Adventures In Venueland

Adventures In Venueland

An EAMC Podcast - Explore the personal journeys and experiences of people in the live entertainment industry. Join hosts Dave Redelberger and Paul Hooper as they talk with guests who work in live entertainment about what they are currently doing, their history in the industry, and the challenges they faced along the way to lead them to where they are today. Adventures In Venueland is a side project of the Event & Arena Marketing Conference, a non-profit organization bringing together people in the field of live entertainment to discuss marketing, publicity and sales trends in the industry. The AIV theme is comprised of elements from the Nine Inch Nails track 16 Ghosts II off the Ghosts I-IV album, and is licensed under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-SA).... Show More

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March 3, 2021 21 min
BONUS EPISODE - Detouring once again to Tampa Bay, Dave and Paul talk with Kevin Preast, Vice President of Event Management for Amalie Arena, the current residency home to the Toronto Raptors. Kevin gives us the inside scoop of what it’s like becoming a temporary home for an NBA team during the pandemic, the fan experience of welcoming the team to their city, as well as insight into balancing these events with their standard NHL te...
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February 24, 2021 43 min
Meet Cassie Zebisch, jack-of-all-trades, and guest-of-this-episode! Listen as Cassie describes starting two new businesses during the pandemic, her time with AEG as Sr. Director of Communications, and lessons learned along the way of her career. She is co-founder for reBUILD20, an organization focusing on helping live events develop strategies and actionable plans of recovery from COVID-19. Additionally she just launched KITSCHIEN ...
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February 10, 2021 39 min
Get a dose of southern hospitality as we head to Atlanta, Georgia, and speak with Natacha McLeod, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She gives listeners a unique perspective on marketing for both their symphony and acting as an in-house promoter, as well as showcasing what they have done during this past year such as the implementation of their new subscription and virtual membershi...
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February 5, 2021 20 min
BONUS EPISODE - What goes into hosting and preparing for The Big Game during a pandemic? We head to Tampa, Florida for this special episode where we talk with Jenna Grooms, Director of Host Committee Events for the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee. In 2021, The Big Game is happening at Raymond James Stadium, marking a historic moment in NFL history, with Tampa being the first city to ever host their own team, the Tampa Bay Bu...
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January 27, 2021 44 min
Anjali Raval has touched the live entertainment industry in so many ways, from working as a tour manager, a concert promoter, her time spent at WME, to now acting as the head of marketing for the brand new SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. Listen along as she talks about the groundbreaking of the first NFL stadium within the city, what can be expected from the multi-use event space, and what it’s like having two teams...
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January 13, 2021 54 min
Meet Vanessa Kromer, VP of Communications for Nederlander Concerts. Listen as she dives into what Nederlander Concerts has been up to with their Drive in OC concert series from challenges they have faced, to lessons learned, as well as the marketing and operations that have gone into making this series a leading example of success in the current state of live entertainment. She also talks about how she got into this industry and wa...
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January 6, 2021 17 min
BONUS EPISODE - Get an insider look into the field hospital and testing center at “The Dunk” as we talk with Cheryl Cohen, Director of Booking, Marketing & PR for Dunkin’ Donuts Center and Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. In a world where live events have been on pause since March 2020, Cheryl talks about how they’ve transformed the convention center into an in-use 600 person capacity field hospital for sick COVID-...
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December 30, 2020 49 min
Join this adventure to learn more about hosts Dave Redelberger and Paul Hooper, who serve as President and VP of Marketing & Communications, respectively, for the Event & Arena Marketing Conference. Paul describes his path into this industry through blogging, design and being an early adopter of using social media to market events and venues. Dave leads us through his career starting on-air at a local radio station, working...
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December 16, 2020 43 min
With so much drama in the in-dus-try, we head to the LBC to speak with Dave Brooks, Touring Director for Billboard. Dave gives insight on the ways he has had to pivot covering the touring industry amidst a worldwide pandemic, and what he sees as the future of live entertainment. He discusses memorable moments and course-changes in his career, which he credits for shaping his success. Listen in as Dave talks about taking a risk in s...
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December 2, 2020 51 min
Join as Dave and Paul head over to the “Green House” in the Pacific Northwest to speak with Rosie Selle, Vice President of Marketing for the brand new Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. Rosie’s career in the live events industry started as the Marketing Manager at KeyArena, the venue at Seattle Center, and the site where Climate Pledge Arena is currently being constructed for a fall 2021 opening. She has gotten to her pos...
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November 25, 2020 39 min
We the North! Dave and Paul head north of the border to speak with who they dub “the King of Canada,” Adam Armit, the Manager of Live Entertainment and Venue Marketing for Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) in Toronto, where he oversees the concert marketing portfolio for Scotiabank Arena, the digital content portfolio for music partnerships and overall music marketing strategy. Adam dives into how he has pivoted in his ...
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November 18, 2020 58 min
Everything is bigger in Texas! Join Dave & Paul as they talk to Nina Jackson, the Regional Director of Marketing and Public Relations for NRG Park in Houston Texas for ASM Global. NRG Park is comprised of NRG Stadium, Home of the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, NRG Center, NRG Arena, and NRG Astrodome. Listen along as Nina gives insight into how they’ve adjusted during COVID-19 and what they're doin...
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November 12, 2020 1 min
Come with us on an adventure, as we talk with guests who work in live entertainment about what they're currently doing, their history in the industry, and the challenges they faced along the way.
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