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"james parkes" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

06:00 min | 1 year ago

"james parkes" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"And on until she gets a free stomachache. I don't know, but you have my bags. It's might be a problem. People love deals and feeling like they've gamed the system. Even though it's the system that's actually gaming them. Phyllis Rothchild at McKinsey says customers who use loyalty programs are twice as likely to return to a brand and spend more and they may actually become less price sensitive for my brand over time, because they know that they're going to get rewards further down the line. She says loyalty customers boost revenue about 15%. So for the company, a freebie really pays for itself. And then some loyalty programs also give companies a lot of data. Joseph Newness, teaches marketing at U. S. C. S. Marshall School of Business who's buying what When are they buying it? How old the person is, Where are they, geographically located, he says. Since the pandemic began, fast food chains have been increasingly competing with delivery APS for that valuable information. And that's a problem because those chains want direct access to customers to send them customized offers through push notifications. And give them a coupon or an offering that hits them right when they're in the market for lunch pretty soon they're buying gift cards and signing up for a Starbucks visa card to get even more rewards. The hope is a little loyalty hooks customers for life. I'm Kristin Schwab for Marketplace. E. Don't think I've used my Starbucks card, Honestly, more than twice in the past year could not tell you how much is on it anyway. David Brancaccio who I don't know whether he goes to Starbucks or not. I'll tell you all about the day's business and economic news early early on a weekday morning, check it out. The economic policy acronym of the Day. Today is S Fog S. Wagner that stands for shuttered venue operators Grant Part of the relief bill that was passed back in December and which has because the wheels of government grind slowly. Sometimes just this week, it's gotten up and running a very late but welcome lifeline for theaters and live event spaces and other arts venues. Have had to pretty much shut down entirely for the past year. Toby Parks is one of the thousands of business owners applying for the S Bahn grant. She runs a small concert venue out in Des Moines, Iowa, called X B. James Parkes. Welcome to the program. Hi. Thank you. So you got your your grant application in this week, did you? We absolutely did. We're so excited to be able to see some revenue coming through the pipeline now, So that's fantastic. Tell me what that revenue is going to mean for you because it has been for you and tens of thousands of other venue operators a long haul. It really has. I mean, it Z the difference between death and survival. You know, in terms of our industry without it, you know, we certainly It would have been very catastrophic. We've had no revenue for a year. And we have you know nothing to work with. And so now You know what the s fog applications and and you know, we know that the S P A is working diligently to get everybody funded. The hope is is we can get back in there and we can compete again. I'm going to show my name you say about the music industry And this may sound for Jordan and I don't mean it to is Des Moines a go to place for touring acts. Well, we wanted to be a very good. Yeah, but it's really you know where a connector city you know, we're the spot that people go to from Minneapolis to Denver or Chicago to Kansas City. And really, you know, that's been one of the toughest things too with how things have been going with reopening with Kobe, too, is that each market is Opening in different ways. Right. So you know in Iowa were completely open and other states that's you know, they have different opening timelines, and that makes it really difficult for artists to be able to effectively wrapped their tours because You know, it's not going to be lucrative for an artist to come all the way to Des Moines and just play Des Moines without being able to also play those other markets, those other larger markets that could really help fund their tour. Right. So so you've been open now for a number of weeks, right? You do one live show week. What does it look like at Xbk? On. If they're all Friday nights, I checked your schedule. What does it look like? On a Friday night? When when people come You know, people are just elated to be there to be, to be honest, you know, I mean, I think people have been so cooped up in their homes and haven't been able to get out. And so we really wanted to kind of catch up on our paces to have even just how to run the building again, you know, and so kind of dipping our toes in the water with You're very small audiences. The first week we started with 25 the next week we went out to you know, 30 the week after that is that is that people is that people are presentable. No people out about like a 250 person house, Right? Plus among correct, correct. Yeah. I mean, you know, technically by you know, Iowa standards, you know, we could be open and you know that there's no capacity limits there anymore. But for us, you know, we want to make sure that People come into our venue that they feel safe and to really just give this joy to people because I can't tell you like how amazing it felt coming in and the artist getting to perform for the first time in a year, Every artist has had a multiple song encore because people just don't want to go home. So it's a really wonderful feeling to be back at it again. I hate to bring you down from that great image right of the artistic Hi there, But let me ask you the business question. Are you making any money or you taking a bath? Right now we are breaking even on the shows themselves. You know, we're not able to cover any of our overhead with these shows, but we're able to cover our staff costs and pay the artists a little bit so You know, the way that we look at it is, you know we're gonna either be closed or we can just break even and give people a little bit of joy and something to look forward to..

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"james parkes" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"james parkes" Discussed on KCRW

