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College-degreed households biggest spenders at location-based entertainment venues

In 2012, households where the highest education level of a household member was a Bachelor’s Degree or higher accounted for the majority of all spending at location-based entertainment venues . . .Those households make up only 38% of all households. Continue reading

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Social Stratification of Location-based Entertainment Spending Continues

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released for the very first time consumer expenditure data on a mid-year basis, for the twelve months from mid-2011 through mid-2012. The data shows that the social stratification trend is continuing. 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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Be aware of guest homophily

When it comes to applying the concept of homophily to location-based entertainment, it is critical to know what socioeconomic/lifestyle group you want to attract. Continue reading

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Why so many FECs have marginal success or fail

Over our company’s 22-years working in the location-based entertainment (LBE) and family entertainment center (FEC) industries, which include bowling and other community-based out-of-home entertainment venues, we have been retained by many clients to analyze their poorly performing centers and develop … Continue reading

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