Talking Tickets 24 July 2020–Viagogo! Marc Geiger! Football! More!

Hey There!  Thanks for being here again this week. Each week this newsletter continues to grow all because y’all are sharing it with your friends and colleagues. If you like what I do here tell your friends and colleagues to sign up by visiting this link. Where has the year gone? I can see August from here.  I do have a …

Talking Tickets–3 April 2020: StubHub! Bailouts! Marketing! More!

Hey! Welcome to April! Let’s hope March really did go out like a lamb. Because that lion part was very apt, am I right? How is everyone holding up? Let me know. You can just reply to this email. If you want to join our Slack community, we are all figuring it out together but there are about 150 folks …

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2 Quick Ideas About StubHub’s Change Of Refund And Payment Policies

Today I got a note in my inbox about StubHub’s updated policies around refunds due to cancellations or postponements due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the last few days, as the reality of the virus being something that isn’t going to fade from our day-to-day lives for the next few months, people have turned their attention to when events might …

Talking Tickets 28 February 2020

Hey There!  Thanks for being here again this week. If you are enjoying this newsletter, tell your friends and colleagues to sign up by visiting this link. I’ve been running a survey to help improve the newsletter and the podcast. So far better understanding pricing, the secondary market, and marketing are on a lot of your minds. So let me …

3 Thoughts On The Completion Of The Viagogo/StubHub Merger

Viagogo dropped a press release this morning stated that they had completed their transaction with eBay to buy StubHub. Which seems quick and with little investigation in the United States. What can we or should we make of the completion of this sale and merger? It seems unlikely that there will be any changes to Viagogo’s business practices: This week …

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5 thoughts on Viagogo buying StubHub

News is breaking about Viagogo buying StubHub in a deal that reports being around $4B in cash. Having been running around the world and having people ask me about the secondary market over and over, I’ve got a few hot takes on the deal for people that are wondering what this means to the secondary market and the global ticket …

StubHub, platforms, and the challenge of far too many empty seats…

  I was thinking about open ticket markets and a relatively closed market like we have in the United States over the last few days and the ongoing sales process that involves eBay looking to sell StubHub. In general, I am a proponent of having more means of open distribution like you see in Europe where companies receive allocations of …