Arts Organizations Can Now Easily Power Their Online Ticket Sales Via Facebook

Arts and culture non-profit organizations can drive ticket sales with Patron Technology’s new Facebook integration for PatronManager CRM, which allows ticket buyers to post their purchases to Facebook and invite their friends to join them. PatronManager CRM is a seamless and affordable system designed for arts organizations to run their entire back-office operations.

New York, NY – August 19, 2010

Patron Technology Launches Facebook Integration for PatronManagerCRM – A System that Enables Arts & Culture Non-Profit Organizations to Run their Entire Organization From Ticketing to Donor Outreach With One Seamless System

Arts and culture non-profit organizations eager to utilize the viral nature of Facebook to market their cultural events – theater, music, opera, dance, university and community arts presenters, and museums – can now use Patron Technology’s Facebook integration for PatronManager CRM. With this free “Post to Facebook” feature, an organization’s patrons can alert their friends – with one simple click – when they’ve purchased a ticket to an arts or cultural event. When their friends click on that message, they are routed directly to the event-ticketing page to find out more about the event or purchase a ticket to it.

Patron Technology, a digital marketing software company specializing in arts and culture organizations, recently unveiled PatronManager CRM, a powerful, world-class technology for arts and cultural organizations at an affordable price. PatronManager CRM’s all-in-one business system integrates and manages all of an arts organization’s key operations — tickets and subscriptions, donations, correspondence, e-mail marketing, calendars, and daily tasks – all in one seamless computer system accessible from any browser.

“Arts organizations have long known that the best form of marketing is word-of-mouth,” said Eugene Carr, president, Patron Technology. “With our new Facebook integration, we’re giving that a boost, by letting patrons easily invite their Facebook friends to attend with them, when they’ve purchased a ticket.”

PatronManager CRM was developed in partnership with the Salesforce.com Foundation and utilizes the industry leading Force.com enterprise cloud computing platform. Designed to meet the management needs and tight budgets of small and medium sized organizations, PatronManager CRM carries no annual fee for ticket-selling organizations and eliminates the complexity of software. Initial clients include The Antaeus Company (CA), Jose Limon Dance Foundation (NY), Colorado Springs Philharmonic (CO), and the Furious Theatre Company (CA).

To learn more about PatronManager CRM’s new Facebook features, arts and culture organizations can view Patron Technology’s explanatory video.

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About Patron Technology
Patron Technology, Inc. strives to revolutionize the arts industry by offering world class CRM, ticketing, and e-mail marketing technology at a price that every organization can afford.

Founded in 2001 by industry veteran Eugene Carr, the New York City-based company is the leader in e-marketing technology for the arts industry with 1,700 arts and cultural clients that use its PatronMail e-mail service. PatronMail’s client list includes organizations of all sizes in all 50 states and eight foreign countries, as well as individual artists — including the New York Philharmonic, the Denver Art Museum, the Public Theater, Victoria & Albert Museum (U.K.), and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

The company’s newest service, PatronManager CRM, was developed in partnership with Salesforce.com and the Salesforce Foundation. In addition, the company offers an innovative social group ticketing product, ETM Group Sales.

Dedicated to educating the non-profit community about e-marketing, the company presents a regular schedule of live e-marketing seminars across the country, two monthly e-mail newsletters, and live webinars. The company has also published three books on e-marketing by its president, Eugene Carr.

Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/08/prweb4402914.htm

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