Hugh Bonneville Triumphs At Chichester

When a public vote chooses Boaty McBoatface as the name for a polar exploration ship, it’s easy to agree with the main character in Ibsen’s An Enemy Of The People (Chichester Festival Theatre) that the majority is ‘stupid’.

Dr Tomas Stockmann starts out believing the people will welcome his revelation that the town’s spa water is […]

By |May 21st, 2016|Review, Theatre|0 Comments

It’s All About You

You are important and you know it. But does the person trying to sell you something know it?

One of the basic lessons of marketing is ‘sell benefits not features’. In other words, tell the customer what’s in it for them. Yet how often do you receive an email, letter, tweet, flier or even a personal […]

By |April 3rd, 2014|Copywriting, Marketing, Social media, Theatre|0 Comments

Three Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Pricing

£5.00 or 4.99? £5.00 or 5.00? £5.00 or £7.50 or both? Subtle differences maybe but they can make a big difference to your sales. In her recent post Francesca Nicasio nominates three questions to ask before you set your prices.

The first is whether you should use the old .99 trick. Of course it’s clumsy and […]

By |March 25th, 2014|Commerce, Marketing, Small Business, Theatre|0 Comments

Log In Or Bog Off

You just want to buy a ticket so why do websites insist that you register first? It's anti-customer and it loses business.
By |March 10th, 2014|Marketing, Small Business, Theatre|0 Comments

Happy 50th Birthday, National Theatre, and Many Happy Subsidies

I wish the National Theatre a very happy 50th birthday. To me, it is what subsidy is all about. It could have been a staid presenter of the classics of the English stage. Instead it has encouraged new writing and the discovery of non-English work. It has been challenging and experimental.

Given the opportunity not to […]

By |November 7th, 2013|Retailing, Small Business, Theatre|0 Comments

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