The Ticket as Currency: Access to Entertainment in Sport
Sunday, March 15
5:00PM - 6:00PM
98 San Jacinto Blvd
Ticketing, the meta-media of sports and the foundation of the industry’s economic engine, is under-going a radical 21st Century transformation. In many respects, in-venue competition is becoming secondary to the ticketholder’s gameday experience and the lure of TV everywhere. What does it mean for teams, leagues and sponsors in the burgeoning domain of live event entertainment? What does it mean for fanship and the cultural traditions embedded in generations of partisan spectators?
Stadio Della Roma
For over two decades Mark has built and revitalized sports and entertainment businesses in the US, UK and Europe. His track record includes each club he worked with across 17 seasons making the pla...Show the rest
For over two decades Mark has built and revitalized sports and entertainment businesses in the US, UK and Europe. His track record includes each club he worked with across 17 seasons making the playoffs, and in 12 of those years, leading their respective leagues in total revenues.
As Director, Global Sports Group (GSG) for HSBC Private Bank, Mark ran the bank’s sports practice, which he founded in 2006. At his departure, the GSG managed funds under service (FUS) totaling USD $1.45 Billion for over 500 athletes and institutions worldwide, with representatives in 19 jurisdictions on four continents.
From 2004-06 Mark served as Managing Director for the 1st division pro basketball club in Paris, France, Paris Basket Racing. Mark was CEO of Skilo Brand from 2000-04, a consultancy providing strategic/operational expertise to major sports/entertainment properties. He spent the 1990s at Madison Square Garden with the NY Knicks, rising to Chief Marketing Officer.Hide the rest
The Texas Program in Sports and Media
Michael Cramer is the executive director of TPSM. A former president of the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Stars and, more recently, a professor in sports management at New York University, Cramer is...Show the rest
Michael Cramer is the executive director of TPSM. A former president of the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Stars and, more recently, a professor in sports management at New York University, Cramer is the founding director of the Moody College of Communication initiative.
Cramer is responsible for start-up leadership, fundraising and programming for the program. He also teaches in the Moody College, alternating between The Business of Sports Media and Sports, Media and the Integration of America Society.
Cramer earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School and his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York.Hide the rest