PRESCOTT VALLEY EVENT CENTER RENAMED FINDLAY TOYOTA CENTER

Spectra, which manages the Prescott Valley Event Center, in conjunction with their partner the Town of Prescott Valley, has signed a multi-year agreement with Findlay Automotive Group for Findlay Toyota of Prescott to become the naming rights partner of Prescott Valley’s 6,000-seat multipurpose facility. Findlay Toyota of Prescott’s major sponsorship of the venue during the 2017-2018 season and its strong presence as a community partner throughout northern Arizona positioned the dealership group as an ideal fit to become the naming rights partner of the area’s largest multi-use facility. Findlay worked closely with Spectra Partnerships to finalize the agreement.

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AXS NAMES SEZIN AKSOY SVP OF GLOBAL DATA

Ticketer AXS has announced that data and analytics leader Sezin Aksoy has joined the company as svp of global data strategy & analytics. With more than 15 years of data strategy and acquisition, analytics, and revenue management experience, Aksoy will will oversee data analytics functions across America, Europe and Asia in addition to managing AXS Intelligence. Aksoy started the first analytics team for the Cleveland Cavaliers, bringing the airline pricing model to the team’s single game tickets, an innovative approach within the NBA at that time.


OTTAWA BLUESFEST TAPS LENND FOR OPERATIONS

The RBC Ottawa BluesFest has partnered with event management platform Lennd for their 2019 event. As part of the partnership, the Ottawa team will leverage Lennd’s Vendor Portal technology and Lennd’s latest RFID and ticketing integration with Front Gate Tickets. The Ottawa team will also leverage the Lennd platform to manage all Credentials, Comp Ticket, Catering and Equipment requests, as well as Guest Lists and internal ticket Payments.  For example, previously issuing catering passes was a three-step process involving two systems, many emails and a complex spreadsheet; now that everything will live in one place, that frees up staff time to work on other issues,” said festival director Mark Monahan in a release.