For everyone, this past year brought a number of unforeseen challenges. The events and entertainment industry was hit particularly hard.
At TicketSocket, we’ve stayed unwavering in our commitment to the good people in this industry, working tirelessly to find creative solutions to every issue the COVID-19 pandemic threw our way. For that reason, we recently partnered with the incredible company Sched to provide a combined event-planning experience that will help you find success — yes, even now.
Find out what both companies do and how this integration can help you increase event sales.
What Is TicketSocket?
TicketSocket is a powerful white label ticketing platform that puts registration back into the hands of event organizers. When you utilize our platform, you cut out the precious time and money typically spent on building custom solutions.
With our proprietary plug-in framework, white label tools, and open APIs, we’re pioneering a new level of interactivity and customization for event promoters, venues, developers, and more.
What Is Sched?
While TicketSocket handles all the ticketing and registration concerns, Sched takes care of the rest.
As an integrated software platform, the company fulfills many digital organization and management needs for a wide variety of events. With Sched, you can engage with participants, manage seating, empower speakers and sponsors, curate a cohesive online presence for your event, and much more.
How They Work Together to Make Event Planning a Breeze
Here are six ways TicketSocket and Sched work together to make events even better:
1. Full Control Over the Event Experience
Both TicketSocket and Sched want event organizers to fully control their event from beginning to end. And with the companies’ integration, maintaining full control is easier than ever.
According to Mark Miller, CEO of TicketSocket, “It’s all about putting control back in the hands of event organizers … the TicketSocket and Sched integration does just that, with certain ticket rules in place, you can even control which tracks someone can add to their personal agendas within the app.”
With the ability to manage your own processes, app, and website, you’ll also have full control over the following:
2. Seamless Synchronization
Because of this integration, registration is seamlessly linked to the rest of an event’s online experience.
This makes it so you can automatically sync your event’s attendees to Sched once they’ve registered or purchased a ticket through TicketSocket. They won’t miss a beat.
3. Simplified Ticket Sales
Instead of offering a frustrating number of ticket types, event organizers can sell ticket packages, such as “VIP Pass” or “Four Workshop Pass.” This not only simplifies things on your end, but it also gives attendees the freedom to curate and schedule their own experiences.
However, organizers simultaneously maintain control by limiting what each attendee can sign up for based on their ticket type. TicketSocket’s tracks and tiers also allow you to segment your audience.
4. Increased Traffic and Sales Through Social Sharing
After attendees register through TicketSocket, they are automatically given a profile on Sched.
Through this easy-to-use portal, participants are not only able to manage their own schedule, but they can also share it with their friends. This unique social sharing feature allows attendees to see which events their friends are attending, which can significantly increase event sales.
According to Sched, it allows your event to gain a 251% viral lift in traffic.
5. Expanded Reach
Before its recent partnership with TicketSocket, Sched was only integrated with one ticketing provider, which significantly limited the options event organizers had to work with. Now, those who rely on Sched to keep their event organized can opt for a white label ticketing platform to provide their event registration solutions.
Providing more options and a wider reach, the TicketSocket and Sched integration makes both companies all the more desirable to work with.
6. Maximized Exposure of Sessions and Sponsors
With the TicketSocket and Sched integration, event organizers can keep tabs on the number of attendees who can register for every session.
With the ability to tweak session capacities at any time, you can single-handedly escalate exposure for specific events and their key speakers. You can also ensure each event is at full capacity, which can work wonders for event marketing.
Sched also offers the following branding opportunities to increase sponsorship exposure:
Why This Integration Matters Right Now
The COVID-19 pandemic wrought havoc on a number of industries, and events and entertainment were far from an exception. Due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines, the vast majority of in-person events were canceled or continually rescheduled, causing a mess for those in the industry.
These unprecedented circumstances forced the wide variety of professionals in this field to adapt to changing circumstances and come up with creative solutions. This integration is a prime example.
More than ever, event directors, marketers, owners, and organizers are realizing how crucial it is to own their brand, data, technology, and finances. That’s why the TicketSocket platform is so vital to ensuring the success of the industry.
TicketSocket also offers clients a timed ticketing system, which makes monitoring and controlling crowds safe and simple. At the same time, organizers are finding ways to switch their events into a virtual format. With Sched’s vast and fully customizable in-app and online experiences, this has never been easier.
Now is the perfect time for event professionals to take advantage of the partnership between TicketSocket and Sched.
The CEO of Sched, Marvin McTaw, said it best: “The TicketSocket integration with Sched will help established organizations and event entrepreneurs to organize better events. We are pleased with this new capability and believe event organizers and their attendees will be too. If you think TicketSocket and Sched could be the perfect combination for your event, contact us or sign up for an account today.”
Sched allows you to create, publish, and host your events, whether they’re virtual, in person, or hybrid. For more information, check out the website today.