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News & Noteworthy (Week of May 31)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Broadway's Best Attended Season in History: Ryan McPhee reported for Playbill that "the Great White Way took in $1.7 billion in the past year, making the 2017–2018 season the highest-grossing in Broadway history. ... The season was also the best attended,...

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Pricing

The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending May 27

Here are the top Broadway shows last week, ranked by Revenue Per Seat – the one and only metric marketers should use to determine the success of their efforts. Why? Average Ticket Price doesn’t tell the whole story when empty seats are NOT factored into the equation.To determine RPS, we divided the grosses by venue capacities. Highlighting RPS demonstrates a different and more interesting story about which shows can bring in value per seat versus simply being big, because...

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Social Media

The Perfect Time to Post on Social Media

Timing is everything, and when it comes to social media, there are better days and times to post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.MarketingProfs posted the infographic below, revealing time-based social media posting tips from data compiled by Unmetric, a social media analytics platform.Some of the helpful tips include:"•Instagram user activity peaks at 3-4 AM (Eastern U.S.) on Sundays (because of global interactions, yet Instagram posts on Tuesdays received the best engagement).• Facebook's sweet spot for engagement is on Thursdays,...

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Marketing

What Kinds of Stories Are Your Patrons Hungry For?

Last week we featured an article highlighting more diversity on local stages. This week, we're spotlighting Diep Tran's American Theatre article about plays about teenage girls, which are currently playing or scheduled for later in the year.Tran writes, "These three plays making a splash around the country [Dance Nation, The Wolves, School Girls] is enough to give the American theatre a much-needed burst of estrogen."Tran continues: "If I can leave plays like Dance Nation, The Wolves, and School Girls...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of May 24)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Who's Funding "Highbrow" Arts? Mike Scutari reports for Inside Philanthropy that, "While the tech monied classes may be cool to the arts, other Bay Area funders have been stepping up over the past few years." He cites The Koret Foundation; the William...

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#WednesdayWisdom

#WednesdayWisdom: It’s Your Job to Make Your Patrons’ Problems Your Problems

Looking for a little #WednesdayWisdom? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Everything’s easy when it’s not your problem.Imagine you’re heading to the airport. It’s going to be a long line to check-in, a long wait at the gate, and a long, crowded flight. Not only that, but at the end of that flight is a connection … and then another wait at the gate, another long crowded flight. And...

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Pricing

The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending May 20

Here are the top Broadway shows last week, ranked by Revenue Per Seat – the one and only metric marketers should use to determine the success of their efforts. Why? Average Ticket Price doesn’t tell the whole story when empty seats are NOT factored into the equation.To determine RPS, we divided the grosses by venue capacities. Highlighting RPS demonstrates a different and more interesting story about which shows can bring in value per seat versus simply being big, because...

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Marketing

Simple Rules to Improve Your Site Design

According to Entrepreneur, "88 percent of consumers are unlikely to return to a website after one bad experience."Which means, first impressions are extremely important. Writer Gabriel Shaoolian reports, "According to research from Stanford University, over 46 percent of consumers view a website design as a top indicator of credibility -- a quality that is imperative for brands to captivate new consumers and then turn them into returning customers."We're always working hard to make our user experience the best it...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of May 18)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Portia de Rossi's Plan to Change the Art Market: Taylor Dafoe reports for artnet news that Portia de Rossi is launching her own startup, called General Public, which "produces three-dimensional reproductions of works of art, a mix between original painting and...

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The Official TEDxBroadway 2018 Tony Awards Nominees Playlist

10! Count 'em: Ten of our past TEDxBroadway speakers have been nominated for 2018 Tony Awards. Or, put this way, that's more speakers than we've had actual TEDxBroadway events!Every year we pack the TEDxBroadway stage with a host of speakers who are truly excelling in their fields. Some you may already know, and others we're confident you'll be hearing a lot more about soon.We're extremely proud of their achievement (both their Tony noms and their inspiring words from the...

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