CSM Sport & Entertainment Partners With TicketGuardian

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CSM Sport & Entertainment, a global brand agency within the world of sponsorship, has entered a partnership with insurtech company, TicketGuardian. The partnership enables TicketGuardian to engage more sports and entertainment venues with their ticket inventory control technology and provide fans with more options at the time of their ticket purchase.

TicketGuardian was founded in 2016 with the mission of transforming the live events industry and bringing it into the modern-age, providing more choices in an industry plagued with no refunds. The start-up brings innovative technology controls to partners in order to provide consumers with the opportunity to purchase insurance on their event tickets, should something prevent them from attending. The technology also works for registration-based events such as endurance events, camps and industry conferences.

"Teams, leagues and sanctioning bodies in North America, and globally, are always looking for ways to innovate and bring a better experience to their fans. TicketGuardian's ability to provide an affordable solution for fans - that also works with the property's ticketing platform for inventory management - sets them apart from the competition," says CSM Sport & Entertainment Vice President of Business Development, Matt Wray.

TicketGuardian is working exclusively with CSM Sport & Entertainment generate sponsorships, to increase brand awareness and grow their global reach.

"Fans deserve the ability to protect their ticket purchases for the world's greatest live events," says Founder and CEO of TicketGuardian, Bryan Derbyshire. "By partnering with CSM, our belief is that the industry will realize just how urgently it needs to overhaul the ticket purchasing experience. For starters, it's time to say goodbye to 'no refunds.'"

TicketGuardian has expanded their network extensively in 2018, highlighted by a partnership with the International Speedway Corporation to provide ticket insurance to customers across their 13 motorsports venues. The partnership included entitlement rights for the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona in March of 2018.

"Working with CSM Sport & Entertainment will help us to bring our industry-leading technology to more sport and entertainment venues across the country," says Derbyshire. "And eventually the world."

About CSM Sport & Entertainment
CSM Sport & Entertainment is a global agency focused on providing solutions for brands within the world of sponsorship. With a North American headquarters in New York, CSM has brought together the world's best agencies to provide a unique offering for clients. Visit www.csm.com to learn more about CSM's industry-leading solutions.

CSM Sport & Entertainment Contact
Ryan Sawrie
CSM, Director of Content
(317) 260-7727

About TicketGuardian
TicketGuardian, a leading insurtech company in the live events space, is committed to creating a better customer experience; bridging the gap between the non-refundable world of live events and the lack of options available when unable to attend an event. TicketGuardian provides technology that powers control for platforms and organizers who value visibility and data on revenue, inventory and consumer engagement. Based in California, TicketGuardian provides consumer protection in various markets including concerts, music, food & wine festivals, professional sporting events, marathons, endurance races, conferences, camps and more. Find out more at www.ticketguardian.net

Bryan Derbyshire