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Looking back and looking forward at the FEC industry

Looking back through the history of the family entertainment center industry and predictions of what the future holds for its success. Continue reading

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Where does pizza at FECs and Chuck E. Cheese’s fall in the four pizza groups?

Most FECs need to wake up and get with it, or they will see drastic revenue declines no different than Chuck E. Cheese’s has seen over the years due to their behind the times, non-adult appealing pizza. Continue reading

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More Proof that High Fidelity is the Winning Formula

Despite a shrinking market for entertainment on trips and vacations, The Magic Kingdom . . . raised their admission price 44% faster than inflation. . . In today’s increasingly competitive entertainment marketplace, High Fidelity plays an important role in the formula for success. Continue reading

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Be an LBE disrupter before you get disrupted

The LBE formulas of just a few years past are no longer future proof. Be a disrupter before you get disrupted, because that disruption is already underway. Continue reading

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The intersection of personal digital technology & bricks-and-mortar entertainment

The Triple Revolution of the Internet, social media and the always-on-connectivity of now ubiquitous mobile devices is disrupting the entertainment venue industry in ways and at a speed that most in industry fail to recognize . . . Continue reading

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Evidence of Continuing Long-Term Decline in Marriages & Births

Now along comes research published three days ago . . . that finds that these two trends will continue long into the future. Continue reading

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The migration of the meaning of Place

Now the physicality of place is no longer its sole meaning. The definition of place has changed due to the Internet and mobile devices, especially the smartphone. Continue reading

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Is the Terminator prophecy coming true?

I found a very interesting comment by James Cameron, director of The Titanic and Avatar movies in an interview in the current issue of Fast Company magazine about whether the machines have risen. Continue reading

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Travel spending on entertainment & dining takes a staycation nosedive

The U.S. Commerce Department has reported that spending on travel and tourism during the 1st quarter of 2014 decreased at an annual rate of 1.0%. However, spending on recreation and entertainment turned down dramatically . . . Continue reading

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Playing Video Games Now a College Varsity Sport

This is just one more example of how the digital world is disrupting traditional entertainment, and now sports. Not only is pure digital displacing the physical and real world versions, but we are also seeing a convergence of digital and real world experiences creating new forms of competition. Continue reading

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