Off To Salt Lake City and #NAMPC 2015

I’m en route today to Salt Lake City for the 2015 National Arts Marketing Project Conference (#NAMPC) where I’ll be integrated into several areas of the conference: leading a panel on Developing Google Analytics Skills, providing one-to-one coaching on Inking The Right Deal: demystifying web, CRM, ticketing, and email marketing RFPs, and hosting a Dine-Around event (tonight!) with the discussion topic Understanding The Relationship Between Web, Ticketing, & CRM. In addition to being a great stand-alone topic, tonight’s Dine-Around will also serve as an excellent precursor for the One-to-One coaching on Sunday.

Adaptistration People 168If you’re attending the conference please be in touch to say hello, talk shop, or schedule a time to chat about The Venture Platform or a consulting project. For any group interested in becoming a Venture user, be sure to ask about a special incentive just for those attending NAMPC; you can connect with me via any of the following:

  • Text: 708.990.0408 (texting is better than calling as the conferences are usually pretty loud and cell reception can be spotty)
  • Email:
  • Twitter:
    @VentureTweets or @Adaptistration

If you’re not able to attend you can still follow along thanks to their long running practice of hastagging the daylights of the conference as a whole via #NAMPC and each individual session via their respective hashtags, but the one you really want to mark on your calendar is the #ClickClickDone session which begins at Sunday, 9:00am MT.

I’ll also release copies of the presentation and associated goodies (my fellow presenters and I have one particular special treat in store via the latter) after I return to Chicago early next week.

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About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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