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Welcome back to our monthly blog round-up series of 2021, YapStories, where we do a monthly round-up of our best blogs - insightful industry pieces, feature updates, tips & tricks, and resources that present an …


Welcome back to our monthly blog round-up series of 2021, YapStories, where we do a monthly round-up of our best blogs - insightful industry pieces, feature updates, tips & tricks, and resources that present an …


The health and safety of our communities will always be our top priority. The ambiguity remains constant even with the latest vaccine developments around the world. Event attendees are opting for the safest venue that …


Brand-building is important in many contexts, but with more events moving online, you may struggle to generate the recognition your business deserves unless you are prepared to overcome the limitations of virtual meetings. To Get You …


Event seating can be one of the biggest challenges for any event planner, especially during COVID times. Designing seating charts and layouts for your socially distanced events with Yapsody’s venue mapping is one way of …


According to the CDC Guidelines, there is no specific limit or recommend a number of event attendees for live events that qualify as appropriate social distancing. However, there is a stringent emphasis on event organizers …


Whether you’re an independent event organizer or a hospitality venue, it’s easy to arrange for the best DJ, logistics, design team,  and talent managers. But when it comes to the most defining factor of any …


The New Normal comes with a new set of rules and regulations. Whether it be your event planning, event operations, or the whole arm of logistics. Needless to say, we wanted to delve deeper into …


Retaining and engaging your audience by exceeding their expectations in the “New Normal”  will be the key to success in the upcoming months. Unless and until you’re matching your attendee’s safety regulations, you won’t be …


With summer setting in just in time for the phase-wise opening in the USA, you might consider planning a live concert or show in your region. Regulations easing off and businesses starting to open up …


With online events suddenly becoming the new normal for many during the COVID-19 era, as an event presenter how well have you adapted to the new normal? Chances are that your event attendees might be …


With the pandemic hitting the revenue streams across all the shores of businesses, the hospitality and events industry is one that is majorly caught up in this disruption. However, with recent developments in health care …


Event technology has changed significantly in the last few years. From standing in a queue to booking tickets online, attendee experience just gets better by the day. A lot has changed for the event presenters …


With the COVID-19 situation successfully putting everyone together inside for social distancing, event organizers around the world are also taking a break. However, being able to access the internet is a gift that has facilitated …


Sustainable events are the need of the hour and rightly so. With a multitude of events happening all over the globe every day, the waste generated from some of them leaves a lasting impact on …


Being a newbie to the event industry can sometimes take its toll on managing your event budget. Even seasoned event organizers get bamboozled when it comes to sticking to their budget while creating the ideal …


Questionnaires and surveys are a great medium to garner actionable event insights that can improve your event planning game. As an event organizer, you always need to keep your eyes and ears peeled to gauge …


A sure shot way to measure your event success is through its footprint on social media. Instagram has surpassed Facebook in popularity as it’s a highly visual platform for sharing live experiences by event presenters …


You can bring the best speakers, artists, and comedians on board and plan out an exclusive event at the most electric venue in town. But if you don’t go that extra mile, you’ll be missing …


Attending a pub crawl or bar hopping with your friends and colleagues can be one of those nights that can be absolutely legendary or downright chaotic. No matter what the outcome, the journey and a …


Campus life is unquestionably one of the most defining phases in a student’s life. They are busy mastering their academics, making new friends for life, and learning essential life skills. In this transitionary phase, it’s …


As an event ticketing platform facilitating event creation and ticket sales for presenters & hospitality enterprises all over the world, we’ve witnessed diverse events and venues working like a charm together when done right. However, …


Scratching your head over the best type of event seating for your upcoming events? Should you opt for General or Reserved Seating? If a General Admission event lets your attendee walk into the venue like …


Online video has become the go-to marketing format for event marketers and planners worldwide. Video is the most-consumed format across all popular event marketing platforms like Instagram and Facebook. YouTube itself has over a billion …


