Talking Tickets 16 October 2020: French Soccer! The Braves! London! And, More!

Hey!  Moving right along through October. I’m torn between the Foo Fighters Halloween t-shirt or the Pearl Jam Halloween t-shirt for this year’s non-Halloween, Halloween event.  How are all of y’all holding up?  Let me know by replying to this email or you can always email me directly at dave@davewakeman.com  Come have a drink with me, Ken, and Matt this evening! We are doing our …

The Road Back To Ticket Sales Starts With Your Customers!

I’ve been thinking about selling tickets again! I don’t know when we will really be able to sell tickets again, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot since it seems like we still haven’t hit rock bottom and we have no idea when this pandemic will get brought under control. In doing a survey in my entertainment business newsletter, …

BTS Shows Us Many Important Lessons About the Changing Business Model of a Band!

Get Talking Tickets my weekly live entertainment newsletter, FREE! 5. BTS and the BTS Army offer up a great case study for the future of entertainment: I felt this is a good way to end the newsletter this week. It provides a nice bookend with the Pearl Jam story at the top.  The numbers for BTS are staggering.  29.2 M …

Being Market-Oriented Means Thinking About People!

Hey!  Last time I talked about market orientation as one of the key ways that we can all make our way forward in the world going forward.  And, part of being market-oriented is understanding people.  I’ve said a few things over the years about being a successful marketer: You need to be empathetic. You have to be able to figure …

The Growth of Sport Business, Declining?

This is from Talking Tickets my weekly newsletter on the business of live entertainment. Get it here! 3. Growth of sports business is predicted to slow: This is built off of a report from PwC that looks at sports business each year in markets outside of the USA and there is a lot to get through in the report.  The headline …

Pearl Jam Shows Sports Business/Theatre/Concerts A Path Out Of The Pandemic!

This is from my weekly newsletter: Talking Tickets! Get it free! 1. Pearl Jam drives tourism dollars! I’ll always find a way to introduce Pearl Jam’s business model into the newsletter, so here it is!  This study provides a framework for us to think through getting our venues relaunched and to maximize our likelihood of success when the time comes …

Talking Tickets 2 Oct 2020: LCV! Spurs! Revenue! And, More!

Get Talking Tickets FREE each Friday! 1. “The Whole System Is On The Verge Of Collapse”:  How’s that for a headline to start the week?  I didn’t make that up, the CEO of Serie A said that on Italian TV this week to describe the challenges that the league has been dealing with since the pandemic began.  This comes on …