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Who are Your Fans? Our Research has the Answer

By Victoria Rohrer September 12, 2019
As the global live event industry continues to evolve exponentially, event producers are looking for innovative ways to deliver a better guest experience and grow…

How to Build a VIP Experience That Fans Will Keep Coming Back for

By Tom Kacicki September 4, 2019
Love it or loathe it, VIP is a vital and enduring aspect of the festival experience. Some more egalitarian promoters scoff at the notion that…

3 Lessons Learned From the Final Report of the 2017 Las Vegas Shooting

By Hannah Weiner August 15, 2019
In October of 2017, a gunman opened fire on a concert attended by over 22,000 people. From the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort…

From the Experts: Making Volunteers the Lifeblood of Your Festival

By Milan Malivuk July 17, 2019
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…

How to Create Safer Events with Crowd Management

By Hannah Weiner July 11, 2019
Crowd management is, in essence, about the health and safety of everyone at the event. Stuffed audiences, disorganized crowd movement, and long wait times for…

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

By Milan Malivuk February 6, 2018
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…

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

By Milan Malivuk January 7, 2018
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…

Masterclass: Drug Policy Alliance's Stefanie Jones on Effective Festival Harm Reduction

By Milan Malivuk December 28, 2017
When it comes to raising awareness about the broad conversation around festival harm reduction and drug safety, few people are as well versed as the…

These 5 International Festival Brands Are Conquering Brazil

By Milan Malivuk November 9, 2017
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…

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

By Milan Malivuk November 2, 2017
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…
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