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Podcast: Creative Entrepreneurship With Jim McCarthy

On his podcast, Business for Unicorns, business coach and entrepreneur Michael Keeler speaks with inspiring leaders and entrepreneurs who believe that business is one of the best tools for making a powerful, positive impact on the world.On this episode, Keeler talks creative entrepreneurship with Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy.Listen to the episode.Read More:Are You on Pace for a Record Season?The Show Love Podcast: RagtimeIs Your Advertising Working for You?#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides...

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Marketing

Your Checklist for Social Media Marketing

Social media is a crucial part of any organization's marketing plan.Tony Bradley shares four tips to help streamline your process to get better results out of your social media marketing efforts. We share one tip below, then you can read the rest."Set your goalsPhoto Credit: Glenn Carstens-Peters via UnsplashBecause your goals are the guiding compass to your campaigns, it’s crucial for you to define them clearly before you start. Whether you’re publishing a new post, running a new...

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Pricing

Top Broadway Shows by Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending March 3

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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Pricing

Top Broadway Shows by Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending Feb. 24

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

#MondayMotivation: Are You Seeing the Whole Picture?

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Is Your Marketing Working? How to Know for Sure.Event marketing isn’t easy. You have to make a lot of decisions about what you’re going to do to get people showing up and paying to see your event. Some of the things you’ll try (Google AdWords, for example) will come complete with excellent data about exactly what happened in your campaign....

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Marketing

Digital Ad Dollars Are on the Rise

Be where the people are -- and the people are on mobile. That's the title of one of Jim's post for this blog. Looks like advertisers are following the trend."Digital ad spending in the U.S. will exceed traditional ad spending in 2019, according to a forecast by eMarketer," reports Robin Kurzer for Marketing Land.Photo Credit: Rodion Kutsaev via UnsplashKurzer shares the numbers and where the dollars are coming from.And why should we care?Kurzer writes: "The...

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Pricing

Top Broadway Shows By Revenue Per Seat — Week Ending Feb. 17

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

A Crazy Idea to Better Your Email List

HubSpot Marketing Blog had a problem. Turns out, they had an issue with Graymail, or what they define as email you technically opt in to receive but don't really want.To solve this problem, they deliberately unsubscribed 250,000 people from their marketing blog."This subscriber purge brought our total subscriber count from 550,000 down to 300,000," reports Pamela Vaughan.So, why was this a good idea?Vaughan explains why Graymail hurts marketers, what they did about it and what happened. To learn more, read the entire HubSpot...

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Experience

Listen to This Art on the Wall

Today, according to Pollstar, Pitchfork is launching the inaugural edition of Midwinter, a three-day music event, at the Art Institute of Chicago.The artists, including Deerhunter, Kamasi Washington, Laurie Anderson, Perfume Genius and Oneohtrix Point Never, will perform throughout the museum.Some of the artists have "designed 'soundscapes,' unique music inspired by specific pieces in the Art Institute's collection," reports Pollstar. For instance, classical composer Nico Muhly's piece "takes inspiration from two Claude Monet paintings in the museum's 'iconic' Impressionist gallery, which...

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News

Mark Your Calendar for These Conferences

It's only February, and your calendar is probably already filling up. Here are two conferences you should add to your schedule.ArtsReach: The National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference is coming to the Kimmel Center, NYU, in New York City on March 21-22. Pssst ... They've extended their 3-for-1 deal until February 27.If you go, be sure to catch Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy moderating a panel on "The Life-Changing Power of Keeping It Real: How People Like Us Can (and Might...

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