Let’s all learn from the Brooklyn Museum

As I went down the rabbit hole of blogs and comments and links within comments this morning, I came upon this blog post from the Brooklyn Museum‘s Chief of Technology, Shelley Bernstein.  It is all about how they currently use Foursquare and how they dream of using it in the future (Shelley also gives a […]

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The arts leadership dichotomy and why it works

I read this blog post by James Undercofler on the ArtsJournal site (thanks to Thomas Cott for highlighting it!) on Monday and it got me thinking about this strange dual leadership model we have in the performing arts.  Undercofler talks about a model where an Artistic Director, in theory, leads the artistic vision of a company while […]

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A new era for the press release

I’ve been reading Engage! by Brian Solis and it has me all fired up.  I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot more references to this book in the near future. In chapter 6, Solis presents the type of idea that makes you want to slap your forehead and say, “Of course!  Why haven’t we been […]

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Social media for time-starved theatres

I was inspired this morning by John Jantsch’s post on his Duct Tape Marketing blog regarding using social media for things you are already doing.  There are some great ideas in his post, but while I read it I kept hearing voices of my colleagues at under-staffed, over-worked non-profit theatres saying, “but I don’t have time!”  […]

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Michael Kaiser is also the definition of responsive

I had a whole plan for my post today and then Michael Kaiser went and replied to my email in less than 24 hours!  That, my friends is the definition of responsive.  This man is running the nation’s capitol’s performing arts center, courting donors, blogging for The Huffington Post, and touring the nation to talk to […]

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