Ticketmaster’s latest social media effort: Facebook tagging
Looking to expand its social commerce efforts, Ticketmaster has begun helping fans find where their friends are sitting at events with a new Facebook interactive seat map application. The app allows fans to tag themselves with their seat location on one of Ticketmaster’s 9,000-plus interactive seat maps, and then... Read more
Could Thinglink image-tagging technology revolutionize ticket selling?
A new image-linking technology that makes Web pictures interactive could help ticket resellers move significantly more ticket inventory, and brokers are beginning to take notice. Thinglink, a Helsinki, Finland-based technology company, offers a free application programing interface (API) product that allows users to easily embed rich media tags in... Read more
A Nebraska family who thought they had been ripped off after they bought Sugarland tickets that were never delivered from a local broker may be lucking out. The Girard family of Peru, NE, paid $250 to Omaha-based VIP Tickets Midwest for three tickets to see an upcoming show by... Read more
Fans of singer Rihanna, upset following her recent shortened concert in Dallas, learned this week that they will not be receiving refunds. In a statement, Live Nation, the show’s promoter, said it had no plans to issue refunds, and though Rihanna tweeted after the concert that she’d like to... Read more
TicketNews TV looks at Groupon/Live Nation deal, Ticket Summit 2011
In the latest edition of TicketNews TV, correspondent Kim Crandall looks at the new partnership between Groupon and Live Nation, reviews the progress of ticket resale legislation in Connecticut, and previews the upcoming Ticket Summit. Daily deal site Groupon recently signed an agreement with Live Nation to sell tickets... Read more
The owners of the new, as yet unnamed Winnipeg hockey team have begun selling season ticket packages in the hopes of reaching 13,000 subscribers before the end of the month. And, team officials are hoping that Winnipeg fans will shell out what will amount to the NHL’s third-highest priced... Read more
A report this week by KHOU-TV in Houston focused on the secondary ticket market and the Flash Seats paperless ticketing option provided by Cleveland, OH-based Veritix. Flash Seats, a non-restrictive paperless ticketing solution, is utilized at Houston’s Toyota Center and is being touted by Veritix as an alternative to... Read more
Connecticut legislators today, April 25, withdrew a proposed ticket resale bill that would have regulated paperless ticketing in the state for the first time. The General Assembly’s General Law Committee, which had overwhelmingly approved bill last month, decided to send the bill to the state’s Department of Consumer Protection... Read more
Approximately $80,000 worth of Texas Rangers tickets were reported stolen from a Dallas ticket broker over the weekend, and now the broker is working with the team to cancel the barcodes. David Christopherson, owner of Metro Tickets, told KTVT-TV that 2,500 tickets to dozens of the team’s upcoming 2011... Read more
A proposed ticket resale law in Minnesota has secondary ticket resellers at odds with the state’s sports teams over legislating whether consumers will be allowed to easily transfer paperless tickets. During a public hearing before Minnesota House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee Tuesday, March 1, representatives from secondary ticket... Read more