TicketCity Partners With Bazaarvoice
Austin companies partner to provide consumer recommendations for event ticket purchases.
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE – May 14, 2010) – Austin-based companies TicketCity and Bazaarvoice have partnered to provide consumers with a voice online to share opinions, experiences, photos, videos and recommendations for live events. TicketCity CEO Randy Cohen and COO Zach Anderson visited Bazaarvoice offices today in celebration of the new relationship where Bazaarvoice CEO Brett Hurt donned an "I (heart) 808" t-shirt in reference to TicketCity becoming Bazaarvoice’s 808th partner. Cohen reciprocated by wearing an "I (heart) Bazaarvoice" t-shirt and kicked off the new relationship with a bang on the celebratory gong at the technology and service provider’s headquarters in Northwest Austin.
TicketCity is a ticket reseller providing services for clients to attend sports, concerts, and championship events in Austin and around the world. Through the combination of service and technology provided by Bazaarvoice, TicketCity will implement onsite ratings and reviews specific for performers, teams, venues and service to help visitors make more informed decisions, share their experiences with others and offer specific recommendations. Amy Carpenter, VP Marketing, comments, "Offering TicketCity clients the ability to gather and share information about live events online is a benefit that mirrors and complements the personal service we provide our clients over the phones and in person." The implementation of new site features is scheduled to launch this summer on www.TicketCity.com to coincide with the elevated online traffic in search of event tickets during football and through the holiday season.
"Attending live events requires making an investment in an experience. Through the features offered by Bazaarvoice, we’re excited to be able to provide our site visitors and clients valuable information to make informed decisions about their investment and provide a sneak peek into the experience," states Carpenter.
TicketCity offers tickets for all sports, concerts and theatre events, specializing in tickets for all college sports and championship events, including the World Cup and the NBA Playoffs. Founded in 1990, TicketCity is a trusted source for secondary market tickets to events around the world. TicketCity partners include Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, and FoxSports’ Scout network. TicketCity has been named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2007, 2008 and 2009.