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A Good Reason to Go See a Show Live

"The Album Is in Deep Trouble" exclaims the title of a recent Rolling Stone article. Author Tim Ingham reports that "sales are plummeting, and the music industry is returning to the era of track-led consumption."Jim tackles this topic in his post, The Album Is Dead. Long Live the Album, in which he also discusses why performing an album at a concert is a great idea: "It brings a coherence and a total experience to a musical performance.And while the album...

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The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending Nov. 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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#Monday Motivation: They Replaced It With a Far More Rockin’ One

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Dull Is Dangerous, Sharp Is Safe.Back in the days when I trained teenagers to cut bagels for living, we had an expression about knives: Dull is dangerous, sharp is safe. Basically, what that means is that a knife that isn’t properly sharpened has a tendency to snag or to cut a person’s hand in a way that’s much...

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9 Smart Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing Campaigns

Once your patrons are on your site or clicking open your emails, how do you get them to actually buy? It's a question we wrestle with daily.The infographic below, created by Connext Digital, "explains nine tricks of psychology that have been known to get consumers to convert," writes Laura Forer for MarketingProfs.For example, a few tactics are:The isolation effect: Highlight a single element in a group, such as making your CTA more distinct.Instant gratification: Minimize steps needed to purchase,...

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The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending Nov. 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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#MondayMotivation: I’ll Say It Again, Audience-Oriented

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Don’t Tell Me You’re Not Doing This for an Audience.Because if that were true, you’d do it at home or in a closed studio.Dan Visconti, whom I’ve never met, has written a piece that, if I were an expert in classical music, I might have written. It’s called The Audience Is the Most Important Instrument, and you should...

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14 Smart Marketing Tips (From People Just Like You)

We're always on the lookout for helpful marketing tips to boost our business. Get ready to take notes because HubSpot asked 14 experts in their field for their very best marketing tips -- and then compiled an “ultimate list.”We've shared two of these tips below: "On the value of customer trust … 'I define sales as a meaningful transaction between two human beings, so before asking for anything, a customer’s trust must be earned. Brands need to build narratives that align...

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Avoid Turkey Day Marketing Traps

It's time to put your holiday marketing strategy in high gear.According to the infographic below, by Collective Bias, consumers do most of their planning beginning just 10 days prior to Thanksgiving Day."Begin releasing fall-related content in early November," MarketingProfs advises, "the two weeks prior to Thanksgiving are a good time to capitalize on purchases ... that consumers are planning."Check out more tips on when and how to market for this time of year.Read More:Pro Tip: Customer Service...

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Pricing

The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending Nov. 4

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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#MondayMotivation

#MondayMotivation: Now That You’re Dead, What Are You Going to Do With Your Life?

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: What Reinvention Sounds Like.Slate‘s Mark Vanhoenacker has declared classical music “dead” in America. I’m not sure if there are other continents or republics where it’s all the rage, but here in the U.S.A., it’s not just in trouble. It’s deceased, passed on, bereft of life.As John Cleese would say, it’s an “ex-parrot.”This, of course, is an exaggeration, but...

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