Eventful in the News

July 23, 2014
CBS Radio: CBS Local Personalizes Event Discovery and Content Delivery With Agreement to Acquire Eventful

"CBS Local Media has entered into an agreement to acquire Eventful, Inc. a leading digital media company in the events discovery, communication and personalization business."

July 14, 2014
We Are Movie Geeks: Demand The Fluffy Movie - In Theaters July 25th!

"Want THE FLUFFY MOVIE to come to your city?  Demand it NOW before time runs out! The top city will get a special in-person appearance by Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias."

May 13, 2014
Marketing Sherpa: Email Marketing: Necessity is the mother of invention

"Eventful developed recommendation and personalization technology to better predict other performers its customers may like to then craft new Performer Alerts around these findings. Eventful’s email campaign resulted in a 400% lift in the reactivation of inactive subscribers and a 12% increase in site visits."

May 09, 2014
BIA/Kelsey: First ‘GOLOCAL Awards’ Competition Recognizes the Best Local Marketing Initiatives of National Brands

The winner of the 2014 GOLOCAL Award for Strategic Use of Digital Marketing is Eventful for “Something Scary Could Be Heading Your Way!  Be The First to See FOX’s Sleepy Hollow In Your City. Demand it!"

April 11, 2014
TV Media Insights: Fox Offers Free Screenings of Upcoming “Gang Related”

"Fox is hoping to whet the appetite for viewers of upcoming drama “Gang Related” with an advance screening in five cities anywhere in the country before it debuts on Thursday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET."

January 17, 2014
Marketing Sherpa: Email Marketing: Key takeaways from an award-winning campaign that increased online sales 66%

"Daniel Burstein, Director of Editorial Content, MECLABS, sat down with Paul Ramirez, Vice President of Operations, and Ryan Blomberg, Director of Engineering, both of Eventful, and discussed what made a data-driven campaign into something great. This campaign earned Eventful an E-commerce Best in Show award in MarketingSherpa Email Awards 2014, presented by ExactTarget."

January 14, 2014
Marketing Sherpa: Content Marketing: How to serve customers when they shouldn’t buy from you

"How do you give your customers what they want even if you don’t have it? Check out this brilliant idea from Eventful, the Best in Show in the E-commerce category in MarketingSherpa Email Awards 2014, sponsored by ExactTarget."

November 19, 2013
Marketing Sherpa: Email Marketing: E-commerce site increases online ticket purchases by 66% with relevant content

"Eventful displayed email marketing excellence in not only its solid results, but in creative and audience-centric approaches to challenges."

November 15, 2013
Billboard biz: Too Many Fans, Not Enough Customers

How do you leverage massive fan numbers into paying customers? That's what execs from Facebook, Eventful, Gupta Media., Live Nation, Eventbright and Ticketfly discussed at the 10th annual Billboard Touring Conference.

November 14, 2013
Billboard: Bon Jovi, One Direction, P!nk Among Big Winners at 2013 Billboard Touring Awards

Bon Jovi took home the Eventful Fans' Choice Award for Best Tour of the Year, which is determined by fan "Demands" at Eventful.com.

October 15, 2013
News OK: Almost Human": Fox and Eventful offer chance for three cities to host free advance screenings

"If you want your city to be one of three to host a free advance screening of the new drama “Almost Human” before it premieres Nov. 4 on Fox, vote online now athttp://eventful.com/almosthuman."

October 14, 2013
RBR.com: State Farm sponsors Z100′s Hometown Hero competition

"The winner will be determined with the help of Eventful, and its Demand it! social media platform, which empowers bands to let their fans “Demand” they get the winning spot."

August 21, 2013
WECT Wilmington: Claim your tickets to the advance screening of 'Sleepy Hollow'

"New York, Chicago and Wilmington were the top three vote getters in a national contest to get a screening of the show before it airs on TV on September 16."

July 23, 2013
Channel Guide Magazine: FOX to show advance screening of Sleepy Hollow in winning cities

"Rarely do advance screenings happen outside of major metropolitan cities, so the playing field is wide open to small towns. So get social and start spreading the word if you want the advance screening of Sleepy Hollow in your town."

May 31, 2013
Golden Bridge Awards: See How Eventful Is Changing The Way People Discover, Share And Promote Local Events and Entertainment:

"Golden Bridge Awards interviews CEO Jordan Glazier about how Eventful is changing local event and entertainment discovery for 22 million people.”

May 30, 2013
ConsumerAffairs: What To Do? Check An Event Site

"Arguably the most popular of the event sites is Eventful.com. The creators of the site say it gives users millions of local events to choose from and it has the most comprehensive selection of things to do than any other event site."

April 24, 2013
The Bottom Line: UCSB Wins Early Screening of ‘This is the End,’ Visit From Stars Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson

"Starstruck students packed Storke Plaza on April 23 for a chance to meet the stars of the upcoming film “This Is The End.” The appearances by Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson were part of the prize that the University of California, Santa Barbara won from Eventful.com, which pitted colleges against each other for the opportunity to see an advanced screening of the movie as well."

April 23, 2013
Santa Barbara Independent: Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride Come to UCSB

"With a victory in a close contest between University of North Carolina at Wilmington and University of North Texas, UC Santa Barbara is bringing Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride to campus today. Students are invited to the free event at Storke Plaza at 3 p.m. for food, music, and in-person appearances from the actors. The competition played out on Eventful’s site, where students voted to bring the premiere of the upcoming comedy to their campus.”

April 16, 2013
ZDNet.com: Eventful 2.0 for iPhone Keeps You Up-To-Date On Local Events

"One of my favorite apps used to be Songkick, because it sent me regular emails about bands performing in my area. But it has been replaced by Eventful, which is like Songkick, but with the addition of other non-music events."

April 12, 2013
Daily Blog Herald: Bring Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson To Brown!

"Let’s team together to bring Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson to campus! How do we make this dream a reality? Visit Eventful’s competition page here, click “Find Your College,” vote, and share the link with all of your friends (virtual friends and some pets count!)"

April 11, 2013
Star News Online: Vote To Bring “This Is The End” And Its Stars To UNCW

"The University of North Carolina Wilmington is in the running to snag an advanced screening of the film hosted by Rogen, McBride, and Robinson. As of about 2:30 p.m., the university was leading a pack of 34 other colleges vying for the screening on Eventful.com."

April 10, 2013
WWAY 3 ABC: UNCW In Battle To Bring Special Movie Screening, Stars To Campus; Ends Tomorrow

"Students at UNCW are competing against other colleges in a unique contest. They are trying to win a visit from some famous comedians."

April 09, 2013
WECT Wilmington: Just Two Days Left To Vote To Bring Movie Starts to UNCW

"UNC Wilmington Seahawks have just a few days left to win a chance at having actors Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson come to campus. The website Eventful is hosting a contest for the celebs to show up at the college with the most online demands as part of an advanced screening of the comedy This is the End, which will hit theaters in June."

April 09, 2013
Marketing Sherpa: Email Deliverability: Only 39% of marketers maintain an opt-in only subscriber list

"When is a subscriber an inactive subscriber? It is the marketing equivalent of “What is the meaning of life?” on some levels … Eventful, an event Web service, considered subscribers inactive if they had not engaged with an email for five months."

April 09, 2013
UC Santa Barbara- The Daily Nexus: UCSB Students Vote To Bring Movie Premiere On Campus

"UCSB currently ranks first in a contest to host a free advanced screening of the Sony Pictures’ upcoming June 12 comedy film, “This Is The End”, directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring an ensemble cast including James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Rogen himself."

April 08, 2013
 St. Louis Wins‘Defiance’ Screening Party St Louis Today: St. Louis Wins ‘Defiance’ Screening Party.

“The new Syfy series "Defiance" is set in a post-apocalyptic town once called St. Louis, so it's only fitting that the real St. Louis is one of three cities where the series will get a big-screen viewing. But that wasn't a given; fans voted in a social media campaign run by Syfy and Eventful to win the screening, so good for everybody who pitched in."

April 04, 2013
 Dread Central Dread Central: Join The Demand to Bring This Is The End To Your College

"Like what you see so far from Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen's apocalyptic comedy This Is the End? Then read on for details of how you can bring Rogen and his co-stars Craig Robinson and Danny McBride to your college for a free advance screening of the film."

April 04, 2013
That’s All Epic: Join The Demand to Bring This Is The End To Your College

"Now if the trailer got you super excited, then there is some other good news for ya. “This is the End” is offering the chance for people to bring the film to their college early."

April 03, 2013
148Apps: 148Apps Reviews Eventful for iPhone

"Offering personalized event recommendations, Eventful is a great tool to figure out what to do and where."

March 29, 2013
Eventful Launches New Event App for iPhone San Diego Business Journal: Eventful Launches New Event App for iPhone.

“Eventful, the San Diego firm that provides digital promotion services of events and entertainment, rolled out a new application for Apple’s iPhone that covers a full spectrum of events and tailors event recommendations to its user."

March 29, 2013
Download Eventful FileDir: Download Eventful.

It’s the only app you need for local events and entertainment. Millions of events await you at your fingertips. "

March 29, 2013
New smartphone application gives event updates Bowling Green State University: New Smartphone Application Gives Event Updates.

For some people, finding out when and where local events are going to take place can be difficult to do, but there’s now a smartphone application to alert you when something comes up."

March 28, 2013
MJD Interactive Blogs About Eventful for iPhone MJD Interactive: MJD Interactive Blogs About Eventful for iPhone.

Eventful Has Launched. Launched earlier this week, Eventful for iPhone made a splash in Apple’s App Store."

March 27, 2013
Syfy Puts On A Show Of Defiance Austin Chronicle: Syfy Puts On A Show Of Defiance.

"Syfy is offering theatrical screenings of Defiance through Eventful."

March 27, 2013
Eventful Launches iPhone App SoCal Tech: Eventful Launches iPhone App.

The San Diego company- headed by Jordan Glazier- said its new app includes a personalization engine to tailor event content and recommendations to a user’s preferences and entertainment interests."

March 13, 2013
The All Access Group Blog Talk Radio with Kelly Richards The All Access Group Blog Talk Radio with Kelly Richards: Interview with CEO Jordan Glazier.

