Talking Tickets 17 July 2020–NATB! Theatre! And, More!

Hey!  Thanks for being here again this week. If you are enjoying this newsletter, tell your friends and colleagues to sign up by visiting this link. Did any of y’all get a chance to take in the NATB’s virtual conference this week? Let me know what you thought.  If you are just here for the first time, hello! If you haven’t …

3 Takeaways From the NATB’s Virtual Conference

I had a chance to spend some time the last two days with the NATB’s virtual conference and they even allowed me to speak on a panel about relationship building. As I took notes and thought through what folks were telling me, a few ideas stuck with me that I wanted to jot down and share. Customers have to be …

3 Ideas About Tickets Before Today’s NATB Panel

I’m speaking this afternoon at the NATB’s virtual conference with Patrick Ryan, Ken Solky, and Corey Gibbs about relationship building and the future of the ticket business. Knowing Patrick, Ken, and Corey, you can expect to get some good ideas and some unique perspectives on the business. But as a preview, I wanted to share a few of the ideas …

Join The NATB’s Virtual Conference on July 14-15! I’m speaking!

I’ll be joining Dr. Corey Gibbs’ panel on relationship building in tickets on Wednesday, July 15 at 2PM EDT for the NATB’s virtual conference. Like everyone in entertainment, the NATB and its members have been really devastated by the pandemic and can’t host their normal gathering in Las Vegas. Joining me on the panel will be Patrick Ryan from Eventellect …

3 Key Ideas From My Conversation With Gary Adler

I had Gary Adler on my podcast today to talk about tickets, resale, and a lot more. There’s a lot to learn from this episode, but here are my 3 key takeaways from the conversation: Gary thought that last week’s hearing on the Hill had 3 big ideas that came out of it: Transparency is something that needs to be …

StubHub, platforms, and the challenge of far too many empty seats…

  I was thinking about open ticket markets and a relatively closed market like we have in the United States over the last few days and the ongoing sales process that involves eBay looking to sell StubHub. In general, I am a proponent of having more means of open distribution like you see in Europe where companies receive allocations of …

5 Thoughts On Ticketing Heading Into The FTC Workshop

  Tomorrow is the FTC’s Online Ticketing Workshop in Washington, DC and with the panels announced and the agenda set, I thought I’d point out a few thoughts I have after reflecting on this for a few moments. I’m expecting a more contentious affair than a lot of other people are: I live in DC. I know that these things …