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February 2016

If you've been trying to take your business from online into the festival business, this month's article will be of particular importance to you. In it, we discuss how to get responses from those promoters you'll need to contact to get booked!

Have you checked out our Pro Member features lately? We've added some great new ones! Check below for details on how that can help you as a Marketplace seller.

Happy selling!

Jackie
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Not Getting Responses From Events You've Contacted? We're Here to Help!

by Michelle Morrison of the FestivalNet Staff

We know that the wait can feel like forever after you've submitted your application to a prospective event. And not hearing back at all can feel very discouraging. But fear not! We've compiled some trade-secrets to help you get ahead of the pack, improve your response rate, and get accepted to more events!

In most cases it's actually what you do BEFORE you contact the event that will set you up for a better response rate in the end:

  • Make sure you are contacting the right events for your product/service. Our Pro Search can help you with that. For example, selecting categories from the "Allowed" drop down in the "Exhibitors" box will find events that allow what you do. For more search tips, there's a help link in the top left corner of Pro Search

Read more!


Newly Added Pro Member Features!

We've added a few wonderful new features for our Pro Level members.

- Level 3 Pro members can now create custom sub-lists. Organize your events by location, type, size, or any other way you choose!

- You can now keep track of events you're interested in based on status! This Level 3 feature will help you stay organized! Check any default sub list; Applied, Confirmed/Money Sent, Event Full, Accepted, Needs Follow-up & Denied to track the shows in your MyList. With one click, you will know where you stand with each event.

For more information on our levels, their features, and what those entail, be sure to check out our Compare Levels chart.
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