Jim Sachs Nominated for Industry Box Office Star Award
(Wichita, Kan.) – Jim Sachs, SMG Director of Ticketing for INTRUST Bank Arena and Select-A-Seat, has been nominated for the Venues Today Magazine 2015 Box Office Star Award. Venues Today Magazine recognizes outstanding ticketing professionals each year for their newsworthy achievement or outstanding service in their own ticket office or in the ticketing industry at large.
Sachs was nominated for the preparation and execution of the Garth Brooks ticket set-up and on sale at INTRUST Bank Arena. Leading up to the announcement of Garth Brooks, Sachs worked tirelessly to ensure a successful on-sale through training new phone operators, writing new phone message scripts based on show information, and increasing the Select-A-Seat website capability in order to accommodate the anticipated higher volume of traffic. On Oct. 23, Sachs orchestrated the selling of 65,000 tickets in 45 minutes for six Garth Brooks concerts, all of which would completely sell out in less than 72 hours. In addition, Sachs was also nominated for overseeing the launch of digital ticketing for Select-A-Seat which included a tickets@home delivery method, an enhanced tickets@phone delivery method that utilizes Apple passbook/wallet, and the My Select-A-Seat platform.
“Jim brings more than 25 years of ticket experience to Select-A-Seat and INTRUST Bank Arena,” said SMG Assistant General Manager & Director of Finance, Chris Kibler. “This experience was instrumental in the planning and successful execution of the Garth Brooks on sale. We are very fortunate to have someone with incredible industry knowledge and relationships to lead us through an extraordinary on sale.”
Venues Today is a monthly industry trade magazine that tracks industry trends and profiles live entertainment professionals. Winners are determined by vote through Venues Today subscribers and staff and will be honored during the INTIX convention in Anaheim, Calif. Jan. 20-22, 2016 and will also be featured in the January issue of Venues Today.