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Today we’re pretty excited about announcing our integration with Apple Passbook. For those of you that may be unfamiliar, Passbook is a feature Apple released today that enables you to store coupons, loyalty cards, boarding passes, and event tickets directly on your iDevice. The feature will work with iPhones back to 3GS, but you need to upgrade to the latest version of the iOS software (version 6).
What does that mean for you and your customers? Well, you now have another way to deliver tickets securely and electronically to your ticket buyers. Patrons who either purchase a ticket on an Apple device or view the confirmation email on an Apple device will have the option of saving their tickets to their Passbook.
For your customers, it’s a whole new level of convenience and cool. The tickets are barcoded, scannable, and cool as heck:
Passbook will be automatically available beginning today for all TicketBiscuit clients. As always, if you have any question about this or any of our other cool features, give us a call at 866.757.8330.
TicketBiscuit today unveiled a Facebook App that enables its clients to sell tickets directly from their Facebook Fan Page, without ever having to leave Facebook. The TicketBiscuit Fan Page Ticketing App is the latest in a series of innovations introduced by TicketBiscuit to help clients leverage social media to sell more tickets.
“In 2008, we were one of the first ticketing companies to offer seamless Facebook integration, and now we’re setting the pace again,” said TicketBiscuit Chief Marketing Officer Eric Housh. “Using Facebook for live event promotion is a necessity now. If you’re not doing it well, you’re not as successful as you could be,” he continues, “Our new app has taken it a step further, transforming a client’s Facebook Fan Page from a marketing channel into an actual sales channel .”
Housh says that the TicketBiscuit Facebook app is unique in that it links in real time to the client’s TicketBiscuit account, meaning that ticket sales can be taking place simultaneously on Facebook, on the client’s website, via the TicketBiscuit-provided mobile optimized smartphone interface, and via TicketBiscuit’s web-based box office point-of-sale software, with all inventory managed centrally in real time. The look and feel of the ticketing interface matches the clean look of Facebook. And in keeping with TicketBiscuit’s core philosophy, the client’s brand stays out in front. “It takes the concept of white-labeling to a whole new level: now you can have a white-label ticketing solution seamlessly integrated into your Facebook Fan Page along with your other web properties.”
Though TicketBiscuit just publicly announced Fan Page Ticketing today, it has been in testing for a couple of months. Several clients, including the Re:Generation Festival, Yarmony Grass Festival, and Comedy Zone Charlotte are already using the app with great success. The TicketBiscuit Fan Page Ticketing App can be added to any Facebook Fan Page with a couple of clicks. Housh says the only requirements are that you be an Admin of the Page and that you have a TicketBiscuit account.
If all goes to plan, the legendary Georgia Theatre will reopen this June, almost two years after a fire completely gutted the historic structure. Owner Wilmot Greene says that while the building will be brand new and state of the art, not everything is changing. “It’s still going to be the same crew, the same spirit, just in a new building,” he said.
Another thing that is staying consistent is The Theatre’s longstanding agreement with TicketBiscuit to provide ticketing services. Greene and CEO Jeff Gale inked a long term, exclusive deal earlier in the spring. “Those guys have stuck with us, helped us out, and they’re a great team,” Greene said, “Plus, they still have the best technology and service in the business, hands down.”
Todd Coder, TicketBiscuit’s Director of Music Business Development, said “Having an icon like the Georgia Theatre as a part of the TicketBiscuit family is something we’re very proud of. We’re excited about their reopening, and are sure they’re about to write a few more chapters of music history there.”
Gale and Coder, who toured The Theatre earlier in the year, were impressed with the new space. “Wil is building a world-class showroom in Athens. The new Theatre is absolutely phenomenal,” Gale said.
The Georgia Theatre is scheduled to open with local acts in June and July, and have a series of Official Grand Opening performances in August. For more information, visit www.georgiatheatre.com.
About TicketBiscuit: TicketBiscuit, founded in 2001, provides proprietary software that powers the online ticket sales of over 500 clients in 1500 venues across the United States and Canada. TicketBiscuit’s complete suite of services and solutions empowers clients to sell tickets online through their own websites and social media properties, via call center, and via the TicketBiscuit web-based box office interface. For more information on TicketBiscuit, please visit http://www.ticketbiscuit.com .
APRIL 13, 2011 BIRMINGHAM, AL. TicketBiscuit announced today the acquisition of Portland, Oregon-based private-label ticketing company Dais Limited. Under the new arrangement, Dais Founder Jason Mastrine will join TicketBiscuit as the Western Region Director of Business Development.
“Dais’ approach of empowering clients by providing total ownership and control aligns perfectly with our philosophy and service model,” TicketBiscuit CEO Jeff Gale said, “we’re excited to bring them into the family.”
TicketBiscuit Chief Marketing Officer Eric Housh added that the acquisition will help TicketBiscuit grow by establishing immediate presence in the Oregon and Colorado markets. “We see these two areas as having high growth potential in the live music and entertainment space, and Dais’ existing relationships have allowed us to hit the ground running.”
Dais’ client base includes Mississippi Studios, Yarmony Grass Music Festival, The Alberta Rose Theatre, Mishawaka Amphitheater, and STS9’s Re:Generation Festival. Previously, Dais worked with several different ticketing providers, based on client needs, but Mastrine said that his existing clients were all excited to transition over to TicketBiscuit. “TicketBiscuit is a great fit for our clients across the board. What Jeff, Eric and their team have built is a system we once dreamed of building ourselves. I’m excited to be joining a company where the software literally sells itself,” Mastrine added.
TicketBiscuit, founded in 2001, provides proprietary software that powers the online ticket sales of over 500 clients in 1500 venues across the United States and Canada. TicketBiscuit’s complete suite of services and solutions empowers clients to sell tickets online through their own websites, via call center, and via the TicketBiscuit web-based box office interface. For more information on TicketBiscuit, please visit http://www.ticketbiscuit.com .