SPECTRA NAMES LOEWEN GM IN VANCOUVER
Spectra has named Chuck Loewen General Manager of the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Loewen was previously GM of Recreation Services as well as the Interim Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Penticton, where he had since 2008 overseen Spectra’s contract at the South Okanagan Events Centre and the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Loewen is expected to boost communication efforts from the Conference Centre and its contributions to the city. He also will work with the business community to drive tourism.
NEIL DIAMOND EXTENDS HIS FORUM RECORD TO 35
Neil Diamond added two additional dates to his stop at the Forum in Los Angeles. For the U.S. conclusion of his 50 Year Anniversary World Tour, Diamond added Aug. 10 and Aug. 12 performances – his 34th and 35th appearances at the iconic venue. Diamond is no stranger to Forum milestones – the first was in 1983 by performing for seven nights, setting the record for most arena shows in a single run. He broke his own record when he performed 10 concerts at the Forum, from June 28 through July 10, 1989.
TICKETWEB ACQUIRES STROBE LABS
Ticketmaster’s Ticketweb has purchased venue marketing platform Strobe Labs. Strobe technology will be integrated into Ticketweb so clients are able to search and view customer profiles that combine ticketing purchase history and social media activity, build and deploy fan lists for direct marketing and email campaigns and create and post highly targeted, end-to-end social display campaigns on Facebook, Instagram and Spotify. “Strobe’s platform completely simplifies the complex process of fan segmentation and ad creation and placement,” said Matt Shearer, SVP small venues and clubs at Ticketmaster, North America. Ticketmaster clients will also have access to the platform.
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