A few glasses were broken on the dancefloor, a laugh riot ensued when the jokes were doled out, or perhaps the audience experienced a eureka moment when your keynote speaker delivered that mind-bending quote. Basically, …


2020 - a catchy, well-rounded number that must’ve given event marketers a few eureka moments already to leverage it into their event marketing strategy. As we plunge into the New Year 2020, it’s time to …


2019 is on the verge of wrapping up and we’re about to transition into a new year that will usher in a new set of event marketing features and trends. Our Enterprise Grade features elevate …


Music is the universal glue that evokes feelings of peace, love, and unity. Experiencing your favorite artist, band, or DJ in a live event can be a life-altering moment. It’s one thing to enjoy your …


Our event ticketing platform is used by event presenters and hospitality enterprises worldwide to elevate their ticketing experience and boost revenue effortlessly across multiple venues. Powered by Enterprise-Grade features, Yapsody facilitates over 1 million ticket …


How to make your attendees fall in love with your event right from the entry point till the exit? Maybe it’s the headliners that will elevate your event experience? Or perhaps how smartly the seating …


If you’ve read our blog - How To Build Attendee Personas For Your Event, it should've given you a fair amount of knowledge in navigating your pricing strategy based on different audience personas. However, sometimes, …


Trying to plan your Christmas Eve events without being monotonous? As an event organizer, how do you stay unique every year while staying true to the tradition? Normally, just the thought of Christmas can conjure …


Pricing event tickets for different event types and audiences can be one of the most exhausting tasks for an event manager.  As an event manager, you should know which pricing strategy will work with different …


MailChimp is a leading email marketing platform designed to automate your marketing process and grow your event attendees. With our MailChimp integration, you can quickly import your customer list into your account and take off with …


We strongly believe that online payment is a crucial touchpoint for event ticketing which can affect ticket sales. As of today, our clients are leading hospitality and entertainment enterprises, based in the United States, Canada, …


If the event industry is what you’ve chosen to be a part of, you’re about to go on a rollercoaster ride with some good, bad to the best moments in your life. As an event …


In the entertainment business, casinos stand unrivaled when it comes to being the complete package. It’s not always about high-stakes gambling as they rake in a lot of money from live acts such as concerts, …


Storytelling can humanize your brand, bring it to life by making it relatable, and by the end of it, make it memorable. As an event marketer, the process of your event promotion and ticket booking …


PayPal is a global payment system that supports online money transfers and functions as a highly secure payment gateway for many businesses worldwide. As of 2019, it has 286 million active registered accounts that allow …


You’ve finally zeroed in on the type of event you want and aced the event marketing for your target audience. Now, you need to streamline your event seating plan before the big day. Event seating …


In event marketing, planning without building attendee personas, is like shooting in the dark. With two decades of industry expertise spanning across concert promotion and production, we bring you insights that will streamline your event …


Instagram and Snapchat have turned out to be much more popular amongst teens worldwide, surpassing the once-dominant Facebook. Instagram is adding over 300 million active users each month whereas Facebook adds 228 million. It comes …


A fundraiser is a great way of sharing and caring for your community. Helping your communities by raising money is just as fulfilling as planning the entire event. Whatever inspires you to plan or support …


Organizing events and selling tickets manually has been your forte. But this time you decided to be a little more efficient and look for an event management software that’ll save you time and money. With …


While sipping on your Macchiato, you decide it’s time to organize your next event. Since you hosted an event recently, you’ve already got the budget and the number of attendees figured out. But it turns …


Putting together a fundraising event is a complicated task – even experienced corporate event companies sometimes disagree on the best way to proceed regarding certain aspects of the planning process. However, when raising money for a …


If the event industry is what you’ve chosen to be a part of, you’re about to go on a rollercoaster ride with some good, bad to the best moments in your life. As an experienced …


No matter how many events you’ve organized, one question you keep asking yourself before organizing every event is if your budget will cover all expenses. Organizing a grand event requires a grand budget which can …


