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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "insight"

Asking for Donations

An abstract from the Spektrix Insights Report 2019 that focuses on maximising individual donations.

By SpektrixPublished:2019 Type: research


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Spektrix Insights Report 2019: Executive Summary

The Spektrix Insights Report is a look into the consumer transaction data of up to 343 arts organisations which use the Spektrix Ticketing, Marketing, and Fundraising CRM system. The report was published in May 2019 and is available in full, here: http://www.spektrix.com/insights2019

By SpektrixPublished:2019 Type: research


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Using segmentation tools to inform strategy

Pru Shackley, Marketing and Audience Development Manager at The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, Woking describes how Culture Segments TagTool insights are being used to fuel strategy across her organisation.

By Pru ShackleyPublished:2019 Type: article


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Google Analytics: Actionable Insight

This short guide by Devon Smith presumes you already have a working knowledge of Google Analytics and focuses on top tips for harnessing the true power of analytics and using them in meaningful ways to better measure your organisation’s digital goals.

By Devon SmithPublished:2017 Type: guide-toolkit


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Center of Creative Arts and COCABiz: case study in innovation and adaptive capacity

This is an in-depth US-based case study documenting the successes of COCABiz: a programme of the Center for Creative Arts that supports the business community in St. Louis, Missouri with integration of artistic practices. COCABiz was a project incubated in EmcArts.org's Innovation Labs for the Performing Arts programme in 2009, and has since grown into a successfully integrated initiative of the Center of Creative Arts.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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Understanding Facebook Insights

This guide, commissioned by The Audience Agency from Culture24 as part of Audience Finder, takes you through each aspect of the Facebook Page Insights interface and explains what the graphs and tables mean and how they can be useful to you.

By Culture24Published:2015 Type: guide-toolkit


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Matching your product to the market

Andrew McIntyre explores marketing in terms of what a visitor might want to experience and what an arts organisation or curator might want to offer. He proposes the use of a benefits matching model to focus marketing activities on the benefits sought by the visitor and the benefits offered by the arts organisation in order to then communicate those benefits.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Seven ways to be more audience/visitor-focused

Gerri Morris audience demands that arts marketers need a better understanding of the needs, attitudes and motivations of existing and potential audiences and visitors. She introduces a diagnostic tool, '7 Pillars of Audience Focus', that can also be used as a planning tool.

Published:2013 Type: article


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How to move audiences up the ladder of engagement

We all want to attract new audiences and encourage our current audiences to attend more frequently. This guide explains how you can move your customers up the ladder of engagement by using two techniques; test-drive and teleprompt. Described as affordable, profitable, practical and successful approaches, you'll find an outline of how to undertake each one along with case studies which demonstrate the impact they have had on audience engagement.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Researching audiences at outdoor events and festivals

The toolkit and guidelines for audiences at outdoor events and festival aim to provide a framework to measuring and evidencing the impact of an outdoor event. The guidelines provide practical advice for audience research at un-ticketed cultural festivals and other events in the following sections: research principles, data collection methods, evidencing success, estimating audience size, questionnaires and surveys, working with volunteers and assessing economic impact.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Let's Get Real – How to evaluate online success

'Let’s Get Real' details the online analytics methodology, research and key findings of a major study into how arts and cultural organisations can evaluate online success. It suggests new ways to plan, invest and collaborate on the development of digital cultural activities. The guide explains how to define what you are trying to do online, and who you are doing it for; how to focus your online investment; how to recognise the value - and limits - of social media; how to question whether the web is enabling you to reach new audiences, and how to standardise methods of reporting …

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Creating life-long relationships with museum visitors

An insight into how The Natural History Museum aims to create life-long relationships with its visitors which rely on them being connected with all aspects of the Museum's work.  For an organisation that has 40 different logos and a complex structure, this is no easy task, and this case study shows you how it can be achieved, and how the 'magic' happens.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How and why businesses in and around Manchester are using Twitter

This guide shows how businesses use Twitter to market themselves and their work in Manchester, one of the most active Twitter communities in the country.  With clear illustrations of what the data on usage actually means, this analysis can help you to make sure you're staying one step ahead of your competitors when using Twitter.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Discover Dance – an evaluation of a development programme

The Discover Dance programme was run by Arts About Manchester between 2005 and 2009. This evaluation provides Acorn profiles of dance attenders and a useful insight into some of the key barriers to engagement for first time attenders with the dance sector, as well as an evaluation of the development work that was undertaken.

