TCG is pleased to present the 2009 National Conference Vendor Fair, an unparalleled opportunity to find out about the latest offerings in ticketing, software, management services, insurance, design and much more.
Arts Consulting Group
1601 Hi Point Street
Los Angeles, CA 90035
TEL: (323) 936-0626
FAX: (323) 936-1196
Attendee: Bruce Thibodeau, President; Lee Kappelman, Vice President; Susan Trapnell, Senior Consultant
Arts Consulting Group is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, fundraising & marketing consulting, program & facilities planning, and organizational development services for the arts and culture industry. The firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, Seattle, and Austin with consultants located across the country to best serve the needs of our clients.
Choice Ticketing Systems
1200 28th Street, Suite 305
Boulder, CO 80303
Attendee: Robert Friend, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Choice Ticketing Systems: The Power of Intelligence. Getting it done! Increasing ticket sales, patron contributions and sponsorship dollars to effectively meet revenue goals and maximize profitability – the ongoing challenge! Creatively managing priceless patron data to increase sales and contributions requires a system that is easy-to-use, powerful and can provide global access to your customer base. Enter Choice Ticketing Systems – a proven, enterprise-wide, integrated entertainment technology software package. Choice provides a high-end integrated Ticketing, Fundraising, Membership and Volunteer Management solution with a real-time, fully integrated “private label” internet ticketing and contributions module. Visit Choice and discover how our intelligent and affordable sales, marketing and fundraising solution can make a difference for your theatre operation.
2000 N. Lincoln Park West, #614
Chicago, IL 60614
FAX: 773 442-0410
Attendee: Charlie Frankel, President
Founded in 2001, Easy-Ware sells Total Info, an affordable software solution that is full-featured, easy-to-learn and use. Total Info has everything you need and more: complete box office management and ticketing including online ticket and subscription sales, comprehensive fundraising management including capital campaigns, pledges, major gifts, events management, auctions with checkout, as well as grant application tracking and class/camp registration. Includes contact management, e-mail marketing, form letters, invoicing, custom reports, mailing labels and more. Fully-integrated credit card processing, optional wealth screening from Wealth-Engine, and our interface to QuickBooks save you considerable time and money. With no extra charges for additional modules or users - plus free upgrades, Total Info has an extremely low life time cost. Stop by our booth and also see a demonstration of our two new companion products: Concessions Info (a Point of Sale solution for your gift shop) and Literary Info (to track the development of new plays).
Fisher Dachs Associates
22 West 19th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Attendees: Joanna Baymiller, Minister of Propoganda; Joshua Dachs, Principal
“Fisher Dachs Associates (FDA) is one of the world's leading theatre planning and design consultants. Projects include new theatres in Washington, D.C. for the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Arena Stage; a new three-theatre complex for The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis; and replacing the former Broadway theatre known as Henry Miller's Theatre with a new building that incorporates historic elements of the original. The firm has long been recognized for its role in helping to plan, design, or renovate some of the most significant and most imaginative performing arts spaces in North America.”
1423 W Argyle Street, Suite 2N
Chicago, IL 60640
Attendee: Ivan Medanic, President
KlearSky, founded in 2004, is a consulting and software development company uniquely positioned to provide superior products and services to organizations in the arts and entertainment industry. KlearSky offers consulting services including database management outsourcing, project management and web strategy. KS Limelight, developed by KlearSky, is a state-of-the-art production and artist management software application. The focus of KS Limelight is to improve and modernize a theatre without hampering the artistic process, product or vision. Modules such as artist management, production planning, casting, contracting, and literary enable a theatre to work efficiently by centralizing key information into a single source database.
850 Seventh Avenue, Suite 801
New York, NY 10019
TEL: (212) 271-4328 x116
FAX: (212) 271-4327
Attendee: Lily Traub, Senior Account Executive
Patron Technology is an online marketing software and consulting company serving the arts and culture industry, service associations, and other nonprofit organizations with cutting-edge technology and e-marketing expertise.
