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Grow Your Audience: Live Stream

"When the 2018 Major League Soccer season kicked off last month, Real Salt Lake fans ... could download Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL-TV’s new app, RSL on KSL, and livestream the game on the digital device of their choice," reports A.J. Katz for Adweek.We've covered the benefits of broadcasting and live streaming live events (see our Read More list below). The hope is to reach a broader audience and increase ad revenue.Jim wrote in No Tug of War...

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News

The Week That Was in Live Entertainment (Week of April 20)

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!How much does your favorite Broadway artist make? Playbill's Logan Culwell-Block (musical theatre historian, Playbill's manager of research, and curator of Playbill Vault) shares some interesting data about actors, stage managers and musicians. Why don't you make some guesses before taking a...

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#WednesdayWisdom

#WednesdayWisdom: The Future Is a Niche Market, Part II

Looking for a little #WednesdayWisdom? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: The Future Is a Niche Market, Part II. [This article was originally published in 2009.]A recent USA Today article gives a nice overview of how “non-major” sports leagues (like professional lacrosse, women’s soccer and arena football) are doing. Here’s a fairly representative snippet:“While a few big-league teams defy the economic logic of the times — take the New...

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Pricing

The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending Apr. 15

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

Want to Better Engage Your Patrons? Listen First.

To be truly successful at connecting with your patrons, you have to really know them. There are a few ways to accomplish this, as MarketingProfs points out in its article about making your marketing copy more engaging. Read author Nick Usborne's two tips below, and then view his entire article."Get the language right by listening first. Imagine you're a nutritionist attending a conference of your peers, but you [accidentally] join the wrong meeting and find yourself stuck with a...

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News

The Week That Was in Live Entertainment (Week of April 13)

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!Here She Comes: American Girl, Live: The company who brought us Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! is working on a new musical production: American Girl, Live. The Mattel-owned American Girl doll line has sold more than 30 million dolls! According to Variety,...

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Pricing

Which Concert or Show Has the Best Revenue Per Seat? (Week of April 12)

Here are the top concerts and touring shows on Billboard Boxscore that we’ve ranked by Revenue Per Seat — as opposed to Gross. 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 calculating average ticket price does not account for empty seats.Revenue Per Seat reflects the efficiency of a show’s marketing and the strength of its appeal,...

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Social Media

Are You Committing Social Sabotage?

We already know how important connecting with our patrons (and prospective patrons) on social media is. But, according to kissmetrics, you could be committing social sabotage. Author Neil Patel highlights five reasons why people might not be engaging with your social posts -- and how to fix it.We're featuring one of Patel's self-sabotaging social media sins below, and you can read them all here."Social sabotage: Forgetting to make room for new (older) usersAll across the board, social media use...

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Pricing

The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending Apr. 8

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 2018 Talks Just Released

The 2018 TEDxBroadway talks are here! Now you can view all of the talks from the sold-out event exclusively dedicated to asking, “What’s the Best Broadway Can Be?” held February 27, 2018 at New World Stages.From the idea of “a Rooney Rule for Broadway” to the “Virtue of Not Always Playing It Cool” to “#StartListening” and beyond, 2018 TEDxBroadway was – as one attendee put it -- “insightful, inspiring, informative and fun.”Each talk, curated by TEDxBroadway organizers/co-founders Damian Bazadona...

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