"Little loyalty hooks customers for life. And Kristin Schwab for Marketplace. E. Don't think I've used my Starbucks card, honestly, more than twice in the past year could not tell you how much is on it anyway. David Brancaccio, who I don't know whether he goes to Starbucks or not. We'll tell you all about the day's business and economic news early early on a weekday morning, check it out. The economic policy acronym of the Day. Today is S Fog s vogue that stands for shuttered venue operators Grant Part of the relief bill that was passed back in December and which has because the wheels of government grind slowly. Sometimes just this week, it's gotten up and running a very late but welcome lifeline for theaters and live event spaces and other arts venues. Have had to pretty much shut down entirely for the past year. Toby Parks is one of the thousands of business owners applying for the S Bahn grant. She runs a small concert venue out in Des Moines, Iowa, called X B. James Parkes. Welcome to the program. Hi. Thank you. So you got your your grant application in this week, did you? We absolutely did. We're so excited to be able to see some revenue coming through the pipeline now, So that's fantastic. Tell me what that revenue is going to mean for you because it has been for you and tens of thousands of other venue operators a long haul. It really has. I mean, it Z the difference between death and survival. You know, in terms of our industry without it, you know, we certainly It would have been very catastrophic. We've had no revenue for a year. And we have you know nothing to work with. And so now You know what the s fog applications and and you know, we know that the S P A is working diligently to get everybody funded. The hope is is we can get back in there and we can compete again. I'm going to show my name you say about the music industry and this may sound productive and I don't mean it to is Des Moines a go to place for touring acts. Well, we wanted to be the O. It's really you know where a connector city you know, we're the spot that people go to from Minneapolis to Denver, or, you know, Chicago to Kansas City. And really, you know, that's been one of the toughest things too with how things have been going with reopening with Kobe, too, is that each market is Opening in different ways. Right. So you know in Iowa were completely open and other states that's you know, they have different opening timelines, and that makes it really difficult for artists to be able to effectively wrapped their tours because You know, it's not going to be lucrative for an artist to come all the way to Des Moines and just play De Moines without being able to also play those other markets, those other larger markets that could really help fund their tour. Right. So so you've been open now for a number of weeks, right? You do one live show week. What does it look like at Xbk? On. If they're all Friday nights, I checked your schedule. What does it look like? On a Friday night? When when people come? You know, people are just elated to be there to be, to be honest, you know, I mean, I think people have been so cooped up in their homes and haven't been able to get out. And so we really wanted to kind of catch up on our paces to have even just how to run the building again, you know, and so kind of dipping our toes in the water with You're very small audiences. The first week we started with 25 the next week we went out to you know, 30 the week after that is that is that people is that people are presentable. No people out of that We have a like a 250 person house, Right? Plus among correct, correct. Yeah. I mean, you know, technically by you know, Iowa standards, you know, we could be open and you know that there's no capacity limits there anymore. But for us, you know, we want to make sure that People come into our venue that they feel safe and to really just give this joy to people because I can't tell you like how amazing it felt coming in and the artist getting to perform for the first time in a year, Every artist has had a multiple song encore because people just don't want to go home. So it's a really wonderful feeling to be back at it again. I hate to bring you down from that great image right of the artistic Hi there, But let me ask you the business question. Are you making any money or you taking a bath? Right now we are breaking even on the shows themselves. You know, we're not able to cover any of our overhead with these shows, but we're able to cover our staff costs and pay the artists a little bit so You know, the way that we look at it is, you know we're gonna either be closed or we can just break even and give people a little bit of joy and something to look forward to. So we opted to try and depart toe in the water and go for the latter option. Toby Parks. She is the owner. Also the artistic director of a club in the morning. I am a called Xbk Sparks..

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"james parkes" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:25 min | 1 year ago

"james parkes" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Some of you know his 40 year tradition of playing winter solstice concerts at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine In Morningside Heights, the 41st and when annual Winter Solstice concert, the one this year will be virtual, and for today, Paul has also brought a gift of music for us. From his new album called Light of the Sun. Hi, Paul. Big fan and thanks for giving us a few minutes happy solstice. Well, thank you, Brian. The same to you. How did the Saint John the Divine Solstice Concert tradition gets started way back in 1980. The dean of the cathedral, then the rib very Reverend James Parkes more than heard us play a to couple of events and asked if we would want to come and play at the cathedral, which at first I couldn't imagine doing. I had been there for Duke Ellington's funeral 1974. Was the most astounding place I've ever been to and I, But after a while, I finally agreed that we could find I hoped we could find music that would be appropriate. In any case, I began to think of what would be the most universal milestone of the year. We could celebrate. And it occurred to me is the winter solstice, which includes everybody in the world. And did you have an all face all culture celebration of diversity of life on Earth? And so we did our first one. That December thinking well with we would do it one time and now we've done it's 40 times. Hi. Well, even the title of your new album Light of the Sun makes it sound like you're very attuned to the changing cycle of light throughout the year. How'd you get interested in this? Well, it probably has a boy scout in the mountains of Pennsylvania going up, Uh, being outdoors and, uh, feeling at home there, Um and, uh, now I live in the hills of northwest Connecticut and When you can get to be in nature some I mean, I think it's just It's intuitive with us. You know, it's funny that you talk about the boy scouts and going out like that. For me growing up in Queens. Um And then you know the first time I went camping, which wasn't until I was young adult. Kind of struck me in the face that you better be in tune with nature throughout the day or you're screwed. Right? Exactly. But light is visual music is audio. How do they connect? In a space like the cathedral, which is the world's largest, um, that has seven second reverberations. Music comes alive there. Are better than speech does. As does the theatrical lighting that we use in this winter solstice celebration. That illuminates the cathedral. I think in ways that it never has been before, and that's what's been thrilling to see as we went through 40 years of our archives. Videos of this event to come up with 2.5 hours that would highlight the most iconic performance is over all these decades. So that's going to be a treat Your 30 41st annual pulling to consort Consort Solstice concert. Those words are too similar. Um, Since you can't do it in person, it's gonna be a best of from the last 40 years. Yes. And we have with singers from seven cultures. Gary Brooker, from Procol Harum singing one of the most iconic songs of the 20th century with a whiter shade of pale. Even leans from Brazil. No Paul Stookey of Peter Paul and Mary, the Dmitri Pokrovsky fingers from Russia. Then we have a lot of dance, the African dancing and drumming of the Forces of Nature Dance Theater. And Philippe Petit will make a special appearance, too, repelling down from the vault of the cathedral as the torchbearer to two, then lead the procession to the Far East end of the cathedral to ignite the sun. How can people see that? Give them the Web address. It's a video on demand. And the access is available on solstice concert.

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