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Philadelphia Dines At The Ida Know Buffet

The 11/21/15 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer published an article by Peter Dobrin that paints a dreary picture for the Philadelphia Orchestra Association’s (POA) future. In short, and contrary to a stream of public relations messages from the POA to the contrary, the organization continues to struggle reversing the downward revenue spiral that prompted their […]

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Have You Heard Of Arts & Analytics Yet?

In addition to making new friends and clients at industry events like the National Arts Marketing Project Conference, you get the opportunity to meet other providers and consultants; case in point, I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Jordan (VP Client Experience) and Dennis Kunimura (Head Statistician) from Arts & Analytics, a big data start-up […]

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Smartphone Use During Event Poll Results (you might be surprised)

Last week’s poll asking users whether or not venues should reconsider Smartphone use during show policies if it meant increasing repeat ticket buyer earned income by 25 percent or more generated a great deal of interest. At just over 1000 responses, it is the third most popular poll to date so it seems clear that […]

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Time For Updates

It’s been an update kind of weekend here throughout the Adaptistration Network; let’s take a look at what’s been going on. Timeline Highlights from 2007 have been added to Adaptistration’s new timeline, which means we officially have the first half decade covered. Among the new items, one date in particular that stands out is October […]

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Maestro Rules #21: Don’t Call Your Concertmaster “A Sweetie”

There’s a fascinating article by Katharine Biele in the 11/11/2015 edition of the Salt Lake City Weekly that examines a string of key musician dismissals and demotions alongside a general uptick in musician attrition at the Utah Symphony since current music director, Thierry Fischer, arrived in 2009. At 4600 words, the article is decidedly exhaustive […]

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