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  • Patron Intimacy is the New Black: 3 New Tools To Increase Patron Loyalty

    Now more than ever, it’s important to engage your patrons in a meaningful way. Not just from a transactional perspective, but from a human perspective. Your patrons are the ones that hold all the power – they’re buying the tickets, donating to your organization, telling their friends, family and...

  • Technology + Tracking Metrics = Festival Success

    There’s no question that music festivals have exploded in popularity. Across the globe, there are over 10,000 music festivals alone. But festivals are for more than just music. You can add 3,000 film festivals and countless others – ranging from tequila and margarita festivals to balloon festivals...

  • Big News! Our Knoxville Office Is Officially Open!

    First and foremost, I’d like to say one thing: GO VOLS! We are incredibly excited to announce that we’re opening a brand new office right in the heart of the Old City, near Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, to be headed up by our Director of Festival Solutions, Robby Black. Our operations team...

  • 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...

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