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Scoop: Newest TEDxBroadway 2018 Speakers Revealed

We wanted you to be among the first to know about the newest additions to the TEDxBroadway lineup. The TEDxBroadway stage is being set with a wide array of speakers -- all with unique viewpoints, perspectives and stories -- for the return of the one-day event exclusively dedicated to asking “What’s the Best Broadway Can Be?” You won’t want to miss this and should get your tickets now.So, just who is taking the stage on Tuesday, February 27 at...

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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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Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rouge Wins 11th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award

Company XIV has won the 11th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, the only award which honors live performances of the seasonal classic. As winner of the audience-favorite competition, Company XIV takes home "The Nutty" statuette, a cash prize for its education/accessibility programs, and is named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. for 2017.This production competed in the largest field of nominees in the Award’s history -- it beat out over 85 other Nutcracker-themed productions for the win."Wow! I'm thrilled...

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Will Tickets Be the Most Popular Gift in 2017?

Are your events/tickets in the running for holiday shopping dollars this year? According to MarketingProfs, consumers are "expected to spend more than one trillion dollars between November and January."The infographic below, by GlobalWide Media, shares this stat: "Growing in popularity by 108% from 2015 to 2016, event tickets are the preferred gift of both men and women ages 18 to 35."Reason to rejoice, right? The infographic also shows that "gift-givers are expected to buy on average four gift cards during...

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In the News: Goldstar’s New Marketing Tool, Boost

What's the biggest challenge for the live events industry? Awareness.As Jim said in Brad Weissberg's story in Venues Today, "Marketing is more fragmented than ever, making it harder and harder to get the word out. People can't buy tickets to something they don't know is happening."To help create more awareness, Goldstar recently launched Boost, which puts events into a more prominent place in Goldstar emails and places it in additional email sends (beyond the normal, organic reach).With Boost, you: •Decide...

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Nominees Announced for 11th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award

Goldstar has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award.“This is the only award honoring live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide,” says Goldstar CEO, Jim McCarthy. “The nominees showcase what make this award so special. They all represent a wide variety of genres, styles and creative themes. It’s always exciting to see which one will be named 'best loved' Nutcracker in the U.S.”Nominees include well-known ballet companies like the San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet and...

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Have You Heard the Buzz?

Every year, there’s an unmistakable buzz emanating from the loft at TEDxBroadway at New World Stages. It’s not a technical glitch or a sound issue. Nope, it’s the sound of TEDxBroadway Young Professionals and Students, who are enthusiastically chatting about what they're experiencing that day.We’re really proud of these programs. From the TEDxBroadway get-go we knew we wanted to have the widest variety of speakers on stage and the widest variety of audience members in attendance. Because, when you’re...

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An Unexpected Benefit of Theater

Let's get physical! Or, how about we go to a show?London Theatre reports: "A study has found that during theatre performances, theatregoers’ heart beats synchronise and beat at the same time, which has been shown to lead to people bonding more."This is just another reason why people should attend the theater -- and events, in general.You know the feeling ... you're in a crowd, overcome by the feeling of excitement by what's on stage! The study found that not...

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Goldstar Gives Back This Thanksgiving — and You Can, Too!

Most people see Thanksgiving as a time to spend in the company of people they care about, reflecting on the good things in their lives and, hopefully, a time for a little relaxation.That’s understandable. That might be you. Life can be stressful and rushed, with lots of different demands. Just getting the turkey and pie together and having the house in decent shape for guests can feel like a full-time job!But what if you could be another kind of...

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TEDxBroadway Announces Young Professional and Student Programs for 2018

When the seventh annual TEDxBroadway returns Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to New World Stages in New York City, the always sold-out event will be brimming with new speakers, new ideas and new members of the Young Professional and Student Programs."Each year we get the community together to ask, ‘What’s the BEST Broadway can be?’ We want to be sure that students and young professionals are part of this conversation that helps shape the future of the Broadway eco-system,” says...

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