Earlier today, we hosted this month’s #ticketchat. #Ticketchat is a real-time conversation that we host for the ticketing industry, discussing the latest topics revolving around ticketing. As always, #ticketchat is open to anyone with a twitter account. Next month’s #ticketchat will be held on May 15, at 11 PST. Make sure to save the date now. Here is a recap of today’s #ticketchat regarding mobile ticketing.
Lynne King Smith and Brad Smith of TicketForce headed to Dallas, Texas yesterday to attend this week’s IAVM (International Association of Venue Management) conference Regions 5-6. The conference opened at the American Airlines Center for a reception. The conference will include a day of educational sessions at the Arlington Convention Center as well as another session at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The educational session at the Cowboys stadium will also have a behind the scenes tour.
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
Most people are under the assumption that when they purchase a ticket through a venue or a ticket vendor that the ticket is now their property to gift, resell or use as they please. This idea is becoming less realistic as many of the big players in ticketing threaten to monopolize the consumer’s ticket buying experience. Albert A. Foer, an op-ed contributor of the New York Times reported on the paperless ticketing practice that inspired this entry.
At TicketForce, one thing we pride ourselves on is offering a great combination of easy-to-use technology and excellent customer service. With a 99.9% up time on our custom ticketing solutions, we rarely experience technical issues. For the little times we do, we respond immediately to ensure that the client is 100% taken care of. Our customers definitely appreciate our hard work and dedication. In fact, we’ve come across a few things that were shared about us! Check out what TicketForce’s clients (and their ticket buyers) are saying.
This week, the IAVM Regions 2-3 meeting took place in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Brad Smith, Chief Business Development Operator at TicketForce, was there representing TicketForce and we couldn’t resist sharing some of his notes.
Here’s what we’ve learned:
Ticketing is the #2 revenue generator for venues. Importantly, the success of ticket sales weighs heavily on the ticketing solution. Now is the time to find the best possible solution that fits the needs of your venue. It is vital to know and understand what your specific ticketing needs are, and what solutions are “must haves.”
We have another very exciting contract to announce! TicketForce recently secured a partnership to provide ticketing to the soon-to-open 55,000 square-foot Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center in Parker, Colo.
The PACE Center, opening in October 2011, will house a 500-seat theater, 250-seat amphitheater, event room with catering kitchen, art gallery, dance studio, media lab and several classrooms. The new PACE Center was built to increase the cultural offerings, create a community gathering place and to enhance the downtown area of Parker, Colo. The Center will host a variety of professional and community arts events, including theater, dance, music, visual arts and classes.
TicketForce secured a five year agreement to provide ticketing services to the new PACE Center. Continue reading