Orange County, CA &ndash The National Quartet Convention officially announced the selection of iTickets as their event admissions partner. iTickets.com is part of the FrontGate Web Network.
This year marks the 56th Annual National Quartet Convention. The Convention has made its home in the city of Louisville since 1994. Approximately 40,000 people will attend the 2013 event, which takes place September 8-14, with at least 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries represented. The Convention is Christian music’s largest marketplace and largest annual event with more than 500 exhibitors and nearly 300 Southern Gospel recording artists in attendance. http://NATQC.com.
&ldquoiTickets has become the gold standard when it comes to providing admissions services for Christian events, and the NQC is delighted to have them as our partner going forward as we conclude our 20th convention in Louisville and make the move to our new home in Pigeon Forge for 2014, &rdquo stated Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President of the NQC.  &ldquoI know our customers will receive outstanding service with iTickets taking care of them.&rdquo
"We are truly honored to be asked to provide this service for NQC," said Ed Novak, president of iTickets. "I can remember being at NQC some 20 years ago and realizing then what a special event it was for fans and artists. The opportunity for both to intermingle, tell stories, and have some fun over the course of six days made for a very special fan experience. We look forward to working with NQC and their fans."
iTickets services the church and family-friendly event markets and has been providing box office solutions for concerts and events since 1993. With a focus on customer service, iTickets has managed event admissions for over 20,000 Christian events.
Today, iTickets handles ticket sales for events throughout the continental US, Canada, and South Africa. With 20 years of ticketing experience, iTickets has become the market leader and a trusted name. Its web site is the top ranked site for Christian event information, receiving between 3 and 3.5 million page views and 360,000 to 460,000 unique visitors per month.  http://www.iTickets.com.
Established in 2001, FrontGate Media (http://FrontGateMedia.com) is the leading culture-engaged media group & marketing service reaching the faith and family values audience which represents $4.6 billion worth of Christian products purchased by consumers annually according to USA Today, and the only media group founded for the purpose of marketing others&rsquo projects rather than publishing content.  This foundational focus on marketing has made FrontGate a leader for innovation in reaching the faith-based audience.
The firm just received the 2013 Crystal Trophy as the &ldquoBest Faith-based Website&rdquo in the Internet Advertising Competition, and was also honored with two 2012 WebAwards receiving the Standard of Excellence in Marketing and in Faith-Based.
Serving as &ldquoYour Gateway To The Christian Audience,&rdquo FrontGate&rsquos ad network provides reach to more than 10 million people and 6 million email subscribers. The network includes the leading faith-based audience sites in their categories including ChristianCinema.com, NewReleaseTuesday.com, iTickets.com, ProjectInspired.com, Rapzilla.com, WashingtonTimes.com, WorshipTogether.com, and more, as well as key magazines and events. A complete roster can be found on the Media Kits channel at FrontGateMedia.com. In addition, the firm provides strategy and execution for Public Relations, Social Media, Media Buying, Global Pay Per Click campaigns and Merch Development. The company plays a key role in the success of movie studios, non-profit organizations, publishers and authors, record labels and artists, and more seeking faith-based and faith-friendly audiences.
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