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What We’re Thankful For …

I want to share something with you that I haven't really shared before. For some reason, Thanksgiving always makes me think about the very early days of Goldstar, and what it was like to get started. It was late 2001, and the world was reeling from the impact of 9/11 and a severe recession. It was the era of the “dot.com” crash. Nobody was starting businesses, and many of my friends in the internet industry were seeking out "safe" jobs...

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Marketing

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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Goldstar Gives Back This Thanksgiving — and You Can, Too!

Most people see Thanksgiving as a time to spend in the company of people they care about, reflecting on the good things in their lives and, hopefully, a time for a little relaxation. That’s understandable. That might be you. Life can be stressful and rushed, with lots of different demands. Just getting the turkey and pie together and having the house in decent shape for guests can feel like a full-time job! But what if you could be another kind of...

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Goldstar’s Thanksgiving Appeal Returns to Feed Those in Need

Goldstar has announced they’ll once again help put Thanksgiving dinner on the table for people in need through their 12th Annual Thanksgiving Appeal. Starting Saturday, November 21, Goldstar members will be able to easily make a donation to a local organization on the Goldstar site and iOS and Android apps. The money raised from these donations will then go to local food banks, homeless shelters and organizations that help feed those in need this Thanksgiving in more than 35 U.S....

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Customer Service

Goldstar User Review: “Makes You Call Those You Love to Tell Them”

In his post, "What Does a Ticket Really Get You?" Jim talked about how you benefit from going out more: "If you go see Warhorse or the NBA Finals, you’re making yourself into something slightly different. If you see something funny, you are funnier. If you see something smart, you’re smarter. If you see an amazing athletic contest, well, you’re not exactly more athletic, but you somehow feel you’ve taken on some of those qualities. A ticket to a great show or...

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Bright Ideas

Goldstar Feeds the Needy With 10th Annual Thanksgiving Appeal

In addition to Goldstar's mission of getting people out to live entertainment more often, once again this year we're trying to get more people a Thanksgiving dinner with our annual Thanksgiving Appeal 2014. Starting today, visit the event donation page to give to local food banks, homeless shelters and organizations, which help feed those in need this Thanksgiving in more than 20 U.S. cities from coast to coast. Last year, 153,791 people were fed -- and this year, we hope to...

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Dollars Matter, But So Does Attendance

Broadway had a great Thanksgiving weekend, breaking the all-time revenue record as people poured in from out of town to celebrate the long weekend with a show. The record that wasn't broken, however, was the attendance record, which was actually 4% off the all-time record this year. It's a good moment to ask the question: Does that matter? Isn't it dollars, not tickets, that count? Yes, and no. Yes, because it's true that you take dollars to the bank, not ticket sales numbers. But...

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Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!

For everyone in the venue and live entertainment community who has helped us launch SellingOut.com successfully over the last couple of months, I want to say a huge thank you. Have a great Thanksgiving! Also, and while I've still got a sliver of your attention, I want to ask you again to consider making a quick and easy donation to one of the organizations we've linked to on Goldstar. It's a 10-year tradition and one of my favorite things. The...

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