With tough competition in the event industry, event managers have to be innovative when they have to create their next event. Unlike the olden days, today the internet gives us an answer to almost everything. …


As an event manager, do you always keep wondering what event you should host at your venue to get that additional income? The events industry is changing significantly and if you want to keep up, …


Being a leading global event ticketing company, we deal with event managers across the globe and help them sell tickets online for different types of events. With over two decades of concert promotion experience and …


While we have more than everything we need today to live a comfortable life, not everyone does. Luckily, there’s one type of organization that thinks selflessly for others and we can’t imagine a world without …


Since the inception of an online ticketing system, the ticketing process is streamlined for everyone in the events industry. While you may think Yapsody only offers its online ticketing services to live music concerts, casinos, and …


Sleepless nights, consecutive meetings and constant stress become a part of your life when you decide to step into the event industry. While planning, organizing and selling tickets online will be the core function of …


Events are one of the best ways to generate revenue for every nonprofit organization. With the holiday season arriving soon, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take advantage of this once a year opportunity to …


From beautiful landscapes to multicultural festivals, the United States is considered a great travel destination. Most people plan their vacations in a way that it coincides with popular festivals like Mardi Gras and Aloha. Whether …


Are you planning to host an event soon, but not sure what seating plan is the best? Asking yourself a few questions will help you decide. Let’s say you’re planning a Christmas ball at your …


Do you believe spending lavishly on your event will result in happy attendees? Probably not. While budget is an important aspect of every event, you can still achieve success with effective planning. It takes research, …


Planning an exclusive event, that represents class, sophistication and luxury can get you more accolades if it’s organized well. Whether you’re planning a corporate awards ceremony, school fests, conference or a special ladies night at …


Being parents of the 21st century is definitely the most difficult job in the world. With most kids preferring to spend time playing games online on mobile devices, it's challenging for every parent to keep …


Munching on Timbits and sipping on Tim’s coffee, you decide to host a concert in Montreal, Canada. Exactly 7 months before the event date, you set the budget, book the venue, finalize the dates and …


Am I going to win the Jackpot? That’s a question that pops in the mind of every gambler when they’re at the casino. People love casinos because of the excitement, thrill, the atmosphere and high …


Are you looking outside the window thinking about unique special event ideas and creative event themes for your next event? The skyscrapers or the blue skies may not give your themes our blog will offer …


With a heavy backpack and map in one hand, you’ve set out on your Euro trip you planned a year ago. But when you arrive at the Munich International Airport, you realize everything sounds gibberish …


Lighting, DJ, an incredible playlist and food and drinks are sure to get everyone grooving to the beat and have a fabulous time. The overall experience you offer right from buying tickets online till the …


Are you making the most of your event space? Whether it’s a small or a large open space outside your hotel, event spaces are capable of generating significant revenue for your brand. If you never …


Everyone loves gastronomy tours, whether you’re hosting it for a fundraiser or to simply earn some extra cash. While you may have organized hundreds of food and drinks events, your attendees may find it monotonous …


School events are a great way of showcasing every child’s talent. Whether it is through a musical concert or an international science fair, pulling off a great school event requires strategic planning. With mostly parents …


Whether it’s a spiritual or a rock concert for the headbangers, concerts have a way of moving the masses. If we were in the ’90s without the presence of the internet and social media, selling …


An explicit show of daredevils performing motorcycle stunts, balancing acts and talented jugglers, circus events offers its audience a jaw-dropping experience. Although, planning a great circus depends on how well you strategize your event. Finalizing …


Unique experiences, silly rides, live entertainment and a whole lot of memories is what most fairs and festivals offer. It definitely has its own set of challenges. From planning a budget to venue selection, your …


Be it a seafood festival or a mini Oktoberfest, food festivals can pull in massive crowds to your venue. Given an opportunity, food lovers won’t mind wandering places to please their palates. However, to achieve …


