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How Hamilton Stays Hot: Your Face on the $10 Bill

We mentioned selfies on Monday, and here they come up again. Hamilton continues to be the talk of the town with its app. According to Engadget:"The Official App has just about everything a fan could ask for including $10 ticket lotteries, a merch store, stickers and updates from Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. And yes, you can even put yourself on the $10 bill ... "So, I guess we have to ask: Have you incorporated selfies into your patron's experience?Got a...

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HP Strikes Gold: Selfies as Mementos

We all hope our patrons leave our productions and venues with good memories and maybe even a few good mementos. Well, HP scored big in these areas with millennials at this year's Panorama music festival in New York. According to Cherlynn Low at Engadget:"HP did two things right at the event this year. It gave people mementos -- whether it was a free bandana or a cool selfie video -- that they could share or take home from the...

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Goldstar Announces AXS Ticketing Integration

Editor's Note: We've got great news for anyone who loves more ticket sales with less work (so ... everyone). Goldstar has taken another step in its ongoing efforts to make it easier than ever to market to new audiences and sell out every show: Goldstar, the live entertainment industry’s leader for event discovery and purchase, recently announced a full digital integration with primary ticketing system AXS.AXS is the latest to join Goldstar’s ever-growing list of major digital ticketing platform partners, which...

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#TBT: 3 Ways You’re Wrong About Live Entertainment, Part I

Happy #TBT! Here’s an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: 3 Ways You’re Wrong About Live Entertainment, Part I.Personally, you may not be wrong about all three or any of these things, but collectively, these are some of the most widely held misconceptions about the live entertainment business, and it’s time to set the record straight.Below, I’ll dismiss one of these vicious misconceptions and give you the real story, so as to help you avoid tragic perdition on your otherwise uninterrupted path...

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Social Media

Social Media Mistakes Your Theater Is Making

We're all trying to reach those nearly three billion social media users worldwide. But there are mistakes any arts marketer can make -- lurking at every click.From using jargon awkwardly to staying too quiet, MarketingProfs shares six social media actions to avoid to help ensure branding and business success. Check out the infographic below from CJG Digital Marketing:Got a comment or question? Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.Subscribe to the Selling Out mailing list.

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#TBT: Are You Really a Permission Marketer?

Happy #TBT! Here’s an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Are You Really a Permission Marketer?Today, I'd like to introduce you to the High Priest of how to “earn” the loyalty of potential customers versus trying to “own” them.(BTW, during this whole discussion of “owning” customers, all I can hear in my head is Lesley Gore singing “You Don’t Own Me.” Or the Blow Monkeys, if you prefer.)And with no further ado, the man’s name is Seth Godin. Way back in 1999,...

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Arts Reach: 3-for-1 Special Deal

Mark your calendars for the Arts Reach National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles October 17-18. Our own Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy will be moderating a panel titled, Ouija Boards, Magic 8 Balls & More Ways to Tell if Your Marketing Is Working. “Ask again later” … is that what you get when trying to figure out if your latest marketing campaign boosted ticket sales? How about a new method, one...

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Marketing

People Aren’t Reading Your Marketing Emails (But This Will Help)

While it seems like people's attention spans are reaching Dory from Finding Nemo levels when it comes to any sort of advertising or marketing, there is one area where the average person still devotes a fair bit of time: email.However, not all emails receive the same amount of attention. That's why HubSpot recently shared advice to get your emails past the "quick skim and delete" hurdle and into the "read and click" arena:Got a comment or question? Join the...

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#TBT: Customers Aren’t Slaves — Stop Trying to “Own” Them

Happy #TBT! Here’s an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Customers Aren’t Slaves -- Stop Trying to “Own” Them.Customers don’t want to be owned.In fact, to the great astonishment of marketers everywhere, customers don’t even think of themselves as customers. They think of themselves as human beings who might (or might not) happen to like what you and your venue have to offer.So, besides the general repulsiveness of the sentiment behind wanting to “own” the customer (gee, how 19th century of you),...

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Marketing

Avoid Rabbit Holes, and More Writing Tips for Your Arts Organization

We've all been there: You're writing and get stuck trying to think of that next word or thought. This infographic posted on HubSpot from Enchanting Marketing shares 12 tips for cranking out quality copy:Got a comment or question? Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook.Subscribe to the Selling Out mailing list.

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