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FanSnap and Philly.com Partner to Help Philadelphia Fans Easily Find Sports, Theater, and Concert Tickets(January 26, 2010)
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/26/10 -- FanSnap ®, the ticket search engine for fans, today announced a new partnership with Philly.com -- the second fastest growing newspaper website in the U.S. -- to bring the nation's largest ticket search engine to Philly.com's more than five million readers.
Philly.com readers, who have instant access to award-winning content from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News as well as the latest local and national news, now also have convenient access to the more than twelve million tickets to 50,000+ events from the dozens of ticket providers displayed in the FanSnap.com ticket search results.
"We know Philly fans love their Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, 76ers, and college teams, and Philadelphia is a huge concert scene," said FanSnap CEO Mike Janes. "We are pleased to be working with Philly.com to help fans find tickets to upcoming, even sold out, local and national events."
With this partnership, FanSnap has created a custom event discovery experience for Philly.com readers through its 'powered by FanSnap' technology. FanSnap's turnkey technology allows media companies to integrate their content seamlessly into FanSnap's ticket search engine, increasing audience engagement while creating a new revenue stream for the media companies.
"Working with FanSnap allows Philly.com to provide a very useful service to our readers, making it easy for them to find tickets for events we are covering, as well as giving them visibility to the wide variety of upcoming events," said Ryan Davis, President of Philly.com. "Fans frustrated with checking ticket site after ticket site can now come to Philly.com to access the widest variety of ticket choices all at once."
The FanSnap ticket search engine includes several industry-first features, the most prominent being its patent-pending dynamic FanSnap Maps(sm), which help fans to:
-- Determine at-a-glance the ticket price range by section, using colored "heat map" markers -- Zoom into the interactive venue maps, and see the ticket offers from numerous providers placed in clearly labeled rows -- View at-a-glance the "Best Value Tickets" -- the lowest price tickets available in key areas of the venue, easily identified as blue stars on the FanSnap Maps.
FanSnap was named to the "PC World 100: Best Products of 2009" and also named "Most Innovative New Search Engine" of the Search Engine Watch (SEW) Awards 2009 at the prestigious Search Engine Strategies Conference.
About Philadelphia Media Holdings, LLC
Philadelphia Media Holdings, LLC, is the leading media company in the Philadelphia region. Privately held and locally owned, PMH is the owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, philly.com, related online products and several community newspapers. With almost 800,000 people reading The Inquirer each day, and 1.5 million on Sundays, The Inquirer is the region's most-read daily newspaper. Together with the Daily News, the #1 tab newspaper in the region, which reaches over 700,000 readers each week, and philly.com, the #1 website in the region, Philadelphia Media Holdings, LLC, reaches almost 2 million people each day.
FanSnap.com is the live event ticket search engine for fans. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive, accurate, fast and easy-to-use resource for fans to find the tickets they desire to sports, concerts, and theatre events. FanSnap provides free ticket search results for dozens of the leading ticket providers, including TicketNetwork, StubHub, RazorGator, Las Vegas Tickets, Gold Coast Tickets, eBay, Barry's Tickets, AllShows.com, and Ace Ticket. Our detailed ticket-level search results are made possible by the combination of strategic industry partnerships and systems integration, as well as our FanSnap TicketData(sm) systems and patent-pending dynamic FanSnap Maps(sm). FanSnap.com is also optimized for iPhone access. Palo Alto, CA-based FanSnap was founded in 2007 and is funded by General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners.
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