Lynne King Smith, CEO of TicketForce, was featured as a guest commentator yesterday on TicketNews. Lynne discusses how her and her husband/business partner, Brad, got the idea for their Facebook Ticketing application.
A few years ago, while in a meeting with a leading credit card provider who was in early discussions with Facebook about their commerce, Brad said, “This is where it’s going. People are going to spend billions in that environment within the scope of several years”. Brad was definitely right on with that prediction. Facebook is continuing to grow bigger and bigger everyday, in ways people never would have expected.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve added another fair and rodeo to our roster of ticketing clients – the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo in Kennewick, Washington. TicketForce has been chosen to provide all ticketing services for the fair for the next four years, starting with the 2012 fair August 21-25.
Benton Franklin Fair is the largest attraction held in the tri-cities region with an average of more than 120,000 attendees every year. Continue reading
TicketForce hosts a free social media webinar every other month. Be sure to mark your calendars for the next one on May 2nd, 2012!
YouTube was started in 2005 by three former PayPal employees and has grown into the third largest social media network. Today, YouTube is the second largest search engine behind Google and receives over eight years of uploaded videos everyday. YouTube makes it easy to share content by having the ability to embed your video into your website or blog. Linking the video to your other social networks gives your viewers the opportunity to share your video amongst their networks.
In order to be successful on YouTube, you have to make sure to spend time doing three things before you ever upload a video: Continue reading
College football and bowl games has been a big venue for tickets sales for decades. The end of the 2011/ 2012 season turned out to be a struggle for some schools to sell their ticket allotments for bowl games that they were selected to compete in. Much of what plays into a team being chosen for a specific bowl game is the history of the team’s fan base traveling to away games and selling out at home. Schools that don’t have fans that travel well and buy pre-sale tickets are less likely to be chosen for a big bowl game. So why were so many bowl games in the 2011/ 2012 season plagued with unsold inventory?
Every week, the Ticketforce team will bring you a recap in the sports, theatre, and music and racing industries. This week, we showcase #RacingWrap.
First in racing news, Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington has selected TicketForce for automated ticketing services. TicketForce will provide not only online ticketing, but will also offer reserved seating, season ticketing, access control and of course their signature Facebook Ticketing option for the popular dirt track raceway.
In other racing news: Nascar just announced who will be the grand marshals of the Daytona 500. Drum roll please…. it will be none other than the three stooges of comedy: Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso. Look for them waving the green flag on Feb 26th.
Social media has become all the rage over the last decade, providing networking with an entirely new meaning. But lets be honest, unless you have some spare time amidst promoting, managing and scheduling your events, who really knows how to use things like Facebook for maximum utility?
At TicketForce – we do! You needed a solution, so we found one. Continue reading
VEE Corporation, the premier producer and promoter for staged family entertainment, has signed with TicketForce for the Facebook Ticketing solution. Customers will not only be able to choose seats, but also apply promotional codes and and purchase multiple levels of tickets (VIP, general admissions etc.) all through Facebook. Click the excerpt below to read more.
Here is an entry from David of WNTP Radio – Philadelphia.
What is your biggest ticketing challenge?
“What could be bigger than booking date, location with guest or guests that will appear?”