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#17-Sound Off – Unlocking Arcade Success, Navigating VR Arcades, and the Social Media Game Plan

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"Sound Off" with Kevin Williams
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Unlock the mysteries of arcade machine prosperity and learn why some fail to withstand the test of time with Kevin Williams, our esteemed expert on interactive entertainment. This episode peels back the curtain on the allure of arcade games, the strategies that keep them relevant, and the pitfalls that operators need to avoid. Alongside Kevin, we dissect the importance of social media in the arcade industry, likening it to the role of a strategic team member. Discover why your social media profile requires the same attention as any other vital aspect of your enterprise, like consistent upkeep and the pursuit of clear, achievable goals.

Venture into the virtual realms with us as we navigate the post-pandemic world of VR arcades. The conversation takes a sharp turn into discussing the current hurdles these businesses face, from the economic strain impacting leisure spending to the waning novelty of VR. Kevin and I probe into the resilience and innovation required for VR arcades to thrive, sharing exclusive insights from a poll that gauges the temperature of industry sentiment. Whether it’s the adaptation of business models to include mobile events or the push for experiences that drive repeat visits, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving landscape of entertainment technology.

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The brainchild of two location-based experience enthusiasts, Christine Buhr and Brandon Willey, the LBX Collective aims to inform and educate, create opportunities to connect with industry peers, and to spur collaboration, discourse, and cross-pollination of ideas.

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