Cheek by Jowl (CbJ) is an international theatre company, which operates in-house as an Associate Company at the Barbican Centre in London. As a touring theatre company, CbJ faces the ongoing challenge of trying to capture data, to refine and target their marketing activity, in the absence of any box office information. This case study … Read more
Resources tagged with front of house
This report looks at what strategic alliances could be developed between organisations to achieve back-office cost efficiencies, and how these could be extended front-of-house to include more collaborative business models. It considers approaches to new kinds of artistic collaboration, establishing better connections to culturally diverse communities and organisations, and the development of imaginative federated fundraising … Read more
Contemporary visual art is often ‘hard’ – it is not always pretty or easy to understand. For a contemporary art gallery to rely purely on the ‘face value’ impact of a piece to engage visitors and secure their return would be foolhardy
A summary of the findings of seven pieces of audience research: Cornerhouse Audience Profiling Report Cornerhouse Economic Impact Summary In-Depth Interviews with Audience Members Market Assessment Online Survey of Cornerhouse Website Users On-Site Survey with Visitors to Cornerhouse Manchester Single Spies Mystery Shopping Research The research and recommendations were used to inform Cornerhouse’s marketing and communications strategy.
February 2015: New guidance on Data Protection is coming soon and information here will be updated as soon as possible A guide designed to assist managers, box office, marketing and fundraising staff in operating procedures for dealing with customers and their data. It gives guidance on how to provide good customer service while complying with the spirit … Read more
In the year that the Edinburgh International Festival celebrated its sixtieth birthday, this presentation discussed how an understanding of audiences contributes to the development of the Festival brand, illustrating how in 60 years it has transformed a City not known for its festivals into one that attracts millions of visitors and generates over £200 million … Read more
Subscription schemes are used by major American institutions to sell theatre tickets in bulk. These schemes often act as a starting point for increasing customer loyalty – by encouraging customers to attend more frequently, it is hoped that they will eventually become a friend or a donor. Consultant Debbie Richards explains the benefits of this … Read more
This case study sets out for arts marketers and box office managers the analysis done on existing and past ticket prices and purchaser patterns, and the changes made to increase the percentage capacity of tickets sold.
Organisations can learn a lot about their current and potential audiences through profiling. This project uses data from eleven different organisations in the Black Country to identify and understand the arts engagement behaviour of audiences across a common catchment area. It identifies hot spots of cultural engagement which could be further penetrated, as well as … Read more
Purple Seven’s Vital Statistics box office analysis system is the starting point for this presentation to the AMA New Media Marketing Day, on creating the best email marketing campaigns. It covers such aspects as why use email, driving visits to your website, boosting email sign-up rates, best practice in design for an email, the use … Read more