CINCINNATI, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldstar (www.goldstar.com), the Internet company that gets people out more to live entertainment, announced today that it will officially launch its online service in Cincinnati today, Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
Since its inception nine years ago, more than 1.5 million members nationwide have joined Goldstar. With more than 4,000 partner venues in an ever-increasing number of U.S. cities, the company provides a full spectrum of entertainment options at a great value to its members.
With the launch, Goldstar opens the door for Cincinnatians to discover the wealth of live entertainment the city has to offer — things like Cirque du Soleil's OVO, STOMP at Procter & Gamble Hall, the Cincinnati Reds and The Drowsy Chaperone - Cincinnati Music Theatre. Not only does Goldstar spread the word about events people may not have known were in their area, but with tickets at half price or better, they break down purchase barriers and inspire people to try new types of events.
"We've done extensive research into what factors play a role in going out," says Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy. "We're reaching people who have all expressed an interest in broadening their entertainment horizons through Goldstar. That means the vast majority of the time we sell tickets to people who otherwise wouldn't be attending these events."
Goldstar is also the world's largest online source of live entertainment user reviews. The Goldstar user review system has hundreds-of-thousands of written reviews and event ratings. These reviews create a buzz and are just one of the company's many savvy marketing techniques that venue partners appreciate.
"Cincinnati is a great town with a lot to offer in live entertainment," concludes McCarthy. "Goldstar's goal is to not only make people aware of that but help them take advantage of it."
Goldstar is the Internet company that builds new, more diverse audiences for venues by reaching out to its more than 1.5 million members with ticket offers to all things live entertainment, including theater, dance, comedy, jazz, concerts, sports and more. A free no-hassle membership allows people to log on to www.goldstar.com and receive weekly e-mail summaries that features more than 1,000 half-priced events offered in 20 major U.S. cities Goldstar is set for major market expansion in 2011. Goldstar is the largest seller of half-price tickets online and is ranked third on the TicketNews ticketing industry power ranking — only behind Ticketmaster and Live Nation. The company is privately owned and self funded.
"Goldstar is successfully reaching young audiences with personalized Web-based marketing techniques that match buyers with events." – The Wall Street Journal