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Industry Label Reinforces Paradigm Paralysis

At the IAAPA Convention in Orlando this year I was part of what we believe was the first seminar ever given at IAAPA about attracting the adult market, called Growing Your Revenue with Adults. . . This is a completely new idea for most of what is called the family entertainment center (FEC) industry. And that is exactly why it is such a new idea, as for over two decades . . . Continue reading

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More Evidence of the Digital Disruption of Location-Based Entertainment & Culture

So here’s what is so scary for location-based entertainment, sporting events and cultural venues, the vast majority of which are seeing a long-term trend of declining attendance. The use of mobile devices that can be used anywhere 24/7 continues to grow, and the majority of that growing screen time is being used to engage in entertainment . . . Continue reading

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How interactive location-based entertainment can bond families

In a world where our children are constantly alone on their tablets, it is so important to create environments where they can have fun with each other. It [laser tag] can even bring mom and dad together with their son to. Continue reading

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More High Fidelity Proof

I believe this past weekend’s success of the movie Gravity is additional proof in the movie theater industry . . . Continue reading

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Proof that moving to a High Fidelity customer experience is a winning strategy

Read how AMC Theatres is make dramatic changes to the movie-going experience that is resulting in significant revenue increases. It’s a lesson for all location-based entertainment and FECs. Continue reading

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Foundations Entertainment University Attracts 63 Attendees

The 28th Foundations Entertainment University held in Las Vegas March 18-19 in conjunction with Amusement Expo attracted 63 attendees. The next Foundations will be held in Chicago July 16-18, 2013. Continue reading

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What age households are the big spenders for location-based entertainment?

It’s the older age households that have the greatest aggregate out-of-home entertainment spending, not younger age households that marketing myths have us believe. Article includes infographic and historical trend data. Continue reading

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Get unstuck; It’s really all about social-tainment!

The location-based entertainment industry has paradigm paralysis, continuing to believe build the entertainment and they will come. Get unstuck with social-tainment. Continue reading

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The Potential of the Stay-at-Home Mother Market

Many businesses, including entertainment facilities, fail to recognize and capture the potential from the stay-at-home mother market. Continue reading

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Climbing the wall of FEC success

There’s a financial hurdle that all family entertainment centers need to meet if they are going to have long term success rather than become road kill. Unfortunately, many FECs fail to make it. Learn about many of the reasons why FECs fail due to inadequate budgets and investment. Continue reading

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