How Much will a CRM / Ticketing System Cost?

May 20, 2019 - Comments Off on How Much will a CRM / Ticketing System Cost?

The answer isn’t straightforward. It all depends on fitness-for-purpose, on volume and value of sales, and just what you will have to pay for, and whether you can manage a capital or revenue purchase. Read more

How to…develop a CRM Strategy

February 4, 2019 - Comments Off on How to…develop a CRM Strategy

This article, first published in Arts Professional (3/1/19), was commissioned and contributed by AMA CultureHive as part of a series sharing resources and learning from the online library for the sector.

How can arts organisations develop the best possible strategy for their customer relationship management and ticketing systems? In this article I suggest some steps to make the task easier.

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The Importance of having a CRM Strategy

November 1, 2017 - Comments Off on The Importance of having a CRM Strategy

With the continuing reduction and uncertainty in arts funding, most arts organisations have to achieve more with less. We all have to work harder to prove that what we are doing is effective so having a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategy in place is becoming ever more urgent.

CRM isn’t about selling, it’s about marketing. It helps you build and maintain long-term relationships, through discovering how your audiences want to interact with you, and actively meeting their stated and unstated wants and needs.

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Developing Classical Music Audiences in Lancashire

February 21, 2017 - Comments Off on Developing Classical Music Audiences in Lancashire

Lancashire Classical Music Collaboration (LCMC) is a partnership of three orchestras – Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Manchester Camerata - and three Lancashire venues - Preston Guild Hall, Blackburn King George’s Hall, and the Muni in Colne working together to bring world class orchestral music to the people of Lancashire. Read more