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XLIVE Interview Series – Boris Patronoff & Amy Brown – See Tickets

  This week on the XLIVE Interview Series we had the privilege of sitting down with two ticketing executives from ticketing giant See Tickets, Boris Patronoff, CEO North America, and Amy Brown, SVP Strategy and Business Development.  We spoke to them about a number of topics regarding See Tickets from the company’s inception, what differentiates […]

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Potential Problems with LED Wristbands

Potential Problems with LED Wristbands

Equipping fans with LED wristbands has been an ever growing trend at live events. Whether it’s to light up a stadium during the Super Bowl Halftime show or to give Oprah Winfrey a grand welcome to the stage, they have been enhancing the look and energy of events all across the country. By arming guests […]

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XLIVE Interview Series - Stephanie Selesnick - Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

XLIVE Interview Series – Stephanie Selesnick – SNIEC (Shanghai New International Expo Center)

  This week on the XLIVE Interview Series we sat down with Stephanie Selesnick, the US Representative of SNIEC – The Shanghai New International Expo Centre located in the Pudong section of Shanghai, China. It hosts many expos, including CES Asia and the Shanghai Motor Show, and is the only Western owned and run venue […]

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XLIVE Interview Series - Tim Bookout - Event Architecture

XLIVE Interview Series – Tim Bookout – Event Architecture (EA)

    This week on the XLIVE Interview Series, we sat down with Tim Bookout, Director of Sales for Event Architecture (EA).  EA began when one of North America’s top custom trade show houses, The Trade Group (TTG), discovered unique European-designed indoor/outdoor event structures.   TTG decided to bring them to the US market and formed […]

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XLIVE Interview Series - Aivar Laan - Festivality

XLIVE Interview Series – Aivar Laan – Festivality

  This week on the XLIVE Interview Series, we sat down with Aivar Laan, Founder and CEO of Festivality.  Festivality provides a technology platform and full-service support to bring live events to mobile.  We asked Aivar a number of questions from the opportunity he saw when founding Festivality, we spoke about the importance of capturing […]

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Leveraging Social Media to Boost Live Event Attendance 1

Leveraging Social Media to Boost Live Event Attendance

  For over a decade social media has been connecting people online through their screens. According to the Smart Insights Global Digital Report 2018, there are 3.196 billion social media users worldwide, up 13% from last year. With more people than ever online, it is important to understand how to properly leverage social media to […]

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The Changing Landscape of Live Event Design 1

The Changing Landscape of Live Event Design

  From festivals to corporate events, live events are getting bigger and better every year. This is due in part to growing budgets allowing for more funding to be spent on production. Through invention and ease of access, all aspects of live events have been enhanced. Grander stage designs, brighter and more elaborate lights, advanced […]

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Complying with the FCC When Using RFID 1

Complying with the FCC When Using RFID

  Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has revolutionized the way festival operations are handled. Adding this technology to guests wristbands or name badges has allowed for more efficient processes to be implemented. Check in has been sped up, cashless payments have allowed for quicker purchases, exchanging contact information has been made effortless, determining ROI for […]

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XLIVE Interview Series – Mark Miller – TicketSocket

  This week on the XLIVE Interview Series we sat down with Mark Miller, co-founder and CEO of TicketSocket, a true white-label ticketing and registration solution. We spoke to Mark about a number of topics from the opportunities he and his co-founder saw when creating TicketSocket, to how TicketSocket differentiates itself from other ticketing service […]

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The Importance of Sponsors at Live Events and How to Acquire Them - XLIVE Live Event Blog 1

The Importance of Sponsors at Live Events and How to Acquire Them

  Sponsorships are a huge multi-billion dollar market around the world and an integral part of life events. According to IEG sponsors are expected to spend $936 billion in North America in 2018. However, while more dollars are being spent, sponsors are becoming harder to secure. IEG also found that almost six of out ten […]

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The Rise of Destination Festivals - XLIVE Blog - Live Event Blog

The Rise of Destination Festivals

  Music festivals for most people are already an escape from reality for a few days. They represent a safe space where one can check their problems at the gate and dance for hours on end. They have become even more of an escape as these events have begun to move offshore to coveted destinations […]

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