The Pricing Institute
55 Sylvan Lane
Weston, MA 02493 USA
TEL: (781) 330-9967
Attendees: Steven Roth, President
The pricing instituteinstitute a joint venture between U.S. and UK-based arts marketing experts, uses proprietary pricing analysis methodology to help arts organizations develop pricing strategies that maximize income and occupancy. The principals of The Pricing Institute are: Steven Roth, a Boston-based arts marketing consultant; Alan S. Brown, principal of leading US consultancy
practice WolfBrown and UK-based consultancy practice Baker Richards Consulting. Together they have worked on pricing strategies for over 150 arts organizations worldwide, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Huntington Theatre Company, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, the National Theatre in London, Glyndebourne Festival Opera (UK) and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (New Zealand).
Chicago: Robert Shook, Partner: TEL: (312)944-823
Minneapolis: Michael DiBlasi, Partner: TEL: (612)339-5958
Dallas: Jack Hagler, Principal: TEL: (214)747-8300
Attendees: Robert Shook, ASTC; Michael DeBlasi, Partner
Schuler Shook provides full theatre consulting services from feasibility studies to theatre planning to systems turn-on. Our continuing experience as professional theatrical designers keeps us current on all aspects of technology available to theatrical production, and it keeps us in contact with the leading creative forces in the industry. Our portfolio includes professional and academic facilities that range from 200-seat intimate drama theatres to 3,000-seat opera houses to 10,000-seat music theatres.
1033 South Boulevard
Oak Park, IL 60302
TEL: (708) 524-2800
Attendee: Gregory Miller, Acoustician
TALASKE acoustics, audio & video consultants serve the performing arts, with a focus on the needs of primary-use repertory theatres. Since 1988, founder Richard Talaske and his experienced staff have completed dozens of successful drama theatres: Sidney Harman Hall in Washington D.C. and The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis are recent examples. We have achieved our status as the nation’s premiere acoustician for repertory theatres through understanding the essence of live theatre design and being an advocate for the accommodation of the intangible qualities that make live theatre special.
Target Resource Group
90 South Cascade Avenue , Suite 510
Colorado Springs , CO 80903
TEL: (719) 686-0165
TRG is a data-driven consulting and database services company with clients throughout North America. . Since its founding in 1995, TRG has helped arts and culture organizations of all genres grow larger sustainable patronage and revenue. . In TRG’s Data Lab, the ongoing study of patron transactions has helped organization and the industry better understand arts consumerbehavior and market demand.
735 N. Water St., Ste. 550
Milwaukee, WI 53202
ATTENDEE: Paul Larson, President
TAYLAR partners solely with performing arts organizations to provide turn key telefunding and subscription sales services. Our permanent staff of impassioned arts advocates provides the most professional representation for your campaigns. Additionally,
TAYLAR stands apart in its attentiveness to our clients’ campaign and our controlled cost structure. No one can beat our revenue and cost results.
P.O. Box 670245
Dallas, TX 75367-0245
TEL: (214) 265-1908
Attendee: Brian Feldman, Client Development Manager
Tessitura Software ® is an enterprise-wide, fully integrated constituent management software system for non-profit arts and cultural organizations. Using a single database of information, the system empowers the user organization to handle all ticketing and membership transactions, record, track and manage all contacts with its constituents, conduct highly targeted and cost-efficient marketing and fund raising appeals, and provide detailed and flexible performance reports. Besides seamlessly providing efficient ticketing and development department operations, internet transaction capabilities and integrated email deployment services, a key benefit of the system is its ability for relationship managers to have a full view of each constituent—their history, preferences and all contacts with the institution. Nearly 300 non-profit arts and cultural organizations in six countries utilize Tessitura Software.
915 Broadway, Suite 1406
New York, NY 10010
Attendeesttendees: Victoria Gettler, Account Executive; Darren Sussman, President
Founded in 1999 to connect the theatre industry with a mass consumer audience, TheaterheaterMania.comcom features comprehensive
listings, news, reviews, interviews, videos and online ticketing for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and theatres in over 50 markets nationwide. . TheaterMania.com provides online marketing and promotional services to the entertainment
industry, and widely distributes email newsletters and special offers to over 500,000 subscribers and 1,000,000 members. . In addition, through its proprietary ticketing system, OvationTix, the company provides box office, telephone and online ticketing services and patron management technology to performing arts organizations across the United States.