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Our superpanel of 2017 IEBA Industry Award winners contemplates the year in live entertainment and weighs in on trends and issues to watch during our 2018 Conference. Headline topics include record-breaking box scores, consolidation, and the lack of diversity in the industry.
Renee Alexander, Minnesota State Fair (Fair Buyer of the Year)
Jim Cressman, Invictus Entertainment Group (International Buyer of the Year)
Lucy Lawler-Freas, Fox Theatre in Atlanta (Theater of the Year)
Adam Kornfeld, AGI (Agent of the Year)
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Great artists inspire us to think in ways we’ve never thought before, and stir in us powerful feelings from the past. Each of our panelists has spent her entire career believing this and chasing opportunities to prove it.
Agents Power Panel is our annual chat with some of the industry’s most influential players and this year’s session features three of the most visionary and optimistic people in the business. As women in senior leadership positions, their experiences give them a different lens. That’s invaluable.
Success is a moving target, and the factory line approach to managing talent never works. These agents manage talent at different times in different ways but always with originality, tenacity, empathy, and passion.
Corrie Christopher Martin, Paradigm Talent Agency
Samantha Kirby Yoh, WME
Marsha Vlasic, Artist Group International
Our accomplished team of experts returns to IEBA to offer facts and perspective on the legal stumbling blocks in today’s touring industry. We will revisit the widely-misunderstood concept of “additionally insured” and specifically consider cases of sovereign immunity. Security and liability are always on the agenda. New this year will be our examination of employment discrimination, standards of ethical conduct and employee rights, the Equal Pay Act, and First Amendment Rights.
Jason Bernstein, AEG Presents
Brent Daughrity, Anderson Benson Insurance
Tim Epstein, Duggan Bertsch, LLC
Moderated by Pam Matthews, IEBA
The working lunch, elevated to a networking event. On the menu: focused lunchtime conversations at your table of specially-assembled conference attendees.
Marketing in a multichannel and multiscreen world means engaging with consumers on their terms —when they want, where they want, and how they want. A message must be optimized across multiple outlets, formats, devices, and data triggers. When coupled with traditional and programmatic ad buying and a multi-marketer landscape, the process becomes increasingly complex.
Leading marketers understand the unique emotional component to live entertainment. When management is working with promoter and venue partners on innovative campaigns, we can reach fans effectively and authentically. This is especially important today as consumers have increasingly higher expectations and an ever-dwindling level of patience for disconnect. And it’s critical to remind ourselves that as consumer behavior evolves, our marketing must evolve with it.
Steve Taliaferro, Live Nation
Megan Wilson, Red Light Management
Always a lively discussion, this year’s installment tackles topics ranging from video requests (cell phone, archival, and more) to the perplexities of promoting “private” events (when does internal becomes external?) and buying outside your comfort zone. As this important market continues to develop and broaden, so do the challenges as well as the opportunities.
This special session focuses on three key areas of interest: customer-obsessed service standards that prioritize safety, courtesy, and efficiency; laws and government policies that affect a myriad of fair processes; and unique entertainment programming that wows guests and keeps them coming back year after year.