ALIST CALENDAR: A SUCCESS STORY.
Alist Calendar was conceived by Patrick Riley, a promoter and event organizer. He wanted a platform where people from the community could list events that they were organizing. He wanted a seamless system whereby these listings could easily be structured into a weekly email that would go out to a community list. We developed the branding and design for the site as well as the UI/UX for users to sign on, register and list their own events.
To monetize the site, we added a marketing platform that allows event organizers to pay a little extra to have their event featured, added to the weekly email and even offer a free ticket giveaway. The free ticket giveaway system that we included in the platform has generated thousands of new users and subscribers to the list and driven thousands of people to events on the west coast. Alist Calendar is being used daily to search for local area events, list events, and promote events. The platform is also integrated with Twitter and Facebook for easy registration and sharing.
Recently, we helped Patrick to conceive of and strategize a larger platform based on this pilot which has received funding and is currently being developed.