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And the Award for Best Campaign Goes to …

Award show season is in full swing and so too are the campaigns. The Golden Globes just happened, but really, the first sign of the season begins with actual signs -- as in billboards. Every year, like clockwork, “For Your Consideration” billboards crop up all over Los Angeles in hopes of garnering the attention of the right people who could-might-maybe help bring home the hardware. We have a better approach to campaigning for live events. For your consideration, Boost: Reach a targeted audience...

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Pricing

Top Broadway Shows by Revenue Per Seat — Week of January 12

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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Social Media

Great Ways to Grow Your Audience on Social

Online communities can be "your strongest advocates and biggest assets," writes Colin O'Riordan for HubSpot. O'Riordan explains: "Online communities are groups of people who have a connection with your brand and/or each other. They communicate with you about your products and often share brand experiences." And, he continues, "social platforms now offer useful features that can help build brand relationships." He highlights five brands who are using social media to spark community growth. We share one example below, and you can...

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Marketing

‘Twas the Season: Keep Audiences Coming Back Post-Nutcracker

Kids and families love Nutcracker performances (btw, did you see who won the 13th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award?)! But now that the season is over, how can we keep families coming back? Dance Magazine's Rebecca Ritzel highlights how some companies "are adding kid-friendly performances to court the same audiences who buy Nutcracker tickets." And some companies are including pre-show activities, like crafts and demonstrations. Here are a few of Ritzel's examples: In 2012, Ballet West artistic director Adam Sklute debuted the...

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News

Long Beach Ballet Wins Goldstar National Nutcracker Award 2019

This week, Goldstar proudly announced that Long Beach Ballet is named Best Loved Nutcracker in the U.S. for 2019. This marks a back-to-back win for the Southern California-based organization, who won the Award in 2018. This year, they competed along with more than 50 companies to win the 13th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, the only award honoring live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide. Long Beach Ballet Artistic Director David Wilcox says, “It is an honor to have once again...

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Marketing

Holiday Treat: Use Boost & Get 150% Match! Now Until Dec. 31

This holiday season, we want to give your events the gift of extra promotion! When you create a Boost campaign of $500 or more between now and December 31, we’ll match it 150% (it’s like a BOGO and a half!). Boost puts you in a prime position in emails to Goldstar's most engaged members. And in December, when Goldstar members spend 30% more on average, Boost gives your event some extra sparkle. Boost is also the best way to get a jump on your...

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Pricing

Top Broadway Shows by Revenue Per Seat — Week of December 15

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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News

PODCAST: Arcane Forms of Entertainment With Todd Robbins

The popularity of circuses, carnivals and sideshows have ebbed and flowed, but there has been a resurgence of late.  This week’s guest, Todd Robbins, has built a successful career in the New York City area utilizing what he calls “arcane” forms of entertainment. He is a veteran of numerous television, sideshow and off-broadway productions.  In this episode, Todd joins host Jim McCarthy to talk about eating glass, the changing of carnivals over time, and the differences between European and American audiences...

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Marketing

Is Your Marketing in the Holiday Spirit?

The holidays are an important time for everyone -- arts marketers, too. Marketing Land reports, "The surge of emotions that accompany the holidays is an ideal opportunity to forge a lasting connection with consumers new and old alike." Below, Peter Minnium shares strategies for navigating the pitfalls and possibilities of holiday marketing: "The holidays warm hearts; your brand should too This time of year, more than any other, consumers are listening to their hearts more than their heads. Ads that are clear, direct,...

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Experience

Serving Opera in a Soup Kitchen

We've talked about moving art out of traditional venues on Selling Out, and in his post Pick a Venue, Make a Statement, Jim talks specifically about when the site and the content have a powerful connection. Dance Magazine reports that, during the holidays, New York City's On Site Opera is presenting Amahl and the Night Visitors inside the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, which serves lunch to the homeless on weekdays. "The one-act opera recounts the story of the three wise men...

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