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When you work in entertainment, you are in the business of fun. This podcast will focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with helping your customers create memories and special moments. We will talk about sports, theatre, performing arts, and other forms of entertainment, highlighting the best ideas in marketing live experiences, creating long-term customers, and growing revenues.

Dave Wakeman's The Business of Fun Podcast Dave Wakeman

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

When you work in entertainment, you are in the business of fun. This podcast will focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with helping your customers create memories and special moments. We will talk about sports, theatre, performing arts, and other forms of entertainment, highlighting the best ideas in marketing live experiences, creating long-term customers, and growing revenues.

    The Business of Fun: Frederic Longatte

    The Business of Fun: Frederic Longatte

    My guest today is SecuTix CEO, Frederic Longatte. 

    We discuss revenue, technology and integration, processes, marketing, museums, live events, and a lot more. 

    Check out my friends at www.bookingprotect.com 

    Visit www.activitystream.com and www.wewillrecover.live.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Business of Fun: Sean Kelly with a dynamic pricing case study from the pandemic

    The Business of Fun: Sean Kelly with a dynamic pricing case study from the pandemic

    My guest today is Sean Kelly from Vatic. He returns to share a case study on dynamic pricing of streaming performances and where pricing should be during the pandemic.

    Get my weekly ticket newsletter at www.talkingtickets.substack.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Business of Fun: Alex Sinatra

    The Business of Fun: Alex Sinatra

    My guest today is Alex Sinatra. 

    She's a lawyer and a marketer.

    We discuss revenue streams, repackaging your skills, being flexible, acting as a contrarian, innovation, and a lot more. 

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    Visit Booking Protect at www.bookingprotect.com

    Get my ticket newsletter at www.talkingtickets.substack.com

    Or my strategy newsletter at www.businessofvalue.com

    • 53 min
    The Business of Fun: Greg Githens

    The Business of Fun: Greg Githens

    My guest today is Greg Githens. 

    We talk about strategy, strategic thinking, recovery, focus, micro skills and a lot more. 

    Check out my friends at Booking Protect and their new redesigned website at www.bookingprotect.com 

    Check out the We Will Recover project at www.wewillrecover.live

    Get Talking Tickets my ticket newsletter at www.talkingtickets.substack.com. 

    Get The Business of Value my strategy and marketing newsletter at www.businessofvalue.substack.com

    • 40 min
    The Business of Fun: Colin Lewis

    The Business of Fun: Colin Lewis

    My guest today is a real treat to talk with, Colin Lewis. 

    Colin is Ireland's most famous marketer. He is a wonderful teacher and he has written some incredible pieces on reinventing your career as we move through the pandemic. 

    Visit We Will Recover to find some new webinars we are producing on strategy and marketing at www.wewillrecover.live

    Go over to Booking Protect and investigate offering refund protection to your guests. www.bookingprotect.com

    • 59 min
    The Business of Fun: Aaron Knape

    The Business of Fun: Aaron Knape

    My guest today is Aaron Knape from the Seatz App. 

    The audio file on this one is a little off, but we still had a great conversation about technology, revenue, customer service, and leading through the pandemic. 

    Check out www.bookingprotect.com and find resources on recovery, revenue, and more. 

    The We Will Recover project is a great resource for all things recovery related. www.wewillrecover.live

    Get Talking Tickets at www.talkingtickets.substack.com

    • 42 min

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Dave asks great questions and provides excellent insight!

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