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Which Concert or Show Had the Best Revenue Per Seat This Week? (Week of June 23)

Here are the top concerts and touring shows on Billboard Boxscore that we’ve ranked by Revenue Per Seat — as opposed to Gross. 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 calculating average ticket price does not account for empty seats.Revenue Per Seat reflects the efficiency of a show’s marketing and the strength of its appeal,...

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#TBT: The “Great Performance” and the “Better Mousetrap”

Happy #TBT! Here’s an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: The "Great Performance" and the "Better Mousetrap."I'd like to share something that's been on my mind: the idea that the only thing that’s important is a “great performance.”Here’s what I have to say about that:• A "great performance" is a necessary but not sufficient condition. It’s more accurate to say that without a great performance, you’ve got nothing and no chance, but saying that all you need is a “great performance" is...

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News

TEDxBroadway 2017: Making Art Together With Gus Rogerson

Did you miss this year’s TEDxBroadway? Or do you want to relive the magic? We’ll be sharing videos of all the talks from this year’s conference over the next few weeks here on Selling Out. Or if you’re in a binge-watching mood, you can catch them all now at TEDxBroadway.com.Today, we're watching Gus Rogerson's talk. See how the art that children make is just as good as what adults make. Sure, it's very different, but it has equal merit....

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The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending June 18

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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TEDxBroadway 2017: A SpongeBobian Approach to Art and Life With Tina Landau

Did you miss this year’s TEDxBroadway? Or do you want to relive the magic? We’ll be sharing videos of all the talks from this year’s conference over the next few weeks here on Selling Out. Or if you’re in a binge-watching mood, you can catch them all now at TEDxBroadway.com.Today, we're watching Tina Landau's talk. In it, discover unlikely hero SpongeBob, the clever sea dweller who knows that a box is not just one thing, but many things, all...

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TEDxBroadway 2017: Dreaming the Impossible Dream With Alton Fitzgerald White

Did you miss this year's TEDxBroadway? Or do you want to relive the magic? We'll be sharing videos of all the talks from this year's conference over the next few weeks here on Selling Out. Or if you're in a binge-watching mood, you can catch them all now at TEDxBroadway.com.First up is Alton Fitzgerald White's talk, Redefining Service to Dream the Impossible Dream. After more than 4,000 performances as Mufasa in The Lion King on Broadway, Alton Fitzgerald White...

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The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending June 11

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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Bright Ideas

How Far Would You Go to Make Your Fans Happy?

Would you build a pipeline for beer so your patrons don't have to wait an extra second for their pint?It may sound crazy, but The Local reports that a heavy metal festival in Germany is doing just that. "In anticipation of all the beer to be drunk, the fest is building its first ever beer pipeline to transport the average 400,000 litres of brew consumed each year to the concert grounds. And the pipeline system will be speedy enough for...

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Marketing

Does Your Arts Organization Really Know Its Patrons?

A recent Story of Telling post asks, "When did you last spend time watching what your customers do?" Its point is that people's actions can speak louder than words.The post explains: "We tend to think of our customers as intentional, rational human beings -- which is why we spend a lot of our time marketing to their heads. We make and market better products and services by working harder to get a glimpse of their hearts."Jim expresses a similar...

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Social Media

Your Fans Wish You’d Act Like This on Social Media

How would you describe your "voice" on social media? Are you sarcastic, witty, straight-forward?You might think your fans expect you to bring the comedy routine when it comes to crafting Facebook and Instagram posts, but research from Sprout Social suggests otherwise. More than anything, your fans want honesty and responsiveness on social. You can see the full results of the study here, and check out highlights below:Read More: The Secret to Attracting New Fans 4 Items Your...

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