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Fair Ticketing Alliance Code of Practice is bad news for Viagogo

We knew that anyone who’d bought tickets for Ed Sheeran on secondary site Viagogo would have to buy a proper ticket on the doors before being let in. Last week at Wembley Stadium, those fans had to queue up at desks with...
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Fair Ticketing Alliance co-founder defends secondary ticketing

The UK recently got a new body to campaign in support of secondary ticketing: the Fair Ticketing Alliance. It’s thus in direct opposition to the FanFair Alliance, which campaigns against what it sees as abusive practices...
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Ed Sheeran manager takes aim at ‘abhorrent’ ticket touting

Credit to Ed Sheeran’s manager Stuart Camp for not mincing his words when it comes to his campaign against inflated secondary-ticketing prices. “We do it because I think it’s abhorrent that some bastard is harvesting...
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Viagogo heads to court with Australian competition regulator

Viagogo has become one of the magnets for anger about the state of the secondary-ticketing market. Now the company is being taken to court by Australian competition authority the ACCC. It’s accusing Viagogo of failing...
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Paid search may be driving secondary ticketing popularity

The UK’s FanFair Alliance, which campaigns against abuses in the secondary-ticketing market, has published some new research on how secondary services are using search-engine marketing. The body analysed ticketing for...
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Viagogo slammed over Ed Sheeran cancer-benefit tickets

Secondary-ticketing site Viagogo is facing strong criticism in the UK, after it was found to be reselling tickets for a Teenage Cancer Trust benefit gig by Ed Sheeran. The £75 tickets were found on Viagogo for prices...
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Adele tickets go on sale – including on secondary services

"The resale of tickets will not be tolerated." Adele is set to be the hot concert ticket of 2016, and the star's team is determined to get those tickets into the hands of fans rather than touts or secondary ticketing services. Some...
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Viagogo appoints “crisis communications expert” to clean up tainted image

Earlier this year, a Dispatches documentary in the UK exposed sharp practices at a number of secondary ticketing sites
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Viagogo appoints “crisis communications expert” to clean up tainted image

Earlier this year, a Dispatches documentary in the UK exposed sharp practices at a number of secondary ticketing sites.
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Viagogo faces storm of criticism after Channel 4 documentary

If you have a couple of minutes, run a Twitter search on '@viagogo' to browse some of the outraged tweets from music fans after last night's Channel 4 documentary about the secondary ticketing market, and Viagogo in particular.
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Viagogo fails in injunction bid to block ‘Great Ticket Scandal’ documentary

Tonight, British broadcaster Channel 4 will air a documentary called 'The Great Ticket Scandal: Dispatches', which promises some explosive revelations on the secondary ticketing market.
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Could Michael Jackson death spark secondary ticketing meltdown?

A storm may be brewing in the secondary ticketing market, following the death of Michael Jackson last night. With 750,000 tickets sold for his planned run of gigs at London's The O2 venue - many of which have been re-sold...