Steve DeLay from chats with Sean Callanan about his experience in sales & ticketing and how to fill every seat in the stadium.

On this podcast you'll learn about:

  • Steve DeLay on playing high school hoops getting his start in sports business.
  • What NBA, NHL & MLB have in common in ticketing.
  • Explanation of the ticketing sales process in USA
  • How Facebook advertising has changed the ticket sales game
  • How The Ultimate Toolkit helps fill the last seat in the stadium
  • Steve on being an owner of the Macon Bacon baseball team
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Sport is about entertainment. Sport is about smart intelligent marketing showcasing that fans can have a great experience at your games and selling them the product they want.

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Highlights from podcast with Steve DeLay

2:54 Steve DeLay on playing high school hoops and starting out with Cleveland Indians

4:56 Working for New Jersey Nets and why you can learn working with bad teams on court

8:19 The differences in ticketing between NBA & NHL

11:07 Steve on how the ticketing sales process works in USA

13:10 Three ways to increase your business with a sports team

15:15 Steve on getting the right mix in sales and ticketing in your content

20:42 The value of data in the sales process, the right audience is everything

22:23 How Facebook advertising changed the ticket sales game

24:59 Why it’s important for the sales and marketing teams to communicate

27:39 How The Ultimate Toolkit came about

31:09 How the sales and ticketing strategies that can be applied in Australia

32:58 Why membership model works in AFL

37:55 Steve chats about team ownership with Macon Bacon

39:50 Sports Geek Closing Five

49:53 Sports Geek Nation AMA

Some tweets/posts you may have missed

Steve excited to run the Las Vegas Marathon.  Congrats!

Still great looking attendance in Macon Bacon matches.  Every seat in the house!

The Macon Baseball fans know how to party.

What better way to sell Bacon tickets than in a bacon pack

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This week on the Sports Geek Nation AMA stage we have Karen Lunn, Chief Executive Officer for the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG).

Prior to her role, Karen was a professional golfer and spent most of her career competing on the Ladies European Tour, ALPG, LAGT and the US LPGA. Her most prestigious victory came in 1993 at the Women’s British Open where she was also topped the Order of Merit.

In 1999, Karen was elected to the LET Board of Directors as a Player Director and in 2004 she was elected to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Karen also mentored many young ALPG players as well as working as a TV commentator at several women’s golf events.

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