Ticketmaster's TicketWeb Buys Strobe Labs


Los Angeles-based TicketWeb , the self service ticketing arm of Ticketmaster , announced this morning that it has acquired event marketing software developer Strobe Labs. Strobe Labs developed software which helped entertainment venues search and view customer profiles, build and deploy fan lists for direct marketing and email campaigns, and run social campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify.

MarketShare, Ticketmaster Partner On Pricing Tools


Los Angeles-based MarketShare , a provider of marketing analytics software, and Ticketmaster , the ticketing firm, said Monday that they have partnered. The companies said they expect to offer the products this year, via LiveAnalytics, a newly launched Ticketmaster company focused on developing rich-data analytics products. marketshare ticketmaster pricing venue tickets ticketing analytics software liveanalytics

Impact Radius Gets $30M For Affiliate Marketing Software

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Santa Barbara-based Impact Radius , which develops digital marketing and affiliate marketing software, has raised $30M in a funding round, according to the company. Impact Radius develops software which is used by brand and agencies to maximize their return on ad spend, and says its clients include Lenovo, Ticketmaster, Tommy Hilfiger, Getty Images, Shutterstock and Advance Auto Parts; the company says it already has more than 230 employees.

ScoreBig.com Names Goldberg CEO


Goldberg was previously the CEO of Youbet.com, and also was EVP of Global Music Services at Ticketmaster. scorebig goldberg executive live entertainment sports marketplace market venue ticketmaster Los Angeles-based online live entertainment marketplace ScoreBig.com has promoted David Goldberg to CEO, and shifted co-founder and CEO Adam Kanner to the role of executive Chairman, the company said Thursday afternoon.

Activision Blizzard Names Entertainment Vet As CMO


Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard has turned to a veteran of the entertainment industry to head up its marketing efforts, saying on Thursday that it has named David Messinger, a veteran of CAA, as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Messinger previously spent more than 15 years at sports and entertainment agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), most recentl as co-head of CAA Marketing.

Former Madison Square Garden President Scott O’Neil Joins ScoreBig Advisory Board

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Earlier in his career, O’Neil honed his sales and marketing expertise with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, where he became vice president of sales, and the New Jersey Nets, where he began his career as a marketing assistant.

uSamp Snags Beachmint's CTO


Encino-based market research and sampling firm uSamp said today that it has named Carl Trudel as its new Chief Technology Officer. Trudel was most recently CTO of BeachMint, and also served at Ticketmaster as SVP of Software Engineering, in addition to serving at Taleo.

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Impact Collects $75M In Investment Round


According to the company, the funding will go towards accelerating development of its platform, for go-to-market and regional expansion, and other growth efforts. Impact ays its customers include Cabela's, Fanatics, Getty Images, Lenovo, Levi's, Shutterstock, Techstyle and Ticketmaster, and that it now has over 400 employees across ten offices.

uSamp Adds Gould, Moriarty To Board


Encino-based uSamp , which provides technology and services for market research and surveying, said this morning that it has added Alan Gould and Sean Moriarty to its board of directors. usamp executive board sampling market research survey

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Bridg Names Chief Product Officer


Horowitz previously served at Ticketmaster / Live Nation, managed producta at Google, and also advised such startups as Applied Semantics, Fetch Technologies, and Abot Labs. Bridg develops customer relationship management and marketing software specifically for restaurants and retail brands. Los Angeles-based Bridg said Tuesday that it has named Mike Horowitz as the company's Chief Product Officer.

Triton Digital Powers Xbox Music Service


Los Angeles-based Trigon Digital , the provider of digital advertising anf other services to both the traditional and online radio market, is powering a number of features of the new, free music streaming service from Microsoft, Xbox Music , the company said this week. Triton Digital is backed by Oaktree Capital Management, and is headed by Neal Schore; the firm's board includes such former Ticketmaster head Sean Moriarty.

SoCal's Cloud Dreams Surface At OpenStack Summit


A conference being held this week by the OpenStack cloud software group has surfaced what looks to be a surge in cloud-based companies in Southern California, including a number of startups.

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ScoreBig.com Gets $10M Investment


Goldberg was formerly an EVP at Ticketmaster, and was also CEO of Youbet.com, and co-founded Tunes.com and Sportvision. Kanner is a veteran of the sports market. Los Angeles-based online ticket marketplace ScoreBig.com said today that it has raised $10M in a new funding round, and hired a new Chief Strategy Officer. ScoreBig.com said the new funding round came from Checketts Partners Investment Fund (CPIF), and is the first close of a Series C round of funding.

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Launchpad LA – 10 Startup Companies to Watch

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Commission Junction, MySpace, TicketMaster and many more. We’ll be conducting a series of educational programes covering: fund raising, team building, product development, sales, marketing, business development and how to prioritize your time as a CEO.

LaughStub Takes On Comedy Ticket Sales, With Angel Backing


LaughStub has inked deals with The Improv Comedy Club chain, The Second City Theaters nationwide, The Comedy Store and Gotham Comedy Club, among others, and provides those clubs with online ticketing, marketing tools, and more. LaughStub joins local companies such as Fandango (LA - movie tickets), RazorGator (LA - sports tickets), Paciolan (Irvine - ticketing systems), not to mention ticket giant Ticketmaster (West Hollywood) in the high tech-meets-ticketing area.

