January 07, 2014

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013

Looking back, it’s hard to believe how much happened in the ticketscript world last year. By way of a quick trip down memory lane, here’s a selection of highlights in the form of our top 10 most viewed blog posts of 2013.

1. The State Of The Ticketing Industry 2013: An Exclusive Report

We surveyed 1,000 UK ticket buyers on their attitudes and behaviour regarding ticketing and events. This post contains a full report of the essential industry insights delivered by the survey.

2. Facebook Introduces Direct “Buy tickets” Button For Event Pages

Since February 2013, Facebook has been supporting events promoters with the option of a “Buy tickets” link for their events pages. Using ticketscript, you can set this to send people to your ticketshop tab over on your main Facebook page.

3. What Is Secondary Ticketing?

An important distinction in the events industry that not all ticket buyers are aware of. Here we explain what you and your buyers need to know.

4. Tales From The Field: Life As An Entrance Manager

At ticketscript, we don’t just provide you with the technology to sell more tickets – our entrance management teams will make sure your event runs smoothly on the day too. We asked Toby, our man on the ground in the UK, to share his experiences from doing just that.

5. Facebook Begins Restricting Invitation Numbers

More Facebook news in this post. To prevent users being endlessly spammed by event invites, only 100 invites can now be sent in one go, with a cap of 300 “pending” invites at any one time.

6. ticketscript Announces 10 Millionth Ticket Sold As It Tops £200m In Ticket Sales

October 2013 saw us surpass a huge milestone with the sale of our ten millionth ticket – the full story here.

7. 15 Apps To Enhance Your Event

Broadening the perspective beyond our gig/festival heritage, we decided to delve into the ever-growing world of apps built to help you run events of all kinds.

8. Using Social Media Effectively to Promote Your Event

Something of a Ronseal this one. We all need new ideas on how to make sure we’re using social media as best we can, whatever our goal is.

9. ADE 2013: Win Tickets to SIX Amazing Events

We had an incredible time in at ADE in October, with a substantial gang of ticketscripters heading to Amsterdam to make friends, close deals and, naturally, cut a few shapes. This blog post is about the super-kind clients that gave us a few sets of hot tickets to give to our social media audience.

10. Social Media & Music: A Match Made In Heaven

A mammoth post first looking at why social media and music are so intrinsically linked, then offering a host of inspirational ideas from bands, DJs and other artists successfully innovating on social media.

By Dominick Soar