Vassilatos, Bednyak Out at Vivid Seats, Grubhub Exec Named CEO
Vivid Seats has announced the hiring of Stan Chia as new Chief Executive Officer, joining the Chicago-based ticket resale company from Grubhub, where he had served as Chief Operating Officer. Co-founders Eric Vassilatos, who had been CEO, and Jerry Bednyak will serve as co-chairmen of the board of directors... Read more
Numerous Businesses at Risk Over NY AG’s Broad Interpretation of Law
The business models of Todaytix.com and practically every other ticket resale business, along with businesses offering hotel rooms and even the dairy farming industry could be in peril, according to the New York Attorney General’s stance regarding selling items before ownership, a source with knowledge of the AG’s thinking... Read more
Vivid Seats App Found to Have Numerous “Critical” Security Flaws
A report by the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) found that the Vivid Seats app had a number of what it deemed “critical vulnerabilities” due to use of open source code. The report, which examined the ten most popular applications in the main categories available on... Read more
Vivid Seats Inks Deal With NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers
Vivid Seats announced it has signed a deal with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers to serve as an official ticket marketplace for the franchise. The deal is the first official relationship the resale marketplace has made with an NBA franchise, and is set to launch for the upcoming 2018-19... Read more
Kentucky Derby 2018 Saddling Up to Break Records
The 2018 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs could break sales records with the high-demand for a spot at the event and a spike in both the winning prize and ticket prices. According to a resale price analysis, ticket costs have increased dramatically since 2015. Ticket Club data shows that the... Read more
Vivid Seats Joins Internet Association Trade Group
Internet Association today welcomed Vivid Seats, the largest independent online ticket marketplace, as its newest member, adding to the organization’s growing list of e-commerce members. “Vivid Seats is at the forefront of the peer-to-peer economy leveraging the internet to enhance consumer choice and change the way people shop for... Read more
Compliance With New AdWords Resale Policies Spotty at Best
While the recent certification process put into place by Google for secondary ticket sales sites looking to continue advertising their wares via the popular AdWords search engine marketing platform has drawn headlines, its actual implementation on the ground appears to be spotty (at best) in the second week of... Read more
Is the Hammer About to Drop For Ticket Resale Sites on Google?
Ticket resale operations could be in for a long night, as the deadline for submitting for Google’s “certification” process to continue using its AdWords platform to advertise will pass in the next few hours. If the current understanding of the shifting sands of Google’s new requirements is indeed in... Read more
Super Bowl LII Ticket Market Remains Strong With Get-In Near $3,000
It’s the big day. Super Bowl LII, where we’ll either see another jewel in the crown of the dominant New England Patriots, or a first-ever Super Bowl victory for the Philadelphia Eagles. Tickets are still available – resellers are set up on site with local pick up options, hoping... Read more
Super Bowl LII Ticket Prices Hanging Tough in $3K Range, $4,800 Average
For fans of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, the wait is nearly over – but the excitement is just coming into focus for the Super Bowl LII ticket price final stretch. With just north of 48 hours until kickoff on Sunday, prices continue to hold strong at... Read more