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Tips, tricks and advice to help your event reach it's potential.

SSL Certificates

Security is important. Below, we'll run you through what an SSL certificate is, how to check for one and how your details are safe with Origin Tickets. What is an SSL certificate? An SSL certificate ensures a secure, private connection between a website and its...

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Puppies & Pizza on Plymouth Science Park

On 20th September 2017, we welcome Guide Dogs to Plymouth Science Park! In an effort to raise as much money for the charity as possible, we're hosting a Puppies & Pizza event - pizza kindly provided by Domino's Plymouth. Come along and...

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Frequently Asked E-Ticketing Questions

Here at Origin Tickets, we're on a mission to provide simple, feature rich ticketing for event organisers. Part of making ticketing simple is making sure no question goes unanswered! So, we've compiled some of the most asked questions around e-ticketing...

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Adele Fans vs Booking Fees

Last week, singer-songwriter Adele was forced to cancel her final shows at Wembley Stadium after having vocal difficulties. As if Adele's fans weren't disappointed enough, some of them having found out the gig was cancelled on the day, the ticket...

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Reinventing the Wheel

There has been a trend emerging amongst marketers as of late. For some reason, brands are implementing entire marketing campaigns centered around 'launching' features which you'd be disappointed to realise weren't available before. Most of these features you'd hope...

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Floggin’ a Dead Horse

Recently, Cvent announced their event web design platform aimed at event organisers. Cvent boasts the tool's "innovative" features, including drag and drop widgets, custom designs and event registration. Generally, these are features of most modern website...

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Bad Website, Bad Business?

We've all come across terrible websites. Full of text, pixelated images and a theme that suggests it was created using Windows 95. Is your business guilty of this? Your website is one of the first places many potential clients will look when researching your company....

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The Eventbrite Marketing Myth

Often we receive emails from businesses asking how we will market their events or that they’d prefer to sell tickets via Eventbrite because of the perceived marketing capabilities of the service.   Eventbrite’s goal is to sell tickets so they earn their fees, it...

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Origin Tickets App – Available Now

Woohoo... we've just launched our new app in both the Google Play and iOS App stores! Currently, the app is available for our event organisers to scan tickets so running your event is now easier than ever. Scan tickets on the gate or manually search for individual...

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5 Reasons Local Businesses are Better

Choosing to support local businesses can be beneficial, no matter your industry. From planning an event to suppliers, local businesses can do what the industry bigwigs can and more. Below are some simple reasons local businesses are better! 1. Personal Experience By...

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Don’t Settle for Standard Ticketing

In many cases, when buying tickets for an event, be it a workshop or gig, the buyer is led away from the original website of the event organiser to the ticketing services’ site. Whether it’s a well-known dance academy or a local pottery class, why should guests be led...

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9 Tips to Get More from Your Networking Event

Get the Most Out of Your Networking Event In our experience networking events are invaluable to many businesses, especially for small businesses and in specialist industries. With that in mind, it's important to get the most out of networking - so we've gathered some...

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How Events Can Grow Your Business

Attending networking events can be invaluable to many business owners but it’s even better if you run your own.   If you’re in an industry or location where there aren’t any networking events or conferences, be the business that hosts...

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Selling Tickets via Email

Have you ever been about to buy something online and then realise to make the purchase you have to email the seller or fill out a contact form and they’ll get back to you? If you were about to make an impulse purchase, that feeling wouldn’t last until you receive a...

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Essential Tips for Social Media

Successful use of social media is important for any modern business. We've pulled together some simple tips to help you get started or to remind you of how to get the most from your online presence.   Know Your Target Audience! Before you get going with social...

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Identify Your Target Audience

Knowing and tapping into your target audience is a key part of any successful business plan.  We’ve compiled some basic tips to get you started, with a view to implementing a social media plan next! Who wants your product/service?There are some really basic...

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