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Season Ticket Holders Attracting & Keeping Them. Chapter 5. For this chapter…. We will use role-plays as a means to understand and apply the concepts.

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for this chapter
For this chapter…
  • We will use role-plays as a means to understand and apply the concepts.
  • For each of the chapter sections, a team of students will devise a role play wherein one team member plays the part of a fan who may or may not be interested in buying some form of season tickets (mini-plans, partial season ticket plans, or complete season ticket plans).
  • Student teams will be given 15 minutes to devise the role play.
    • Give careful thought as to how an actual buyer might respond to the power questions provided. Have fun in creating your fictional fan for the role play, but also be realistic.
    • Feel free to adapt the questions and add questions to fit the conversation.
    • After learning the fan’s responses, the sales rep should attempt to close the sale by offering tickets (single tickets, mini-plans, group, partial season, full-season, game experience) that best fits the fan’s needs. (You may use the ticket options from the Orlando Magic on the following slide.)
    • The buyer can decide to buy or not, dependent upon how well the seller does in listening & adapting the ticket offer to the buyer.
    • The remainder of the class will evaluate the quality of the role play. The highest scoring role play receives a special prize at the end of class.
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Orlando Magic Ticket Plans

Stretch Run 4-Game Plans

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5 Game Pick-A-Plan

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2006-2007 Season Tickets

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Half Season Ticket Plans - 23 Games

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Single-Game Tickets

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segmentation
Segmentation

Current & prospective season ticket holders can be segmented according to four broad categories that influence likely ticket purchases:

  • Demographics
  • Media-related behaviors
  • Barriers to attendance
  • Incentives to attend
role play 1

Role Play #1

Demographics

demographics
Demographics
  • How many times each month do you go out for entertainment ? What kind of places do you go? (Try to discern spending levels)
  • Tell me about your family living at home with you. (Listen for marital status and kids.)
  • Where do you live? How far is that from the stadium/arena?
how d they do
How’d they do?

Rate the role play performance (1-10; low/high) on:

  • Realistic buyer & seller
  • Effective use of power questions
  • Listening skills
  • Adaptive selling
  • Effective close

Total score: ____/50

role play 2

Role Play #2

Media-Related Behaviors

media related behaviors
Media-Related Behaviors
  • How often do you listen to our games on the radio?
  • Do you find yourself talking with others about the team/game?
  • Did you see any of the games on TV last week?
  • Did you read the article in the paper about _____ this week?
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How’d they do?

Rate the role play performance (1-10; low/high) on:

  • Realistic buyer & seller
  • Effective use of power questions
  • Listening skills
  • Adaptive selling
  • Effective close

Total score: ____/50

barriers to attendance
Barriers to Attendance

To overcome entertainment inertia, barriers to attendance must be addressed:

  • Psychic costs
  • Venue convenience
  • Popularity with friends & family
  • Acclimation to hometown
  • Perceived Ticket Value
scripts
Scripts

What is entertainment inertia?

Psychic costs are high until the fan becomes familiar with the game experience.

role play 3

Role Play #3

Psychic Costs & Venue Convenience

psychic costs
Psychic costs
  • How many events have you attended here before? (dependent upon response, follow-up with questions 2-5)
  • If you were to come to an event:
    • …how would you get here?
    • …where would you probably park?
    • ….which side of the [venue] would you be likely to enter?
    • …do you know where to pick up tickets at will-call?
venue convenience
Venue Convenience
  • Direct: Is there anything about going to the game itself that makes it inconvenient for you?
  • Indirect: If someone gave you tickets to the game, would there be any chance that you might stay home to watch the game on TV instead?
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How’d they do?

Rate the role play performance (1-10; low/high) on:

  • Realistic buyer & seller
  • Effective use of power questions
  • Listening skills
  • Adaptive selling
  • Effective close

Total score: ____/50

role play 4

Role Play #4

Popularity with Friends/Family & Hometown Acclimation

popularity with friends family
Popularity with friends & family
  • Who else of your family or friends would like to go to the game with you?

