Worldwide Ticketcraft was in full force at INTIX’s 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition; featuring our new line of TicketHawk™ Desktop Thermal Ticket Printers, a new robust fulfillment service, and of course, our core catalog of quality General Admission & Reserved Seating products, including, thermal tickets, season books, wristbands and roll tickets.
Jackie Kotary, our new Account Manager for FL & NV, shares her INTIX experience with us:
“We had a great time in Toronto for the INTIX show January 26-28. I was accompanied to the conference by Tim Timco, Duane Knox and Mark Turner. The weather progressively got colder while we were there, but thanks to Toronto’s underground walkway, we didn’t have to go outside very much! It was great to meet some of our current clients as well as meeting some potential new clients as well. On Thursday, Worldwide Ticketcraft co-sponsored a tasty breakfast for conference attendees. We had to rise and shine early that morning, but it was well worth it to do some last minute demos of our new ticket printer to interested clients. I attended some of the conference workshops and activities including a great presentation by Robin Getman of the InterAct Group. We all had a lot of good laughs and learned a great deal about leadership styles. I also attended an interesting workshop on dynamic ticket pricing, which continues to be a very hot topic in our business. As the President of FLOAT (Florida Association of Ticketing), I attended the Regional Associations meeting while I was there. There were representatives there from seven different regional groups throughout the USA and Canada. We exchanged some great ideas for events, sponsor opportunities and general operational suggestions. Finally, on Thursday night, Duane and I attended the closing reception at the CN Tower. Wow, what a view from their glass elevators and glass floor 1,465 feet in the air! I am thankful that I was able to not only make new contacts, but also to see old friends and do some valuable networking.”
Worldwide Ticketcraft hopes that you, your employees and families had a happy and healthy holiday season. Every year, we have sent gifts to our customers to show our appreciation for their continued support of Worldwide Ticketcraft.
This year we wanted to do something a little different. Rather than sending out gifts to our customers, we sent a gift on their behalf. Worldwide Ticketcraft has made a donation to Rotary International in their name.
Rotary has many accomplishments including assisting the near eradication of Polio, spreading aneurysm awareness and fighting the spread of AIDS. Rotary also allows for individuals to join local clubs and really make a difference in their own communities and communities around the world. We invite you to look up your local Rotary Club and see what they are doing in your community at rotary.org
For a list of recent news reports about Rotary International, please click on the link below.
In times of need, there are always individuals and organizations that can use a little more help and we are honored that we could do this thanks to our customers.
Please welcome our newest sales representative Jackie Kotary. Jackie’s sales territory will be Florida and Nevada; she will be working out of her home in St. Cloud near Orlando. Jackie brings with her over 13 years experience in box office operations, she is also the newly elected President of FLOAT(Florida Association of Ticketing) and an active member of INTIX.
We wish her the very best and much success.
Marge Pfeffer, one of our Sales Reps, contributes her thoughts about this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo in Las Vegas.
“The IAAPA show was a huge success this year. It was great seeing our customers, especially for me, since I got to see some friends I missed while I was traveling the world. Our sales manager Tim Timco, who is on the IAAPA board for next year, knew just about everyone at the show & was constantly introducing us to potential new customers. Our new Ticket Hawk thermal printer received lots of attention & looks like it may soon become the industry standard. We had perfect booth placement, not near any of the noisy ride vendors, which is a big plus when trying to carry on a normal conversation. We got to celebrate our president Erik Covitz’s birthday while at the show; we worked while he went out to play! I am looking forward to working with many of the new contacts made at the show.” - Marge Pfeffer.
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Some photos from Worldwide Ticketcraft’s 11th Annual Holiday Party, held Saturday, Dec 5th at City Fish Market in Boca Raton, FL.
The TicketHawk was designed specifically for the ticketing industry with flexibility and ease of integration in mind. It features Worldwide Ticketcraft’s Standard Ticket Language (STL). This feature allows the Tickethawk total integration with the most common language used in the ticketing industry. The TicketHawk can print on roll or fan-folded ticket and tag stock as well as 1″ wristbands. A self-centering paper guide and edge configurable black line sensor gives you the widest options and flexibility for printing on standard tickets. The TicketHawk is an excellent replacement printer for expensive to maintain older ticket printers. Find out more about our newest printer here.
