Vivid Seats, SeatGeek Unveil New-Look Rebranding
With live events and ticketing back in full swing, two major players announced significant rebranding efforts, with both Vivid Seats and SeatGeek drastically changing their looks. Both companies indicated that the long pause allowed time for thinking through branding strategy and reimagining their look and feel, which led to... Read more
Seattle Sounders Apologize to Fans After Ticketmaster Onsale Fiasco
Confusing messages and copious errors plagued the Seattle Sounders ticket sale for season ticket members this week, prompting an apology from the MLS franchise to its fans. The franchise, which returned to using Ticketmaster during the off-season after previously having SeatGeek handle its ticketing needs, apologized Tuesday afternoon after... Read more
Ticketing Industry Interview: Fred Maglione
Fred Maglione has been in the ticketing industry since the early 1970s, starting out behind a ticket window in Philadelphia and working his way to the very top of the industry, most recently helping guide TopTix before its recent acquisition by SeatGeek. Now, he is re-opening his consulting business... Read more
Ticket Summit Exhibitor Profile: SeatGeek
Based in NYC and founded in 2009, SeatGeek has grown to become one of the largest ticket marketplaces in the U.S. SeatGeek particularly excels on mobile (60% of sales) thanks to an outstanding mobile app and a growing millennial user base. SeatGeek aggregates inventory from multiple exchanges while also... Read more
DTI Management receives investment from CVC Capital Partners Growth Fund
Seeks to be global leader in ticket distribution October 15, 2016 By Tammy Whaley CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity and investment advisory firm, recently announced that CVC Growth Fund, a newly formed team which targets smaller growth-oriented companies, would partner with New Amsterdam Growth Capital to provide... Read more