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The out-of-home entertainment blood bath

There is massive over expansion of out-of-home entertainment options occurring in many markets. At the same time, in-home entertainment options are becoming more alluring. Jim Kessler, owner and operator of two Lasertron venues, just posted a blog on what it … Continue reading

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Digital disruption changes industry definitions

This year two major trade organizations changed the definition of their industries. Both are telltale signs of the major digital disruption that is occurring to all types of out-of-home (OOH) B2C businesses, including OOH leisure and entertainment.  According to the National … Continue reading

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Are you appealing to the Conscientious Consumer? Budweiser does.

Offering the coolest bowling or entertainment and/or the tastiest, trendiest burger or flatbread no longer cuts it. Continue reading

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Household spending at community-based entertainment and restaurants exceeds spending in the year 2000

Household spending at community-based entertainment venues and restaurants exceeds spending in 2000. Continue reading

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First mover doesn’t succeed unless its also best mover

The conventional wisdom is that first to market can establish a stronghold in the market, a first mover advantage, making it difficult for later entrants to capture market share. However, a first mover advantage is never a sure thing. Being a first mover at the expense of being the best mover will often lead to a competitive disadvantage. Continue reading

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Pokémon Go introduces a new disruptive entertainment technology

Pokémon Go introduces a totally new disruptive technology to the consumer entertainment landscape Continue reading

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Eatertainment webinar rescheduled for next Wednesday

The eatertainment webinar has been rescheduled for 1 PM Easter Standard Time, next Wednesday, February 17th. Continue reading

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The Tchotchke Index is down, but has discretionary spending on OOH entertainment turned the corner?

The Tchotchke Index is down, but other consumer spending is up. What does this mean for location-based leisure venues? Continue reading

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Webinar: How Digital is Disrupting the Entertainment Landscape

Join this Wednesday’s webinar on how digital is disrupting the entertainment landscape. Continue reading

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It’s no longer about targeting the middle class

Back at the end of the 20th Century when indoor family entertainment centers (FECs) first took off, they targeted the middle class as their primary customer. Society has changed a lot since then. . . The middle class is no longer the target market of choice for location-based entertainment (LBE) of all types, including what are broadly termed as family entertainment centers (FECs). Continue reading

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