Archive for the ‘Theater’ Category

Get Your Broadway On This Halloween 🎃

Halloween and theatre are a perfect match. Dramatic lighting? Check. Great snacks? Check. And, most importantly, the costumes! Check, check, and check. Don’t have a costume yet? We have you covered. Keep reading for some of our favorite DIY costumes to wow all your thespian friends: Elphaba from Wicked: She’s so much more than just a witch […]

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Demographics vs. Psychographics: Discovering Your Target Markets

The five most important words in an advertising campaign are: Who are your target markets? If you want to sell tickets to your Broadway show, you need to know who you are trying to reach, or your “target markets.” These groups make up the key audience that will buy tickets and, hopefully, become loyal brand […]

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The Anatomy of Great Key Art

One of the most important assets in any Broadway advertising campaign is the poster. In fact, it is key; we literally call it “Key Art.” Broadway key art is the visual trigger that ticket buyers associate with your show, and everything that you use to promote it, in any way, will be based on this […]

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Where In The World Is Your Audience? Marketing to Tourists vs. Locals

New York City attracts people from all over the world. In 2015, 58.5 million visitors took a bite out of the Big Apple. As one of the city’s biggest draws, Broadway also brings in crowds from all over: 63% of ticket sales in the 2015-16 season came from tourists. So when you are creating a campaign for […]

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Does Theatre Even Matter? Understanding The Consumer Benefits of Theatre

We know, we know. As theatre lovers, it sounds crazy to ever question the value of the arts. But the world seems to be at a cultural crossroads, leaving the arts teetering on unsteady ground. So, we thought it might be time to put on our marketing hats to try to understand the true consumer […]

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Embracing Diversity on Broadway

If you’ve been paying attention to the past couple of seasons on Broadway, you’ve probably noticed a seemingly growing trend for diversity. Shows like Hamilton, Shuffle Along, The Color Purple, Allegiance, and On Your Feet! largely featured non-white cast members, while shows like Fun Home, Falsettos, and Significant Other brought LGBTQ stories center stage. Backstage, the diversity among designers was greater than ever thanks to women-led creative […]

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Beyond The Commercial: The 5 Content Videos You Need To Make

Video may have killed the radio star, but it’s working wonders for the Broadway star. Sure, live theatre is all about being in the moment, but video gets people in the audience. Today, video is far more than simply broadcast. It’s used on websites, social channels, digital ads, emails, and more, becoming a major sales […]

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Surrounded By Marketing: The 360 Degree Campaign

You know how sometimes it feels like a brand is just everywhere? Maybe you see a poster in the subway for a new pair of jeans; then when you get on the train and open your free Time Out New York, you see an ad for them; then as you scroll through your Facebook news […]

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Luck O’ The Broadway: How To Make Your Own Advertising Luck By Creating The Perfect Storm

When it comes to advertising, do you feel lucky? If you want to sell tickets to your Broadway show, you’ll need more than just an amazing production (although that is a crucial piece of the puzzle). Along with a fab show, you have to have a strategically-crafted, uniquely creative advertising and marketing plan. A successful […]

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Women In Theatre: A History

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we’re digging into the drama of women throughout theatre history. Spoiler alert: women have come a long way. From watching their stories told from the audience to writing their stories themselves, women have always been an integral part of theatre history. 532 BC – 900 […]

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