Interview with CEO Jordan Glazier: Listen to Kelli Richards, CEO of The All Access Group interview Eventful’s CEO, Jordan Glazier, about what's new at Eventful and they company's biggest achievement to date."

February 19, 2013
Marketing Sherpa Marketing Sherpa: Email Marketing: Weekly Newsletter Sees 400% Lift In Reactivation Of Inactive Subscribers With Personalization

"In this case study, see how Eventful personalized its weekly newsletter and launched a new email alert system, honing in on its 20 million users' specific interests, raised its clickthrough rates by 97% and saw a 400% increase in reactivation for inactive subscribers."

December 24, 2012
ClickZ- Marketing News & Expert Advice ClickZ: Darius Rucker Delivers Toys via Eventful

"About a month before Darius Rucker's latest album, True Believers, releases on January 22, his label, Universal Music Group Nashville, tapped digital media company Eventful to push the Hootie-and-the-Blowfish-frontman-turned-country-crooner's holiday partnership with the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots program."

December 13, 2012
 Country Music Rocks \ Country Music Rocks: Darius Rucker’s $10,000 Holiday Toy Drop To Land In A Hurricane Sandy Affected Area In New York

"Darius Ruck’s sleigh will land in Lindenhurst, N.Y."

December 13, 2012
 Country Music Tattle Tale Country Music Tattle Tale: Darius Rucker to Bring His Sleigh Full of Toys for Hurricane Sandy Victims

"Darius Ruck is in the holiday spirit. He partnered with Eventful."

December 07, 2012
Seattle Q13 Fox News Seattle Q13 Fox News: Seattle Ranked One Of Nation’s Most “Eventful” Cities

"Seattle has been ranked one of the most ‘Eventful’ cities in the country."

December 06, 2012
All Access All Access: The All Ways Win Z100/Eventful ‘Hometown Hero’ Competition

"The winner of the “Hometown Hero” competition to determine the unsigned artist or band to play live at the pre-event to Clear Channel Top 40 WHTZ (Z100)/New York’s Jingle Ball concert is The All Ways, a band from New York."

November 26, 2012
Kicker 102.5 Kicker 102.5: Darius Rucker Will Deliver $10,000 Worth of Toys to Winning City

"Darius Rucker is hoping to spread the joy of the holiday season this Christmas by bringing toys to kids in need."

November 23, 2012
 Taste of Country Taste of Country: Darius Rucker to Play Santa, Deliver $10K in Toys to Children This Holiday Season

"Darius Rucker is hoping to spread the true spirit of the season this Christmas by bringing toys to kids in need."

November 21, 2012
 Great American County Great American County: Demand Darius Rucker to Bring Sleigh of Toys to Your City

"Darius Rucker will celebrate the holiday and his new single “True Believers” by bringing a sleigh full of toys to one city in the United States."

November 21, 2012
Country Weekly Country Weekly: Darius Rucker Believes in Giving

"Darius Rucker is getting ready to play Santa this year to help celebrate his new single “True Believers."

November 21, 2012
 Interstate 107 FM Interstate 107 FM: Demand Darius Rucker To Bring A Sleigh Of Toys To Your City

"Darius Rucker will celebrate the holiday and his new singe, “True Believers” by bringing a sleigh full to toys to one city in the United States. He has partnered with Eventful to allow fans to “Demand” their city wins $10,000 worth of toys in time for Christmas.”

November 21, 2012
 The Tennessean The Tennessean: Darius Rucker Will Bring A Sleigh Of Toys To Kids In One Winning City

"Thanks to Darius Rucker, Nashville could get $10,000 worth of toys for needy youth just in time for the holidays. But, it won’t happen unless Nashvillians “Demand it!”

November 20, 2012
Got Country Got Country: Darius Rucker Teams With Eventful to Donate $10,000 In Toys For Tots

"Darius Rucker is partnering with Eventful, a digital media company which connects consumers to entertainment and special events to give fans an opportunity to “Demand” their city wins $10,000 worth of toys for tots in time for the season."

November 20, 2012
 MSN Entertainment MSN Entertainment: Darius Rucker To Donate $10,000 Worth Of Toys to One City

"Darius Rucker is getting in the holiday giving spirit by partnering with Eventful to give fans across the country the opportunity to “Demand” their city wins $10,000 worth of toys in time for the holiday season.”

November 20, 2012
 All Access Music Group All Access Music Group: Darius Rucker Teams With Eventful To Donate $10,000 In Toys For Tots

"Capitol Records Nashville artist, Darius Rucker, is partnering with Eventful to give fans an opportunity to “Demand” their city wins $10,000 worth of toys for tots in time for the season.”

November 19, 2012
Nashville.com’s Music Scene Nashville.com: Darius Rucker is Putting On His Santa Hat

"To celebrate the holiday season, Darius Rucker partnered with Eventful, the leading digital media company connecting consumers to entertainment and special events to give fans across the country the opportunity to “Demand” their city wins $10,000 worth of toys just in time for the holiday season."

November 19, 2012
 CNBC CNBC: Darius Rucker Will Bring A Sleigh Full Of Toys To One Lucky City This Holiday Season

"To celebrate the holiday season and his new single, “True Believers,” Darius Rucker partnered with Eventful to give fans across the country the opportunity to “Demand” their city wins $10,000 worth of toys.”

November 19, 2012
New Country 96.3 New Country 96.3: Darius Rucker Donating $10,000 In Toys To One City

"How cool is that? Darius Rucker is doing something pretty awesome this holiday season donating $10,000 in toys to a city in the USA."

November 19, 2012
San Diego County News San Diego County News: Darius Rucker To Partner With Eventful For Toys for Tots Program

"To help celebrate the holiday season and his new single “True Believers,” Darius Rucker partnered with Eventful, the leading digital media company connecting consumers to entertainment and special events, to give fans across the country the opportunity to “Demand” their city wins $10,000 worth of toys just in time for the holiday season."

November 17, 2012
WIN 98.5 Country WIN 98.5 Country: Darius Rucker Donating $10,000 Worth of Toys to One Lucky City

"Darius Rucker has $10,000 worth of toys to donate this holiday season to one lucky city."

November 12, 2012
KUSI- San Diego KUSI- San Diego: Live Nation Awarded Top Promoter at Billboard Touring Conference

"Live Nation was recognized as the Top Promoter at the Billboard Touring Conference Awards held Nov. 8 in New York. Lady Gaga named the Eventful Fans’ Choice Award winner.”

November 09, 2012
 World Entertainment News Network World Entertainment News Network: Roger Waters and Bruce Springsteen Win Big At Billboard Touring Awards

"Veteran rockers ruled the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards as Roger Waters and Bruce Springsteen picked up Thursday night’s top honors. Pop superstar Lady Gaga emerged triumphant in the Eventful Fans' Choice Award, which is determined by devotees' demand for artists' concerts"

November 07, 2012
Billboard Touring Conference & Awards.png Billboard.biz: Billboard Touring & Conference Awards Celebrates Live Music’s Comeback

"Eventful’s Fan’s Choice award determined by online fan “demands” at Eventful.com for Boxscore’s top tours."

November 05, 2012
WBKR.jpg WBKR-92.5 The Country Station: Emma Rowley Visits WBKR Studios

"Emma Rowley, winner of Digital Rodeo and Eventful’s “Break the Next Country Star” competition, shares her CMA experience and what it was like to record three music singles in Nashville, Tenn. "

October 26, 2012
OnHollywoodTop100PrivateCompaniesAwardWinner.png AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Companies Award Winner: Announcing the 2012 OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies

"AlwaysOn is proud to announce the sixth annual OnHollywood 100—the top companies that are disrupting the Hollywood establishment and creating viable business models for the digital entertainment marketplace. Eventful is recognized for the second year."

October 24, 2012
sicklifemusic.jpg Sick Life Music: New Annoucement in Z100’s Hometown Hero competition

"Tron!& DVD have entered Z100′s Hometown Heroes Contest on Eventful.com, to qualify they must have enough votes or ‘demands’ to stay in the top 25."

October 12, 2012
SDBJ.jpg San Diego Business Journal: Online Marketing Campaign Makes Impression with Judges

" Eventful, a social media business that promotes local events, won the 2012 OMMA Award for the best integrated online campaign in the movie entertainment category, the third time that’s happened."

October 01, 2012
socal_tech_logo_200.jpg SoCalTech: Eventful Ties With Billboard On Concert Awards

"San Diego-based local events site Eventful is powering a big concert award with music publication and brandBillboard. According to the two, they have launched the fifth annual Eventful Fans' Choice Award, which will allow music fans and concert goers to vote for their favorite concert tour, via Eventful's platform."

August 25, 2012
countryaircheck.jpg Country AirCheck: Digital Rodeo, Eventful Launch Next Country Star contest

"Country lifestyle site Digital Rodeo and digital media company Eventful, Inc. have teamed up for The Next Country Star Competition."

August 24, 2012
 music row logo.jpg Music Row: Digital Rodeo and Eventful Announce “Next Country Star” Competition

"Digital Rodeo and Eventful, Inc. have launchedDigital Rodeo’s Country Star competition. Unsigned artists can opt-in for free througheventful.com/digitalrodeo and compete via Eventful’s Demand it! service. Using social media tools, artists can then encourage their fans to vote for them."

August 07, 2012
StartUpBeatLogo_transparent2.jpeg StartUp BEAT: Startup Stories: Eventful CEO Jordan Glazier

"This is a Q&A series that features entrepreneurs and executives who have successfully guided their startups to maturity."

June 27, 2012
socal_tech_logo_200.jpg SoCalTech: Eventful Claims 20 Million Registered Users

"Eventful Inc. claimed that the milestone makes it the largest, aggregated audience for local entertainment seekers in the world. Eventful lists local events, concerts, music, movies, family activities, and more. Eventful is venture backed by Bay Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Omidyar Network, and Telefonica."

June 27, 2012
SDBJ.jpg San Diego Business Journal: Eventful Claims 20 Million Registered Users

"Eventful Inc., the San Diego-based digital event promotion service, has surpassed 20 million registered users, making it “the largest aggregated audience of local entertainment seekers in the world,” the company said June 27."

