Ticketing Events Will Never be the Same, Brown Paper Tickets is on the Move Again December 18, 2009Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
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SEATTLE (Map) – Brown Paper Tickets is moving beyond shaking up the ticketing industry to being a market leader and innovator. The formula for Brown Paper Ticket’s success over the last 9 years is based on service and transparency. Providing access to all services; a massive tool set built to handle any conceivable event, which includes physical ticketing fulfillment and 24-hour phone service, gave wings to Brown Paper Tickets expansion nationwide, as well as into Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom.
Ticketing 50,000 events in 2009, over 15,000 registered producers, and booking over 300,000 free tickets to free events this year alone, Brown Paper Tickets is a company that has bucked the recession and continues to grow at an average rate of 200% per year.
The latest features, some altogether new within the ticketing industry, will now cast the rebel ticketing service in a new role: market leader.
— The current Sponsorship Match-Making Service, which helps the little guys get properly positioned in front of sponsors, is now rolling out as an online tool. — Event Promotions is another free service designed for event producers to gain visibility in their local markets. We even have a Media Pool giving tickets to the press so they attend and review shows.” says Kat Fitzgerald. — The “Open Ticket Network” allows any retailer with an Internet connection and a printer to become a ticket seller and earn a commission. Local cafes, record shops or any other event producer partner earns 50 cents a ticket and customers can pick up show tickets with their coffee.
The flat fee structure is now 99 cents for tickets under $10 or $1.99 for over $10, with no credit card fees or hidden charges, and free ticketing to free events.
With these new ticketing features, the nimble Seattle-based company has challenged the entire market; from monetized RSVP-managers like Eventbrite, to the big-money ticketers like Ticketmaster.
Brown Paper Tickets is the only company currently competing at all levels of the industry.
Not fazed by the tactics of companies like Ticketmaster, Brown Paper Tickets asserts the “Not-Just-For-Profit” philosophy has legs for the long-term success of the company, as well as driving improvement in the ticketing industry.
“We’re no longer fixing the industry, we’re making it better.” says Steve Butcher, CEO of Brown Paper Tickets, “As we continue to offer more service for less cost, the ticketing industry is starting to catch on. ”
About Brown Paper Tickets: Privately owned and founded in 2000, Brown Paper Tickets is a primary ticketing service working with event producers, artists and venues of all sizes across the US, Canada, the UK and Europe, with a 24/7 call center in English, French and Spanish.