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Millennials Are the Future of Live Events

In his well-received keynote speech at the International Association of Venue Managers’ (IAVM) International Convention Centers Conference (ICCC) on Oct. 27 in Pasadena, Jim spoke "about millennials, and how they are the future of live events," reports Venues Today.The article highlights important takeaways for venues: "'The Baby Boomers and The Millennials are the two biggest generations that we’ve ever seen,' McCarthy explained. 'I’m actually a Gen-X’er, so I’m used to being ignored,' said McCarthy to laughter. 'This means that the...

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Jim Talks Tech and Ticketing With Front Row News

Ahead of the upcoming International Convention Center Conference in Pasadena (on October 27-29), Jim sat down with Front Row News to talk about advances in ticketing, e-commerce and how millennials are changing the entertainment industry.Here's what he had to say about emerging tech and communication: "Every business, every organization now has to be living in the reality that what some people call Gen Y or Millennials have taken charge of the culture. As a Gen Xer, my group got skipped...

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Interview With SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Emily Simoness, Part II

As anyone who’s read Selling Out before knows, we here at Goldstar love live entertainment. That’s why we’re in this business. It’s our goal to spread our love of live entertainment to others by making it easy for them to go out often and have as many magical moments as possible. So it totally made sense for us to jump on board when given the chance to sponsor a fabulous live event that’ll help raise funds for a nonprofit...

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Goldstar Sponsors SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Gala: Farm in the City

As anyone who’s read Selling Out before knows, we here at Goldstar love live entertainment. That’s why we’re in this business. It’s our goal to spread our love of live entertainment to others by making it easy for them to go out often and have as many magical moments as possible. So it totally made sense for us to jump on board when given the chance to sponsor a fabulous live event that’ll help raise funds for a nonprofit...

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Jim Talks Appealing to Gen Y/Z at Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar

The Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar 2016 is sliding into Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 27 - 29.More than 300 sports executives from across the country will come together in "The Magic City," and Jim will be speaking on September 29 at 2:55pm about Appealing to Gen Y/Z in Today’s Tight Economic Market.The sports industry is constantly evolving, and every year there are new, creative and innovative ideas that expand the limits of what it can do, and how much revenue...

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Sell Tickets on Your Website? You’ll Want to Read This

If you've ever bought something online (and these days, who hasn't?), then you know how important it is to make sure you're buying from a secure website. Identify theft and credit card fraud are no joke.In January 2017, Google Chrome will be launching a new way to help consumers identify secure websites, by labeling those using HTTP instead of HTTPS as "Not secure." As VentureBeat.com reporter Emil Protalinski explains, "HTTPS is a more secure version of the HTTP protocol...

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Catch Jim at Arts Reach Moderating Panel About Customer Service

Mark your calendars, because you should attend the Arts Reach National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles October 18-19. Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy will be moderating a panel titled, Excellent Customer Service: Great in Theory, But Impractical in Reality? Here’s a brief description of the panel:This is not a panel, but a brawl. The audience will hear two sides of an age-old argument in the live entertainment and arts world and...

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Spotlight On: American Repertory Theater

We cover a lot of topics here on Selling Out, and one of Jim's messages keeps popping up again and again: " ... the one thing that always works is constantly working hard to build good demand for your product/show/etc. and delivering something great to people," he wrote in this post.The Boston Globe recently featured Harvard’s American Repertory Theater and shared the secrets of its success, which have included productions like Pippin, which went on to win four Tonys in...

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Italian Government Gives Teens Money to Go Out More

It sounds almost too good to be true. According to The Local, every Italian teen who turns 18 before December 31, 2016 will get €500 from the government to spend on cultural items -- to buy books, concerts tickets, theater tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits and trips to the country’s national parks.The Italian government will spend €290 million on about 575,000 teenagers, but it's money well spent.Parliamentary undersecretary Tommaso Nannicini commented: “It reminds [youngsters] how important cultural consumption is,...

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Have You Seen Goldstar’s New FlyBy Feature?

As we mentioned earlier on Selling Out, Goldstar's latest feature allows members to experience the view from their seat before ever entering the theater. Venues Today recently covered the launch in more detail. You can read the full article here (you'll need a subscription to Venues Today) or see an excerpt below:"Discount ticket distributor Goldstar has introduced a new product, FlyBy, which uses drones inside a venue to show its customers where their seats will be located and the view...

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