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Could a “Bubble” Work for Theater? What the Experts Say

This week Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy was joined by LA Sparks President and COO Danita Johnson and San Francisco Giants’ EVP Staci Slaughter. They chatted about staff safety, rethinking the consumer experience across all genres (during the pandemic, of course, but also for the future), how a “bubble” could work for theater, and why you should “never let a good crisis go to waste.”  Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from our ongoing consumer survey.  Watch the...

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Goldstar Subscribers Return Readiness Score for Mid July

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its audience of live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events. You can see the results from our latest round, in mid July, below. Check back here for the next round to see how the Consumer Return Readiness Score evolves. You can also watch our live expert chat series to see the latest results and get advice from event organizers, virologists and more. Our next expert chat happens August...

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Join Our Expert Chat on August 5: What Does the Future Hold for Fans?

Every live event organizer wants fans. Having an established group of enthusiastic people to fill your house, concert hall, comedy club or gin joint is considered a slam dunk or homerun, right?  That’s why we invited two incredible figures from the sports world to join our Expert Chat on Wednesday, August 5 at 3:00pm Eastern Time: LA Sparks President and COO Danita Johnson and SF Giants’ EVP Staci Slaughter. We’ll be talking about building and maintaining a fan base, even...

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Watch the Experts Talk Ticketing & Virology

This week Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy spoke with virologist Dr. Vincent Racaniello and Cirque du Soleil alum Eric Valley about managing risks, handling patrons who refuse to wear masks, how we can take action as a community and more. Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from our ongoing consumer survey.  Watch the Replay: During the chat, Dr. Racaniello recommended listening to this episode of his podcast, which covers rapid COVID testing.  Help us keep the conversation going over on...

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Goldstar Subscribers Return Readiness Score for Early July

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its audience of live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events. You can see the results from our latest round, in early July, below. (And you can watch the replay of this week's expert chat to hear Jim's insight on all of the survey results.) Check back here for the next round to see how the Consumer Return Readiness Score evolves. You can also watch our live expert chat...

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Join Our Expert Chat on July 22: On Ticketing & Virology

You’re invited to join us Wednesday, July 22 at 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific for an Expert Chat that is sure to be riveting. World-renowned and fan favorite, Dr. Vincent Racaniello returns with his insights into the pandemic. We’ve invited ticketing specialist and Cirque du Soleil alum Eric Valley to share his thoughts as well. Of course, Jim  will do a deep dive into the latest Return Readiness Score from our ongoing subscriber survey from around the country.  Register for...

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The Experts on Consumer Sentiment & Organizer Strategy

In case you missed it, on Wednesday Jim chatted with Meghan Pressman, Managing Director and CEO of Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, and Summer Bohnenkamp, the VP of Marketing and Programming of the David A. Straz Center in Tampa, FL. They covered the current issues, challenges, and strategy they are considering to reopen. Plus, they talked engagement tactics for their audiences while the doors are closed.  Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from our consumer...

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Can We Count You In?

This Tuesday, we’re getting everybody on board to discuss “Getting Everybody on Board.” Part of our “What’s the best WE can be right now?” discussion series, we want to turn to our community for their thoughts on building community to achieve goals. And, we’re so fortunate to have TEDxBroadway alums who have in-depth experience in this area. Joining us Tuesday, July 14 at 4:30pm Eastern Time are: Caroline Bragdon is the Director of Neighborhood Interventions for the Pest Control Services program at...

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Join Our Expert Chat on July 8: Consumer Sentiment & Organizer Strategy

Join us Wednesday, July 8 at 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific for our next expert chat. Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy will be talking with Meghan Pressman, Managing Director and CEO of Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, and Summer Bohnenkamp, the VP of Marketing and Programming of the David A. Straz Center in Tampa, FL. They’ll discuss different strategies for reopening venues and creating online events. Of course, Jim will also review the latest Return Readiness Score, as determined from...

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How Do You Put on a Socially Distanced Show? Advice From the Experts …

In case you missed it, we talked with Michael S. Brown, the man who staged "the first-ever socially distanced concert in America," the Travis McCready concert in Ft. Smith, Ark. in May. He shared details on creating “seating pods,” adding online streaming and working with city officials and changing guidelines. Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from the latest data into just how audiences feel about returning to live events.  Watch the replay: The conversation continues over...

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