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  • The 2015 Vendini Member Conference is Almost Here!

    Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time for another Vendini Member Conference! For those of you who might not know, we host a conference each year for our Members to take their knowledge of the Vendini solution to the next level through panels, group discussions, one-on-one trainings and so...

  • 5 Ways to Instantly Up Your Facebook Game

    With over 1.4 billion monthly active users and more than 935 million users daily, Facebook is a social media Goliath. It remains one of the best free tools your venue can use to promote events while interacting with and engaging your customers. 72% of internet-using adults are visiting Facebook at...

  • It’s Official: To Compete, Your Website HAS To Be Mobile Optimized

    The evidence that mobile is quickly taking over the business world is obvious. Mobile users are most likely to visit stores after conducting a local search, with 50 percent of consumers visiting one day after a mobile search. One in three searches on smartphones occur right before someone enters a...

  • 6 Things You Must Do When Interviewing Job Candidates

    This article originally appeared on Inc.com, and was the result of a series of interviews by Inc contributor, Minda Zetlin. You can find the original article here, and can also find Minda on Twitter at @mindazetlin. Nobody loves conducting job interviews. You sit there searching for the perfect...

  • The Pricing Predicament: 3 Things to Think About When Setting Ticket Prices

    Discounting tickets is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Having trouble selling tickets to a show or performance? Discount the tickets to make it more appealing. It seems as if it should be as simple as that, but as with anything in life and business – it isn’t. Rather than simply discounting...

  • Even More Reason For Thanks: Our Members Now Have $1B in Gross Sales

    It’s official, we’re in the Billionaire’s Club. We just hit an incredible milestone of $1 BILLION in gross ticket sales through the Vendini platform! First and foremost, a huge THANK YOU to our wonderful members for making this dream a reality because we truly could not have done this without you!...

  • How to Build a Kickass VIP Program

    Whether you’re a 50 seat theater or 50,000 seat arena, there are a few programs you need to make sure you have in place. Email marketing and donor programs are great places to start, and another tactic that we’ve seen add massive value are VIP programs. Creating a VIP program might seem elitist to...

  • Email Was Never Dead: 3 Tips To Breathe Life Into Your E-Marketing Campaign

    There’s been a lot of talk recently about email marketing: Is it still effective? Is it relevant? The answer is yes, it’s alive and well, and still incredibly effective and inexpensive. Here are three things to keep in mind before starting your next email marketing campaign: Develop Your Strategy...

  • If You Build It, They Will Come: 3 Ways to Make a Great Website for Your Venue

    Whether you’re a theatre, college box office, music festival or live music venue, a great website is an absolute necessity. Not just one that looks pretty, but one that is fully functional. Your website is the face of your company and is one of your biggest marketing assets. Think about the things...

  • Checklist for a Remarkable Festival [Infographic]

    Festivals of all sizes are using the same tools and tactics as the big dogs to give their patrons these remarkable festival experiences. It's not just the Bonnaroos and the Coachellas of the world. After being a part of the industry for over a decade, certain aspects of festival planning become...

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