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Digital Marketing Festival Insights Report 2019

Digital Marketing Festival Insights Report 2019

22nd October 2020

Project Simply's: 2019 Digital Marketing Festival Insights Report In addition to the Insights Report Project Simply have developed a festival website framework called 'Plot' , which allows festivals to vastly reduce cost and time to market of their festival website and hosting needs, without scrimping on quality. It's geared up for simple, powerful and flexible administration a...

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Open Air Business Gathering 2021

Open Air Business Gathering 2021

11th September 2020

NEW DATES -  7 - 8 SEPTEMBER 2021 Our colleagues at Open Air Business have their annual "gathering". A very useful event for Festival and Events organisers. Full line up and speakers at www.oabgathering.com...

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Welcome to our partners - WOMEX - THE WORLD MUSIC EXPO

Welcome to our partners - WOMEX - THE WORLD MUSIC EXPO

25th July 2019

WOMEX 19 – Tampere, Finland, 23–27 October 2019 "WOMEX is the most important international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, with 7 stages, 60 music showcases, 700 + exhibiting companies, more than 92 countries, 2,700 professionals, 100 speakers and mentors, 16 films, an opening concert and award ceremony, across five packed networ...

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Project Simply

Project Simply

11th April 2019

Having worked with festivals over the years we understood how difficult the marketplace was becoming with rising costs across the booking, build and marketing. We see lots of shared information on 'the build' and 'at event' best practices but not really much in the attraction and engagement of customers through various marketing and digital strategies. Our aim is to reach as man...

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Exploring the value of arts and culture for families

Exploring the value of arts and culture for families

28th January 2019

    “It brought me fresh enthusiasm for the sector I work in and I left buzzing with ideas” – delegate, Family Arts Conference 2017 The UK’s largest family arts and culture conference will explore the value of family engagement and how we can communicate that value to families, funders and the wider cultural sector. This event will bring creati...

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2018 NOEA Awards winners announced

2018 NOEA Awards winners announced

13th December 2018

The winners of the 15th annual National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Awards have been announced, following a gala dinner in Bath’s Pump Rooms. The panel of judges was led by Alistair Turner, managing director of EIGHT PR and Marketing; he was joined by Andy McNicholl, city events manager for Liverpool Council, Sally Piggott, head of festivals, UK for Eventbrite, Gill Tee fr...

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Vision:2025 at The Showman’s Show 2018: Resource Round up

Vision:2025 at The Showman’s Show 2018: Resource Round up

13th December 2018

It was great to see so many Vision:2025 festival teams and environmentally-minded suppliers at The Showman’s Show in October 2028. Thank you all for bringing your knowledge and questions on event sustainability to share with the community. In case you missed the day or wanted to follow up on conversations: Here’s a round up of the speakers and suppliers who were there with links to ...

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Brexit scenario planning

Brexit scenario planning

13th December 2018

As part of Brexit scenario planning, Tom (UK MUSIC) is trying to map major events, such as tours and festivals, that are planned in the UK as well as the EU from March to June 2019. In particular, he is keen to understand which events are likely to involve large movements of people and/or goods across the EU/UK border. If you have views on events that should be factored into this please contact To...

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Just So Festival receives Sustainable Tourism award

Just So Festival receives Sustainable Tourism award

25th September 2018

Just So Festival’s commitment to sustainable practices informs every part of their business. All onsite vendors use re-usable cups, and since 2018 vendors have been banned from selling single use water bottles. Multiple water refill points have been installed across the site to make using reusable bottles more convenient. All food waste is composted and they work with a disposal company to m...

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Spiral Earth

Spiral Earth

4th July 2018

Did you know that our folk festival directory to UK and European festivals is one of the most popular parts of our website? It gets consistently high views all year round and as we run it in collaboration with fRoots magazine and the Association of Festival Organisers there is a constant stream of traffic from their sites.  Festival goers seem to be choosing which ones to go to earli...

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GDPR

GDPR

24th May 2018

Everyone and their dog is talking about the new GDPR regulations coming in May this year.  But very few people are offering you a concrete solution. There are two main things that you must do after May 25th.... 1. I...

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After 3 years of negotiation…. The new PRS tariff!!

After 3 years of negotiation…. The new PRS tariff!!

16th May 2018

AFO members and others will know from previous statements, PRS and AFO along with several other Live music promoters  and associations have been discussing the Performing Right Society’s demand to increase the % rate of the LP tariff. During the consultation phase it became clear that PRS were looking to move up nearer to rates similar to those charged in some European countries. F...

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Run a Festival for Oxjam in the Midlands

Run a Festival for Oxjam in the Midlands

8th May 2018

Run a Festival for Oxjam in the Midlands We're proud to have been the Official Ticketing Partner of Oxjam for the last decade. It's the UK’s largest grassroots music festival, and they need aspiring Festival Managers to run events in the Midlands this Octob...

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Breaking News: BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL  CANCELLED

Breaking News: BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL CANCELLED

23rd April 2018

It is with immense sadness and regret that we have to announce that this year’s festival cannot go ahead. Beverley Folk Festival is a non-profit-making organisation, run by a dedicated team of volunteers. Unfortunately we have recently discovered that we have lost our primary source of funding so we simply do not have the money to pay for either the infrastructure or the performers....

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Traditional Music Forum

Traditional Music Forum

12th April 2018

TMF Newsletter April 2018 ...

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The Event Technology Awards 2018

The Event Technology Awards 2018

9th April 2018

The awards are now in their sixth year and will once again recognise the achievements of companies delivering digital and technological solutions to the events industry. The Event Technology Awards ceremony will take place in London on the evening of Wednesday 7th November 2018 following Event Tech Live. The ceremony is widely regarded as the only networking event that brings together...

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Fantastic for Families Awards 2018 winners announced!

Fantastic for Families Awards 2018 winners announced!

7th March 2018

UK’s most family-friendly arts and cultural organisations recognised Winners of the national Fantastic for Families Awards 2018 have been revealed at an awards ceremony at Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds Eight awards were presented across 5 categories, judged by a team of experts in arts and culture for families 12 organisations were recognised across the Awards which included Best ...

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The Event Club Party

The Event Club Party

31st January 2018

Tickets are available here. https://ww2.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/event-buyers-live-industry-rumpus-evening/10045064...

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FEATURE OPPORTUNITY - Standout Magazine

FEATURE OPPORTUNITY - Standout Magazine

31st January 2018

And finally... FEATURE OPPORTUNITY: Do you know an event or festival organiser that is creating amazing work but doesn't shout about themselves as much as they should? Stand Out is looking for event and festival organisers only to profile for a series of upcoming features. Get in touch. [email protected] and [email protected] For the latest ev...

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Coventry to host UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry to host UK City of Culture 2021

23rd December 2017

http://standoutmagazine.co.uk/coventry-host-uk-city-culture-2021/...

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