Published:2013 Type: research


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How Innovation Technology is changing business

This comprehensive report looks at the burgeoning Innovation Technologies (IvT) sector and how such systems as eScience, modelling, stimulation and visualisation technologies along with virtual and rapid prototyping are helping shape the face of innovation across all business models along with the impact of this on public institutions in relation to leadership and business strategies going forward. Arguing that IvT will have a big an impact as the industrialisation of nations, across all industries that we must be aware of the what these are, and how we can utilise them effectively.      

Published:2013 Type: article


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Redefining audience segmentation

An article, The Unusual Suspects, contextualises arts audience segmentation but also seeks to provide a new model for the 21st century based on key understandings about how audiences want to engage with the arts and how they want to be communicated with. The Culture Segments segmentation model presents eight segments that offer a common language to bridge the understanding of marketers, educators, curators, programmers, interpreters, front of house staff and managers. It helps put visitors at the centre of the discussion and informs strategic choices. Culture Segments helps you operate as a 21st century organisation: vision-led, audience-focused, strategic and personalised.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Visitor behaviour and engagement in the museums and heritage sector

This document brings together a vast body of research and experience to demonstrate how research can develop museums’ and galleries’ ambitions, vision, models and methodologies to enable a much more meaningful measure of impact and value.

By Morris Hargreaves McIntyrePublished:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Changing arts audiences in the 21st century

Morris Hargreaves McIntyre detail seven pillars for arts organisations to potentially transform their audience development focus: vision-led, brand-driven, outcome-orientated, inter-disciplinary, insight-guided, interactively-engaged, and personalised.

By Morris Hargreaves McIntyrePublished:2013 Type: article


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Who visits the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and why

The audience profiling study provided primary data through interview-led exit surveys to gain a deeper understanding of visitors, who they are, their motivations and attitudes. The profiling examined reasons for visiting, marketing reach, exhibition awareness and engagement, and visitor satisfaction. The insights informed recommendations for how Baltic could deepen engagement and improve the offer, and provided comparative data when set against other regional/national museums or art galleries.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Data intelligence driven marketing

Ulster Orchestra tested whether the benefits of a season brochure outweighed its costs. Working with Indigo, the orchestra segmented their data, based largely on frequency, but also looking at artform crossovers. They found that few audience members crossed over artform and this suggested that a more targeted approach to communication - offering people the sort of work they are most interested in - was likely to give the greatest return. The outcome of the work was that the cost was more than halved, response rates were substantially higher, and income was trebled.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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The best approach to qualitative research

This article provides an insight into different types of qualitative research and how to use them for brand development, programme development, marketing and communications, targeting and segmentation, relationship marketing and customer orientation. It provides some insights that will help you to use different types of qualitative research including focus groups, observation and ethnography and creative idea generation to form a direct connection with your customers and gain insight into their beliefs, values, attitudes, behaviours and motivations.

Published:2013 Type: article


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How intelligence supports more effective strategic cultural tourism marketing

Interpreting and applying the ArkLeisure segmentation model for culture, and especially cultural tourists, is about understanding values, needs, aspirations and interests. Tourism South East used the model to bring partners together to build a picture of the market, identify opportunities, develop channels and campaigns to increase income (for day visits and overnight stays) and consistency of messaging and visitor insight.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Interpreting key indicators in the performing arts

Identifying and interpreting realistic key indicators for performing arts audiences through a collaborative audience analysis and intelligence-sharing programme. Working across 36 London venues, audiences were analysed by artform, demographics and market penetration, repeat attendance, ticket spend and booking behaviour, growth patterns, as well as a propensity to move across venues and artforms, creating robust benchmarks.