April 16, 2012
Military.com: Military.com

Demand Your Battleship "Universal Pictures and the Eventful website folks are teaming up to give service members a chance to win an advance screening at the movie theater closest to their base."

March 15, 2012
Screen Shot 2012-03-15 at 5.19.49 PM.png RackSpace Hosting: Looking for a great concert or event? Eventful has it

Jordan Glazier, CEO of Eventful, talks to Robert Scoble about the event space in this video.

February 14, 2012
sherpa logo new.JPG MarketingSherpa: Email Summit 2012 - Top 5 takeaways from the industry's largest research-based event

"Paul Ramirez, VP, Operations, Eventful, boiled the most important aspects in his team's email program to four such principles. He described them in a case study session that outlined his company's email program, which sends about 1.2 billion emails each week to seven million subscribers worldwide, he says..."

January 05, 2012
Marketing Sherpa: Email Marketing: How a triggered alert program maintains 40% open rate, 60% click-to-open rate for millions of subscribers

"Paul Ramirez, VP Operations, Eventful, and his team produced triggered email alerts that kept click-to-open rates in the 60% range throughout 2010. Ramirez will share how his team successfully welcomed new members to their brand at our upcoming Email Summit 2012."

October 20, 2011
Marketing Sherpa: B2B Marketing: Finding ideas from the ‘wrong’ case studies

"Triggered alert emails deliver instant value. MarketingSherpa has published several case studies on triggered email alerts, including one fromEventful, a company that helps consumers find entertaining events. "

October 19, 2011
cma logo.JPG CMA Close Up Magazine: Alan Jackson Joins Eventful To Book A Free Concert

"A new promotion had Country fans throughout the United States competing online for a free show by superstar Alan Jackson in their hometown. Hatched by the creative minds at Capitol Records and Eventful, the campaign required fans to use Eventful’s “Demand It!” service to vote for their city and encouraged them to promote the show to friends via social media, including Twitter and Facebook. "

September 27, 2011
OMMA Awards: Eventful and KISS Win 2011 OMMA Award For Best Integrated Online Campaign

"Eventful has been named the winner of the 2011 Integrated Online Campaign OMMA award for the Entertainment/Music category. The award-winning work with the legendary rock band KISS was recognized at the annual awards in New York City, which celebrate the year's best in online media, marketing, and advertising"

September 25, 2011
tennessean logo.JPG The Tennessean: Town Hit By Quake Is In Lead To Win Alan Jackson Concert

"Mineral, Va., is leading the pack with more than 28,700 votes. Emergency officials have been using social networking to urge Virginians to vote for Mineral. "

September 18, 2011
NBC DC logo.JPG NBC Washington: VA Earthquake Town Wants Alan Jackson

"Alan Jackson is holding a contest for a free concert on the website Eventful.com. The town with the most votes by Oct. 10 will get a special visit from the country star. "

September 16, 2011
CBS 6 logo.JPG CBS 6: Will Country Music Superstar Play Free Concert In Earthquake-Rattled Mineral?

"The excitement is starting to build in Mineral. The earthquake-rattled town in Louisa County has jumped out to a big lead in a nationwide contest, the winner of which gets a free concert from country music superstar Alan Jackson. "

September 15, 2011
ABC8 logo.JPG ABC 8: Mineral Competing For Free Alan Jackson Concert

"The Virginia town at the epicenter of last month's 5.8-magnitude earthquake is competing to win a free concert by country singer Alan Jackson, and Eventful is sponsoring the competition. "

September 14, 2011
wusa 9 logo.JPG WUSA 9: Mineral, VA Trying To Win Free Alan Jackson Concert

"The Virginia town at the epicenter of last month's 5.8-magnitude earthquake is competing to win a free concert by country singer Alan Jackson, and Eventful is sponsoring the competition. "

August 03, 2011
xcon_64x64.jpg Xconomy: San Diego's Eventful Looks to Put Consumers in Charge, With Backward Glance at eBay

"Eventful's Web-based platform hosts roughly 5 million local events at any given time for some 20 million users worldwide. "

June 28, 2011
sherpa logo new.JPG MarketingSherpa: Eventful's Triggered Alerts Program Engages Millions

"Eventful helps its 18 million registered users answer the question: What do you want to do tonight? The company aggregates information about live entertainment events across the globe and features information on about four to five million events at any one time"

May 27, 2011
brandchannel logo 6.bmp Brandchannel: Eventful Turns Fans Into Entertainment Bookers

"While mega-platforms Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter dominate social media, there’s one startup — the San Diego-based event marketing firm, Eventful— that is betting the farm on smaller, highly focused social communities coming together around common interests via their "Demand it!" platform. "

April 02, 2011
santa barbara independent logo 2.JPG Santa Barbara Independent: Behind a Viral Campaign

"UCSB hosts Hollywood film premiere by prevailing in an online competition hosted by Eventful, besting schools like Rutgers, UC Irvine, and Santa Clara University. "

March 21, 2011
New York Times: Eventful Establishes New York Office

"Eventful, San Diego, opened an office in New York and hired Matt Spielman to be based there as Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Alliances as well as General Manager for the Northeast Region..."

March 14, 2011
DMW logo 2.JPG Digital Media Wire: Eventful Opens New York Office, Appoints Two New Executives

"Eventful, Inc. made three major announcements today: the appointment of influential entertainment lawyer Craig Jacobson to its Board of Directors; the opening of a New York office; and the naming of Matt Spielman as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. "

January 28, 2011
american songwriter logo 3.JPG American Songwriter: Eventful, Popular Online Event Hub, Expands to Nashville

"Eventful, a digital events service based out of San Diego, California, just got bigger. "

December 07, 2010
variety-logo 4.JPG Variety: AMC Theaters, Eventful Offer Filmmakers an Entree

"In what could be a significant boon for some independent filmmakers on the distribution front, AMC Theaters and Eventful have partnered with the creators of feature "Mooz-lum" to distribute the film using the online Demand It program. "

November 30, 2010
Mashable: Social Media Is Changing the Way Movies are Promoted

"One of the best examples of this strategy was for Paramount’s Paranormal Activity...MGM also used Eventful to have fans request screenings of its comedy, Hot Tub Time Machine. "

October 18, 2010
Advertising Age: Can Paramount Scare Up Same Buzz for 'Paranormal' Sequel?

"Meanwhile, Eventful is still proving itself as a viable vehicle for studios to market their films and potentially create innovative distribution and screening strategies. Since last fall, the company has executed nearly 20 different movie-based campaigns for studios such as Universal and MGM, and has seen its services become so popular that some studios have co-opted the model for their own use..."

September 22, 2010
Mashable: 100,000 Fans Vote to Air Indie Horror Film on MTV 2

"Savage County is not a big, mainstream horror film, but due to a campaign from MTV and Eventful(), the movie (which was directed by David Harris) will now be airing on a mainstream network (MTV 2) on October 7. ...."

August 25, 2010
Billboard: MTV Slasher Pic Goes Social

"MTV is working with Eventful to allow folks to "demand" to see the movie. If at least 100,000 people want it, MTV2 will air the movie...."

July 30, 2010
The Hollywood Reporter: NBC plans pilot screenings for 'The Event'

"Coming off a successful preview screening at Comic-Con last week, NBC is rolling out pilot screenings in five cities for its fall action-drama "The Event." The network is partnering with Eventful Inc. and its Demand It platform to let viewers lobby for their city to receive a screening...."

July 13, 2010
MarketingSherpa: 2010 Viral and Social Marketing Hall of Fame

"This horror movie benefited from almost paranormal levels of online buzz when its marketing team released the film for limited midnight screenings in 13 college markets. But the campaign's call-to-action caused more than 1 million consumers to demand that the film open in their cities as well -- paving the way for a nationwide release..."

June 04, 2010
OCALA.com: Ocala climbs chart for 'Grease' sing-a-long

"In the meantime, Paramount has enlisted Eventful Inc. to help determine further demand and figure out the best markets for a sing-a-long "Grease." The website www.greasemovie.com allows fans in other markets to lobby for the film in their cities through Eventful's "Demand It" program...."

May 26, 2010
iMedia Connection: 4 movie campaigns with awesome digital

"Peli then invited users to demand where the movie should be played next using Eventful.com. This was a great viral marketing initiative in its own right. As venues sold out, Paramount decided to open it up for a nationwide release if the movie got 1 million Eventful.com demands. This, combined with midnight screenings set up at key venues to get people buzzing about the movie, worked great, and the goal was reached on Eventful.com..."

February 23, 2010
Advertising Age: 'Paranormal Activity' Wins by Listening to Fans' 'Demands'

"For San Diego-based Eventful, "Paranormal" also proved the company could do for movie studios what it already does for the concert industry by helping musicians and comedians schedule their tours..."

January 22, 2010
Mashable: Hot Tub Time Machine: The Anatomy of a Social Media Campaign

"...To that end, MGM decided to take a cue from Paranormal Activity and its Eventful collaboration. The studio is launching a bunch of free preview screenings for fans to help build word of mouth surrounding the film...Plus, an established platform like Eventful has the back-end to deal with scheduling issues that a homegrown solution might lack."

October 22, 2009
MediaPost: Horror Marketers Use Social Media To Scare Up Crowds

"...Jordan Glazier, CEO of Eventful, which developed Paramount's 'Paranormal Activity' campaign 'Demand It!', says it's the first movie released nationwide by request from crowdsourcing...."

October 19, 2009
San Diego Business Journal: Fans Demand It - User Participation Site Helps Make Horror Flick a Hit

"A San Diego Web-based event promotion site is playing a key role in helping transform a micro-budget horror flick made by an amateur director at his Rancho Penasquitos home into the hit movie of the fall season... In less than a month’s time, more than 1 million users trekked to Eventful to vote, or 'demand,' that the movie, 'Paranormal Activity,' be shown in their hometowns, meeting the gauntlet set down by Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles before agreeing to a nationwide release...."

October 13, 2009
The Union Tribune: Who's behind the buzz for new horror film? Local Internet firm

"An eerie, low-budget horror movie has become the latest pop-culture diversion to catch fire on the Internet, thanks in part to San Diego online listing firm Eventful..."

