Ticketing company Ticketfly has announced the acquisition of Gigbot. Details were not made available. Gigbot provides web-based ticketing and social marketing tools for venues and promoters. Sean Porter, Gigbot’s founder and chief architect, will become VP of product at Ticketfly.

“We share a similar ethos,” co-CEO Andrew Dreskin says of Gigbot. “The Gigbot Pro platform and the Ticketfly platform are similar in that they’re web-based ticketing and marketing platforms powered by one central content management system.”

Gigbot has both a business-facing system, Gigbot Pro, and a consumer-facing side, Gigbot.com. The two companies’ business-facing platforms have about 85% overlap in functionality, he says, so Gigbot’s unique features will be integrated into the Ticketfly system.

The Gigbot acquisition makes sense given Dreskin’s bullishness on social media’s role in the future of ticketing. “In our view, social media could be the most important thing to happen to ticket sales – maybe ever,” he says. “We think social media really is a watershed moment for the live event industry and offers the opportunity for exponential sales growth unlike any other opportunity. Our goal, and Gigbot’s goal, from day one has been to be the best provider of social marketing technology for the live event industry.”

In May, the company raised $3 million in first-round funding from a number of venture capital firms and angel investors. Its co-founders, Andrew Dreskin and Dan Teree, were executives at Ticketweb, a Ticketmaster company, previous to forming Ticketfly.

With this acquisition, Ticketfly adds to its client list Denver’s Gothic Theatre, the Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series, The Parish in Austin, Texas and The Mint in Los Angeles.

Existing Ticketfly clients include the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif., the Glass House in Pomona, Calif., the Key Club in West Hollywood, the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, Maxwell’s in Hoboken, N.J., the Social in Orlando, Fla., R5 Productions in Philadelphia, Elko Concerts in Pittsburgh and Guerilla Union, the producer of the Rock the Bells Tour.

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