- 5 Trends from Our Spring Trade Show Tour
- Dr Laura Crossley joins the team
- Coventry Cathedral
- The Clash of Organizational Cultures
- How Do You Align Your Mission and Values To Your Visitor Experience?
- Off on an adventure with Seven Stories
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As experience makers and strategists, we’re always on the lookout for how people and places are evolving. We watch the trends that are rapidly impacting the wider world — big data, political insecurity, wellness — and try to predict what form they’ll take in the cultural sector, but we also peer inside our weird and wonderful world itself to spot the unique trends taking hold.
So far this year, we’ve been soaking in the brightest ideas from trade shows and industry
We are thrilled to welcome Dr Laura Crossley to the ADV team. She's a bundle of energy and fun who you will want to get to know!
Laura has a decade of experience working in museums, heritage and the arts. She specialises in Strategic Planning, Visitor Experience, Audience Development, Evaluation, Partnership Development, Programming, and Interpretation. She is also a skilled trainer and facilitator and has experience
We've been appointed to Coventry Cathedral for phase one of their masterplanning project. Having worked with Leicester Cathedral during 2018 on their major HLF capital project, it is a delight to move on to a different but equally exciting ecclesiastical project.
I live in Nashville, TN – “Music City USA”! Having lived in Toronto and Orlando, I’ve recognized the culture here is very different. Southern hospitality, warm hugs, Bible studies at Starbucks, musicians burning the midnight oil, fried “hot” chicken of national acclaim and the list can go on. Any kind of music you want on any night of the week. Nashville has a vibe that can only be experienced.
Nashville also recently won the bid
Sylvia Matiko, co-founder of A Different View, discusses how commercial and non-profit attractions can align their mission, vision and values with unforgettable visitor experiences on the AttractionPros Podcast's latest episode.
- "Peeling back the onion" to learn more about your visitors/guests
- Learning whether or not your company's values are being "behaviorized" by all members of the organization
- How cultural and commercial attractions can learn from each other,
- Balancing "mission and margin" and aligning it with the visitor experience.
This month we were appointed to Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne but with a national reach through touring and partnerships, Seven Stories holds the most amazing collection. With writing and illustrations from over 180 authors including Philip Pullman, Michael Morpurgo, Enid Blyton and Judith Kerr together with a growing library of over 35,000 books.