SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) - Ticketfly, the social ticketing platform, today announced major client growth and industry momentum in the Bay Area. With more music clients than any competitor, Ticketfly has solidified its place as the number one ticketing provider for live music venues in San Francisco. Recent notable client additions include Public Works, Mezzanine and The Chapel, a new venue in San Francisco's Mission District that opened October 4th with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass after-shows featuring Elvis Costello and Steve Earle.
Starting with an already impressive lineup of local music clients including The Independent, Bimbo's 365 Club, the Noise Pop Festival and the Rickshaw Stop, Ticketfly has tripled the number of venues it serves in the Bay Area over the last 18 months. Other major venues that have come on board during this time include Parish Entertainment Group (San Francisco's Brick & Mortar Music Hall, The New Parish and Rock Steady in Oakland), Voice Media Group (including SF Weekly) and The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. In recognition of this rapid expansion and the company's corresponding revenue growth, the San Francisco Business Times recently named Ticketfly the fastest-growing technology company in the Bay Area.
Ticketfly's focus on delivering a rich, socially-enabled event discovery and purchase experience has proven powerful in tech-obsessed San Francisco. Ticketfly has found that fans in the Bay Area discover and purchase five times more tickets via Facebook than fans in other parts of the country. For example, in its first month on sale with Ticketfly, Public Works sold two-thirds of its advance tickets via Facebook using Ticketfly's automated social marketing tools.
Facebook ticketing is one of many ways that Ticketfly enables consumers to discover events wherever they are, including automatically distributing event listings to a proprietary affiliate network of over 200 entertainment websites, resulting in a significant increase in incremental sales. For example, affiliates drive 15 percent of advance ticket sales for The Independent, and 10 percent for Brick & Mortar Music Hall and the New Parish.
"Ticketfly is a powerhouse in helping us reach our goals," said Igor Gavric, General Manager of The Catalyst. "Already we're seeing much stronger sales than we would have in the same amount of time with our previous ticketing provider."
Existing clients agree that Ticketfly has exceeded their expectations in a ticketing and marketing partner. "Noise Pop has always been committed to delivering a memorable experience for our customers," said Dawson Ludwig, Marketing Director of Noise Pop. "Ticketfly has allowed us to integrate various social media platforms and embrace the newest technologies available, making it seamless for our customers to purchase tickets and share experiences with friends."
These notable Bay Area venues and promoters recognize the power of partnering with a company that provides a full suite of integrated ticketing and marketing tools, including:
- Facebook ticketing, automated social marketing, email marketing and real-time analytics
- Custom-branded venue websites that are integrated with social media and automatically updated with event details
- Open and robust API used by more than 300 app and website developers
- Access to the Ticketfly Affiliate Network of influential event websites and blogs
- Complete mobile ticketing solution including mobile tickets for fans, an iOS scanning app, and mobile-optimized event listings
"Being a San Francisco company, we're ecstatic to be part of the vibrant music and cultural scene here," said Gannon Hall, Ticketfly's CMO. "It's great to see these hometown venues and promoters benefiting from our integrated platform. From venerable rock institutions like The Catalyst to the hippest new spots like Public Works, we're honored to play a part in helping these venues thrive."
Ticketfly is a cloud-based social ticketing platform for professional event promoters and venues. The Ticketfly platform provides integrated ticketing, website, social marketing, email and analytics tools that streamline operations and increase ticket sales. Ticketfly was founded by the team that first brought event ticketing to the Web. To learn more about Ticketfly visit start.ticketfly.com. Connect with Ticketfly on Facebook at facebook.com/ticketfly, or follow the company on Twitter at twitter.com/ticketfly.