October 13, 2009
The Today Show: Little horror film is big box office hit

Eventful CEO, Jordan Glazier, on NBC's Today Show speaking about the Paranormal Activity campaign

October 12, 2009
Advertising Age: How 'Paranormal Activity' Hit It Big

"After midnight screenings in Los Angeles and select college towns elicited unprecedented amounts of demand at the studio and at local theaters, Ms. Colligan and her co-president of marketing, Josh Greenstein, teamed up with Eventful, a user-generated entertainment booking site of sorts, for a campaign that goes far outside the traditional route..."

October 07, 2009
Entertainment Weekly: 'Paranormal Activity': A marketing campaign so ingenious it's scary

"Every so often, the marketing campaign for a movie is itself a work of art... I’m sitting here at my desk, looking at the studio Website for Paranormal Activity, and in the top right-hand corner there’s a yellow box that says “Demand it!"...What’s ingenious about the marketing campaign for Paranormal Activity is the notion that it’s putting the power of movie distribution in your hands..."

October 07, 2009
Mashable: Paranormal Activity Tries to Ride Social Media Buzz to Wide Release

"...The studio has launched a campaign using Eventful (Eventful) to get would-be-watchers excited about a potential wide-release and sharing their enthusiasm across social media sites...I like the idea of using social media — and social media event services — to gauge and collect interest in film."

October 06, 2009
Wired: Paranormal Activity Stands 1 Million Votes from Big Premiere

"...Eventful.com is hosting the online Paranormal Activity vote that promises to send the movie to a wider audience if said audience asks for it... It’s safe to theorize that what seems like democracy in action for horror movie fans is clever online marketing."

October 06, 2009
MTV: 'Paranormal Activity' To Open Nationwide After 1,000,000 Demands Are Received

"...The veritè-style ghost story about a couple being taunted by a demonic spirit will open nationwide as soon as one million demands are reached on the movie's Eventful.com request page...Every demand counts in releasing PARANORMAL ACTIVITY nationwide...."

September 25, 2009
Yahoo!: Getting Freaky with 'Paranormal Activity'

"...One of the things that makes "Paranormal Activity" unique is its release schedule...However, if moviegoers make enough noise and bug the studio bigwigs, the film may get a wider release. Wisely, the filmmakers have made it easy for fans to voice their demand..."

September 25, 2009
Moviefone: Is 'Paranormal Activity' the Next 'Blair Witch Project'?

"...What the minds behind 'Paranormal' are doing differently is all in the marketing...Meanwhile, Paramount remains committed to their promise to open the film in every market once they reach 1 million "demands"...."

September 21, 2009
Los Angeles Times: The haunted history of 'Paranormal Activity'

"...people who haven't seen the film will use the (eventful.com/demand) to request that Paramount book the movie into their towns... The Internet service has been used by music fans who want bands to play a local gig; Paramount says the "Paranormal Activity" application is Demand's first for a movie..."

September 18, 2009
Slash Film: Paranormal Activity's Demand it Campaign - The Future of Small Film Distribution?

"In addition to the typical marketing campaign, they’re also doing something quite innovative to figure out where to open the film next: They’re asking fans. They’ve started an Eventful page for the film, and are asking fans to demand screenings in their area... But if given the chance, perhaps there’s more studios can learn from fans."

July 27, 2009
Electronic Musician: Industry Insider: Jonathan Coulton

"When I play out, I go where my fans are. And that's because of a site called Eventful.com that created a system where anyone can sign up and demand you to play their city...It's one of those ideas that makes you wonder how we did it the other way for so long...."

May 05, 2009
Country Music Television: Luke Bryan’s Fate Is in Your Hands

"... This time, Luke Bryan’s doing it by letting fans all over the country choose the city for his album release party... You just go to Eventful.com and they will walk you through the steps...."

April 06, 2009
Billboard: Kiss Turns To Eventful To Route Upcoming Tour

"... Kiss' upcoming U.S. and Canadian tour will be entirely routed based on demand at event-based social networking site Eventful, a first for a major act...."

April 06, 2009
Gibson: Wanna See Kiss? Vote For Your City and They Might Come!

"... In a partnership with Eventful, KISS fans will be able to vote for the cities to be visited on its 2009 North American tour, which is slated to begin in September...."

March 12, 2009
Inc.com: When Customers Supply Your Demand

"... Eventful took an interesting turn on the promotion of events by letting fans be in charge...."

March 12, 2009
ABC's View from the Bay: Fun Family Events

"... Great activities for the whole family right here in the Bay Area. ...."

February 06, 2009
USA Today: Little Big Town lets fans pick opening acts

"... The band announced this week that musicians can register with the online search site Eventful Inc. to compete for slots on their upcoming A Place to Land Tour...."

February 06, 2009
Billboard: Little Big Town Looking For Opening Acts

"... Once the bands are registered for the competition, the rest is up to the support of their fans, who can bolster their favorite acts' chances by using Eventful's Demand service..."

February 06, 2009
Country Music Television: Join Little Big Town on Stage

"... Want to open some shows for Little Big Town? Just go country, and then register with Eventful Inc. Then get your friends, fans and your mom to vote for you with the site’s demand service...."

December 22, 2008
Reserve Branson: Branson Ranked as Top Place to Visit

"... Add another accolade to the list of many for Branson. In its second annual report, San Diego-based Eventful Inc., a leading online source for local events across the country, has recognized the “entertainment capital of the world” as a top place to visit in the United States....."

December 19, 2008
Branson Courier: Branson out "music events" all competitors

"... Branson’s reputation as the, “the live music capital of the world” was recently reinforced. Branson was rated second in the category of “Most Music Events” in the 2nd Annual “Most Eventful Cities” report by Eventful.Com....."

December 18, 2008
SF Examiner: S.F. third-most 'eventful' city

"... San Francisco has been ranked the third-most eventful city in the country, according to a group that tracks events in the U.S. and the world...."

December 18, 2008
NBC Bay Area: San Francisco and Berkeley are Officially Hip

"... San Francisco was ranked the third most eventful city in the country while Berkeley was recognized as the second most small but eventful city. Cool....."

December 17, 2008
CiN Weekly: Cincinnati ranks 6, 7 on two of Eventful.com's "Top 10 Cities" lists for 2008

"... Cincinnati just got a nice present for the new year - the city is on not one, but two "Top 10 Cities" lists recently released by Eventful.com...."

November 20, 2008
Webware: Eventful, Billboard team up to top new charts

"... Billboard's decision to use Eventful's Demand system is an interesting one. For years, the company has displayed the top grossing concerts, but this marks the first time that it will tell the artists where they're most wanted. And for Eventful, which is competing against a slew of companies, including Zvents and EventOrb, the company's Billboard deal cements it as a major force in the local-events market...."

November 20, 2008
VentureBeat: Eventful launches strategic partnership with Billboard.com

"...Eventful’s charts will provide a near real-time popularity check for comparison to Billboard’s charts, allowing viewers and performers insight into who consumers want, and where they want them...."

October 27, 2008
Fortune: Startups get a lift from election '08

" . . . Of course, most of the tech companies benefiting from the presidential race had not targeted politics as a money-maker. Eventful, for instance, is an online service that lets musicians and fans publicize and find concerts. But politicians quickly latched on, especially after the San Diego-based startup launched a feature that allows people to request performers come to their towns. Eventful says that the campaigns have used this feature to gather information about their supporters and to communicate with people who have requested politicians visit their area - to get the word out about a nearby rally, for example........"

October 15, 2008
VentureBeat: Eventful nabs a strategic investment and Ticketmaster partnership

" . . . Getting a cut of tickets sold for events has long been the aim of several online event listings portals. One of them, Eventful, seems to have received the Grail: a partnership with Ticketmaster, one of the world’s largest ticketing companies......."

October 15, 2008
Xconomy: Eventful Celebrates $10M Financing Event; Aims to “Cement” Lead in Online Events Services

" . . . L Eventful is celebrating its own financing event as it closes a $10 million Series C round, the company announced today. San Diego-based Eventful, a four-year-old firm that enables users to promote and track local events online, says the capital infusion came from new investor and Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica (NYSE:TEF) and previous venture backers Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Bay Partners, both of Menlo Park, CA......"

October 15, 2008
CenterNetworks: Eventful Grabs $10 Million Series C Funding

" . . . Local events service Eventful has announced that they have raised $10 million in a series C round of funding today. The funding came from lead investor Telefónica and existing investors, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Bay Partners....."

October 15, 2008
CNET: Eventful raises $10 million in Series C round

" . . . Eventful, a service that lets users discover, share, promote, and create local events throughout the world, on Wednesday announced that it has secured $10 million in Series C funding in a round that was led by Telefonica, along with existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Bay Partners...."

August 25, 2008
CNBC: Profiting from Politics

(Television Clip) " . . . One Web site is getting a huge business boost from the presidential campaign, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin...."

August 01, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle: Life is short, some make it Eventful

" . . . With advertisement and online marketing-supported free service, the San Diego-based Eventful has attracted about 7 million registered users, adding about 100,000 per week. Last month, the company launched an iPhone app, which makes use of the device's GPS system to customize events and recommendations..."

July 18, 2008
Chicago Tribune / RedEye: iPhone App Closer Look: Eventful

" . . . "Speaking of amazing -- Eventful would be near the top of the amazingly useful section if there was one..."

July 16, 2008
ZDNET: Cool iPhone App: Eventful

" . . . "Eventful launched a free iPhone app (iTunes link) that complements their existing Eventful Web service which has nearly 7 million registered users already and is growing fast..."

April 16, 2008
CURRENT TV: current tv: Y Vote?

" . . . Current TV's description: "With all of the attention on this upcoming presidential election, it's hard to ignore one huge difference this time around--youth involvement. Here's a look at how young people have been such a big force in this election and how our generation has brought a new sense of excitement to the political process. . . "

January 25, 2008
SPIN Magazine: News Roundup: Presidents Tour at your request

" . . . Again -- possibly in light of the coming election -- musicians are putting the power into fans' hands, and following Super Furry Animals' announcement yesterday, who better to reinstate democracy to the people than the Presidents of the United States of America? The band, preparing to unveil their fifth album, These are the Good Times People, due March 11, will -- in addition to their already slated tour -- hit any five cities the world across at the demand of the fans. Want the Presidents to come to your town? Head to eventful.com and demand they do!.. . . "

January 10, 2008
The Nation: Obama's Wide Net

" . . . Obama is also remarkably popular on apolitical Internet terrain. He regularly ranks atop Eventful, an entertainment site that helps fans join forces to request local concerts by their favorite bands. He netted appearance requests from eighty towns in Iowa and has held his own against rock stars across the country, currently ranking third behind the rap group Wu-Tang Clan... . . "

January 08, 2008
ComputerWorld: According to the online crowd, the New Hampshire winners will be ...

