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#WednesdayWisdom: Should Emotion Decide Who Can Buy a Ticket First?

Looking for a little #WednesdayWisdom? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: How to Allow “True Fans” to Buy Tickets First.In the olden days, if you wanted a ticket to a hot concert, the best way to secure one was to camp out overnight, usually outside a record store*, so as to be in line when the tickets went on sale. Sure, you got a pretty lousy ticket, but at...

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Pricing

The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending July 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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Marketing

July Is Boost BOGO Month. Create Your First Boost & Goldstar Will Match It.

If you’ve been curious about how Boost can raise your event’s awareness, but haven’t taken the plunge, now’s the time: Goldstar is offering a Buy One Get One, aka a 100% match on your first Boost campaign if you set it up in July!Why July?July is one of the busiest months on the Goldstar site and app (as busy as the holidays!), so it’s the perfect time to raise awareness for your events. Goldstar members are looking for things...

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Marketing

What’s More American Than Pie and Baseball? Part II

This holiday week, we’re taking a look back at a couple of Jim posts about baseball and pie — and marketing, of course."Why is a rivalry more interesting? A few reasons, potentially:First, there’s some animosity, or at least contention between the two sides. Although in most cases in sports, I think this animosity is mostly good-natured (among the teams themselves, if not the fans), it gives everyone involved a little more motivation to hustle, to care, to scream their...

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Marketing

What’s More American Than Pie and Baseball?

This holiday week, we're taking a look back at a couple of Jim posts about baseball and pie -- and marketing, of course."What 'grows the pie' for live entertainment? In my view, it’s three things:1. Better content. And by 'better,' I mean designed to be in the intersection point between the creative vision of the artist/company/organization and the delight of the audience. B+ doesn’t get it done. 'Expected' doesn’t get it done. Delight, surprise and excellence equals better,...

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