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People Want Meaningful Connection, and We’ve Got It!

We all want "the good life," right?What exactly that means can be different for everyone, but a new survey offers some insight into what some people want.When more than 2,000 Americans were asked, "What's most important?" -- "28% said 'meaningful connection' with community is most important."That's lucky for us! Because that's something we offer with live entertainment.The report also shares: "Consumers increasingly want products and services that are simpler and contribute to health and well-being."We've posted here on Selling...

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Marketing

Your Guide to 2018 Mobile Marketing Trends

By now, we're all pretty familiar with the fact that mobile is essential for any arts organization.Jim has written about the importance of mobile many times on this site -- Mobile Gets You Everyone and Be Where the People Are, to name just two posts.So ... how's your mobile strategy for the new year?MarketingProfs shared this infographic below by Filmora, which highlights 2018 stats and tips to help you keep up with the latest mobile trends:Read More: Beyond the...

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News

Jim Joseph at TEDxBroadway 2018 — Beyond the Bio

Before we meet up at New World Stages on Tuesday, February 27 for TEDxBroadway (get your tickets here!), we wanted to take you beyond the bio to meet this year’s speakers. Meet Jim Joseph:He's the Theatre Manager at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, the Broadway home of Manhattan Theatre Club.We asked Jim …Q: What’s your favorite TED talk? A: "Thomas Schumacher’s 'Embracing All Audiences' from the first TEDxBroadway"Q: Who has inspired you the most? A: “My father -- he led a life of...

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News

Ron Simons at TEDxBroadway 2018 — Beyond the Bio

Before we meet up at New World Stages on Tuesday, February 27 for TEDxBroadway (get your tickets here!), we wanted to take you beyond the bio to meet this year’s speakers. Meet Ron Simons:He's a four-time Sundance Film Festival selected producer and actor of stage, film and television. He’s the founder and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment.We asked Ron …Q: Do you sing in the shower? What’s your go-to song? A: “You mean there are people who don’t sing in the shower? On...

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News

Beyond the Bio — TEDxBroadway Speaker Michael Riedel

Before we meet up at New World Stages on Tuesday, February 27 for TEDxBroadway (get your tickets here!), we wanted to take you beyond the bio to meet this year’s speakers. Meet Michael Riedel:He has covered Broadway for 20 years -- 10 of them for the New York Post. He's the author of Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway.We asked Michael ...Q: What's the first show you ever saw? A: "Annie -- I saw it in 1977 when I was 10. Andrea...

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News

Beyond the Bio — TEDxBroadway Speaker David Yazbek

Before we meet up at New World Stages on Tuesday, February 27 for TEDxBroadway (get your tickets here!), we wanted to take you beyond the bio to meet this year’s speakers. Meet David Yazbek:He's an Emmy-winning, three-time Grammy-nominated TV and film writer, music producer and pianist. His three shows, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, have all been nominated for Best Score Tony Awards. His latest work, The Band's Visit, opened to...

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News

In the News: Boost on Amplify

Buzz phrases are all around us. I bet you can think of one right now that you either love or hate. Dave Brooks mentions Goldstar on Amplify in his list of buzz phrases to make you crazy in 2018:"In fact, event discovery firm Goldstar is launching a new paid service tool called Boost to get fans in front of the company’s eight million members.Other discovery applications are looking at ways to generate revenue from their own huge customer lists....

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Innovation

Selling Out Editors’ Picks 2017: Think Outside the Industry

I think we can all agree that 2017 has been an interesting and eventful year. A lot has happened, and before we dive into 2018 (it feels odd to type that!), we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year. All this week we’ll be sharing stories on the most important topics for any live entertainment marketer. And today we’re highlighting: Think Outside the Industry.You can click on any title below to...

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Customer Service

Selling Out Editors’ Picks 2017: Customer Service

I think we can all agree that 2017 has been an interesting and eventful year. A lot has happened, and before we dive into 2018 (it feels odd to type that!), we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year. All this week we’ll be sharing stories on the most important topics for any live entertainment marketer. And today we’re highlighting: Customer Service.You can click on any title below to read the...

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News

Happy Holidays and New Year!

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2017 and ring in the new year, I’d like to thank all the readers and contributors to Selling Out.We've covered a lot of ground this year -- from marketing and technology to customer service and experience. Next week, we'll be highlighting some of our best posts in those categories for those of you who'll be checking in.We've really enjoyed sharing these innovative ideas with you. And thank you for your support....

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