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, …

Talking Tickets 26 June 2020-Mets! Forward! MLS! And, More!

Hey There!  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. I mean, sharing is caring…am I right?  Don’t forget to visit with me and Ken Troupe as we enter our fourth month of hosting pandemic happy hours with folks from around the world. Ken has been …

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Is the Business of Sports, Entertainment, and Tickets Asking the Right Questions Now?

The Bundesliga looks like they will be the first professional football league in Europe to return in the next few days. In Australia, the NRL and AFL are all moving towards resuming their schedules without fans. And, in the States, a tweet lit up Twitter with baseball’s Spring Training 2.0 being proposed to start around 10 June with 1 July …

Talking Tickets: 6 March 2020–Coronavirus! NFL! Touts! And, More

  I do this newsletter weekly. Want it delivered to your inbox each Friday, FREE! Just sign up here. Hey! My 3 favorite events that I’ve attended are Pearl Jam at MSG on July 8th, 2003; the bloody sock game at Yankee Stadium; and, seeing Tottenham beat Chelsea at Wembley. Now, I’m teaming up with Booking Protect to give you …

20 Insights From My Time In Tickets, Sports Business, and Entertainment

  Over the weekend, I spent some time with David C. Baker’s book on expertise and he advocates an exercise he calls “drop and give me 20” to tell you how your expertise is positioned or if you are positioned correctly. It was a fun exercise and I wanted to share what I wrote so that you could see where …

Lessons From One Year Of Ticketing Podcasting! (Part 1)

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of my adventure in podcasting: Dave Wakeman’s The Business of Fun. I’ve learned a lot over the first year and I wanted to share a few of the lessons I’ve picked up from doing a podcast and the guests that have been willing to have a conversation to be broadcast to the world with …

7 Ways to Market Your Show or Event More Effectively…(West End Edition)

I read Richard Howle’s post on The Stage about pricing this morning. As always, Richard brings to light a lot of interesting examples of the decision making process of setting prices. In his post, Richard talks about how a survey of ticket buyers last year showed a reluctance to splurge on the premium experience. This doesn’t mean that anyone should lessen the …