" . . . The Web 2.0 event site Eventful, which allows voters to "demand" or request that a candidate visit their hometown, noted that Obama and Huckabee (the winning candidates) had the most demands from Iowa residents among the presidential hopefuls. Each had requests to speak in more than 60 Iowa cities, more than any other candidates, Eventful noted.. . . "

January 07, 2008
US News and World Report:: Website Proves a Good Electoral Predictor

" . . . At least one website ended up being a pretty accurate measure of the outcome in Iowa. Just a day before the caucuses, Eventful.com, which allows users to demand that their favorite musicians, candidates, and celebrities come to their hometown, announced that Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee had topped the list of candidates most demanded in Iowa. Obama got 1,436 new demands, bringing his total to more than 47,000 and pushing him far ahead of fellow frontrunners Hillary Clinton and John Edwards.... . . "

January 04, 2008
TechPresident: And the Winners Are. . . The Voters

" . . . It’s too early to tell what effect online organizing and activism had on the night, but a look at Eventful demands provides one clue. We wrote yesterday that Obama has been at the top of the their Hottest Demands page, edging out the Wu-Tang Clan. But Eventful’s Alex Hunsucker also noticed that Obama and Huckabee were the most demanded candidates in Iowan cites. Could Eventful — which is already a hugely popular way to demand musicians’ appearances, and which, like Meetup, has an offline component that MySpace and Facebook lack — be turning into an accurate gauge of voter enthusiasm and turnout? . . . "

January 03, 2008
TechPresident: Caucus Day is Finally Here

" . . . If you check out Eventful’s Hottest Demands Worldwide page you’ll find none other than Barack Obama at the top of the page (just above the Wu-Tang Clan!). He isn’t alone among candidates; Dennis Kucinich is ninth on the page (just above a band called The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus), Mike Huckabee is 14th, and John McCain and Hillary Clinton are much further down. What does it all mean? It could have some connection to today’s caucuses, though the top spots demanding the candidates are places like Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, and College Station, TX. Of course, Iowans don’t have to demand candidates since they’ve been there nonstop for the last year.. . . "

December 28, 2007
Billboard: Fledgling Web Sites Help Indie Musicians

" . . . Indie bands unaware they had a rabid fan base in Lithuania -- and other young acts appreensive about turnout when they hit the road -- will appreciate Eventful . .. "user generated touring" site that lets fans requests performances and organize gigs fo their favorite acts . . . "

December 07, 2007
Advertising Age: Media Morph: Eventful.com

" . . . Performers and politicians can use the service to get highly targeted maps of where there's the most demand as well as use age demo and geographic data to serve up highly targeted messages to fans . . . "

October 12, 2007
WIRED: Pop Geek Jonathan Coulton Succeeds by Giving Music Away

" . . . But for the past year he's been playing all around the country, thanks in part to Eventful, a website that allows fans to follow an artist's live shows and even demand one in their city. When in Seattle recently, for instance, he posted a note on his blog that he had an empty slot on his calendar.
"I said on my blog, if you guys can find a venue that's got a free night on Saturday, I will happily play a show," he recounted. "Within 24 hours, people had e-mailed me a couple spots they'd found. I called one of them, and I booked this little black-box theater and did a show. And 75 people showed up. I'd never played in Seattle before." . . . "

October 12, 2007
Technology Review: Power to the People

" . . . "What sets Eventful apart is its ability to predict or showcase a demand in advance," says Andrew Rasiej, who has advised candidates including Hillary Clinton and Howard Dean on using technology in their campaigns, and is founder of the website techPresident, which tracks how presidential candidates use the Internet. When a group of people create a demand, he explains, it is a visible sign of interest in a potential event. This information can then be used to coordinate actual events. Compared with social-networking sites such as Facebook, Eventful "is probably more tied to the holy grail of online politics, which is converting online enthusiasm into offline action," Rasiej notes. He points out that people who make a demand are not merely putting a tag on a profile page: they're promising to show up at an event when it happens.. . . "

October 05, 2007
Washington Post: Bluegrass-Roots Effort Wins a Visit from Edwards

" . . . As unlikely as it seems, this event in the heart of rural America was the result of online grass-roots organizing -- on the part of Edwards and his supporters -- on Eventful (http://www.eventful.com), where users can demand that musicians, comedians and, in recent months, presidential candidates visit their home towns. . . .  
Added Edwards in an interview Thursday: "This is the beauty of the Net. It's bringing new people in, allowing folks who feel like they don't have a voice to speak up in whatever way they want." . . . "

September 27, 2007
The California Aggie: Students "demand" Talib Kweli

" . . . Known for his socially conscious lyrics and positive messages, hip-hop recording artist Talib Kweli caught the attention and admiration of Amir Ali and Mena Arsalai, co-founders of Students for Peace and Justice at UC Davis.  
  When the duo heard that Eventful.com was holding a national contest that would award a free concert from Talib Kweli to the five universities with the highest demand, they decided it was a cause worth fighting for. . . . "

September 27, 2007
Politico: Web Drives Demand-Side Politics

" . . . The odds of a candidate coming to a small town in Kentucky, which has neither money nor an early primary, are basically nil. Except that’s what Democratic candidate and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards is going to do on Oct. 4, when he will visit the town of Columbus, Ky., population 229. He’s going there because his campaign has embraced a new Web tool called Eventful.com, which is a giant repository of upcoming events and performances. But Eventful isn’t just a database. Users of Eventful can not only find out when their favorite performer is coming to their town, they can express a “demand” for her appearance.. . . . "

September 27, 2007
Slate.com: Trailhead blog: On Demand

" . . . Plus, the idea that people can influence where a candidate goes, even when they don't live in Iowa or New Hampshire, is compelling. Apparently both Obama and McCain have also been using the site to organize events. Think about what it says: Even his itinerary is democratic! Next thing you know we'll have a wiki-candidate, with thousands of users formulating people-powered platforms, designing bottom-up logos, and writing open-source speeches. Now that would be a man of the people. . . . "

September 26, 2007
93x.com: HELLYEAH to Team up with OTEP, Blood Simple for "Balls Volume Strength" Tour - Using Eventful Demand data

" . . . HELLYEAH has announced the results of an ongoing partnership with Eventful, Inc., the leading global events web site, in helping to identify tour markets for the band's upcoming headline run. HELLYEAH gave the power to their fans to determine which cities to include in the tour by using Eventful, Inc.'s Demand service. Eventful Demand is a viral online service that gives fans the ability to influence where their favorite artists perform by participating in grass-roots campaigns distributed across various social networking sites, including MySpace, MyYearbook and Facebook. Over 50,000 fans have "Demanded" for HELLYEAH, OTEP and BLOODSIMPLE to come to their cities. The bands and their agent used the Eventful data of where they are in Demand to route the Balls Volume Strength tour. . . "

September 25, 2007
loyolagreyhound.com: Eventful.com Gives Touring Control to the Fans

"Eventful.com has taken the simplicity of a Craigslist format and took the creepy qualities out of MySpace to create a site where fans of all types of entertainment can "demand" their favorite acts to come to their area. Based on the concept that tours will be structured around a large base of fans, Eventful.com hopes to bring performances to you by using a simple neo grassroots method of getting the average sycophant the chance to vote for their favorite band. Navigation is very easy and music is not the only option. Authors, politicians, and many other underpaid pseudo celebrities can have their services requested. . . "

September 24, 2007
WIRED.com: Tiny Town Blazes New Campaign Trail, Using Social Network

"The last time Columbus, Kentucky was a significant part of the national political dialog was more than 200 years ago, when Thomas Jefferson proposed moving the national capital here after Washington D.C. was razed. . . . This week, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards will announce a stop here in early October, a result of placing his itinerary in the hands of voters through Eventful, a web–based event-planning site, a campaign spokeswoman said.. . . . "

August 03, 2007
CNNMoney.com: Eventful serves up what's on

" . . . Since start-up Eventful.com came on the scene in 2004, it's steadily been living up to its name. Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards used the site to launch a competition for his supporters, and it has become an indispensable tool for artists in the shifting world of digital music. As its name suggests, San Diego-based Eventful is all about events. Not sure what to do Friday night? Go to the site, type in what you're interested in doing, or browse by category, and presto - you get scores of listings going on where you live. . . . "

July 19, 2007
New York Times: Global Positioning by Cellphone

" . . . Where.com, a service of uLocate, offers numerous location widgets you can download to your cellphone. One widget works with Eventful.com to locate nearby concerts, plays, sporting events and other activities. The company offers tools to encourage developer to create even more widgets. . . . "

July 17, 2007
CNN: More Eventful coverage on Wolf Blitzer's The Situation Room (YouTube video clip)

" . . . The demands for Columbus have been flooding in . . . " (full transcript when available)

July 17, 2007
CNN.com: Tiny Town Hopes for Edwards Visit

" . . . The tiny town of Columbus, Kentucky might only boast a population of 229, but it’s beating out mega cities like Los Angeles and Dallas for the privilege of hosting former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards for a special visit to discuss his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Edwards committed to answer questions in “whatever city or town has the most demanders” on www.eventful.com, a Web site where users petition bands, artists and — increasingly — presidential candidates to appear in their hometowns... . . . " (Direct link to video is here)

June 21, 2007
BestFacebookApplications.com: Demands Facebook Application

" . . . Overall, Demands is a really cool app. I can definitely see it becoming one of the more popular apps. Demands is a good example of a Facebook application leveraging Facebook’s network.. . . . "

June 20, 2007
Mashable: Eventful Launches Facebook App for Bringing Artists to Your City

" . . . Eventful has extended its Demands feature to the Facebook Platform, enabling users to request that musicians, comedians, and other performers visit their hometown. If you have an Eventful account, the application will show the entertainers you are requesting and enable your friends to “demand it” when viewing your profile.. . . . "

June 19, 2007
San Diego Business Journal: Web Technology Points the Way on Campaign Trail

" . . . The competition is hosted at Eventful.com/johnedwards and will end July 18. The campaign uses the site’s free online service, which allows people from across the country to petition for their favorite performers or political figures to visit their city.
The metro area that demands Edwards the most will host a rally for the presidential candidate. Those seeking an Edwards appearance can also submit questions for him on the site. Edwards will then answer 10 of the winning city’s questions at the rally.. . . . "

June 19, 2007
ReelPolitik: Edwards "Demand and Be Heard" Eventful.com Contest Video Reappears!

