April 22, 2008
AMERICANTOWNS.COM AND EVENTFUL COLLABORATE TO BRING POPULAR LOCAL EVENTS TO CONSUMERS
Users Will Get Increased Access to Local Information on Concerts, Sports, Community Events, Local Meetings and More
FAIRFIELD, CT and SAN FRANCISCO – April 22, 2008 – AmericanTowns.com, a leading national network of community-based websites, and Eventful (www.eventful.com), the global leader in events, today announced an agreement to enhance each other’s event offerings by sharing event content. The agreement provides users of both services with increased access to comprehensive, locally relevant information on a wide range of events taking place in towns and cities across America. AmericanTowns.com operates a national network of local “community webspaces,” each a distinct website with its own town-specific content, and has the nation’s most extensive online database of community events and local resources. Eventful is the leading global events website enabling its users to discover and promote local events throughout the world, with the world’s largest selection of event information from concerts and sports to singles events and political rallies.
“Each AmericanTowns ‘community webspace’ helps local residents find and share the information that is important to their daily lives,” said Jim Maglione, co-president of Community, AmericanTowns. “Our content-sharing agreement with Eventful means that users of our Community Calendar will now receive access to even more rich listings of popular cultural events, which nicely complement AmericanTowns’ strength in community events.”
“Eventful enables its users to discover, promote, share and create events throughout the world on a local level,” said Jordan Glazier, CEO of Eventful. “By collaborating with AmericanTowns and its unique network of hyperlocal community websites, we can enhance the accessibility to community events that are occurring in virtually every town in America.”
Under terms of the content-sharing agreement, AmericanTowns will distribute Eventful’s content, including annually, tens of millions of concerts, sports, singles and kids activities, to AmericanTowns’ 15,000-plus distinct “community webspaces.” In turn, Eventful will distribute AmericanTowns’ 10 million annually posted community event listings to Eventful’s users.
Eventful is the largest aggregator of local event data in the world and powers events sections for over 1,000 local and worldwide websites and mobile device partners.
AmericanTowns’ “community webspaces” provide users with information on local events, community groups, local news, train schedules, local videos, farmers’ markets, jobs, real estate, privacy protection, sales and savings, local services and more as well as access to a host of other online and previously offline community resources.
AmericanTowns is a national network of community-based websites where residents can find and share local information, and includes the nation's most extensive online database of community events, community groups, local resources and special tools for organizations. For every town in the US, AmericanTowns has created a "community webspace" to connect citizens, community organizations and locally-focused businesses and to strengthen the bonds of our nation's communities. AmericanTowns featured more than 10 million community events in 2007, plus powerful tools to help more than 120,000 listed community organizations interact more effectively with local citizens. Founded in 2000, AmericanTowns is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut. Visit www.AmericanTowns.com.
San Diego based Eventful, Inc., operates Eventful.com, the leading global events Web site that enables its community of users to discover, promote, share and create events throughout the world. Eventful users select from five million events taking place in local markets throughout the world, from concerts and sports to singles events and political rallies. Eventful's Demand service enables users to influence where their favorite performers appear by creating viral grass-roots campaigns to "Demand" them in their town. Visit http://www.eventful.com.
Posted by at April 22, 2008 08:00 AM