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Everything you need to know about RFID wristbands, and how they’re transforming the festival experience.

Nothing says summer like a festival - music, food, or otherwise. For a long time, never-ending lineups and overcrowded event spaces were considered an unavoidable part of the 'festival experience'. With the rise of RFID wristband technology, that's quickly changing.  RFID wristbands enhance the festival experience. Easy to set up and convenient to wear, they allow registered event attendees to move in and out of venues at the tap of a wrist. In some cases, they can even be used as a form of cashless payment. Gone are the days of long lineups to get in, misplaced ticket stubs, and ...

7 Reasons Why Food and Drink Events Need Cashless Payments

Nearly 5 out of 10 millennials now refer to themselves as “foodies” It’s no surprise that food and drink events are becoming increasingly more popular around the world as consumers become more educated and passionate about tasting and discovering great food and drink. In fact, 52% of millennials would rather go to a food festival than a music festival. The Future of Food and Drink Events is Cashless Payments Traditionally, food, wine and beer festivals use paper or plastic token systems as a form of event currency for on-site purchases. While tokens make sense for certain live events, cashless payment ...

Why You Should Use Cashless Payments at Your Next Event

Cashless payments through RFID wearable technology has become immersed not only into people’s everyday lives (think Apple Pay) but also in events. Why? Because cashless payments help event planners create a seamless onsite experience for attendees that increase attendee’s overall event satisfaction and their event spend.   But how do you know if integrating a cashless RFID payment solution into your event is the right thing for you? What are the key benefits of integrating this technology into your next event?  To help you answer these questions and show you how you can help your attendees leave their wallets at home ...

Unique Ways to Incorporate RFID Wristbands Into Your Next Event

Event planners are always looking for creative new ways to optimize attendee engagement without sacrificing event ROI. Luckily, event technology, specifically RFID wristbands can help planners do both. RFID wristbands have continued to prove to planners to be a powerful solution for live events. But what specific types of events should RFID wristbands be used for? Conferences? Festivals? What are some creative ways to utilize RFID wristbands? What Events Can Benefit From RFID Wristbands? Whether you're using RFID wristbands for gamification, cashless payments, access control, or for one of its many other benefits, the technology can be utilized for many different ...

What Makes Fans Frustrated?

The global live event industry is continually growing and event producers are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the fan experience. Sometimes it's vital to not only look for what fans like but also what they dislike and what really frustrates them. In our State of Live Report, that's exactly what we looked at. The report has everything you're looking for. Below are some insights from the data we collected so you really know what gets your fans' blood boiling. The Biggest Frustrations Fans get frustrated with a lot of things at events, but there's one thing ...

RFID for Events: Top 10 Myths Busted

Events with integrated RFID solutions for Access Control, Cashless Payment, and Experiential benefit from improved operational efficiencies, increased on-site revenue and enhanced patron experience. We might be a bit biased, but we've seen it happen over and over. If you're one of those organizers who is considering using RFID technology but are skeptical, you're not alone. It's important to evaluate all aspects of new event technology to make sure it's the right fit for you. We get it. That's why we put this list together to help you in your quest for RFID glory. Myth #1: RFID is Not Secure ...

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

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 some fans are more "important" than others and focus their attention on elevating the whole experience. Others recognize that some fans want to have a more comfortable experience and are happy to fork out significantly more money for it. But it can be tough to know what your fans consider to be "worth it". Is it simply enough to give people a better vantage point of the stage? Or do they require freebies, like food ...

How RFID Wristbands Improve Fan Expos

Cons have been gradually catching up to the major advances in event technology, adapting some of the best practices from fellow large-scale events like major league sports and music festivals. RFID technology enables wristbands to improve fan expos by being integrated to keep perimeters secure, while events are finally phasing out paper guidebooks. We’ve looked at the Con landscape in North America today and these are some of the biggest developments in the industry, and how they are contributing to a considerably heightened fan experience. Reduce Registration Lines Without RFID wristbands, waiting in inexcusably long lines to pick up credentials ...
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Know Your Customer: Capture the Data that Matters

Most customer data-collection efforts are based on the information they give you. It’s valuable to be sure, but it’s not 100% trustworthy because you have no way of verifying that what you’re getting is accurate. But actions don’t lie. And being able to track what people do will tell you so much more about them, what they like and how you can adapt to their needs. This is what makes live events such a goldmine for anyone who wants to get to know their customers, as long as the right data-capturing mechanisms are in place. The problem is that these ...
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 Boom, Belgium for Tomorrowland. Now in its 14th year, Tomorrowland has become the most globally visible event of its kind. With 16 official stages hosting around 1000 acts and dizzying standards of production, the Belgian festival is an engulfing spectacle to behold. But beneath the fireworks, ...
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