". . . I’ve cast my vote, and hope to see the former Senator on his way to Los Angeles - which is now in the lead. California’s newly minted “early” status has given me great chances to see more of these candidates than I have in past elections. I savor every visit!.. . . . "

June 18, 2007
TechPresident: Edwards Takes Eventful into His Own hands

" . . . This afternoon Edwards released a video describing the competition and inviting his supporters to participate... . . . "

June 18, 2007
BusinessWeek: Social Networking Goes Offline

" . . . With event planning spread across the Web, legendary venture capitalist Esther Dyson has already invested in two such companies: Eventful.com, offering listings of 4 million events worldwide, and MeetUp.com, in whose headquarters she's now established her office . . . "

June 18, 2007
NY Times: Edwards Kicks off 'Eventful' Month

" . . . Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and Eventful, the online site that lets users “demand” appearances by celebrities and candidates, kicked off a month-long contest today.
Called “Demand and Be Heard,” the virtual political rally — with connections in Facebook and links in MySpace and elsewhere — promises that Mr. Edwards, the former North Carolina senator, will appear in the city with the most user “demands.” Users are also encouraged to ask questions, and he is expected to answer 10 of them at the event.
The contest’s Web site is www.eventful.com/johnedwards and it lasts until July 18. . . . "

June 18, 2007
TechPresident: Daily Digest: 6/18/07

" . . . This will make Edwards the second candidate, after Ron Paul, to show up at an event that originated on Eventful. Right now, Los Angeles is the leading city with 126 people demanding an appearance, followed by Cocoa, Florida, which has 83 demands. Who knew Cocoa was such a hotbed of Edwards support?.. . . . "

June 12, 2007
ZDNet: eBay's new APIs: Harbingers of the Net's commerce operating system to come?

" . . . Even furthering the notion of the operating system analogy is how, in many cases, the API provider’s own applications are being built on top of the very same APIs they’re making available to developers (the shining example there being how Eventful.com is built on top of Eventful’s APIs).. . . . "

May 30, 2007
MyDD: Obama Nightly News - Still in high demand and continues his McCain smackdown

" . . . Obama is the politician that is most requested on Eventful.com. Eventful.com allows users to demand that politicians, speakers, pundits and other political figures come to their town. As of now, Obama has 21,791 people demanding he comes to their town. The next highest demanded politician is Ron Paul who falls 12,290 people short of Obama's demand. . . . "

May 29, 2007
CNN: Wolf Blitzer on Eventful (youtube video clip)

" . . . But, thanks to a popular Web site, people from Portland to Paris are demanding that Obama and other candidates come to their hometowns. . . . " (full transcript available)

May 29, 2007
Christian Science Monitor: Niche groups use Web to gain ear of '08 contenders

" . . . Pop music fans had long used the website eventful.com to register hopes for a local concert appearance by a favorite artist. Soon, tour promoters were monitoring vote totals to help choose concert locations likely to draw the biggest crowds. This year, the website launched "Eventful Politics," extending the same service to supporters of political candidates. . . . "

May 25, 2007
InformationWeek: Web2.0 Site Becomes Lobbying Tool for Campaign Appearances

"Politicians are on the same stage as rockers, hip-hop artists, and comedians as they attempt to reach and expand their supporters via the Web. Within the last few months, presidential candidates have begun to pop up on Eventful.com, a site where music fans and others lobby their favorite performer and writers for local appearances. Some politicians, like Hillary Clinton, have appeared because their supporters have demanded local campaign stops. Others, like Barack Obama, John Edwards, Ron Paul, and Mike Gravel, have actively pursued a place on the site and the feedback it offers. . . . "

May 22, 2007
Hong Qu: Online Social Networks explained by Granovetter

" . . . One of the best implementation is eventful.com’s demand feature. This tool enables people in the same geographic region who share the same interests to get together at the same venue to experience a real-life face to face gathering. That is kind of like a spontaneous conference. It is the ultimate goal of community building: like-minded people getting together to share insights and incite sharing. . . . "

May 22, 2007
WIRED: Audiophile-Approved Guides to the Digital Underground

" . . . Eventful scans your iTunes and Last.fm lists, then fires off an email alert when your heroes come to town. Users can also "demand" a band, allowing artists to gauge their popularity by location and book gigs accordingly. It's a hit with More than music fans — one of the most requested "performers" is Barack Obama. . . . "

May 17, 2007
Mashable: Eventful Working with Presidential Campaigns in Grassroot Efforts

"Eventful, the site that lets you find and demand events on a global scale, announces today that it will be working with several presidential campaigns including John Edwards, Jim Gilmore, Barack Obama, and Ron Paul. This will be an effort to reach potential voters in the U.S. . . . "

May 17, 2007
The Silent I: Entrepreneurs for Obama, Part 2

". . . he talked about Eventful, a site where people can demand that someone come to their town, whether it's Kelly Clarkson or 50 Cent or Barack Obama. When Obama visited Atlanta, 20,000 people showed up at a rally for him. They were able to mobilize large numbers because there had been a groundswell on Eventful of people asking for him to come there. . . . "

May 16, 2007
NPSL: Eventful

" . . . Eventful is a social networking site that allows loose or formal groups to create gatherings. Groups can be based on physical location, interests, subjects, and events. . . . "

May 10, 2007
GeekSugar: Website of the Day: Eventful

" . . . Want to know what's going on in your city? Check out eventful.com, a website that has the world's largest collection of events. From festivals, to concerts, to sporting events, this site covers it all in one place. Now you can keep track of all the events you're interested in and any events your friends are watching or attending. Receive event reminders and track your favorite performers or venues events. You can also personalize your events page and tailor your experiences by choosing your favorite performers and venues. It's simple to use and jammed packed with fun events. So much to see and do, oh me oh my! . . . "

May 08, 2007
No Governor Anywhere: Ten ways to help Ron Paul online

"Eventful.com: Similar to Meetup.com, except at this site, you register and demand Ron Paul come to your town. The candidates with the most demands get the most notice, and if enough people sign up, Dr. Paul might just find a place to come speak or meet with voters! . . . "

May 07, 2007
wyo4me: Web 2.0 Awards

" . . . In the area of Events, . . . I really liked Eventful, www.eventful.com I searched dog shows for the Bellevue area. It came up with some wonderful (and weird) competitions in the surrounding area, not just Bellevue. . . . "

April 26, 2007
Freedom to Differ: Eventful

"The latest online/social networking tool that the US Presidential candidates are using appears to be Eventful. . . . "

April 25, 2007
Discover Our Town: DiscoverOurTown.com and Eventful

"Now, using DiscoverOurTown.com is more informative than ever! We have joined with Eventful.com to provide you with even more details about the places you want to visit. . . . "

April 08, 2007
Los Angeles Times: Crowd Control: The great pop-culture marketing machine discovers just what fans will do for love

" . . . Tween heartthrob Mandy Moore and X-rated hip-hop braggarts the Ying Yang Twins, among other performers, have partnered with the event promotion website Eventful.com's Eventful Demand function to solicit fan input in the service of organizing "user-generated" concert tours. That is to say, fan votes will result in Moore hitting the road to perform at a high-school graduation later this year. And the Twins will add five performances on college campuses to their 2007 performance schedule based on Eventful.com fan vote data . . . "

April 04, 2007
BoiseWeekly: Obama's Idaho

" . . . At press time, 110 people had demanded, via www.eventful.com, that Obama visit Boise. It's a site the Obama campaign is apparently tracking to gauge grassroots Internet support. The Idaho Obamans had raised about a quarter of their $2,000 goal for Obama campaign contributions, though they likely picked up more through raffle ticket sales at the Saturday event. . . . "

April 01, 2007
TrendWatching: CROWD CLOUT

" . . . Eventful.com gets us to true, commercially fueled CROWD CLOUT: aggregated intentions to either persuade suppliers to pay attention, or to force them to sell at a discounted price when a group orders in bulk. . . . "

March 29, 2007
seMissourian: Cape Girardeau first in online contest to bring Mandy Moore to graduation

"Cape Girardeau Central High School is ranked first in an online competition to win an appearance by pop singer Mandy Moore at graduation. The competition is offered through Eventful Inc., a San Diego-based Web site that allows users to discover, promote, share and create events worldwide. . . . "

March 27, 2007
Rock the Vote: I demand you come to me!

" . . . Eventful.com has come out with a new politics page where you can actually "Demand" that a candidate come to your town. You can check it out here. . . . "

March 25, 2007
CMS Wire: Customer Power Driven by the Web

" . . . Eventful.com which allows music fans in a certain city, for example, to request that their favorite group come and play there. . . . "

March 23, 2007
BBC Click: Webscape

"Life is short, so make it eventful. Those are not my words but those of our first site, which offers a great way to keep up with what is happening in your neck of the woods and even demand that things should be happening if they are not. . . . "

March 21, 2007
ZDNet: Dave Winer vs CNET, platforms of personal expression

" . . . Eventful.com, provider of event related APIs (as well as a full-blown Web site that sits on top of those APIs) gets this concept. Even though it has APIs, one way it demystifies them for people who are handy with little more than HTML is that it embodies them in "stickers" that you can stick on a Web site like MySpace. . . . "

March 21, 2007
Los Angeles Times: Pop contests putting fans in the director's chair

" . . . the Ying Yang Twins partnered with the event promotion website Eventful.com to solicit fan input in the service of a "user-generated concert tour." . . . "

March 13, 2007
Economist: Here's a Senator we bought earlier

" . . . Another promising application is in touring entertainment. . . . "

March 13, 2007
Boston Globe: Framingham firm gets neighborly

" . . . Already, content companies like the real estate data website Zillow.com, and event-listing website Eventful.com are using WHERE to make their content relevant to a mobile user who may be browsing a neighborhood or looking for something fun to do -- without having to tap in a bunch of information about their location and interests on their phone. . . . "

March 13, 2007
Say it Better: Who's in Charge of This Meeting!?

