Author Archives: Kelsye Nelson
About Kelsye NelsonKelsye is Vice President of Growth and Outreach for Brown Paper Tickets, a Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company focused on making the world better, one ticket at a time. She frequently speaks on such topics as social media and event promotion. Kelsye acts as co-organizer of the Seattle GiveCamp and is the founder of the Seattle Daylight Writers group. Previously, she led marketing teams at education technology companies such as Headsprout and TransAct, plus served as a board member of the American Marketing Association (Washington Chapter) and the Editor-in-Chief of ToteMs (a monthly newspaper for Mensa). Kelsye graduated from Evergreen State College with a concentration in Writing and Art Activism and holds an AA in graphic design from Portland Community College. She spent three years in Japan teaching English at Kwansai Gakuin University. She's been a volunteer for AmeriCorps NCCC and Washington Conservation Corps. She also spent three months as an environmental volunteer chainsawing trees for the greater good of saving the wild prairie chicken from extinction. That was the only time in her life she ever had real arm muscles. Follow her on twitter: @Kelsye
You know you can use social media to sell tickets online. If only you knew how… It’s easy! Here are five simple things you can do to turn your Twitter followers into ticket buyers.
1. Say exactly what you want.
Posting information about your events on your Twitter feed is an excellent start. Increase the number of conversations by saying exactly what you want people to do. For example, instead of simply posting “Excellent blues show tonight at the Red Door!”, try “Buy your tickets now to tonight’s excellent blues show at the Red Door!”. (Of course, remember to include the link!) This makes it easy for your followers to know that you aren’t simply posting nice-to-know information, but are asking for action. Read the rest of this entry »
Here are three rules for good social media behavior that are the same as out on a first date: