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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…

Seatwave on Watchdog

(From Ajay Chowdhury, Seatwave CEO) In the past week, BBC’s Watchdog has undertaken an investigation into how the secondary ticketing market works. Watchdog’s findings will air in a segment on the show tonight and again in a second programme at the same time next week. Watchdog approached us to take part in the programme and…

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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.…

Announced This Week 15/1/2014

A quiet one this week lads and ladies, which may not seem very exciting, but it does give you the chance to save up for something big round the corner (this isn’t an announcement that something big is right round the corner, all we’re saying is that we feel it, like, in our loins). As…

Ed Sheeran Tickets On Sale This Week

We’re now over a week into 2014, and already we have a huge new tour announcement to get excited about. Young superstar Ed Sheeran has announced his next UK tour, which will kick off this October. Ed Sheeran is no stranger to the live music scene, but this may be his biggest tours yet. With…