Ticket2Me has become one of only handful of Asian online ticketing platforms to survive the new coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis, which has crippled businesses across various industries all over the world. Despite the collapse of the live entertainment and events industries, recent innovations in both its technology and service offerings have allowed the event ticket seller to quickly pivot to adapt to the so-called New Normal brought about by the pandemic.
After the Luzon-wide lockdown was announced in early March 2020, Ticket2Me founder and CEO Darwin Mariano quickly reached out to the Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership to discuss ways to aid the country’s health frontliners. The result was a fundraising campaign in coordination with the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo that raised millions to help provide personal protective equipment and food and care packages for the health workers.
Because mounting live events was still prohibited, organizers turned to online events and virtual venues to host performances in exchange for much-needed revenue. Mariano quickly steered Ticket2Me to immediately serve organizers’ online event ticketing needs with its widest array of payment options and signature brand of customer service.
While the Ticket2Me system can work with the organizer’s virtual platform of choice, piracy has always been a real threat and to address this, a proprietary pay-gated video platform was built with a multi-level security feature to deter online pirates from illegally distributing organizers’ intellectual property. This secure video platform is secure and offers virtually unlimited bandwidth for the live streaming of online performances and the hosting and streaming of recorded materials including concerts, theatrical productions and workshops, among others.
Moreover, the pandemic has presented opportunities for Ticket2Me to diversify its business offerings. In May 2020, the event ticket seller established Dok2Me, a new patient scheduling platform that facilitates online consultations with doctors of different specializations.
With more than 11,000 combined cash and online payment options throughout the Philippines, Ticket2Me is the country’s fastest growing ticketing and event technology company. Recently, it has started preparations on the productions of its first digital web series “Boys’ Lockdown,” which will be released in September 2020.
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Posted by Ticket2Me on Thursday, July 18, 2019