Event Awareness For Festivals - Wikifestivals
It is true that the future of event awareness for festivals is social media. One of the lesser known formats is the wiki. And specifically for festival operators there is wikifestivals. Here's a quick look at a new spin on the established wiki information format as it relates to the event awareness for festivals - including yours.
What is a wiki?
A wiki is a web application which allows people to add, modify, or delete content in a collaboration with others. While a wiki is a type of content management system, it differs from a blog or most other such systems in that the content is created without any defined owner or leader, and wikis have little implicit structure, allowing structure to emerge according to the needs of the users.
The best known example of the wiki format is Wikipedia. What makes Wikipedia one of the most visited Internet destination in the world (second only to Google search) is its open policy of letting anyone add and edit the information contained therein. This openness leads to controversy at times, but overall open access leads to rapid growth and use, far faster than any closed private endeavor could ever achieve on its own.
Of all the various ways in which a festival operator can make potential ticket buyers aware of her upcoming event, the wiki format is often overlooked. That may be because there hasn't been a wiki exclusively for festivals - until now.
Wikifestivals - Event awareness for festivals
When Adam Parry wrote of the new wiki dedicated to festivals, called wikifestivals, his focus was on employment. But Parry's emphasis on employment also applies to the website's general event awareness for festivals.
To make this happen, WikiFestivals.com is offering any business operating in the festival space, from event organizers to traders to charities, the chance to post vacant roles and receive job applications for free.
Festival organizers, always on the lookout for ways to recruit more people cheaply, have embraced the opportunity to post vacant roles at no cost, whilst festival -goers have been similarly enthusiastic, especially as many of the roles advertised offer paid work.
Wikifestivals honors the wiki tradition of allowing anyone to contribute and edit information, just like its big brother wikipedia.
More importantly, the well formatted clearing house for all festivals of all types is rapidly gaining favor with the various search engine algorithms, namely Google. Time will tell if wikifestivals becomes the top search result when your potential new ticket buyer is looking for a fun event to attend. As of this writing, listing your festival is free, and there are also some rudimentary advertising opportunity costing far less than what one would pay for radio, TV or print ads.
ThunderTix ticketing software for festivals
At ThunderTix, we consider bringing your festival to the attention of would be new customers is a cooperative effort. We are an online ticketing company first and foremost, but we are continually adding new tools to help you get the word out. Just one example is our new post event to Facebook feature that is currently in beta testing. You also have the option to sell event tickets through Facebook.