering with a beach-themed celebration for Latin lovers. Offer margaritas and nachos to your guests. Encourage them to show up in swimwear (it helps if you can hold this event poolside) and see if you can’t get a conga line going!
  • Wine Tasting: Summon the spirit of the vine with a sophisticated wine-tasting event for oenophiles. Choose a nice selection of bottles, and pair them appropriately with cheese and fruit. If you’re uncertain how to proceed, spend some time researching on the Internet for a most delicious evening.

Let the massive online gallery at TicketRiver be your inspiration. Every Event Ticket offers a new world of possibilities for you and your guests’ entertainment.

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