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In 2012, Venues Today will spotlight 10 topics over 10 issues during 2012. We invite and encourage you to share the ride with us. Please expect a call from editorial about the world as we knew it and what it means to our future. And please advertise your own accomplishments, past and planned, which add to the story immensely.  

In appreciation of your continued support, we are giving full- and half-page advertisers an additional full- or half-page advertorial to TELL YOUR STORY.  Advertorial opportunities are valid only for the 10th Anniversary Showcase section of the magazine.  

To be part of this special showcase, contact your rep to reserve advertising space.

Here are our 10th anniversary topics:

SEPTEMBER 2012 – 10 YEARS IN EVENTS

Venues Today has published its Hot Tickets and Top Stops reports for a decade now. We will look at the history of an industry through those statistics including acts and events on the road, ticket prices then and now, top stops then and now and headliners now and coming. This will be an exciting review that can turn into a preview.

What is your story as host or promoter of the hottest and hippest? Share with us in 10 years of Events.

OCTOBER 2012 – 10 YEARS IN ARCHITECTURE

New construction of venues of all types has always been an element of coverage in Venues Today. We have documented the “sense of place, the technologically ahead of the curve, and the environmentally-friendly trends, among others. We will talk to major architects and consultants in the field to review how they have met users’ needs, and then we’ll talk to operators to see how it’s working.

Join us in this look at venue visionaries and share your firsts and bests in 10 years of architecture.

NOVEMBER 2012 – 10 YEARS IN FAIRS & FESTIVALS

Every industry has to change with the times and, though fairs and festivals are rooted firmly in tradition and heritage, there have been plenty of innovations in that industry as well. Fairs are relocating and looking to year-round activities; festivals have had a shining moment in the last half of this past decade; and carnivals and booking agents have brought new flash to the trade.

Tell us your story and share our retrospective on 10 years of Fairs & Festivals.

DECEMBER 2012 – 10 YEARS OF TOP TENS

We’ll blow the roof off with our decade of Top Tens. Categories will include all of the above and more.

This is your chance to market your best moments in a decade of greatness. All aboard. And Happy New Year as we prepare for 2013.

PAST ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASES:

JANUARY 2012 – 10 YEARS IN TICKETING

Venues Today not only covers the industry from a marketing and booking perspective, but we also publish the INTIX quarterly which delves into the issues of ticketing, where so much has changed so quickly. What do the mergers, acquisitions, and startups mean? And are Will Call windows obsolete yet?

Join us in celebrating 10 years of ticketing.

FEBRUARY 2012 – 10 YEARS IN PERFORMING ARTS

In October 2002, the $92-million Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston was opening. The landscape has changed dramatically since then, as has the technology (look at the New World Symphony, Miami performances via Internet2 boasting on-stage performers from more than one site – more than one country even). And on Broadway, it ain’t what it used to be.

Explore the arts with us as we review 10 years of performing arts.

MARCH 2012 – 10 YEARS IN STADIUMS

One of our first stories about stadiums was the One-Size-Fits-All Rolling Stones Tour, the year the stadium tour also played small, medium and large venues. A lot of shows have come and gone on the stadium circuit since 2002. We will look at the content side of stadiums, from sport to music to trade shows and conventions. And don’t forget the destination side of it – stadiums are being built with commercial and retail development in mind. They used to be surrounded by parking lots.

Join us as we chronicle the history of stadium shows and events and look to the future in 10 years of stadiums.

MAY 2012 – 10 YEARS IN CONCESSIONS

Technology, mergers and acquisitions, green initiatives, and celebrity chefs have all had an impact on the food and drink business. How has your company fared? Our first story, in 2002, was about gourmet fare provided by Sportservice at Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in Milwaukee. They had 3-D hologram soda cups selling for $5. And there was a new cook in the kitchen at Volume Services America – Larry Honig. Remember when? And what does it mean today?

We know you’ll eat up the chance to participate in 10 years in food and drink.

JUNE 2012 – 10 YEARS IN CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

SMG, Global Spectrum, and VenuWorks (formerly Compass) have been with us since the beginning, but in different forms and fashions. And now along comes AEG Facilities. The growth has been steady and steadily international as well for many of the major players. We will delve into how they have become what they have become and where they are headed.

Join us is saluting the impact contract management has had on sports and entertainment over the past decade.

JULY 2012 – 10 YEARS IN PUBLISHING

**The July issue will have a special group advertorial section highlighting Friends of the Industry for full page advertisers limited to 75 words.

This is our chance to review an industry from our third-party perspective. Every legitimate industry needs a fourth-estate partner to document its triumphs and tragedies and give voice to the issues of doing business day to day. It has been our privilege to cover the sports, entertainment, and meetings world, and we invite you to critique our efforts.

How are we doing so far? Let us know in 10 Years of Publishing.