Monthly Archives: April 2016

TWITTER SHIFTS FROM SOCIAL TO NEWS APP

TWITTER SHIFTS FROM SOCIAL TO NEWS APP

Courtesy of Newsweek: This week, after Twitter announced its quarterly earnings (bad) and advertising revenue (worse), the company quietly made one change in how it distributes its iPhone and iPad apps. On Wednesday, the apps were moved from the iOS App Store’s “Social Networking” category to “News.” The change immediately shifted Twitter from being the store’s fifth-ranked Social […]

Ticketing Troubles

Ticketing Troubles

Last week, social media outlets were buzzing with news about a new athletic fee that was to be implemented during the 2016-2017 school year. The fee of $225 is not mandatory for students, but rather an optional fee that would give them the opportunity to sit in the lower deck of Death Valley. Prior to […]

IPL 2016: Low ticket sales at major venues spoil the cheer, worry broadcasters and stakeholders

IPL 2016: Low ticket sales at major venues spoil the cheer, worry broadcasters and stakeholders

Spectator interest has waned considerably for the ninth edition of the IPL, with crowd at many venues below full capacity. The ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which kicked off on April 9, has not enthused the paying public as much as the earlier editions. The empty seats at major venues for IPL […]

26 percent of purchased Badgers tickets in major sports went unused in 2015-16

26 percent of purchased Badgers tickets in major sports went unused in 2015-16

One season after making a noticeable step forward in getting fans to use their tickets for its six major sports, the University of Wisconsin athletic department slid backward in the 2015-16 season. Of the tickets bought or distributed for home Badgers games, 26.4 percent went unused, 4.8 percentage points higher than last season and the […]

Ticketmaster Will Sell Tickets Directly On Facebook In Coming Weeks

Ticketmaster Will Sell Tickets Directly On Facebook In Coming Weeks

Courtesy of Buzzfeed: Another business places its functionality, and faith, in Facebook. Ticketmaster will start selling event tickets directly on Facebook by the end of April, joining the growing number of companies placing core parts of their businesses inside the social giant’s walls. Ticketmaster and companies like it, largely online commerce outfits and web publishers, […]