Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Mihai Corbuleac, Pat Romanski, David Bermingham

News Feed Item

Ticketfly Goes International With Expansion Into Canada

Event Ticketing Provider Enters Into Agreements With Collective Concerts and Union Events, Acquires Canadian Ticketing Company Prime Box Office and Hires Canadian Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 -- Ticketfly, the leading independent ticketing and marketing platform, today announced its expansion into Canada. Ticketfly is now powering the ticketing and marketing efforts for a number of Canada's top venues and event promoters, including Union Events and Collective Concerts. As part of the launch, Ticketfly has also announced the acquisition of Prime Box Office, a leading regional ticketing company based in Calgary.

"Our history and relationships in Canada made it the clear first step in Ticketfly's international expansion," said Andrew Dreskin, Ticketfly's CEO and Co-founder. "We offer Canadian venues and event promoters something they haven't experienced before -- a modern, integrated digital marketing and ticketing platform that provides real, measurable value by streamlining operations and driving incremental ticket sales."

Ticketfly expands into Canada with a strong base of venues and promoters as clients. Union Events, recently named one of the top 50 promoters worldwide by Pollstar, is Canada's largest independently owned concert promotion company, with a strong presence in the rock and electronic dance music (EDM) scenes. With its base of operations in Calgary, Union Events promotes shows across Canada, from coast to coast.

"Ticketfly is making a big move into Canada and we are excited to be working with them. They have built an impressive business in the United States and as far as we can tell they provide the most progressive technology available. Ticketfly's integrated platform and detailed analytics help us to save time, better market our events and sell more tickets," said Harvey Cohen, Director of Union Events.

Ticketfly has also signed an agreement with Collective Concerts in Toronto. One of Canada's most progressive and successful independent promoters, Collective is the exclusive promoter for legendary Toronto clubs the Horseshoe Tavern and Lee's Palace, and produces concerts at several other venues in Ontario. Additional launch clients include the University of Calgary Students' Union and Inertia Entertainment, Ontario's largest heavy metal promoter.

Ticketfly is committed to bringing on strong and experienced local talent to drive operations in Canada. The company has hired industry veteran Bruce Morrison, former head of ticket sales at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts and former director of operations for Ticketmaster Canada, as the general manager for Ticketfly Canada. According to Morrison, "the integrated and forward-thinking toolset that Ticketfly offers to its clients is invaluable. By enabling clients to save time, sell more tickets and maintain control of their events, Ticketfly positions itself as a serious new alternative for Canadian venues, promoters, artists and fans." Morrison will be joined in Ticketfly's new Toronto office by a team of local sales and operational staff. The president of Prime Box Office, Greg Stephenson, will join Ticketfly as sales director for Western Canada (based in Calgary).

Ticketfly's integrated ticketing and social marketing platform allows event promoters and venues to streamline operations, optimize marketing efforts and sell more tickets. The Ticketfly platform provides actionable business intelligence that shows where every ticket sale originates, assisting in targeted, data-driven promotional efforts. Automated marketing features allow promoters to input event details once and publish them everywhere: online, to mobile devices, in targeted emails, on Facebook, Twitter and across Ticketfly's extensive network of affiliate sites and apps that list Canadian events, including Songkick, Pollstar, Thrillcall, Just Shows and Eventful. For ticket buyers, Ticketfly offers lower fees than legacy providers, a wide variety of ticket delivery options (including Apple Passbook) and seamless social integrations, allowing fans to purchase tickets directly from Facebook and Twitter and easily invite their friends to events.

"We saw a great opportunity to bring our brand of technology-forward ticketing and marketing to an underserved market," said Gannon Hall, Ticketfly's CMO and Head of Product. "According to comScore, Canadians have the highest level of Internet usage worldwide and are power users of social networks. Our platform leverages the mobile and social web to turn fans into marketers, increasing event discovery and driving ticket sales. Plus we're huge fans of Rush and Neil Young."

About Ticketfly:
Ticketfly is an integrated ticketing and marketing platform for event promoters and venues of any size. The Ticketfly platform provides a full suite of integrated ticketing, mobile and social marketing, email and analytics tools that streamline operations, optimize marketing efforts and increase ticket sales. Prominent Ticketfly clients include Merriweather Post Pavilion (Baltimore), 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.), Brooklyn Bowl, Austin City Limits Live, The Troubadour (Los Angeles), the Preakness Stakes and Virgin Mobile FreeFest. The San Francisco Business Times recently named Ticketfly the fastest-growing technology company in the Bay Area, based on revenue growth.

For more information about Ticketfly, visit http://start.ticketfly.com/canada, connect on Facebook at facebook.com/ticketfly, or follow on Twitter at twitter.com/ticketfly.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization). In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis.
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit y...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Designing IoT applications is complex, but deploying them in a scalable fashion is even more complex. A scalable, API first IaaS cloud is a good start, but in order to understand the various components specific to deploying IoT applications, one needs to understand the architecture of these applications and figure out how to scale these components independently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite, will discuss the fundamental architecture of IoT applications, ...
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects). Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social med...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu, a leading provider of cloud hosting solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to foc...
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time d...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when developing your IoT product? What are the key challenges addressed by Data as a Service? How does cloud computing underlie and connect the notions of Digital and DevOps What is the impact of the API economy? What is the business imperative for Cognitive Computing? Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 18th Cloud Expo...
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive data around the world. ...
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency to better customer insights to completely new business models, IoT will turn traditional business models upside down. In the new customer-centric age, the key to success is delivering critical services and apps wit...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 24Notion has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. 24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to con...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, will discuss the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to fo...
SYS-CON Events announced today TechTarget has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechTarget is the Web’s leading destination for serious technology buyers researching and making enterprise technology decisions. Its extensive global networ...
Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) will feature the upcoming 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in a New York news documentary about the "New IT for the Future." The documentary will cover how big companies are transmitting or adopting the new IT for the future and will be filmed on the expo floor between June 7-June 9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. KBS has long been a leader in the development of the broadcasting culture of Korea. As the key public service broadcaster of Korea...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will discuss the vast to...