David Cooper and his Foxman Group LLC has been providing innovative technology solutions to businesses for the past thirty years. With a strong backgrounds in both computer sciences and accounting, he has been described as an accountant with a computer addiction however his balance is only using technology when it makes CENTS.
His core focus is on the live entertainment field and he has developed software for touring music acts, artist managers, concert promoters, talent agents, and venues; then ticketing, record companies, radio promotions and publishers. Their programs integrated vital functions together such as accounting, scheduling, merchandising and ticket sales. He has developed innovative software solutions for a number of industries - from individual practices through to major corporations like LiveNation(SFX), Ticketmaster, ideaLAB! and International Speedway Corporation (NASCAR) and Redbox.
He has built technical solutions that are BIG and FAST but he always wants to harvest the value. The biggest value is FAN INFORMATION. it helps create demand by offering these fans similar products and services.
The BIGGEST - in 2001 the largest live event of the year was the Daytona 500 and it was the launch of the ticketing solution created for International Speedway Corp (NASCAR).
The FASTEST - in 1995 Pearl Jam set a world's fastest sellout record for their show in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. 48,000 tickets sold in 21 minutes, 2 tickets per call via 2000 inbound IVR operators.
Both of these events were opportunities to collect FAN info along with these transactions and used to create demand through offers to these identified FANS worth more than the simple transaction fee.
More recently FoxMan was a consultant for Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) for its new division TICKETS.Redbox.com. FoxMan provided ticket industry experience and expertise for all business process management propositions. From its inception to launch in Philly and LA, FoxMan advised Redbox on industry standards and practices of tickets sales including automated allotment imports/exports, ticket manifest management, admission control credentialing, reporting and financial settlement. Redboxís new and revolutionary business platform promotes cooperation and strategic alliances with other ticketing companies instead of going direct to clients. This win/win philosophy allows for a greater flow of tickets to a wider reach of consumers with many touch points both retail and digital. Itís data acquisition and analysis of who is renting/buying what type of entertainment and where is unprecedented. It allows Redbox to analyze data with pinpoint accuracy to present targeted promotional and marketing campaigns with extraordinary and incremental sales results.
Also check out BREAKING a BAND in the Internet Age a book David wrote as a introduction to the players in the music industry. The book is a blue print for becoming successful in the changing music (video, or movie) business. This is the "game plan" for the artist side of the DIRECTtoFAN and is a differential which would take others 30 years to catch up to. (check out the illustrations of the "clans" for a laugh, the royalty group I mean record companies are depicted by dinosaurs, and the touring folks are dogs, and the artists are FOXES.) Download:
Currently David and the team have opened a west coast office in Pasadena CA with a focus on building an Energy Marketplace (USA Energy Management) while the east coast office (in PA) continues to spend itís time working on VIDEO based commerce marketplaces for properties in music, sports and celebrity.
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