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Ticket website looks to stars to help it rock

Seatwave, the ticket resale website founded in 2006, saw its growth slow down over the past 18 months as fewer stars gave concerts. It expects a pick-up in the fourth quarter, however, on the back of shows by U2, Coldplay, Take That and potentially The Kinks… click here to read full article

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Seatwave hires first group marketing director

  Online ticket marketplace Seatwave has appointed its first group marketing director as the company prepares for a major drive into mobile. Martine Parnell joins from peer-to-peer lender Zopa, where as marketing director she helped grow the business into facilitating more than £500m worth of consumer loans. She has also held senior marketing and product…

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Drake more popular than Jay-Z in UK according to Seatwave

  Meanwhile Drake is currently the most popular rapper with UK audiences, outstripping the combined ticket demand of rap rivals Jay Z and Kanye West by up to 50 per cent, according to research by ticket marketplace Seatwave. His upcoming Wireless Festival dates also remain the festival’s only sold out shows, in sharp contrast to…

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Your mobile is the new high street

Mobile payments will change the face of shopping even more than the have already. But how close are we to the tipping point? As I headed off the plane on my most recent trip to London, I reserved a room at my favourite hotel in Soho with the HotelTonight app in less than 30 seconds.…

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Seatwave name new boss as ticket site turns a profit

    Ticket resale website Seatwave today named the former chairman of Shazam as its new boss, as the company revealed it was in profit for the first time thanks to sell-out concerts like the Rolling Stones. New chief executive Ajay Chowdhury replaces Seatwave’s founder Joe Cohen, who became non-executive chairman in January…   Click…