LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), today announced that Larry Plawsky has joined the company as the Senior Vice President and Head of Ticketmaster Marketplaces. Plawsky is a veteran ecommerce and consumer goods expert bringing more than 20 years of management and marketing expertise to the position. He will play a key leadership role in extending the company’s recent success in resale marketplaces, which are coming off their best year in the company’s history. In 2014, the company saw a 300% sales increase in concerts resale and has now resold more than 5.6 million Ticketmaster Verified tickets.
“This is an exciting time for Ticketmaster, having just closed the books on one of our best years ever. Larry’s extensive experience leading and growing consumer brands by innovating in ecommerce and digital marketing, brings to us the necessary talent and expertise to continue our dramatic growth,” said Jared Smith, President, Ticketmaster North America.
Ticketmaster is the preferred marketplace partner for the leading live event brands, powering NFL Ticket Exchange, NBATickets.com, NHL Ticket Exchange, US Open Ticket Exchange and a growing number of top colleges and universities. As the only marketplace capable of providing Ticketmaster Verified tickets, Ticketmaster is uniquely able to provide live event fans the most secure and convenient options to buy and sell tickets online or through its mobile app.
“Technology continues to revolutionize the ticketing business, and nowhere is that more evident than with Ticketmaster’s marketplaces, which have translated new innovations in the space into three consecutive years of significant growth,” said Plawsky. “Ticketmaster’s leading use of mobile and other emerging technologies to streamline and enhance the fan’s purchase and live experience is incredibly exciting. I feel fortunate to work on solutions for customers who are second-to-none in terms of their passion for our product.”
Plawsky joins the Ticketmaster team most recently from FTD, Inc., a $1.2 billion, publicly traded, multi-channel flower and gifting company where he served as Senior Vice President of the Consumer Division, leading FTD.com. In this role he oversaw strategy, business development, website management, digital and traditional marketing, product development, global sourcing and supply chain management, merchandising, pricing, and branding. Earlier in his career, Plawsky held senior marketing and brand management positions at some of the country’s leading consumer companies including Procter & Gamble, Beam Global and ServiceMaster.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.
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