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QR Codes for fundraising

QR Codes: Your superpower for increasing fundraising revenue

An Unsung hero of the pandemic can be your go to superpower for fundraising What do you see when you look at the odd square above? A weird maze? A reminder that your eyesight isn’t what it used to be? Opportunity? QR Codes: Increasing revenue in a changing world QR Codes and their unique look…
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Increase season subscriptions with a bundled discount

7 ways to increase season subscription sales

Creating multiple subscription types, discounts, and offers allows patrons to find a package that is tailored just for them. Increase season subscription sales this season!

North Texas Performing Arts

Case Study: North Texas Performing Arts

Hard as it is to believe, a decade ago, most performing arts venues took the old pen-and-paper route to handle ticket sales. One such organization making the transition to online ticket sales resides in Plano outside of Dallas, Texas. North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) started with ThunderTix in 2017 and with the efficiencies of online…
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How to manage Covid cancelations - despairing actor in front of dressing room mirror

How to manage Covid cancelations

The set awaits, performers are ready, and the box office schedule ensures everyone is ready to greet attendees. Then you get the news — your lead has Covid. As theatres continue towards recovery from the pandemic and contend with lower attendance, preventing cancelation is critical. When Covid cancelations strike, it causes disappointment with patrons, adds…
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how to attract new audiences post pandemic

How to attract new audiences (post - pandemic)

Covid seems a distant memory — almost. While we’ve learned how to navigate around this new virus with vaccines, masks, and care, a glance at the empty seats during recent performances proves that the effects are lingering. In fact, the New York Times reports that attendance across North America has fallen by 40-60%. Season subscribers…
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Social distancing for theatre seating

Help patrons feel safe to return The performing arts attracts a decidedly mature audience. In fact, the Monterey Symphony reports the average audience member is 71, and 55 is the magic number for classical music fans. While 41 is the average age for broadway performances, community theatres worldwide generally skew a bit older. This is…
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Charlie Chaplin looking out of a window...lonely from close event businesses

A survival guide for event businesses

There is no handbook on how we — as owners, directors, box office managers and staff for event businesses — should operate in a world where the very essence of what we do, that is, bringing people together, has been banned throughout the world. These circumstances have imposed on all of us a true fight…
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how to stream live events with Facebook

How to stream a live event on Facebook

Facebook’s networking app has a new live streaming platform, Facebook Live and may offer the ideal solution to stream your live event. The key to the success of Facebook Live rests in having a large number of Facebook followers who frequently engage with your content. Further, Facebook Live limits your virtual broadcast to a single…
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11 ways to prepare for hosting a virtual event

ThunderTix has been building a series of virtual event guides to help you kick off your first virtual event. Check out our resources on why you should go virtual then dig into content covering topics like our beginners guide to video streaming for live events and how to sell tickets for virtual events. With this…
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ThunderTix mass email service for events compared to mailchimp and constant contact

Email marketing for events: integrated mass email tools

One of the most important aspects of a well-executed event is hosting an engaged audience, and that begins with attracting patrons to the events that are right for them. For many events, mass mailing is the ticket to getting “butts in seats”. ThunderTix offers three options for integrated email marketing for events allowing you to…
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