" Here’s a new twist for the meeting industry in this Age of Engagement dedicated to the Power of Us. Imagine a site where people can not only post events but also (here’s the new part) collectively ask for a certain kind of event. The site, Eventful, is currently aimed at serving individuals in “demanding” performances. Yet imagine that an activist or disguntled member of an association decided to ask other members to join her/him at Eventful to push for a different mix of programs and/or meeting site than the one planned by the association leadership. . . . "

March 13, 2007
BallerStatus: Pretty Ricky Announce Dates For Upcoming U.S. Tour

" . . . Several dates of the tour's dates were selected with the help of the latest live performance phenomenon, Eventful Demand, an online service which allows fans to determine a tour's stops by creating grass-roots campaigns to "Demand" that their favorite performers come to their town. . . . "

March 12, 2007
TechPresident: Chart Candy: YouTube Views and Eventful Demands

" . . . We also added charts showing the number of demands expressed for each candidate on the new site, Eventful. Eventful gives grassroots supporters the ability to request, or "demand," that the candidate come to their city. While no candidate has directly responded to this bottom-up aggregation of voter attention, several have adopted their Eventful pages. What we are seeing could be the first sign of what we're calling "candidate-relationship management," coming from below, rather than the traditional "constituent-relationship management" that comes from on high. . . . "

March 06, 2007
Eric Odom: Top ten online tools that will change US elections in '08

" . . . While in DC last week I got to meet with some of the brains behind a new Event tracking social networking site called Eventful. The guys gave me a tour through the system and I must admit… I’m hooked. Eventful allows users to submit events in their areas, and then vote them up if they think they are good events. The system runs similar to Digg in that the community decides what’s hot and what’s not. It’s a great way to promote an event, as well as find out what events are in any given town or city. Plus, the site includes tools that allow you to export events to Outlook, Yahoo, and Google calendars. . . . "

February 20, 2007
Web Candidate 2.0: Supporters Demand That Candidates Visit Their Hometowns

" . . . Supporters demanding that a Candidate visit their hometown can even encourage others by posting a "demand sticker" on their myspace profile or blog . . . "

February 09, 2007
Rap news network: Hip-Hop News: Pretty Ricky Fans Choose Tour Locations

"Fans of the R&B group, Pretty Ricky, are letting the group know what locations they should stop on tour. . . . "

February 08, 2007
BallerStatus: Pretty Ricky Lets Fans Choose Stops On 2007 Tour

" . . . "It is important that Pretty Ricky have accessibility to reach their fans," said manager Stephen Brush. "Eventful makes it so much easier to hit markets that tend to get overlooked since you know where the people are that want to see your act. Pretty Ricky has always been accessible via internet, phone and in person to their fans and Eventful adds a great addition in the live performance field." . . . "

January 26, 2007
Podbop: Interview: Gigul8r's Cre8rs

"Gigul8r is the easiest, slickest way of adding events to Eventful (or any concert calendar website/software) I've ever seen. It's intelligent, ajax responses let you add natural data (Tomorrow 8pm) that are verified on-the-fly. Then they also provide printable gig-posters for promotion of that event. I got a chance to hit up the two full-time Eventful employees at Mashup Camp for a few questions on their fun side project that tied for fourth place in the Best Mashup Contest . . . "

November 21, 2006
Nextcat: Nextcat.com Launches "Events" Capability Powered by Eventful

" . . . Nextcat.com, the first social networking web site for the entertainment industry, has announced the release of capability for its members to post events taking place anywhere in the world. Using the Eventful web services API from Eventful, Nextcat has created a means for its users, who are primarily entertainment industry professionals, to post their movie premieres, record releases, shows or festivals for the entire world to see.
User-contributed events posted on Nextcat will appear automatically on Eventful.com, the leading events website where users can discover, share, promote, and create events, and likewise, Nextcat.com will display events contributed by Eventful users. . . . "

November 20, 2006
Los Angeles Times: Promotions and appointments

" . . . San Diego-based Eventful, Inc., which operates Eventful.com, a global events site, announced it has hired Tim Breidigan and Holly Anderson, to join the management team. Breidigan joins as vice president of business development. Anderson has been named director of marketing. Breidigan is responsible for developing and growing the company's strategic partnerships and relationships. Prior to joining Eventful, Breidigan served as vice president of business development at Akonix Systems. As director of marketing, Anderson executes campaigns to build consumer awareness of Eventful. Most recently, Anderson served as director of marketing and sales for the Belly Up Tavern, a live music venue in Solana Beach."

November 15, 2006
PSFK: Eventful

"Crowdsourcing has found yet another new function. A new website called eventful allows users to start a 'demand' for their favorite artist to come to their city and perform. The idea is that if a particular area creates enough demand, booking agents will take notice and stop through on tour. . . . "

November 09, 2006
Profy: An Easy Way to Plan, Promote, Find, and Attend Events

" . . . It’s not surprising to find local shows and gigs of both well-known and obscure bands dominating Eventful. Book signings aren’t the coolest of the cool, sure, but they’re there too if that’s your thing. The same goes for science demonstrations, arts and crafts gatherings, political protests, protests, fairs, museum showings and more . . . "

October 30, 2006
San Diego Business Journal: Life Can Be More Eventful using Online Activity Planning Service

" . . . Before Eventful, Glazier said, event promotion was one of the few areas that had not benefited from the ease of the Internet. . . . "

October 30, 2006
Billboard, via Reuters: Web tool helps fans route tours their way

" . . .Booking agents and managers are embracing a new Web tool to identify potential live markets for their artists . . . A free service dubbed Demand, from Eventful.com, allows fans to request that specific acts perform in their local markets. The Demand tool is added to artists’ Web pages such as personal Web sites and MySpace pages and lets fans voice their opinion by clicking and “demanding” a performance. Tallies for all requests are displayed on Eventful’s Web site. . . . "

October 30, 2006
Blabbermouth: OTEP Using Web Tool to Determine Tour Route

"Billboard reports that OTEP is running a promotion to let fans determine eight dates on her upcoming tour using a free service dubbed Demand, from Eventful.com. The Demand tool, which allows fans to request that specific acts perform in their local markets, is added to artists' Web pages such as personal Web sites and MySpace pages and lets fans voice their opinion by clicking and "demanding" a performance. Tallies for all requests are displayed on Eventful's Web site . . . "

October 27, 2006
The Tweney Review: The future of new media

" . . . Eventful – Well thought-out, user-driven database of upcoming events . . . "

October 27, 2006
ZDNet: Ray Ozzie's View of the Web Office

"I also asked Ozzie about two innovations that Microsoft has developed for making Web applications more useful—Live Clipboard and SSE (Simple Sharing Extensions). "With Live Clipboard we are working with a number of groups internally at Microsoft. Brian Dear supports it at eventful.com and it’s in Live Writer. . . . "

October 26, 2006
Real World Software Development: Best of the Best Web 2.0 Web Sites

"Below is a list of web sites that are the best of the best! . . . "

October 26, 2006
Metal Hammer: Where should Otep play?

" . . . Created and developed by Eventful.com, hopeful tour cities can compete, click by click, with the unique Eventful Demand feature available only at Eventful.com. Fans can cast their vote by visiting Eventful.com, or adding the OTEP demand sticker to their MySpace page, blog or website. Fans flock to Eventful.com to create a virtual sticker for their favorite performers which includes the "Demand it!" button by just copying and pasting the code into any modifiable website including their MySpace pages allowing true fans to spread the word about their favorite artists virally. So will it be Cleveland or Akron? St. Louis or Kansas City? Only the fans know for sure! . . . "

October 26, 2006
License to Roam: Life is short... make it Eventful

" Today, I had the good fortune to listen to Jordon Glazier, the CEO of eventful, talk about his service . . . "

October 06, 2006
'Brary Blog: I went to the website Eventful...

" . . . I went to the website Eventful and I think it could be extremely useful to us in numerous ways as librarians. . . . "

October 01, 2006
Microsoft Startup Zone: JJ Allaire, Jack Ozzie, and Jon Udell talk about Windows LiveWriter

" . . . The demo runs about 30 minutes and covers; microformats, Live Clipboard, events, integration with Eventful, pictures, tagging, inserting live maps, gallery of plugins, Windows Live content, and details on how Live Writer uses your CSS templates to render true fidelity WYSIWYG. This is not a marketing demo. The demo covers most of the features but goes beyond what it does, and really gets into how it works. These guys are super smart geeks, so be prepared for a technical deep dive . . . "

September 19, 2006
Howard Lindzon: Crowds are stupid . . .

" . . . I have met with the good people of Eventful. I like them. They move quick . . . "

September 18, 2006
Red Herring: Eventful Snares $7.5M

"Bay Partners—joined by notable names Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Omidyar Network, and Esther Dyson—took a $7.5-million second-round stake in Eventful.com on Monday . . . "

September 18, 2006
StartupSquad: Eventful.com gets $7.5-million in Second Round

" . . . The feature i liked the most from Eventful is that users can demand events for a performer. Once the demand reaches critical mass, Eventful will notify the performer of user Demands and get a response. After that users and performer can plan out further details about the event . . . "

September 11, 2006
Clemans on Marketing: Communication Manifesto, In praise of simplicity

" . . . Head to PodBop. Can it get any easier than this? Search by city and date, then podcast or download the local bands' tunes right to your desktop to hear if they're worthy of your time and money. PodBop tags all the music-related events on Eventful.com, including the recent Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle. Excellent for road warriors. Whether you're into Decibully, Pink Martini, Old Blind Dogs or James Blunt, PodBop's got it covered . . . "

August 08, 2006
Christine.net: Burning Man Gets its Own Mashup

" . . . This mashup is interesting to me for two reasons besides playa planning. One: it takes the concept of event mashup as implemented by Eventful, and reinvents it for the temporary, mobile geography of Black Rock City. (Disclosure note: Omidyar Network is an investor in Eventful.) Can you imagine if geotagging had to account for cities moving every year? Two: it changes what's possible for the art and experience of Burning Man. Combine time-sequenced satellite photography of Black Rock City with pinpoint information about art, people, and activities - much less, other video/audio connection - and you can extend immediate, experiential connection and reach to a global community."

