Resources tagged with strategic

Draft Culture Strategy for London

Have your say – Draft Culture Strategy for London. The Mayor has made culture and the creative industries one of his top priorities. He has set out his policies and commitments for culture and invites all Londoners to support him in the development and delivery of his ambitions for culture in the capital.

Choreographing your fundraising strategy

In this article, Fern Potter likens fundraising to choreographing a dance – starting with a clear vision that is developed into a strategy that can be used to achieve your organisation’s fundraising goals. A good fundraising strategy can help fundraisers overcome the fear of asking people for money.  

What is your core purpose?

In this article, which was originally published in Arts Professional, Michelle Wright from Cause4 asks the question: are vision, mission and values at the heart of good cultural fundraising? Michelle explains why arts organisations need to be clear about their fundamental purpose; that vision, mission and purpose states the organisation’s essence, character and direction.

Filling the empty seats first

How important is the person who nearly bought a ticket?  US-based marketing consultant Trevor O’Donnell offers some firm but considered advice on where and how ticketed arts organisations should be placing their sales energies to ensure empty seats are kept to a minimum.  Trevor is a straight talking marketing consultant who has developed marketing/sales strategies … Read more

Bringing audiences and curators together via Twitter 'salons'

After participating in an international ‘ask a curator’ Twitter event, with only a so/so response, the museum realised that a more dedicated and strategic approach to social media activity was needed.  The launch of #музейнаягостиная (#museumsalon) has since been hugely successful and in this case study Anna shares what they’ve learned so far.

Customer-centred strategies

In this short article Jim Rosenberg, National Arts Strategies (USA), promotes customer-centred strategies as the way forward for arts organisations.  He argues that an ‘ingrained’ fear of ‘pandering’ to customers could be holding arts organisations back and stresses that what audiences today seek is not necessarily very far from what many arts organisations strive to … Read more

Scottish Government's organ donation campaign

This non-arts case study demonstrates how the Scottish Government and its partner agencies used a strategy of ‘positive social norming’ to get over half a million people talking about organ donation. This paper outlines the rationale behind the new strategic approach (to get people talking) and the activity that underpinned the campaign. In particular, this … Read more

Building a customer relationship management strategy

Customer relationship management (or CRM) needs time, loyalty and dialogue. The author of this article explains what we mean by CRM, how you can benefit from a CRM approach and when it works best. You’ll also find examples of when things don’t go to plan – as well as tips and advice on creating your … Read more

Approaches in subscription scheme design

Subscription schemes encourage customers to buy a number of tickets for a package of events and thereby attend more frequently than they otherwise might have done. In this article, the author asks why they have not achieved the same popularity in the UK as across the Atlantic, and looks at the experience of the CIty of Birmingham … Read more

A tailor made approach to promoting the Edinburgh International Festival

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