This is also a useful time to consider the possibility that the prospect might not be able or willing to buy season tickets alone, but might be willing to share season tickets with others. In that case, ask these two questions:

  • Is there someone you know that might like to share season tickets with you?

If there is someone, follow up with:

  • Would you mind if I contacted them to see if they are interested?
acclimation to hometown
What % of the population are likely to be transplants in these age groups (p.95):

20-34

35-44

45-54

How long have you lived here?

Where do you call home?

Acclimation to Hometown
how d they do21
How’d they do?

Rate the role play performance (1-10; low/high) on:

  • Realistic buyer & seller
  • Effective use of power questions
  • Listening skills
  • Adaptive selling
  • Effective close

Total score: ____/50

role play 5

Role Play #5

Perceived Ticket Value & Availability

perceived ticket value availability
Perceived Ticket Value & Availability
  • Have you ever bought season tickets for any sport?
    • Follow-up if yes: Tell me about it. For what you paid for the tickets, was it a good value? What did you like or dislike in the package?
    • Follow-up if no: When was the last time you bought tickets to a game? For what you paid for the tickets, was it a good value? What did you like or dislike?
  • If you were to buy (season) tickets here, what price range per game interests you?
  • Have you ever attempted to buy a ticket to the game and couldn’t find what you wanted?
perceived ticket value in sports
Perceived ticket value in sports

Low High

Perceived Ticket Value

Most sports fans perceive higher value for higher priced tickets….and the more they attend the more they prefer the higher priced tickets.

ways to increase perceived ticket value
Ways to increase perceived ticket value

Some teams are tempted to cut prices to compensate for poor performance on the field or court. But what happens when the team performs well? Will fans react well to the price increases? Instead, try increasing ticket value with added services and other benefits. Which of these would add value to your local team’s season tickets?

  • Options to renew same seat or upgrade to other seats as they become available.
  • Guaranteed playoff seats
  • Invitation to special team sponsored events & other private functions
  • Team store discounts
  • Personal account executive assistance
  • First right to purchase tickets for all other arena events
  • Improved seating comfort (wider, softer, etc.)
  • Guaranteed promotional items
  • Parking passes
  • Access to private club lounge and other “Goldmember” privileges
  • In-seat wait service
  • Access to private club-level restrooms
  • Coupons for free/discounted events with team partners (ice skating, golf, movies, etc.)
  • Ticket Exchange Programs (unused tickets transferred or sold to others)
  • Assistance buying road game tickets
  • Exclusive email offers for various ticket or merchandise discounts
  • Subscriptions to team magazine or newsletters
incentives to attend
INCENTIVES TO ATTEND

Salespeople should determine how committed the fan is to the team in terms of:

  • Involvement with the sport
  • Loyalty to the team
  • Identification with the team
  • Similarity with the team
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Role Play #6

Involvement, Loyalty, Identification, & Similarity

involvement loyalty
Involvement & Loyalty
  • On a scale of 1-10, how much of an (NBA) fan are you?
  • Across all sports, who is your favorite sports team?
  • Within this sport, who is your favorite team?
  • On a scale of 1-10, how loyal would you say that you are to our team?
identification similarity
Identification & Similarity
  • Who are some of the players on the team that you are familiar with?
  • What players on the team do you follow?
  • How do you feel about the players on this year’s team?
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How’d they do?

Rate the role play performance (1-10; low/high) on:

  • Realistic buyer & seller
  • Effective use of power questions
  • Listening skills
  • Adaptive selling
  • Effective close

Total score: ____/50

scorecard
Scorecard

In order, these are the best predictors of frequent game attendance among 5000+ NBA fans.

reducing churn
Reducing Churn
  • Contact non-attenders
  • Executive communication
  • Focus groups
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Proactive listening means that you seek to maintain high levels of communication and interchange between clients and sales associates as an ongoing process throughout the season after the sale.

What’s the difference between proactive & reactive listening?

Reducing churn
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Reducing churn
  • Why do you need to contact non-attending season ticket holders?
  • In what ways can the team engage in executive communication programs?
  • For what types of decisions should the team make use of season-ticket focus groups?
listening

Listening

There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. Questions are the breath of life for a conversation.~ James Nathan Miller