July 26, 2006
Metroblogging LA: Jessica Stover's Plans to Take Over the World

" . . . Via Eventful.com, Ms. Stover has had over 230 people "demand" that her film project be released in their area, totalling over 45 cities so far . . . "

July 24, 2006
10News.com: 10News Click: Eventful.com

"Can't decide what to do this weekend? Here's a Web site that shows you what's happening in your community . . . "

July 21, 2006
MTV News: Want Your Favorite band to Play Your Hometown? New Web Site Lets Them Know

"Eventful.com accumulates requests, contacts artists, books gigs --- all based on what users want . . . Do you obsessively check your favorite bands' tour schedules, just to be crushed to learn they'll be hitting seemingly every corner of the nation except yours? One Web site's latest feature can fill you in on when your favorite acts will be where — and even help make them come rock your town. Eventful.com began as an event listing service in September 2005, but the recent addition of its "Eventful Demand" function is helping the masses have a hand in event booking . . . "

July 14, 2006
ZDNet: Time, space put Eventful at the intersection of, well, of everything

" . . . The Eventful story is a powerful one. In and of it’s own right, the Eventful.com Web site has so much potential to be a media play that the site alone could drive the company’s success. But the brilliance in building an API-rich service first in such a way that enables developers like McKnight and Westermann-Clark to build different applications from what Eventful.com enables all sorts of channels (many of which haven’t been thought of yet) for eventually driving users to Eventful.com where the cash register could start ringing more loudly with every page visit . . . "

July 12, 2006
The Student Operated Press: It Started With One Demand

"We, the movie-going audience, who are fed up with epic film-disappointments, can and will directly green-light a big-budget film and ensure that it is allowed to be well-made by demanding a screening in our town, thus proving existing audience . . ."

July 03, 2006
Red Herring: Net Execs Try Startups

" . . . Jordan Glazier, now CEO at San Diego, California-based EVDB, an event database and platform, used to be eBay’s general manager of computers, consumer electronics, and business & industrial sales . . ."

July 03, 2006
Writing in Clay: Back to Salem / Wil Wheaton reading

" . . . When Wil came out, there was a ton of applause. It's so great when there's a good energy in the room, and the room was packed with fans. I think the only empty seat in the house was next to me, because we came in so late, and that's only because they had already opened up some extra seating they hadn't planned to use. So it was a totally sold-out crowd, even though I think there was very little publicity outside Wil's blog and the Eventful demand that got the reading going in the first place. It's worth mentioning the Eventful demand, because it's really neat that, basically, fans in Boston heard he was going to be here at the end of a cruise gig, created a demand on Eventful, and it reached critical mass high enough that he booked a show... *and* then came through when it counted with the bodies in the room and, later, in the book line. It was a great model case of how a system like Eventful can make a whole bunch of people, both fans and performer, really happy without having to involve any pesky expensive middlemen. Rocking. (Check out my Eventful, where I added the blog group I co-run and an upcoming wiki conference.) . . . "

June 20, 2006
Red Herring: New Communications Previewed

" . . . EVDB runs the Eventful website, which creates a “web ecosystem for events,” according to founder Brian Dear. “We want to see lots and lots of data with lots and lots of servers,” he said . . . "

June 20, 2006
Monsters and Critics: Actor Wil Wheaton 'demanded' to Boston for appearance

"Wil Wheaton, who we first met in 1986 "Stand by Me", Rob Reiner's coming of age movie, where Wheaton played the teenage Gordie LaChance, has been "demanded" to appear in the Boston area by fans. Fans in Boston have used a new free web service, Eventful Demand, to mount a grass-roots campaign to "demand" an appearance by the actor/writer Wheaton . . . "

June 08, 2006
The Power of Many: if you demand it, they will come

" . . . To grease the skids, Eventful Demand also provides tools for performers to encourage fans to start “demanding” them. I wonder if this could be adapted for the next Ross Perot or Wesley Clark to encourage supporters to draft them to run for office?"

May 25, 2006
Howard Rheingold's Smart Mobs: Eventful Demand: Smartmobbing Entertainment Events

" . . . It's a perfectly smartmobby technology . . . "

May 22, 2006
CNET: Eventful bypasses concert producers

" . . . Popular kids on MySpace who put demands on their pages could become junior Bill Grahams. . . . This tool is an interesting way to bring democracy to the performance business . . . "

May 19, 2006
O'Reilly's Radar: Wil Wheaton via Eventful Demand

" . . . I love the idea of Eventful Demand for author events, and will pass this idea along to our marketing team. And by this posting, I'm encouraging the readers of this blog to go give Eventful Demand a try. If you want to hear from one of our authors, go start an eventful demand for that person or topic. User groups in particular could use this mechanism to recruit visiting authors. (Marsee take notice!)"

May 17, 2006
BostonGeek: Demand, and ye shall receive.

"As written previously, Eventful is a neat tool that allows the masses to determine what types of events they want to happen in their locale. Apparently, it works . . . Very cool . . . "

May 13, 2006
Jackie Danicki: The demand side supplies itself

"Love this . . . "

May 10, 2006
CNET: Atlas: Now that's a mashup

"You want to see what a good mashup really looks like? Check out Atlas, from Fresh Logic Studios. It's a mapping tool that uses the Microsoft engine behind Windows Live Local, but the Atlas team has layered in data from elsewhere: traffic, from Yahoo; blogs, from Feedmap.net; events, from Eventful; Wi-Fi hot spots, from HotSpotHaven; and more . . . "

May 10, 2006
WebKitchen: Eventsites: serverless web-development

" . . . Creating an event with Eventsites also creates a page on Eventful whilst photos on Eventsites are of course also viewable from Flickr. . ."

May 05, 2006
Search Engine Journal: Eventful.com Adds Google Calendar Support

"Eventful.com has added support for the new Google Calendar service to enable users to keep track of events found on the Eventful.com. Users can now export events to their Google Calendar in the same fashion expoting can be done via Eventful.com to calendars on Yahoo!, Microsoft Outlook and the Rabble social networking service. . . ."

May 04, 2006
San Diego Union Tribune: On the move

Mention of Jordan Glazier being named EVDB's CEO.

April 10, 2006
San Diego Union-Tribune: Five Questions: Brian Dear (Interview)

" . . . The site recently launched Eventful Demand, a service to let fans lobby for appearances by favored artists. The company also licenses technology related to its event database . . . "

April 07, 2006
Watching Washington: Showtime!

" . . . What's the most demanded performance in Washington, DC? As of this morning, it was the Impeachment of George W. Bush."

March 25, 2006
Social Networking Blog: Eventful Creates "DEMAND" For Performers

" . . . Overall, I think this is a pretty revolutionary capability. If people besides Wil Wheaton start using it, I think this could change the way booking agents, speakers bureaus, concert promoters, event planners, etc conduct their business. I've previously planned events in conjunction with online communities. And the event was well attended because the community had a say in the programming of the event as it was being put together."

March 20, 2006
NetworkWorld: Want U2 to play your town? Demand it on Eventful

"Self-described as "the best place to discover what you'd rather be doing," Eventful is an interesting experiment in what is, at least to me, a new area of social networking: demand aggregation . . . "

March 20, 2006
Editor & Publisher: Getting Over the "Walled Garden" Approach to News Web Sites

" . . . Look at it this way: With a plethora of events services popping up, event organizers have a formidable task in making sure that they get listed everywhere. A newspaper Web site can be useful if it promises people and groups that the local-events information they share with the site also will be published to a bunch of other online event services. By offering this convenience, the newspaper site becomes the favored first stop when people in the community have events information to share.
Going in the other direction, by pulling events data from other services via their APIs ensures that your events service is comprehensive. Don't give your online users a reason to look elsewhere . . . "

March 20, 2006
Couches on Fire: Using Eventful.com

"So, probably none of you know this, but my other passion, aside from music, is the internet, and emerging new technologies and design therein. Recently I heard about a new website that I wanted to tell you all about here, because I think it's something that all of us as both music enthusiasts and music organizers and creators can benefit from. The site I'm referring to is called Eventful . . ."

March 19, 2006
My Own Pirate Radio blog: Doc Searls posts on Intention Economy

" . . . The comments to Doc’s post point to a few examples of buyer intention-stating tools, like eBay and Eventful Demand. Craigslist is another. RSS subscriptions. Persistent searches. Want ads. There are lots of examples in the wild."

March 17, 2006
John Scalzi's Whatever: St. Patrick's Day Blatherations

" . . . Creative folks can also apparently sign on to help foster demand as well. I can see a site like this being useful for author types in that it could be useful in planning book tours (or, alternately, handing the data over to publicists in order to convince publishers to pay for said book tour). In any event, if you're an author, it's worth checking out (presuming, of course, people want to see you, or that you wish to see people)."

March 14, 2006
Salon.com: Communities of interest

" . . . For instance, a band that had a good number of people asking for an appearance in their town could then take that info to a club as evidence of ticket-sales draw -- or, more ambitiously, the "demanders" could organize the event themselves. You've heard of the "wisdom of crowds"; this is more like the "wishlist of crowds." At the moment, the hottest "Demand" on Eventful is for "The impeachment of George W. Bush - Washington metro area." Other than that, an awful lot of people seem to want Wil Wheaton to come to their towns."

March 13, 2006
Wil Wheaton: odeo, eventful, isolatr

" . . . What sets Eventful apart is a spiffy feature that allows people to let artists, authors, flaming-moe-jugglers and actors turned bloggers turned writers that there is a demand for them to appear in your hometown. . . . This is an extremely cool and useful tool for performers and their fans, because it lets us all know where it makes the most sense to schedule an event . . . "

March 10, 2006
Lifehacker: Geek to Live: ETech 2006 wrap-up

" . . . [Eventful] Demand, a new feature at events database service Eventful, helps users rally together and demand an event in their area, campaigning on their web sites to get, say, Steve Jobs to the San Diego area or Pearl Jam to Montreal . . . "