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Pro Tip No. 2: SEO With Anthony Ferrara

Meet Anthony Ferrara Title: SEO Director Hometown: Stamford, Conn.Best Live Show He’s Ever Seen: “I’ve seen a lot of great sports, concert and theater events, but my favorite was Adele at STAPLES Center, because I was fortunate enough to get front row seats through a lottery on her website. I had never seen a concert from such a good vantage point, so it was a very unique experience.”SO: What is another small SEO tweak that can help increase traffic and spread...

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#MondayMotivation

#MondayMotivation: Interest Equals Action at the Right Price

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Pricing Is Not a Marketing Campaign.Everyone knows that pricing of tickets affects sales, and the main way this is usually observed is when prices drop, ticket sales go up.What does this mean? Why does it work like this? Is it the equivalent of a word-of-mouth marketing campaign that gets people excited and talking about the tickets for sale?Not...

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Marketing

How Instagram Can Help You Today — and (Even More) in the Future

"The growth of Instagram is unmatched," highlights X-Cart's infographic below.Their data shows that while Facebook and YouTube have more active monthly users, Instagram is growing much faster.If you're not already using Instagram, below are two reasons to start now (and if you are, even better!):• 72% of Instagram users report making purchase decisions based on something that they saw on the site.• Instagram has the most influence of any platform on shopping habits (51%), while Facebook has 23% followed...

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Marketing

Not a Numbers Person? Here’s Help …

Here’s a quote about marketing you’ve probably heard: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.”This quote has been attributed to all kinds of people, but it probably comes from 19th-century Philadelphia retailer and marketing pioneer John Wanamaker. Any marketer still in thrall to that quote today is quite literally living in the past.That’s not to say we know exactly how every piece of marketing works, but we do have...

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Pricing

The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending Oct. 7

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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News

TEDxBroadway Speaker David Korins Featured on TED.com

“What’s the Best Broadway Can Be?”The TEDxBroadway organizers asked David Korins, the award-winning designer for Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, to contribute to this question at the seventh annual event held in February 2018. The result was his powerful talk, “A Revelation of Space.”Today, David’s talk has been selected from hundreds of thousands of TEDx talks from across the globe to be featured on the TED.com channels (watch it here).“We’re incredibly proud of David, his inspiring talk really struck...

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#MondayMotivation

#MondayMotivation: We Had the Right Vocabulary All Along

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Don’t Say “Guest” When You Don’t Mean Guest.For some reason, businesspeople tend to drift toward gibberish in their speech. (And you’re all businesspeople, by the way, even those of you who believe that “businesses” do something different from what nonprofits do.)In the search for something interesting, different and effective to say, people try a lot of things. Many...

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Marketing

Channel Your Inner-Batman and More Visual Storytelling Techniques

"We’re programmed to pay our undivided attention to a great story -- that’ll never change," Clifford Chi writes in this HubSpot post.This applies to visual stories as well. Chi highlights brands that tell captivating visual stories in retail, which "pull their audience into a narrative and evoke certain feelings and emotions that consumers associate with their brand, driving them to not only visit their store, but also buy their products."We share two of Chi's examples below. Then check out...

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Customer Service

Pro Tip: Customer Service With Shaunelle Curry

Meet Shaunelle Curry Title: Customer Service Specialist Hometown: Saint Louis, MissouriBest Live Show She’s Ever Seen: “Hands down, The Lion King. It is absolutely magical! I was swept into the wonder of childhood the first time I saw it. I've seen it three times now thanks to Goldstar!”SO: What is your philosophy about customer service?SC: What am I going to do to make our customer's life better as far as their interaction with us, especially when people come in thinking it’s going to...

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News

TEDxBroadway Will Return to New York City in Fall 2019

TEDxBroadway organizers have announced the next TEDxBroadway will take place September 24, 2019, reports Broadway Briefing.Co-founders Damian Bazadona of Situation Interactive and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar, are moving the annual one-day event, which has been traditionally held in February, to the fall of next year.The TEDxBroadway organizers will once again fill the stage with speakers to tackle the question, “What’s the Best Broadway Can Be?”“We decided we wanted to move the event to the fall when it really feels...

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