Who reads The Producer’s Perspective? Survey says . . .

Thanks to everyone who took last week’s Producer’s Perspective survey!  And now, it’s time for the results!  Just who is reading what you’re reading right now?

I’ve posted some of the data that I thought you’d get a kick-line out of below.  Oh, and I may have tossed in a comment or two amidst the data (are you surprised?) so bear with me.  For those chess nerds players out there, if I was shocked by a stat, I used the chess notation for suprise (!).

GENDER

55.38% Male
44.62% Female

AGE

18.33%  19-25
13.35%  26-30
18.33%  31-40
17.13%  41-50
18.33%  51-60
7.57%  61+
6.97% Under 18.

I was excited to see that almost 57% of you, a definite mandate, are under the age of 40.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

91.43% of you are in the US

The top two countries outside the US that have PP readers are Canada and Australia (which has 3x the number of readers as the UK.  Was it something I said, Great Britain?).

In this country, the top five states are:

44.4% NY
5.72% CA
7.78% NJ
2.90% IL
2.52% FL (!)

No CT?  And where are my fellow Red Sox fans from MA?

WHAT DO YOU DO?

72.43% of you work in the “biz” in the following capacities:

24.70%  Producer
24.10%  Theater Admin
17.13%  Performer (!)
14.94%  Writer
14.54%  Director/Choreographer

I was thrilled to see the performer #s as high as they are because I love it when artists get more involved in the business of what we do . . . and I think all of us business peeps should take more time to learn more about what it’s like to be an artist.  Understanding each other and where we come from helps prevent conflicts.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT PP?

28.29%  Friend
23.31%  Search

Once again, Word-of-Mouth is King, with Google as its Queen.  These two elements could be the foundation of 100 different ad campaigns for products of all shapes and sizes.

FAVORITE TOPICS

You like when I talk about Producing, Marketing and insidery information.  A bunch of you are peeved at the Giveaways because the prizes are generally only for the 44% of you that live in NY.  So, point taken.  We’ll look for some globally appropriate giveaway gifts in the coming weeks.

As I did the first time I surveyed my readers a couple of years ago, I learned a ton by asking you all these 10 or so questions.  Your feedback will be ringing in my ears every night as I write, and I’ll try to make the blog a better place, for you and me (cue this song).

But USA for Africa aside, feedback loops are an essential part of the development of any product that changes over time and depends on new customers every day . . . and surprise, surprise, I’m talking about theater.

If you don’t have a system to take surveys set up for whatever it is you are producing, take the time to do it today.  The quicker you start learning what your customers like and most importantly what your customers don’t like, the quicker you can actually get more customers.

Here are two survey companies I recommend:

Wufoo

and

Survey Monkey

Thanks again, everyone!

 

(Got a comment?  I love ’em, so comment below!  Email subscribers, click here, then scroll down, to say what’s on your mind!)

—————-

FUN STUFF

– Enter to win 2 tickets to The Illusion Off-Broadway!  Click here.

– Seminars in Chicago, the weekend of July 9th.  Click here!

 

Comments
  • Shane Ewen says:

    Your “this song” link disappointed me… I obviously have a more cynical or snarky sense of humour because the song that came to mind was “You and Me (But Mostly Me)” from BoM. (Or maybe I’ve just listened to the BoM soundtrack a few too many times.)

  • tamra says:

    maybe all the MA peeps left ike you (and me)… i consider NY home but i know enough to always say “Go Red Sox!”
    😀

  • Allie says:

    I echo what Tamra said, and had the same exact thought as Shane, hahaha.
    But in all seriousness, I really do love reading this blog. It really is helping me to form ideas and decide what path I really want to head in as I continue my college education and try to become more involved in this artistic business and world I love so much. I learn so much every time I read. Keep it up!

  • HillaryR says:

    I love the fact that your get to know your market even on your own blog. I’ve been learning so much about production among many other things you blog about. It’s helped me become a more educated and balanced performer/director/teacher. Thank you for your down to earth and honest posts. I’m just eating them up!!!

  • jsg says:

    FL does not surprise me for “Where do you live?” – think snowbirds. A sizeable chunk of our mailing list/members/patrons split their time between NY & FL.

