ThingLink and Eventbrite Launch Ticket Purchases From Images
ThingLink, the leading provider of in-image interaction tools, and online events platform Eventbrite have today announced an integration partnership to allow direct ticket purchases from images. Eventbrite users will now be able to boost attendance wherever they use web-based images to promote their events, via the incorporation of ThingLink’s unique Rich Media Tags to the ticket-selling platform. Event flyers, promotional images and other listings can now be transformed into direct selling platforms, linking users and potential customers directly to an Eventbrite listing.
“ThingLink allows our users a greater level of flexibility and customer interaction when promoting their events,” commented Mitch Colleran, Eventbrite Partner Manager. “As well as providing a direct selling platform, ThingLink will allow our users to bring their promotional images to life with video, audio and whatever social features they desire.”
“Our aim with Rich Media Tagging is to empower online images with all of the functionality of the modern web and through this latest collaboration with Eventbrite we have brought on board a true market leader,” added ThingLink Chief Marketing Officer Neil Vineberg. “In-image purchases remove a barrier between ticket holders and event goers, as well as open up a new realm of creativity for those building flyers and promotional imagery for their events.”
This is how you set it up
By now you probably want to try it out and promote your own event. Here is an easy 8-step tutorial on how to sign up for ThingLink and Eventbrite in order to start creating and using your own ThingLink/Eventbrite Tag.
1. Sign up for ThingLink. We’ll come back to this.
2. Sign in to or sign up for Eventbrite
3. At Eventbrite, search for an event that you want to feature in your image or create a new event.
4. Fill out the event registration and Save and publish the event.
5. Copy the event’s URL link. It should look something like this: http://sfmts9.eventbrite.com
6. Single tag an image or ThingLink-enable all your images on the site where you want to show the images. Paste the event’s URL in the link field of the tag editor. The editor will state that this will become an Eventbrite tag. You don’t need to enter a description.
8. Watch the ticket sales roll in. Remember that ThingLink also offers many more Rich Media Tags such as YouTube, Flickr, Soundcloud and Wikipedia.