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Marketing Your Event: 10 Tech-Savvy Tips to Bring in a Crowd

Guest Post provided by:

Carl Diesing, Managing Director and co-founder DNL OmniMedia.

 

Organizations, whether they’re nonprofits, businesses, community groups, or churches, host events for all kinds of reasons. Reaching new audiences, raising money for your mission, or just giving your community a good time are all great goals for your organization’s events.

Regardless of why you’re planning an event, though, one thing remains constant – the need to promote it. If you’re unable to attract guests to your event, all of your team’s planning efforts may go to waste. For nonprofits that rely on events to raise funds that support their operations, it’s absolutely crucial that their events provide a return on investment. (more…)

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How To Setup Online Registrations For Your Summer Camp in One Day

If you’re thinking of running a summer camp, you’ll want to make your sign up process as easy as possible by offering online event registrations. This makes it easy for parents to learn more about the event, register their kids, and purchase tickets in a matter of minutes.

In this post, we’ll explain what you need to do to setup an online registration system for your summer camp. We’ll also explain how you can do this using the Event Espresso plugin for WordPress – an event registration solution that can help you streamline summer camp registration. (more…)

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Celebrating 10 Years of Event Espresso!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since we released our original Event Registration plugin for WordPress! A lot has changed in that time, both for the plugin itself and for the WordPress community as a whole.

Now is the perfect time to look back over the past decade, and see how a little events registration plugin grew up into the powerhouse it is today. Join us as we dive into some history, in celebration of Event Espresso’s 10th anniversary! (more…)

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Use This Easy Tool To Plan Your Next Event ~ Just Like the Pros Do!

If you are an event planner or event organizer, you know that it’s a tough job to keep track of all of the various event management tasks and to stay organized and on track.

The good news is that you can use event planning tools – like Gantt charts – to plan out events, assign tasks to team members, get a high-level view of the different event planning activities, and so much more.

That’s why we’ve created a template and put together this handy guide to help you create your own personal event Gantt chart. And, in this article, we’ll show you exactly how to use the event Gantt chart template to plan out your next event. Before we begin, let’s quickly take a look at what a Gantt chart is and what you can do with it. (more…)

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EventON vs Event Espresso: Selling Tickets and Event Registrations with WordPress

Finding the right event management plugin to sell tickets and accept registrations can be difficult. While most solutions out there, like Event Espresso, offer core event features out of the box, others require you to purchase premium add-ons to implement basic functionality.

In this article, we’ll compare EventON vs Event Espresso in a six-step comparison to help you decide which plugin is right for you. Before we begin, let’s quickly step through the main features on offer with both plugins. (more…)

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How Successful Event Organizers Use Feedback Loops to Grow Their Events

By creating feedback loops for your events, you let attendees, staff, and vendors know that their opinion is important to you and you take their feedback into consideration when planning future events.

As a result, everyone involved with your event will understand that your goal is to help them meet their objectives and will be more inclined to provide feedback that helps you deliver better experiences.

With this in mind, in this article, we’ll take a look at how successful event organizers use feedback loops to enhance event experience for attendees, staff, and vendors. We’ll also discuss some of the ways you can create feedback loops for your events. (more…)

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Event Organiser vs. Event Espresso: Which WordPress Plugin Is For You?

What’s the best way to manage your event registrations in WordPress?

In this article we will compare two popular WordPress plugins for event management: Event Organiser and Event Espresso.

Promoting your events online is vital to ensuring that attendance is high. Running an event registration and ticketing website lets you make the key details about your events easily accessible, such as dates, times, and locations. However, sharing information is only one aspect of hosting a successful event.

In fact, you can actually use your website to manage your events – before, during, and after. As long as you use the right tools, you can streamline the process of attracting attention, selling tickets and registrations, tracking attendance, and much more.
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Should You Go Free or Premium for Your Events Website?

Comparing Events Made Easy vs Event Espresso: Should You Go Free or Premium for Your Events Website?

 

If you’re looking to offer online event registration and ticketing on your WordPress website, you’ll need a specially-designed tool. WordPress doesn’t offer any features to help you display events and sell tickets, but you can do those things (and more) with the right WordPress events plugin.

When it comes to WordPress events plugins, there is a range of options available. For example, there are simple free tools like Events Made Easy or Event Espresso Decaf, which make getting started quick but can be limited in terms of functionality. There are also premium solutions such as Event Espresso (premium version), which won’t come for free but will offer more features.

In this post, we’re going to discuss the pros and cons of going with a free or premium WordPress events plugin. We’ll also introduce two of the most popular options, and help you choose the right one for your site. Let’s jump in! (more…)

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On Their Calendars…On Their Mind

If you are an event organizer then your goal is to get on the calendar of anyone who is interested in your type of event.  To help with that goal, you can make your online event[s] accessible for people to add your event to their own digital planners, their calendars!  This will help you stand out among other events and stay top of mind as your potential guests make their plans.

Adding iCal download links to your event registration confirmation emails or making them available as .ics file downloads makes it easy for attendees to save the event’s details directly to their personal calendar applications. And, if attendees put your upcoming event on their calendar they’re more likely to attend.
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7 Ways to Upsell Event Registrations and Tickets with Event Espresso

Upselling can be good for your business and great for your attendees too. Good upselling is more about excellent customer service than it is about aggressive sales tactics. The opportunity for upselling your event is all around you. Event Espresso, which is an online event registration and ticketing plugin for WordPress, offers you many opportunities to upsell your events so that you can maximize your event revenue. This article will share what upselling is, the argument for upselling, upselling strategies, recognizing upselling opportunities, handling objections and tracking upsells for your online event registration and ticketing with Event Espresso and WordPress.

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