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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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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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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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Live Chat Tomorrow, May 27: Public Health & Sentiment

Join us tomorrow at 3:00pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific to see exclusive results from our on-going survey of thousands of Goldstar subscribers on how they feel about returning to live events. You’ll also get expert insights on reopening venues and public health from Johns Hopkins University Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, and Nederlander Concerts Vice President of Marketing, Jamie Loeb. Register for the chat here.  

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Join Wednesday’s LIVE Expert Chat With Nederlander’s Jamie Loeb and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein

You’re invited to join us for another live chat with the experts on Wednesday, May 27 at 3:00pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific.  Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy will share exclusive results from an on-going survey of thousands of Goldstar subscribers on how they feel about returning to live events and how public sentiment is evolving. We’ll also get expert insights on reopening venues and public health from Johns Hopkins University’s Dr. Joshua Sharfstein and Nederlander’s Jamie Loeb. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein is the Johns...

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Live Discussion — Adapting & Innovating May 20

Seems like we’ve all been called on to do a bit of both -- adapting and innovating. With that in mind, we wanted to invite you to join us for a TEDxBroadway discussion on these topics with Emily Simoness, Sebastian Herscher and Matt Jozwiak on Wednesday, May 20th at 12:30pm Eastern / 9:30am Pacific.  These three TEDxBroadway alums have all taken the stage for talks that addressed their own personal stories about what it took to adapt and innovate. So,...

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Consumer Sentiment Survey Results (Round One: Early May)

There are a lot of questions around when and how venues can reopen, but one of the most important is this: Are audiences ready to return to live events? In order to track their sentiments, Goldstar is conducting a survey every two weeks. You can see the results of the first survey (taken in early May) here: We'll continue to share the results here and in our live expert chats. The next one is May 27.

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Join Our Online Conversation Series This Wednesday

If there’s one thing we’re all doing right now, in addition to staying home, it’s asking ourselves a ton of questions that just aren’t answerable at this exact moment. When will this end? What will it be like when we can open?  One other question we’re asking … “What’s the best WE can be right now?” To help answer it, I’d love for you to join us this Wednesday, May 6 at 12:30pm Eastern/9:30am Pacific for an online conversation series....

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Raising Donations in a Crisis: Q&A With Karen Brooks Hopkins

Recently, Jim chatted with fundraising expert Karen Brooks Hopkins to see what live events organizations can do to raise funds when they can’t produce in-person events. You can watch the full conversation here, or read on for an excerpt of their conversation (which we'll post in three parts). First, a little about Karen: The Brooklyn Academy of Music President Emerita has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and is the author of Successful Fundraising for Arts & Cultural...

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LIVE CHAT on 4/29 — What Will it Take to Reopen? Virology and the Venue

You’re invited to a 30-minute deep dive with virologist Vincent Racaniello, Pasadena Playhouse’s Danny Feldman and Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy on Wednesday, April 29 at 3:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Pacific.  Vincent is a Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and has done laboratory research on viruses since 1975, specifically influenza viruses. He also writes a Virology Blog and hosts several podcasts about virology. Danny joined Pasadena Playhouse in 2016. Overseeing both the artistic and business...

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