It’s exciting for me to be able to write about our new partnership with LivingSocial. In a way, it’s been 5+ years in the making – I first met Alex Michael, Head of National Sales and GM of Entertainment at LivingSocial, when he was running business development at Madison Square Garden in late 2009 – but it actually wasn’t until the fall of 2013 that Alex and I had the first of many conversations that would eventually lead to offers like this on LivingSocial:
One of LivingSocial’s best-performing categories of late has been live events. Their platform surfaces deals that provide not only discounted experiences, but premium entertainment experiences as well, making a SeatGeek-LivingSocial partnership a perfect fit; LivingSocial has millions of users looking for great live-event experiences, and SeatGeek offers the best technology to find great ticket deals to hundreds of thousands of them.
We launched the partnership in mid-February, and it’s already been immensely successful. LivingSocial users now have access via SeatGeek to the best deals on hundreds of live events across the country, and they’ve already purchased thousands of tickets in the first few weeks of the integration.
You can find these deals on LivingSocial’s site and mobile apps, and it’s the full SeatGeek experience: an interactive map of the venue, Deal Score, view-from-seat images, the whole nine yards. Here’s what it looks like in the LivingSocial Android app:
While Alex and I may have started the beginnings of this relationship over five years ago, there are many people from LivingSocial and SeatGeek, both on the tech and business side, who contributed tremendously to this partnership. Look for even more SeatGeek-powered deals to come to LivingSocial in the weeks and months ahead!