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Buzz Media Names Citron President


According to Buzz Media, Citron will oversee programming, marketing, engineering, and product development at the firm. Citron has also previously served as President of MusicNet, President of USA Networks Interactive, and was Chairman of Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, among other positions. Current President, and founder Anthony Batt becmes Chief Creative Officer, and the firm also said it has promoted Karina Kogan to EVP of Marketing.

How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

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We provide an event and experiential marketing platform. What that means, is we have a software tool, used primarily by companies who are putting on events for marketing reasons. We work with them on an annual basis, around the world, and help to power their events and experiential marketing. The biggest thing, was that most of the market, from the technology standpoint, is worried about wanting bodies, butts, and feet at their event, and if they can sell out, that's cool.

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Interview with Wes Brodsky, SaveFans


We are an offer-based platform that allows users to negotiate the price they buy and sell tickets for, on the secondary market. The easiest way to think about it is that we're like the Priceline for the secondary ticket market.

The Story Behind ScoreBig's Live Entertainment Tickets, with Adam Kanner


Explain where ScoreBig fits into the event ticketing market? ScoreBig is the value market provider for ticketing, in the same way that there are value markets for ever other retail industry on the planet.

Catching Up With Dave Hagan, Boingo


They were really a thriving, early market. We did not get into the distributed antenna systems business intentionally, but entered the market through Concourse. We were able to navigate the evolving and changing market, and build a big business out of it.

Interview with Jordan Glazier, Wildfire Systems


So, if you're a marketer, how do you track and encourage those word-of-mouth recommendations? We have our own suite of applications for Android, iOS, Mac, and Pac, and so forth, but our primary go to market is working with the existing channels, carriers, device OEMs, as well as social media and chat applications. There were a lot of at-bats for that, things like promo codes, affiliate marketing, but those were really built for professional content creators.

Why Hopscotch Is Behind Your Favorite Mobile Sports App, with Laurence Sotsky


We also do lots of things in-venue, including mobile ticketing, integrating with Ticketmaster, Comcast, and many other ticketing providers. Combining that with my previous experience, which was in the platform and SaaS market, and sports, was really a home run. We wanted to let people connect with even minor league teams, small market pro teams, college, everybody. I think that's really important before you go after a much larger market.

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Interview with Scot Richardson, Laughstub


For this morning's interview, we spoke with Scot Richardson , CEO of Los Angeles-based LaughStub (www.laughstub.com), which develops software which helps comedy clubs and others manage ticket sales, online marketing, and customer relationship management. Really, what it does is it allows a small venue--anyone with less than 500 seats--to handle everything from admissions, to reporting, to reporting, to accounting, to marketing, and customer relationships.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA


positions on its site, ranging from software, sales, marketing, to finance. Concert ticket promoter LiveNation--which also owns Ticketmaster--has dozens of jobs listed across the Los Angeles area, spread. Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles?

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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The city has, however, quietly been home to some of the most successful online companies to date, including CitySearch (sold to Ticketmaster for $260 million in 1998), Overture (acquired by Yahoo for $2 billion in 2003), eHarmony and LowerMyBills (bought by Experian for $330 million in 2005).

Events.com: Creating A New Events Management Software Giant, with Gregg Parise


You point out that there''s a lot of folks in this market, why jump in with a new service? Ticketing and registration are starting to collide, and all those monopolistic playersthe Ticketmasters, Cvents, and Eventbriteswere all created 20 years ago.

Digitzs: Taking On The Pain Of Payment Processing


The example is, there might be a platform that processes ticket payments for a marathon race, or one for a concert�such as Ticketmaster. It's a trillion dollar, niche market. Maria is our Chief Marketing Officer, and doing an awesome job.

Interview with Michael Barton, Startup Exchange


One of the continuing problems in the startup and venture market today is the issue of exit opportunities for companies, and in particular the problem of liquidity for founders. We merged with Ticketmaster, took it public before selling it to IAC.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: So, you need to develop a product?

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Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you. Ive personally seen big companies such as Ticketmaster and MySpace do a great job building an extremely talented team of highly motivated, Scrappy engineers.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: The Kool-Aid Test: “Why do I need anything? Why do I need yours? Why do I need it now?"

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Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you. I need to send marketing, e-commerce or e-statements emails to my customers to drive revenue or reduce costs.

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Interview with Curtis Staker and William Goldbach, Confident Technologies


There's the 25 million credit card numbers lost by Ticketmaster to fraud or TJ Maxx with 40 million credit card compromised.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 5.0 – I’m just going to chill out for a bit… (OK, for a month…)

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Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you. Go-to-Market 5. of the product, file patents, hire a small sales team and launch a marketing program to take StrongMail to market.

Interview with Harry Lin, Lottay


We spent a couple of thousand dollars a month in marketing to just keep buying Evite and Evite.com as keywords, and otherwise there was no ads and marketing. People hate fees when you do that, they hate it when they are charged for taking money from an ATM, for Ticketmaster when it charges a fee.

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