Archive for May, 2009

Ticketmaster faces class action lawsuit

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Two proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed against Ticket Master recently, as two seperate cases of “misconstruing” customers has led to users of Ticket Master seeking damages against the site, including actual and punitive damages, injunctive relief and attorneys’ fees.

The first case arose when a man from New Jersey who had attempted to purchase tickets to The Dead, but was redirected to TicketsNow, a secondary ticket seller subsdiary of Ticket master. However, the problem persisted as the man was charged $830 for four tickets, and was not aware of the face value of the tickets ($99) until they arrived in the mal.  The man seeks action on behalf of Ticket Master users who were redirceted to TicketsNow from Ticket Master after January 15th.

“Within literally minutes of tickets going on sale by Ticketmaster, and often less than one minute later for high-demand events, those tickets are being offered for resale in the secondary market by TicketsNow at greatly inflated prices,” the suit says.

The second case occurred in Massachusetts when a man claimed Ticket Master and TicketsNow engaged in fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy and unjust enrichment, after the man had been redircted to TicketsNow in a similar fashion to that of the first case. This time it is alleged that the man had purchased two tickets from TicketsNow for $455.50, but later received an email stating he had purchased 9 tickets at a $90 face value, yet charged for $2,064.25.

The validity of these claims has yet to be established, however, we will update the story as news comes in.

STT attends luncheon, “breaks through barriers”

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Founder and CEO of ShowTimeTickets.com, Mario Livich, along with the Director of Marketing and Web Development, Serena Hillman, attended an industry luncheon yesterday afternoon to gain a better understanding of the possible uses of public relations and social media in preparation for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics.

Media Madness
Founder and CEO Mario Livich, with Betsy Cooper (left) and Marni Wedin (right) at the Media Madness luncheon

The event, “Media Madness: How to Break Through the Barriers,” was hosted by two experienced professionals: Betsy Cooper, a seasoned public relations professional who has worked on PR campaigns for the likes of Molson, Labatt and NFL Canada, and Marni Wedin, a long-time writer/producer who has written and produced over 1,000 hours of both studio and magazine-style programs.

 Together they instructed guests on how to strategically plan their media campaigns to garner attention during the Olympics media blitz by pitching to the media, developing relationships, and using social media to break through!

ShowTimeTickets.com Career Opportunities

Monday, May 11th, 2009

ShowTimeTickets.com has a number of job openings available, and we are looking to fill them! If you or anyone you know are looking for a position as a Senior Web Developer, Entertainment Consultant, Sales and Business Developer, or Part-time Accounting Assistant, please visit our career opportunities page for more information! We look forward to hearing from all prospective applicants!

ShowTime Ticket Services has been helping people create priceless lifelong memories for over 20 years. As a ticket industry leader, and one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, we continue to offer the world’s largest inventory of premium seating and ‘hard-to-get’ Sports, Concert and Theatre event tickets anywhere. Our products and services are in constant demand as we are NEVER Sold Out !