    • Flavors: V2 Red, V2 Congress, V2 Sahara, V2 Menthol, V2 Peppermint, V2 Coffee, V2 Cherry,
      V2 Vanilla, V2 Chocolate and V2 Cola. There are several electronic cigarettes to
      pick from. The thing is, electronic safety smoking device
      can provide you the same point but without
      having the negative effects. The battery permits a light to seem on the finish of the device (the color depends on the brand you select), and it also allows the vaporizer to develop the smoke impact.

      He also offers advices to people who necessary it, and provides an unbiased comment relating to the goods in the
      industry right now.

  • Tim Donahue says:

    Love this blog. You’re surprised about Florida. Some research I’ve been doing for our next book may explain it.
    US Census figures for theater employees show the five states with the greatest theater employment are:
    • New York 13,456 theater employees
    • California, 10,486
    • Illinois, 3,745
    • Florida, 3,386
    • Texas, 2,684
    These are also the states with the highest population.

  • After the adventure was over we were let out onto the exhibition floor with old sets and costumes from every Doctor!

  • Top Five Popular Cosplay Ideas for Small Girls We could easily find that there are some types of cosplay girls always popular and attractive at any convention and party, such as the sexy cosplayers, they usually wear revealing anime costumes and have curve body shape, and the complicated imitators often have cool armor, gorgeous clothes or grand weapons. And we could not deny that there is one special type of girl, they have relatively petite figure but also could capture a lot of people’s heart as long as they appear in front of them. Small cosplay girls have their own world. Sword Art Online Yui Cosplay At the same time, it seems that we could find quite adorable and popular characters from each series of manga and anime, which just right offers petite cosplayers an ideal cosplay idea. And some of them are extremely recognizable and meaningful. Who are they in your heart? Here are the top five cosplay ideas for small girls. Wendy Marvell Cosplay from Fairy Tail Firstly, Yui from Sword Art Online would appear in our head at first due to the tremendous popularity of the series of SAO. She has long dark hair and bright black eyes along with kawaii face and small body shape. Many different cosplay girls are imitating her, includes the impersonators who is tall and thin, short and cute, and even kids. Yui has simple anime dresses, most of them are the pink and white outfits. Levy McGarden’s Cosplay Costume Secondly, the adorable girl who has long dark blue hair extends to her waist and is the Sky Dragon Slayer, her name is Wendy Marvell from Fairy Tail. Comparing with Yui, Wendy has many more distinctive cosplay costumes. trustedealmSwordArtOnlineYuiCosplayDress1p118868 Kushina Anna Cosplay Thirdly, she is older than Wendy but is also cute and short. Her name is Levy McGarden, who is another popular girl from Fairy Tail. She is a smallchested teenage girl with a slender build and short blue hair. trustedealmFairyTailWendyMarvellRedCosplayCostumep146196 Kisa Sohma from Fruits Basket Fourthly is Kushina Anna from Kproject. She is 11 and is 140cm. The long white hair and reddish purple eyes, plus pale skin tone, all these noticeable features make Anna really cute. She is shy and quiet, always wears gothic Lolita dress. trustedealmZeronoTsukaimaTheFamiliarOfZeroLouiseFrancoiseCosplayCostumep119703 Finally is Kisa Sohma from Fruits Basket. She is the Zodiac representative for the Tiger. Her petite figure, short golden orange hair and big brown eyes make her a very cute little girl. Kisa always wears cute dresses together with her school uniform. There are many other cute anime girls and boys who are also good ideas for small cosplayers, such as Houjou Reisuke from Mirai Nikki, although he is a boy, he is only 5 years old and is really cute. Louise from Zero no Tsukaima, she has cute face and short staure. Rin from Inuyasha is also around 10 years old. Hence, if you are just short in stature or want to find ideas for your kids or little sisters, these adorable characters would bring you into wonderful world. Online cosplay store Trustedealm is an ideal place to get beautiful but affordable cosplay costumes, wigs, shoes, swords and a lot of accessories, along with custom items.

Leave a Reply to Shane Ewen Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SIGN UP BELOW TO NEVER MISS A BLOG

X