CONNECTING FANS TO ARTISTS FOR OVER 30 YEARS
Ticketmaster has been operating in Ireland since 1997, taking over from the original Irish ticketing company Ticketshop. With offices in both Belfast & Dublin, Ticketmaster operates on both side of the border. Recognised as the market leader in ticketing, the business is constantly investing in technology innovation and has a commitment to deliver world class service across the entertainment ticketing sector. Since launching its website in May 1998, Ticketmaster has established itself as the most popular and trusted destination for tickets North & South.
Ticketmaster Ireland brings together the island’s largest and most advanced entertainment ticketing, ecommerce and access control solutions. Ticketmaster offers its clients access to the very best in retail ticketing services and box office systems solutions. Selling events across all genres, Ticketmaster provides marketing and ticketing services to Irelands most successful venues and most prestigious promoters.
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I’ve always enjoyed working in the entertainment and ticketing industry and started at the bottom, working at the busy Ticketshop at Virgin, Belfast.
I started working for Ticketmaster in 1999 and haven’t looked back, working as General Manager in Belfast and now in Business Development. Throughout the years I have gained experience in all aspects of the business, working at many massive outdoor events, signing new clients and was involved in launching the Ticketmaster business in Scotland in 2002.
I still very much enjoy working with our clients at local events, in festival box offices and at many of the sporting venues that we work with.
I began my career in the ticketing industry in 1998 working in the ticket office in Croke Park. I spent 5 years as ticketing manager for the GAA before my move to Ticketmaster in April 2005.
Since then I have been managing the relationship between TM and our many sports clients (e.g. Leinster Rugby, Munster Rugby, Ulster Rugby, IRFU, FAI, GAA). I hold a degree in Sports & Exercise science as well as a Graduate Diploma in Computer Programming.
I have a very keen interest in all sports particularly GAA and US sports. I am very happily married to Arlene and have 3 wonderful kids, with whom I can be found when not at sports events all over Ireland!
Keith English is the Managing Director of Ticketmaster Ireland. Keith has been part of the Ticketmaster team for 27 years, having spent time working in its London office before transferring back to Dublin in 1997 when Ticketmaster entered the Irish market. A native of Dublin, he has had responsibility for technology, sales and Business Development before becoming MD.
I help brands to connect with our fans through the passion of Live Entertainment. I have been with Ticketmaster for more than three years and before that I worked in Ireland’s leading digital advertising sales house for six years. I try to ensure that our agencies and brand partners are consistently provided with effective bespoke premium advertising solutions that deliver strong results.
The first ever gig I went to was Orbital and Carl Cox in what is now called the 3Arena. My other love in life is stand-up comedy and I used to perform on the Irish stand-up comedy circuit for five years. George Carlin, Doug Stanhope and Frankie Boyle would be among my favourite comedians.
Truly international – dedicatedly local
Ticketmaster Ireland is part of Ticketmaster International. We operate in 20 different countries with local eCommerce sites, servicing over 230+ million customers per year. We engage with one million fans across social media platforms every day, and those who wish to pop in, we serve them through 4000+ outlets. Our 400+ customer service professionals in 12+ call centres have already spoken to 1.6 million FANS this year.
Ticketmaster is a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc company.
About Live Nation
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE-LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show.
In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.