Milan Malivuk

From the Experts: Making Volunteers the Lifeblood of Your Festival

Most festivals use some mix of professional staff and volunteer workers to run their event. Finding the right balance between professional and volunteer staff depends on the size and culture of your event and can be a process of trial and error. Unfortunately, when event safety and event security are at stake, there is little …

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Tomorrowland

Revenue Growth Tips From the World’s Biggest Music Festival

In this article, we look at how Tomorrowland, one of the world’s biggest and most iconic events, has continued to improve the guest experience and drive ROI by implementing a cashless payment solution. In the final weekends of a sweltering July, around 400,000 fans from every corner of the world descended on the sleepy town of …

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Jeff Miller

Former-NFL SVP Jeffrey Miller Talks About Fortifying Event Security With Access Control

It’s safe to say that few people in the world are better at improving event security than Jeffrey Miller. After almost 25 years in the Pennsylvania State Police, working his way up from the lowest rank to the highest, Jeffrey was reporting to Governor Rendell as state commissioner of the 9th largest police department in …

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[Updated] 12 Engaging Brand Activation Ideas to Boost Event Sponsorship

Michael Ilves, LA-based brand activation specialist that has worked with some of America’s largest festival properties. The very best brand activations integrate seamlessly into the event by solving a problem, whilst also acting as a vehicle for data collection and inspire engagement on socials. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite festival …

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Masterclass: Unified Command’s Chad Ladov on Improving Your Live Event Surveillance

Event surveillance should be near the top of every organizers priority list, and having that ubiquitous perspective is essential for managing any mass gathering nowadays. It’s a tragic reality that grave threats to the safety of your patrons have to be considered from the moment you start planning an event. Event security today is a multi-team …

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Brasil events

These 5 International Festival Brands Are Conquering Brazil

Alongside awakening giants India, China and Southeast Asia, Brazil is the next major territory for globally inclined festival brands. With a burgeoning homegrown market and audience traveling more and more, the demand for world-class lineups, production and experiences is increasing every year, and a handful of bold international festival brands conquering Brazil. But as with …

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5 Things Everyone Hates About Festivals (And How You Can Avoid Them)

Most festival attendees approach their big weekend expecting a perfect utopia of music, friends, food, and absolutely no hassles whatsoever. Rarely does it quite pan out quite so perfectly! As a festival organizer, there are many factors you can control that will influence the mood of your attendees. While it might be more fun to …

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