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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 ...
 
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Today’s episode takes us to Music City where Dave & Paul chat with Claire Francis, the Sr. Marketing Director for Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators. Claire talks about the journey of increasing capacity within the building, the protocols in place, and what went into creating their Smashville SAFE plan. Having a strong relationship with …
 
We’re adding a new state to our adventures as Dave and Paul talk with Tammy Koolbeck based in Ames, Iowa who is the Executive Director for Stephens Auditorium, a multilevel theater at Iowa State University. Tammy is a standout in this industry and has truly done it all, from her time as past EAMC President from 1999-2004 to being past chair for the…
 
BONUS EPISODE - For this bonus episode, Dave and Paul talk with some of the key planners for EAMC Virtual 2021, the upcoming virtual conference presented by the Event & Arena Marketing Conference: Vanessa Kromer (Nederlander Concerts), Kirk Wingerson (Amway Center & Camping World Stadium), Paul Bee (Milwaukee Bucks), Jessica Runyon (Ticketmaster) a…
 
The next adventure takes us to the Windy City of Chicago, where Dave & Paul hear what the United Center has been up to. Meet Derrick Christian, Senior Marketing Manager for the venue, home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. Derrick walks us through their amazing collaborations with the teams and local community, allowing for the state’s l…
 
Today’s adventure takes us to St. Augustine, Florida as Dave & Paul talk with Katie Root, Marketing Manager for St. Augustine Amphitheatre & Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Katie gives us insight into what it’s been like being one of the first outdoor amphitheatres to reopen, and using their venue upgrades (new lockable seats, infrared thermal temperatur…
 
We’re headed to Cleveland, the birthplace of rock and roll, to talk with Barry Gabel, SVP Marketing & Sponsorship Sales for Live Nation, and a true legend in this industry. Barry speaks about his work with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, his formative experience starting out at Belkin Productions in 1979, their evolution into joining Live Nation, all whi…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 h…
 
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, wha…
 
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 st…
 
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 co…
 
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 …
 
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 Ar…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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