Increased Opportunity for Consumers and Organisations Affiliating With Ticketmaster to Receive Commissions for Link-through Ticket Sales

London, Thursday 21 February 2008–– Ticketmaster, the world’s leading ticketing company, has moved its United Kingdom affiliate programme to the buy.at online affiliate network. Consumers and organisations may register to become Ticketmaster affiliates at ticketmaster.co.uk/affiliates and begin earning commissions for online ticket sales that originate via links from their websites.
Registered affiliates will receive access to an exclusive EventEngine widget from buy.at the UK’s largest independent affiliate network. This will enable them to create and post a customised Ticketmaster event marketing engine on their website(s) to alert visitors and friends about upcoming events and link them to Ticketmaster.co.uk and TicketWeb.co.uk to purchase tickets. Ticketmaster affiliates will also have access to Ticketmaster search buttons, banners, and link engines.
Chris Edmonds, Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK said “We are delighted to be working with buy.at in order to build on the success of our in-house programme, launched in 2001. Moving the affiliate programme to buy.at allows us to improve services and functionality for our affiliates and in turn bring more consumers to purchase tickets for our client’s events.”
“Ticketmaster is one of the largest ecommerce sites on the internet selling millions of tickets every year, and we look forward to helping them increase their online sales.” said Kevin Cornils, CEO of buy.at, the UK’s largest independent affiliate network. “With our EventEngine widget delivering a dynamic feed of available tickets to affiliates, we will work to ensure that affiliate sites are kept updated, conversion rates are increased and affiliates benefit from the ticket sales they generate.”
Ticketmaster was the first UK ticketing company to launch an affiliate programme in 2001. buy.at is a leading international affiliate network and will provide Ticketmaster with affiliate support, tracking, reporting and payment services.
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Contact: Rosie Hills, Ticketmaster UK, Tel 020 7344 4000, Joanna Burton, buy.at Tel 0207 299 8380
About Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing company, operating in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution through www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the internet; and international web sites including Ticketmaster.co.uk; approximately 6,500 retail outlets; and 23 worldwide call centres. Established in 1976, Ticketmaster serves more than 9,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theatres. In 2007, the company sold more than 142 million tickets valued at over $8 billion on behalf of its clients. Ticketmaster is headquartered in West Hollywood, California and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).

About buy.at
Established in 2002, buy.at is the UK’s largest independent affiliate marketing network. buy.at drives online sales growth for 250 of the biggest brands across all sectors through its leading network of 9,000 good quality affiliates, supported by industry leading commercial and technical innovations. A pioneer of the open network, buy.at encourages merchants (advertisers) and affiliates (publishers) to communicate directly, to ensure the success of affiliate programmes. Clients include AA, Butlins, Carphone Warehouse, Capital One, Egg, John Lewis, M&S, Powergen, Sky, T-Mobile and Virgin Media.

buy.at has experienced 250% growth in turnover year-on-year since 2004. In March 2006, buy.at secured its future growth following a £7.3 million investment from Esprit Capital Partners. Bruce McLaren, renowned for leading Advertising.com as International CEO to a successful sale to AOL Time Warner, was appointed Chairman. Former match.com MD Kevin Cornils was recruited as CEO. In September 2007, buy.at was revealed as the UK’s ninth fastest growing technology company in the Sunday Times TechTrack.

Published on: 12:00AM on 22nd February 2008