EventBrite is an online ticketing and registration platform. The platform has been on the market for more than ten years. Depending on your event needs and the kind of event package you buy, Eventbrite can create a simple ticketing system or a more robust one with different ticket types and sales analytics. The platform can even provide for onsite management and support. Because it has been around for so long and has built such an extensive and loyal user base, that user base itself doubles as an event discovery platform. This allows you to reach more potential event attendees. EventBrite will also sell your event tickets on partner sites or through social media. 63% of our respondents chose EventBrite as their favorite event Listing tool. It remains a solid and dependable choice for growing your event and business.
Evvnt is a service that allows you to save time by placing your listing on thousands of local websites. They promise targeted marketing by event category and location, and access to 4500+ sites. Additionally, they work to optimize your SEO footprint. 9% of our respondents chose Evvnt.
XING Events (formerly) Amiando
Amiando has been around for over a decade. Since its recent acquisition by Xing, which owns an extensive network of business users, it’s become an even more robust choice. XING events let you sell tickets, create an event-specific page and market it on one platform. The company boasts a network of 13 million users. XING it uses that network as a captive audience to promote its clients’ event based on business interests. XING also provides extensive analytical data on events that it holds. Further, XING leverages its extensive network to let you stay in touch with event attendees after the event and keep them engaged via content marketing. Amiando earned 9% each in our poll.
Events.com provides a suite of tools focused on marketing and promoting your event. Listing your event on Events.com allows you to create a separate brand-specific page for your event. It also provides maps, videos, images, and integrates with social media services in real time. Additionally, Events.com will facilitate selling tickets and collect information on attendees. You can sync it with your MailChimp account for future use. There is a robust data collection engine, and a variety of other features (multiple languages and currencies, real-time data, integrated donations, and more) that can be deployed at will depending on your specific event needs. 6% of our respondents preferred Events.com.
Originally, Lanyard was a London-based event discovery platform. In 2013 Lanyard was acquired by EventBrite, and last time they tweeted was back in 2015. In spite of these developments, Lanyard is still operating as a service focused on conferences, and the fact that it rated in our poll (at just below 6%) shows it still has influence. The reason why Lanyard remains useful is that it allows you not only to search for conferences, attendees, and speakers, but also to build the entire schedule of the event. You can then embed that schedule on your event website. Speakers are also able to edit their own session pages. Depending on the type of event you have, it may be worth submitting your event here.
Event Technology Trends
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