May 2, 2013

Come for the Fashion, Stay for the Music

Coachella

(from Venues Today, April 24, 2013)   Music fans attending Coachella are not letting the dust and dirt of the desert get in their way of enjoying the luxury that goes along with the festival. This year for the two weekend event Coachella offered a luxury boutique simply titled “Boutique and other fashion retailers.” The festival is now […]

April 18, 2013

OvertureCon Aims to Bridge the Fan/Band Divide

The Mint in Los Angeles

(from Venues Today, April 10, 2013) OvertureCon is looking to offer something the music business has not seen, a music conference aimed at music fans. Most music conferences are dedicated to industry executives, but a group of friends and indie music pros are working together to create OvertureCon. The idea came from Sabrina Greenwood- Briggs […]

April 4, 2013

Facebook Publicizes Photo Rules

Facebook Logo

(from Venues Today, March 27, 2013) Venues across the world are using Facebook to market their facility, but what many do not know is there are rules they must follow. A new was restriction recently put into place by Facebook that says cover photos must be no more than 20% text.  The restriction was put in place in December 2012, […]

March 21, 2013

Wells Fargo Center Contest Gives Away Ticket to Every Event in 2013

Wells Fargo Center Hockey Set Up

(from Venues Today, March 12, 2013) As a push to increase their Facebook followers and email database the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia executed a bold event promotion. The Wells Fargo Center offered two free tickets to every event for one year. The promotion known as the Big Ticket offered a grand prized including all 42 […]

February 28, 2013

Mission Control Takes Over Prudential Center’s Social Media

Mission Control

(from Venues Today, February 20, 2013)  Two years ago the New Jersey Devils were ranked last in the NHL in every measureable social media statistic. To improve the team’s social media presence, the Devils started the Devils Generals. The Devils Generals are made up of 25 fan volunteers who manage the team’s social media outlets. […]

December 6, 2012

US Fair Executives Learn From Korean Counterparts

Gimje Festival

(from Venues Today, November 28, 2012)  The International Association of Fairs and Expositions Annual Convention and Trade Show was held this year at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the convention several fair executives from both the United States and South Korea built on their already existing friendship. Both countries are doing their best […]

November 15, 2012

OKC Arena Completes Construction

Arena By Night

(from Venues Today, November 7, 2012)  The three year construction project for the Chesapeake Energy Arena is finally complete. The arena, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, made improvements to put the arena up to NBA standards. The improvements include a new broadcast system, video board, new terrace seating, and entrance. The improvements were paid for by […]

November 1, 2012

Islanders Following the Nets to a New Arena in Brooklyn

The Islanders are moveing to Brooklyn.

(from the New York Times, October 24, 2012) The New York Islanders announced Wednesday afternoon they would be moving from Nassau County to Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn, which has not had a professional team for 50 years, is now the home of both the Nets and the recently acquired Islanders. The Islanders signed a 25-year […]

October 17, 2012

C3 Doubles Down on Popular Music Event

C3 is lookig to expand their festival.

(from Venues Today, October 10, 2012) C3 Presents, the producers of Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza, plan to add an additional week to the already one week Austin City Limits Music Festival. The festival, which started as a two day event with an attendance of 75,000, will now last 6 days. Charlie Jones, a […]

September 20, 2012

NFL’s New Technology Improving Gameday

Wifi active Lucas Oil Stadium during Super Bowl XLVI.

(from Venues Today, September 12, 2012) The NFL continues to grow in viewership, but is trying to find a solution to a three year decline in stadium attendance. This three year decline is the result of the improvement of television coverage and fantasy sports. The League hopes an improvement in stadium technology will help draw […]