Thanks to Dennis Kennedy, a fellow Technolawyer of the Year, for a great tip on today’s edition of TL Newswire (from Technolawyer). Dennis wrote about Eventbrite – fascinating web-based event management service. Think “Evite Meets Conference Management.” Here’s Dennis’ article, again courtesy of TL Newswire:
“NEVER PLAY AN EMPTY ROOM AGAIN
Events and seminars have become popular ways to attract clients. However, planning and putting on events can drain the time and resources of law firms. Too often, you are so exhausted by the event that you do not follow-up, wasting most of the potential benefit of the event. Standard law office software simply is not designed to manage marketing events.
Eventbrite is an online event management service that offers, in one place, all of the tools you need to handle events well. Best of all, the simple approach frees up your time to concentrate on the quality of the event and doing proper follow-up. The result: you can capture more of the potential value from your events.
You manage your event online without installing any software. Simply create your event and use the tools you need. Start with a personalized event registration page. Then customize it with logos, colors and effects.
You can collect the information you want during the registration process. Then produce a variety of customizable reports on ticket orders or attendees, edit attendee information, generate ticket refunds, and otherwise manage the process. You can also merge your offline attendee list with your online attendee list and create a master list of attendees.
Do you have recurring events? Eventbrite has a “Copy Event” feature to make it easy to schedule regular events.
Other features enable you to optimize your listings for search engines or publish in online event directories. You can even integrate your online registration form into your own Web site. Eventbrite also manages the e-mailing of event invitations and lets you send reminders, directions, and updates to registrants.
For paid events, you can create and sell tickets, process credit card payments, offer discounts, and distribute coupons.
Eventbrite offers a free version with a limited number of features. The premium version is based on a per ticket fee of 2.5%, with a minimum of $0.99 and a maximum of $9.95.”
Thanks Dennis – great tip for an incredibly promising service for those of us who are in the position of having to manage the logistics of events.