52 Websites to Promote Your Next Event



You got the venue. You got the special guest speaker. You arranged all the food and beverage.

So you are all ready for your next event? Not exactly… You need people! You need audience!

All your friends promise you they will be there, but you want more. You want new faces and you have no idea how to get the words out.

Here is a list of 50 websites you can list & promote your next event: (BTW – I listed free listing websites by their Alexa Ranking)

Free Listing
1. – Yahoo Event Listing service

2. – Google Beta Event Listing

3. – I don’t really like myspace, but still you should know they have event posting capability.

5. – Use the “Post Bulletin” function to announce your event

6.

7. – Use “Answer” to ask the right question and invite people.

8. – I have to be honest. I have just discovered this myself and not exactly sure how it work, but Technorati has TONS of traffic, we should go and figure it out.

9. – Check out their new feature sending your event info to your phone.

11. – Sport & Active Event only.

12. – I love their slogon “Life is Short … make it Eventful!”

13. – Free Local Classifieds Ad

14. – Event listing for cities including NYC, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and my hometown – San Francisco.

15. –  Free PR Service.

16. – Free time sign up is free. I used them a few time. They are great!

17.

18. TechSoup –For Non Profit Only. Follow instruction to join Upcoming.Org.

19. – Wine Event Only.

20.  – Getting people involved.

21. – For Non Profit Event Only.

22. – Free Press Release Distribution & Writing Services.

23.

24. – I like their network ticket selling concept. Sell tickets through other websites & blogs.

25. – Asian Event Listing for cities including NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Portland, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei.

27. – Free

You can pay to get the word out…

28. – You can even do Audio Ads now. Wow..

29. – Target audience to your specific event. I love meetup. Check out my two entrepreneur groups in San Francisco.

30. – Presss release newswire

31. –Paid PR Services – The Traditional Channel for press release

31. – New Beta Program for Public Relation Online.

32. – Advertise your company or event on any screen in their media network for the following cities: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio. You will find their screen in businesses such as Tully, Juffy Lube and Jack in the Box etc.

Do you have a Green Event?

33. – Green Event Only. Contact them.

Are you from the Bay Area?

34. – Free listing, but you have to email them the details. No online form.

35. – Free Listing for Silicon Valley

37. – Johnny only accept free and fun event posting

38. – Still in Beta version for San Francisco & LA Area only.

If you are not from the Bay Area…

40. – Free

41. – Paid Ad

42. – Paid Ad

43. – Paid Ad

44. – Free

45. - Free

46. – Calendarlive.com Free.

47.- Free

48.  - Free

49. - Free

50. - Free

51. (Philadelphia) - Free

52. - Free

Just for Fun
You can find out what important events are going on in the world!

(Don’t Even) Think About This
Never Never Never spam anyone. No one would show up to an event organized by spammer.

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4 Responses to “52 Websites to Promote Your Next Event”

  1. Abigail M. Haddock on 14 Nov 2007 at 10:19 am

    Thank you for this valuable resource. As a new small business this list is my favorite tool to reach my target markets.

  2. Lauren Mayer on 16 Apr 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Wow, what a great resource! I’m promoting my own one-woman show, and this list was so helpful. Thank you!

  3. on 07 May 2008 at 6:38 am

    Great post Edith. Having a list of places is so essential to the success of the event.

    Kathleen Gage

  4. on 22 Jul 2008 at 5:18 am

    Edith,

    this is a great resource. I’ll send the link to my clients when they need additional exposure!

    I would like to add my own company, Event Me - to your list of paid services.

    We send dedicated blasts and personalized calendar emails to subscribers who have an expressed interest in your type of event AND who match your target demographics.

    We use more than 1,100 defining categories to match our 46,000 subscribers with events in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

    For a low per event fee, we’ll list you in our online calendar and our personalized weekly calendar email (blasted out every Wednesday.) Our calendar is free of ads, and - most importantly - each subscriber receives a personalized edition, with only local events that match their interests.

    You can also choose to promote your event through an even more effective dedicated email blast, with your e-flyer and specialized subject line. Invitation design (if needed) and inclusion in our weekly calendar blast is included without additional charge.

    You can learn more about our services and request a detailed proposal for your event here:

    Volker Detering
    President
    Event Me Inc.
    212 477 2707

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