Today, 18 March 2016, London Theatre Direct announces that Mark Bower and Anne Ewart are joining London Theatre Direct in the roles of Business Development Director and Marketing Director respectively.
Mark Bower is currently UK E-Commerce Director at Time Out and has been responsible for delivering continued revenue growth across multiple verticals including Food, Drink, Tickets, Health, Beauty and Experiences over the last 5 years. Prior to that he was Lifestyle Sales Director at lastminute.com where he worked for 8 years.
Anne Ewart is currently Senior Marketing Manager at Dewynters, and has worked on a wide range of productions over her 8 years with the company including Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Disney's Aladdin, The Audience, the RSC Stratford and London productions, Memphis the Musical, Calendar Girls and The Wizard of Oz to name but a few. Prior to Dewynters, Anne ran the Travel Trade department for Really Useful Theatres/See Tickets before working at London Theatre Direct for 2 years.
London Theatre Direct CEO, Francis Hellyer says, “I am delighted to welcome Mark and Anne to London Theatre Direct. We’re absolutely thrilled to have such well-respected and talented individuals joining our team. Anne and Mark are both extraordinary professionals with a wealth of experience between them.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mark Bower says:
“I’m delighted to be joining London Theatre Direct at such an exciting time for the company. As a business, they have led the way in opening up API access to ticketing in the West End and have an extremely impressive operation.”
Commenting on her appointment, Anne Ewart says:
“It is fantastic to return to London Theatre Direct as a Marketing Director. Between my time at Really Useful Theatres and Dewynters, I worked as Sales Manager at London Theatre Direct. I now look forward to working with the company as it looks to reach a wider audience and build strategic partnerships with organisations around London and the UK.”
Notes for Editors
London Theatre Direct
Established in 1999, London Theatre Direct is one of the UK’s leading ticket agents and distributors. As one of the first companies to sell theatre tickets online in the UK, through to displaying interactive seating plans, connecting to multiple API systems and becoming the first ticket seller in the world to accept bitcoin, London Theatre Direct continues to innovate using new technologies.
London Theatre Direct connects directly to the box offices of the majority of London theatres or holds ticket allocations, allowing the maximum range of ticket prices and availability. Interactive seating plans allow customers to select their own seats.
London Theatre Direct are fully bonded official ticket agents for all of London’s major theatres and are full members of S.T.A.R., the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers. Aside from their b2c website, London Theatre Direct consolidates several disparate box office software technologies and offers selected partners a simple bookable API.