Conferences are a great place for networking and sharing ideas. Planning a perfect conference can mean sleepless nights for event presenters. With a multitude of tasks to handle, you are capable of jeopardizing the conference …


“How do I increase my revenue?” This is the most common question that crosses every hotelier’s mind on a daily basis.  Do you know that your hotel space can be used for multiple events and …


Bright lights, grand stage and beautiful sets are what theater events are all about. Through talented artists and mesmerizing performances, they take you into a realm of dreams you don't want to return from. But …


Conferences are a great place for like-minded people of the same industry to meet and share new ideas and experiences. While a well-planned conference can give your brand a good reputation, planning one right from …


You may not run a marathon, but planning, organizing and hosting a sports event is nothing less than a one. Whether it’s a Basketball tournament or a 10K run, selling tickets online can be a …


Alumni meets are a great way to relive the olden days. Meeting your old friends from high school and university after many years can be a beautiful experience, especially when everyone’s busy running the rat …


When the response of your post-conference survey indicates a poor response, it’s time to rethink how to make your conference fun and engaging for your attendees. People attend conferences to acquire knowledge, meet new people …


Cotton candy, Ferris wheel rides, entertaining music, and great food are a few reasons why everyone loves going to the fairs and festivals year after year. It brings thousands of people from different cultures and …


Food and drink lovers find a way out to any corner of the world if you give them the taste and experience they are looking for. This unbeatable combination has always been a crowd puller, …


Be it Shakespeare’s Hamlet or Cinderella’s “The Little Glass Slipper”, live enactments are always entertaining to watch. A drama connects with the audience through emotions, makes them laugh, cry and have a great time. Luckily, …


Listening to your favorite band or artist while traveling is way different than watching them live at a music concert. It's an exhilarating experience no one will want to miss. Music has a way of …


The holiday season can be overwhelming for an event presenter overloaded with tasks, be it planning, promoting or selling tickets online. With Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Year coming soon, planning multiple events can be a …


When you don’t drink, but want to be a part of the largest beer festival because your friends are going, it sounds a bit crazy. Believe us, it isn’t. Thankfully, Oktoberfest has a lot more …


Are you going tobogganing today, eh? Well, that’s what you’d hear in the Great White North(Canada). Famous for its maple syrup, ice hockey and the beautiful Niagara Falls, Canada gives you more than one reason …


Every year planning a Christmas dinner and desserts can mean a lot of work. Although Christmas is a time to relax, enjoy and have fun with your friends and family, you end up working harder …


Planning budgets, venue, promotion, taking quick decisions become your routine task once you’re an event presenter. But after all that hard work, can you really predict if your event will be a success? That’s not …


The holiday season means a lot to different people. For an attendee, it is the most entertaining time of the year, while for an event presenter, it happens to be the most revenue-generating season. However, …


Everyone loves Halloween. It’s that time of the year when people can be spooky and fun at the same time. While most of us love a spooky, horror-filled Halloween night, some love Trick Or Treat …


An event presenter’s job is one of the most stressful jobs there is. From ideating the event, making arrangements for every aspect of the event, dealing with non-cooperative vendors to making sure your attendees leave …


Christmas is all about having fun and entertaining your guests, whether it’s for a small Christmas party or a huge Christmas ball. Invitations play a vital role in driving attendees to your event along with …


Munich, known for the fine architecture, culture and world-famous Oktoberfest is one of the best places to visit in every backpacker’s bucket list. But if you can’t travel all the way to Germany to attend …


The diverse culture and moderate climate with rich history make Pennsylvania one of the best places to visit during the holiday season. If you’re planning a trip to Pennsylvania, there’s a lot to add in …


The more you spend, the better time you’ll have – this is just a myth. DON’T let your credit card statement spook you with Halloween expenses. Enjoying those creepy moments, dressed up as witches and …


People love to meet and connect with new people whether it is on social media or a Christmas party downtown. Christmas season being everyone’s favorite time of the year, also turns out to be the …


