For over 31 years New Times has been gathering and promoting a variety of events in SLO County (over 18 years for the Sun in No. Santa Barbara County). We’ve created a huge readership of over 150,000 that look each week to see what and where events are happening locally. When you couple that with the tens of thousands that follow our websites and social media outlets, that’s over 200,000 viewers.
Yet, when users found what to do within our calendars, we sent them off to fend for themselves to find tickets for the events. Often the experience was challenging and in some cases impossible. National services are available but often offer minimal logistical and definitely no marketing support to the organizations that use them. Furthermore, any fees from tickets sold using the national services (Eventbrite, Brown Paper TIckets, etc.) were pulling dollars out of our local communities and into their pockets.
Our partner in this venture, MyNorthMedia, is also a long-time media outlet who had a huge readership. They decided a few years ago to create their own ticketing solution to meet the needs of all the organizations already using their outlet for promoting their events. Creating a one-stop hub for all of their clients not only made it easier for the organizations and their events more visible, but any fees were managed locally and kept within the community. It was hugely successful so they decided to offer the solution to select media companies around the country, including us. So far they have successfully implemented similar platforms in over 40 regional areas around the country.
We’re excited to announce that My805Tix is now a local ticketing platform that will be the regional hub for all events from Santa Ynez to San Simeon.
Organizations who utilize the service will have full access to manage their own portals, events, venues, and tickets like most other services. The big advantage with My805Tix is the large amount of media support to promote organizations and their events. Besides all the promotion on the My805Tix website and the individual Organization home pages clients will have, there will be additional print ads, web ads, social media posts, newsletters, giveaways, and online calendar entries with “buy tickets” links in both the New Times and Sun to consistently promote events. This platform will expose each of the organizations’ events to diverse audiences not typically reached.
For more information or a free demonstration, reach out to info@My805Tix.com.