TicketHawk Thermal Ticket Printer
Summary & Options:
Industrial Quality Rotary Cutter, Ethernet, Internet 9″ Supply Holder, Wristband Media Handling Kit, Combination Lock for Cabinet Door, Cash Drawer Interface Kit, Catch Tray, Low Cost Ticket Presenter.
200 or 300 dpi resolution, Up to 8″ per second print speed, auto loading capacity, Microsoft Windows OS compatible, compatible with the most common ticket industry language, Adjustable black sensor configurable to sense left or right edge, industrial cabinet with locking cover, USB and serial interface.
- Wear parts are field replaceable
- Self-locating print head
- Configurable black line sensor
- Reliable rotary cutter
- Standard Ticket Language (STL)
- Automatic self feed
- USB and parallel connectivity
- Optional Ethernet
- Solid Sturdy Design
- Only Printer with Handle for Portability.
Worldwide Ticketcraft’s Sales Reps, Bob Wanberg and Michelle Caio attended the PGA Tour Fall Tournament Meetings held in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Nov 17-19 2009.
Bob Wanberg & Michelle Caio
They spent time meeting with several of our existing clients and forming new relationships in the professional golfing world. Since we print tickets for the PGA Tour, they were given a special tour of the clubhouse and golf course. During the tour, they were greeted by professional golfer Jim Fuyrk who had just finished a round (TPC Sawgrass is his home course).
Here is a link to the TPC Sawgrass and the famous 17th island green hole. This is also where the PGA Tour Headquarters is.
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The blog hasn’t been very active these last few months, but it doesn’t mean Worldwide Ticketcraft hasn’t been busy! We’ve just been updating most of our news through our email newsletters and twitter updates, which you can follow here through our twitter feed too.
Here’s a little recap of what’s been going on at Worldwide Ticketcraft recently:
We’re celebrating our 10th year in the ticket printing industry and had special giveaways and a page dedicated to remembering the 10 great years as a company and our promise to continue growing and serving our customers with the same quality care and production which the company was founded upon. You can read more about our company history and see photos from the years here: http://worldwideticketcraft.com/10years/10years
We’ve also been very busy attending many different trade shows across the nation and the world. Just last week we were at the World Waterpark Association’s show in Orlando and not too long ago in Amsterdam for the IAAPA sponsored Euro Attractions Show. The same week, we were also in New Orleans for the Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar and the week before that we could be found at Indianapolis for the 54th Annual International Festivals & Events Association’s Expo and Convention. In the past several months we’ve attended events for CABMA, AHL, FLOAT, among many others.
We’ve also been developing new products to become available through our online store, such as, the recently added Reserved Seating Compu-Tiks and the upcoming DIY Greeting Cards.
As we approach the final stretch of 2009 with these last couple months, we continue printing tickets non stop and wish you all very happy holidays. Remember, we always welcome your feedback and suggestions to help us serve you better. Let us know what products you’re looking for or having trouble finding. Maybe you’d like to see different themed designs available online for your DIY products. Send your ideas and requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read what our company president, Erik Covitz had to say about maximizing your ticket space for bigger gains and better patron response in this DramaBiz article:
Straddling the print and online ticket world, Erik Covitz, president, Worldwide Ticketcraft, suggests using local restaurants and other area businesses to place ads. “For tickets, theatres can rotate 10 different offers or more throughout the year so the offer does not become stale and the sponsor can experiment to see which ad garners the best success from their investment,” says Covitz. “The theatre may rotate every other ticket with their own advertisement-—from offering a discount in their gift shop to renting their theatre to local dance schools at a discount.”
Covitz also notes that with print-at-home tickets, rather than printed tickets, advertisers may be lured with bigger graphics and colorful presentations such as maps or directions to locate their place of business. Creating interactivity and links to online stores can also pre-sell videos, CD’s, flowers or T-shirts at a discount.
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After the first intense weekend of NCAA march madness basketball Brian Rogers stands in the lead of our annual hoops pool. There’s still plenty of basketball to be played, though and anyone can grab the lead with the right choices and a bit of luck.