In February 2009, hundreds of museum professionals from across the U.S. gathered in Washington DC for the first-ever “Museums Advocacy Day,” sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums. These professionals met with legislators to underline the importance of museums and make the case for continued federal support.
The beginning of 2022 marks two years since COVID-19 took hold globally. Our world looks very different, especially for those in the leisure & entertainment industry, but many of our challenges remain the same. With a new variant rippling across the globe and coronavirus cases on the rise, operators are once again in the position to proactively assess their security measures and ensure a heightened level of safety for staff and visitors alike – all without sacrificing the experience of their patrons and guests.
Preparing Cultural Attractions for the Digital Transformation: Interview with Brendan Ciecko (Cuseum)
We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Brendan Ciecko, Founder & CEO of Cuseum, about technology innovation within the arts and cultural sector, discussing the impact of COVID-19, how organizations have adapted and what opportunities remain. Read on to discover his insights and tips for cultural operators seeking to deliver memorable experiences while preparing for the digital transformation.
Now more than ever, conversations about protecting the environment are taking center stage in many aspects of our everyday lives. This includes how consumers are choosing to spend their free time and money. Transitioning your venue’s operations over to more sustainable practices might seem like a daunting task, but one easy way to start is to reduce paper use at your venue. With Earth Day right around the corner, now is a great time to lean into using your technology to help your venue go paperless!
There are many factors that go into choosing a new eCommerce system. Often, price tops the list. “Can I afford this?” Most decision-makers want a fast and easy answer to this question, but unfortunately, the true answer is much more complicated than a simple sticker price. When you look at the opportunity costs, the better question is, “Can I afford not to do this?”
As we see industries gradually begin to reopen and redefine what the “New Normal” will look like, many organizations are using technology to meet the growing expectations of guests for a safe experience. Research done by Sedco has concluded that 84% of customers expect brands to find ways to maximize digital interaction to keep them safe. Whether it’s thinking outside of the box or returning to core principles of crowd management, there are many ways that your technology can help. Read on to discover 4 ways to use technology for social distancing.
The season for giving back is especially meaningful this year, with COVID-19 taking a dramatic toll on people and organizations around the world. Whether your venue has been able to reopen or not, you can look to the tools in your ticketing system to help you recapture revenue and engage with your audience. Read on to discover 8 ticketing tools for giving back. No matter your industry, our feature-rich solutions are here to help support your venue’s efforts to boost fundraising initiatives this year!
Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been no small feat for attractions around the world. While some museums, zoos, aquariums and institutions have not yet been able to safely reopen, it’s encouraging to hear success stories from those who have been able to reconfigure their operations to support safe social distancing. We asked Louis Aguila, Director of Product Management for our accesso Siriusware point of sale ticketing solution, to share insight into how our clients are using our technology to operate safely in a COVID environment. Watch our video and read on to learn best practices, tips for using existing accesso Siriusware modules and new enhancements that can help you during this challenging time.
Empathizing with Guests in a COVID-19 World: How to Anticipate the Needs of Your Customers in the ‘New Normal.’
Presented at the blooloop V‑Expo 2020 Innovation Auditorium
In a COVID-19 world, the desires of consumers have been transformed. From the rapid acceleration of certain technologies to the sudden need to maintain physical distance, the attributes of a successful venue last year may now be perceived as liabilities. Yet, one thing holds true: the guest experience reigns supreme. Venues which seek to understand their guests and meet their needs in the moment will reap the rewards through increased per-caps, repeat business, positive word-of-mouth and more. Watch as accesso Sales Director Jeremy Gray and Vice President of Sales George Hambleton discuss best practices for empathizing with guests in a COVID world and read on to see how to anticipate the needs of your customers in this ‘New Normal.’
Let’s start with two simple questions. Are members important to your institution? Is time important to our members? If we can answer affirmatively to both, then why do we often unintentionally create hurdles to their experience interacting with our institutions? Whether due to lack of time or resources, we often miss opportunities to increase, serve and retain our members better. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Ryan Burtram shares five insights into how you can better attract, retain, and engage members.
accesso Webinar Series Presents: Simplify and Streamline Your Rentals Process with our accesso Siriusware Solution.
Your guests don’t enjoy waiting, so accelerate their experience with technology designed with your ski venue in mind! The accesso Siriusware rentals module offers a variety of helpful and easy-to-use features to make the rentals process speedy and seamless for your guests, so they can get out on the mountain and enjoy the day. Watch our webinar to learn how to simplify and streamline your rentals process!
accesso Webinar Series Presents: Give Your Guests Financial Flexibility with our accesso Siriusware Payment Plans Module.
For your guests, visiting your venue might be a big investment — one they plan carefully and save up for over time. How can you help to ease the burden of cost for your guests so they can stress less, enjoy more, come back more often and have a better experience overall? Payment plans are the easy answer, and they can be surprisingly simple and easy to implement. Watch our webinar to learn more!
Many venues still think of ticketing from the onsite purchasing perspective, with the front gate or box office being the first interaction point with a guest. In reality, most guests today will have already visited your venue’s website before they arrive. In fact, you can expect that about half of your guests will be browsing your website from their smartphone looking to learn more about your attraction and ticket offerings. Are you prepared to make a great first impression? Watch our webinar to learn more about navigating eCommerce in today’s mobile landscape!
Cultural institutions and museums provide mind-opening experiences to guests every day, but it can be challenging to extend that wonder and awe into your technology solutions. At accesso, we understand the importance of building strong, lasting relationships with your visitors to earn their loyalty and convert those casual guests into lifelong members and donors. Watch our webinar to learn more about our recent innovations for museums and cultural institutions!