London, UK, February 16, 2005 –Ektron Inc., an innovator in Web content management and authoring software, today announced that Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company, recently implemented Ektron’s content management solution for its extranet. Ektron CMS offers Ticketmaster extranet users the ability to access information from a single source, easily and efficiently.

Together with IT Strategists, a technology and business consulting firm, Ticketmaster evaluated Web content management solutions that would enable their marketing staff to independently create and post content and found the Ektron solution to have a rich interface while speeding time to market with an easy to use Microsoft Word environment.

“The Ektron CMS is easy to use and cost-effective and we are pleased to have been selected by Ticketmaster to facilitate an important aspect of their communication flow with clients,” commented David Aponovich, director of marketing, Ektron, Inc.

“Ticketmaster’s mission is to provide the best systems, services, and tools for the optimal distribution of tickets,” said Brian Pike, vice president of data analytics and CRM, Ticketmaster. “Ektron CMS helps support that objective by facilitating an online gateway for content and information flow to our clients.”

Ektron CMS300 is a powerful easy-to-use content management solution that empowers users to take an active role in managing Web content and optimising online strategies. It streamlines site management, automates workflow processes, and supports collaboration. CMS300 reduces costs, saves time, and makes Web sites, extranets, and intranets more effective – while generating rapid ROI. CMS300 helps to move paper-based forms processes to the Web.

About Ektron Inc.
Ektron provides Web content management software and editor tools that make it easy for anyone to author, manage and publish HTML and XML content for Web sites, intranets and Web applications. Our browser-based solutions, used in more than 10,500 integrations worldwide, include the Ektron CMS family, the eWebEditPro and eWebEditPro+XML editors and WebImageFX, our easy-to-use image editor. Ektron is redefining Web content management with highly affordable solutions that integrate easily, are flexible and grow with any organisation. Founded in 1998, Ektron is based in Amherst, NH, and has offices in Europe. Learn more about Ektron at

About IT Strategists, Inc.
IT Strategists is a boutique technology and business consulting firm which utilises domain expertise in business, data, and technology to help clients significantly improve business performance. IT Strategists works with clients to implement portals, design content management systems, create data/reporting systems, and develop custom applications. Founded in 1999, IT Strategists is an Ektron and Microsoft partner based in Los Angeles, CA. Visit their website at

About Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company, sold 100 million tickets valued at $4.9 billion in 2003, through, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet, more than 3,300 retail Ticket Center outlets and 19 worldwide telephone call centers. Ticketmaster serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide and acts as the exclusive ticketing service for hundreds of leading arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, and theaters and is the official ticketing provider and supporter of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Ticketmaster is headquartered in West Hollywood, California and is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

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For more information, please contact
Hinda Smith
Liberty Communications
0207 836 3007

Published on: 12:00AM on 16th February 2005