FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Huddle Acquires California Based PrepMo to Solidify Its
Position as the Nation’s Leading Ticket Provider for High School Sports
Deal Provides Huddle a Significant West Coast Presence and Offers High Schools Access to Huddle Ticketing Solutions Nationally.
ATLANTA, SAN JOSE, Mar. 15, 2017 -- Huddle® today announced an acquisition of PrepMo to further expand the nation's largest and most innovative ticketing solution for the high school market. Huddle offers an integrated digital and paper ticketing solution for both state association post-season events and individual school regular season events. Justin Petersen from PrepMo will assume a leadership role at Huddle, managing the Western United States.
Huddle has freely provided over 1.3 billion event tickets to high schools since 2001, saving the schools tens of millions of dollars over the years. For the 2017-2018 school year, Huddle has expanded its free offerings to include the GoFan digital ticketing app. GoFan provides high schools with digital ticketing capabilities along with the convenience, safety and security of professional sporting events at no cost to the schools.
Additionally, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) recently selected Huddle / GoFan as its exclusive partner for a national rollout of a digital ticketing platform for high school sports.
Digital ticketing provides consumers with a convenient way to purchase and redeem tickets online or via a mobile phone. Digital tickets have become increasingly prevalent in the travel, sports and entertainment industries but have yet to materially impact the more than 450 million tickets sold annually to high school sporting events. High school is one of the largest markets in the world that doesn't provide a digital ticketing option for fans.
“We are excited to add the PrepMo team to our rapidly expanding Huddle family. Justin’s vision, leadership and long-standing relationships make him the perfect person to lead our West Coast sales and operations,” stated Huddle CEO Joey Thacker.
Justin Petersen, PrepMo’s founder and president stated, “We are honored to be joining such a terrific team at Huddle. The Huddle acquisition of PrepMo provides all of our customers with additional features and functionality, and provides high schools with a singular solution for ticketing and payment processing. This includes everything from sporting events and proms to event marketing and processing registration fees.”
Huddle, Inc. gives brands a local voice, lasting relationships, and a nationally scalable way to rise above a noisy advertising world. Huddle has built a trusted reputation for driving local sales through innovative marketing products like Huddle Tickets. Huddle, based in Alpharetta, Georgia, builds programs that are rooted in serving a targeted audience and converting them into passionate brand advocates. Learn more at HuddleInc.com. Stay up to date on marketing news and local solutions by following Huddle on LinkedIn or GoFan on Twitter (@GoFanHS).
PrepMo provides schools and associations with a digital ticketing solution that can be utilized for sporting events and other ticketed school events. Based in San Jose, California, PrepMo is a pioneer of digital ticketing for high schools and serves as the exclusive digital ticketing provider for high schools and a number of CIF Sections throughout Northern California.
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