Below is a fantastic blog post from Dave Wakeman, The Revenue Architect and Principal at Wakeman Consulting Group where he helps organizations transform the way they generate revenue through coaching, consulting, teaching, and other experiences. In his write-up, he lists out some people to try to meet at INTIX, a ticketing conference that took place in Texas at the end of January. I’m thrilled that I hosted the inaugural INTIX Women in Live Entertainment Leadership panel workshop, and meet and greet reception, proudly sponsored by Ticket Force.
“It matters who you do business with! When it comes to choosing partners, vendors, and clients, finding the right people to work with, shared values and common goals make an enormous difference in your event. “
Last week, I restarted a podcast-style webinar series of conversations with women, about women, many or most who work in male-dominated fields and have found a sense of something that works for them. Call it: success, adaptation, fervor, badass-ness.
I can’t tell you how happy I was to launch the series with my very good friend, Margaret Lake, who has had more than her share of experiences to share.
And she didn’t disappoint.
I’m not sure that anyone could have accurately predicted all the action in ticketing in 2015. Just to jog your memory:
AXS buys Veritix. Shubert buys Choice. Ticketmaster buys FrontGate. Vendini buys CrowdTorch. Pandora buys Ticketfly. Etix founder returns to CEO position and Joe Kustelski is out. Brian Arnone is out at TicketFly and in at ShowClix. Fred Mangione is in at TopTix.
I’m pretty sure I missed some but even so – the theme seems to be shifting sands.
Meanwhile, what did we do as an industry to serve the fans and venues? What new technologies came to the market to really make things better?
Sigh. Nada. Nix. So we go marching on to 2016, where this is what I think will happen – or in some cases, wish. Continue reading