When the going got tough at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Director of External Affairs Katie Jackman and her team got going on a program for retaining first-time single ticket buyers – and stuck with it in the face of budget cuts, staff furloughs, and their own occasional doubts. Acting on TRG counsel Jackman and the SRT team launched their effort by getting new buyers to come again during their first season – achieving a “second date” with first-time patrons. When that led to triple the retention rate among new single ticket buyers, SRT kept going. They rolled out a disciplined, purposeful cultivation effort over the next three seasons, a program TRG lauds as a model for the industry.
In this free webinar, Jackman and the SRT team join TRG’s VP of Strategic Communications Joanne Steller to trace the four-year history and results of SRT’s new buyer retention program and to answer your questions about its applicability to your organization. You’ll learn:
• How SRT conducted and continued “second date” retention efforts among new-to-file single ticket buyers.
• What SRT did, what they stopped doing, and what they’ll do next to achieve growth in new patron engagement and revenue.
• Examples of strategic practices you may want to adopt.