As an event presenter, you make yourself and your event vulnerable to tens and hundreds of challenges. After having been in the event industry for over a decade, we’ve noticed that event ticket pricing can …


You’re planning to host an exciting event in your side of town. You’ve made all the calls, figured the logistics and are confident your performer will show up on time. The nitty-gritty is taken care …


Everyone loves party games, whether you're an 8 or a 32-year-old. Party games are a great way to celebrate the Christmas season to bond with family or mingle with people you meet for the first …


Wondering whether COVID-19 will mean No Trick Or Treating on Halloween? Regulations have eased off around the world which means hosting a Halloween event is very much possible.  Whether it is your first time organizing a …


Christmas is the perfect time to break the ice between the bosses and the staff. Organizing a Christmas party in or outside your office can help your employees bond through get-togethers and fun games. Here …


Beer, live music and gigantic pretzels, Oktoberfest is an easy crowd-puller. It’s the largest beer festival in the world that attracts tourists from all over the world. From teenagers to old hippies, you’ll find people …


What's the one common thing between an event and Facebook? They're able to draw communities together. With more than 2.45 billion monthly active users (October 2019), Facebook has become the event presenter’s prime spot for …


Event pricing is a major factor for your attendees deciding to be part of your event. A well-planned event pricing strategy can give you more than just a happy customer. Get this right and profits …


With the advancement in event technology, attendees have higher expectations from presenters. They’re looking for a pleasant and seamless experience right from looking up your event online, booking tickets to entry and exit of the …


Life would have been so easy if your attendees had to just walk up to you and hand over their contact details. But it isn’t. However, it’s also not as tough either if you do …


SOLD. OUT. EVENT. Three words that can make an event presenter’s day. Though this is easier said than done, there are a few things that increase your chances to sell out your event. Giving your audience …


From planning to selling the last ticket for the event, there’s a lot an event presenter has on his plate. With too many tasks to handle, things can go awry if you let certain slip-ups …


A sold-out event is every event presenter's dream. All the hard work you put in to make your event successful can fall through if no or few attendees turn up at your event. Leveraging different …


The biggest challenge that prevails in the event industry is reaching out to your potential audience. Selling out your event isn't all that difficult if you implement the right marketing strategies to generate more leads …


Promoting an event through the right channel can increase your event’s visibility. If not done right, there are chances your event could go unnoticed. If you are an event presenter looking to increase the visibility …


Fundraising for Nonprofit organizations has always been about building relationships, finding ways to serve the community and working towards a cause. Non-Profit Organizations have their own set of challenges like planning a fundraiser event, strenuous …


Basically, every part of the business seems to be satisfying an equation. Even the one that’s allegedly a “risk” is actually working on probability equations. Fundraisers, on the other hand, have a softer edge and …


Planning an event is tough as it ideally takes several months to plan and promote an event successfully. Event managers, however, are required for efficient online event promotion. Event managers have to work against time …


The most stressing part of an event planning is to fix a budget for the event. Event budgets are said to keep planner’s awake at night. Event registrations are unpredictable, so a planner always tries …


Events and startups have a lot in common – they both start as an idea and end as revolutions, leaving everything and everyone in their paths baffled. Finding ideas and developing them is referred to …


“Myths and Creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.”   -Ansel Adams And these struggles have a defined presence in the world of Event Planning. If you’re an Event Planner, you know what …


A few years back in time, event organizers were usually people who were distinctly spotted in the middle of a mayhem carrying bundles of documents, bills and checklists stuffed hastily in mismatched folders, yelling instructions …


“Mr. Retailer” lets out another sigh of despair as one more unsatisfied customer walks out of his gadget store; meanwhile, an online store sells another hundred smartphones in under an hour during its flash sale. …


  Time management is essential when planning an event. In this article I’ll share some tips to help you maximize your productivity. Set goals before you begin to execute. Keep your goal brief and clearly defined, …