Appointments round-up: Ticketmaster Asia, TickPick and more

TickPick has hired Jim Halliday (left) as its first chief marketing officer. Halliday will oversee the overall marketing operations and lead efforts to promote the company’s no-hidden-fees model to more consumers of live events.

Prior to TickPick, Halliday served two years as the CMO at Plated, a national meal kit subscription service.

TickPick co-founder and co-chief executive Brett Goldberg said: “As an e-commerce brand, it was critical we identify someone deep-rooted in the fundamentals of expanding digital footprints.

“Specifically, Jim’s success in introducing a new pricing strategy at Plated stood out as our initial conversations progressed. Our customers are at the core of every move we make at TickPick and Jim is the ideal person to help generate even more awareness for our no-hidden-fees model.”

Eventbrite has appointed Tom Freeman (middle) to head up business development at its Auckland-based New Zealand division.

Freeman has been with the company since 2018, during which time he has held the role of senior business development manager for festivals.

He secured partnerships with Vivid Sydney, the Alex Theatre and Madman Anime Festival, Marlborough Wine & Food Festival, NZ Home and Lifestyle Show and Classic Fighters Omaka.

“Tom has a proven track record connecting event professionals with tech-driven solutions that help them provide outstanding attendee experiences and grow their events,” Eventbrite Asia Pacific general manager Josh McNicol said.

Chad Phillips (right), former managing director for ApacTix, has been appointed to the newly created role of managing director of Ticketmaster Asia. The move comes after Ticketmaster announced its expansion into Asia, with a presence in Taiwan and Singapore.

Ticketmaster acquired Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform, Tixcraft, and announced the formation of its Singapore arm after the December announcement that the ticketing giant had secured a place on the Sports Hub panel in Singapore as one of three ticketing companies that promoters can select in the market, alongside Ticketek and SISTIC.