Published:2013 Type: research


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A guide to commissioning new research

There's a lot to consider when you invest in externally commissioned research. This useful guide provides a checklist of things to think about, including the different research methods open to you, their uses and limitations and the insight you can expect from primary research. You'll find examples of key considerations and challenges to take into account when commissioning new research, such as costs and timescales, sampling, reliability, statistical confidence and report assessment.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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How marketing insight can influence creative strategy

What do you get when 12 leading arts innovators get together in a room to discuss audience engagement with artistic excellence?  Answer: a thought provoking, insightful and creative view of modern programming, marketing and communication practices in the arts, where value, quality and excellence take centre stage.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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How marketers can exploit current and emerging trends in a changing society

Marketers need to understand the current economic, political, technological and social environment that affects their audiences’ behaviour and consumption. This article describes the impact that polarization is having on audiences, how it is affecting organisations and what marketers can do to exploit current trends. The author argues that organisations need to tailor their marketing mix to remain healthy and relevant. Through offering unique, real-time experiences, responding to behaviour such as ‘cocooning’ and clearly communicating their brand position, marketers can respond more effectively to the needs, wants and motivations of their audiences in a turbulent time of societal change.  

Published:2013 Type: research


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Building a value framework to assess the success of cultural projects

Learn how the Barbican's marketing director, working together with the artistic director and financial director, created a Value Framework model for the venue. Designed to assess artistic projects across a variety of measures, some financial, some relating to audience development, some relating to environmental issues, this model enabled the Barbican to attach a real value to artistic projects over and above a simple per-seat subsidy model. The document considers how we can strategically measure the value of an arts project, and reviews how successful the Barbican's model has been.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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An introduction to qualitative research

Arts marketers by undertaking qualitative market research will help to improve their understanding of their audiences and influence an organisations decision making. Learn about the tools and techniques available, advice on how to carry out the research, which method to use (for example, focus groups), the advantages of using a consultant who is a member of the market research society and an idea of the costs involved.      

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Using Google Analytics to get better results from your marketing

Google Analytics can help arts marketers when developing a digital strategy and a digital marketing plan for their organisation. Learn about all the different tools that art marketers can use to help maximise the use of Google Analytics which can improve their marketing campaigns, increase customer engagement and a customers website experience. Please note the presentation referred to in the resource can now be found here.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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How to take useful measures on social media and online activity

From realising what you want to achieve from your online and social media marketing activity, to setting measurable objectives and KPIs, to explaining some tools for how to measure them, this is a wise overview from an experienced consultant working in the commercial arena and with the Culture 24 digital measuring project. It will help cultural marketers build an holistic view of how their online and social media activity works and where it fits in their overall communications strategy.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Measuring the effectiveness of digital innovation

In order to see whether digital marketing efforts are working, cultural organisations have to measure the right things and use the right tools. This article looks at two case studies: one of a group of major UK institutions conducted by Culture 24, and another by The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. It looks at how to choose the right tools for measuring digital engagement, and how to build analytics into the fabric of projects.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Panning for gold

February 2015: New guidance on Data Protection is coming soon and information here will be updated as soon as possible A guide to collecting valuable audience information in ticketed organisations from box office data and desk research.

Published:2012 Type: guide-toolkit


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Social marketing revolution

A summary of Mark Earl's keynote presentation at the AMA conference 2010 on the social marketing revolution.

Published:2012 Type: guide-toolkit


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The changing role of the marketer

Transcript of a keynote presentation on the changing role of marketers focused on a spectrum of audience engagement / participation.

Published:2012 Type: article


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