SAN FRANCISCO, CA - (PRNewswire) - March 26, 2008 - Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.com), the leading online registration solution for event organizers, announced the launch of its affiliate program today. Launching in a public beta, the Eventbrite.com Affiliate Program becomes the first program of its kind to offer referring partners a share in the booming online event registration space, which is projected to exceed $50 billion by 2009.
"This new program is a clear win-win for Eventbrite and our partners, both large and small," said Kevin Hartz, Eventbrite's CEO. "By working with affiliate websites we're not only expanding access to Eventbrite's exceptional event publishing services, but are giving site owners the ability to tap into one of the hottest growth areas on the Web today."
The Eventbrite.com Affiliate Program debuts with an aggressive compensation schedule intended to reward affiliates who refer event publishers to the site. Affiliates will be paid 25% of the fees generated by event publishers they refer to Eventbrite.com.
"Eventbrite.com is poised to become one of the most lucrative affiliate programs on the Web," said Jack Mardack, Eventbrite's Director of Marketing. "Businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes are turning to Eventbrite.com to fulfill their online event publishing and revenue collection needs. I expect affiliate publishers will play a major role in the continued growth of this dynamic space."
"We are delighted to participate in the new Eventbrite affiliate program, an innovative program for event marketers and publishers," said Paul O'Brien, VP of Marketing at Zvents (http://www.zvents.com). "The Zvents Media Network's hundreds of local partners already feature events managed through Eventbrite. This is a great opportunity to provide our users with access to leading event management tools, such as ticketing and registration services, while increasing our revenue from our broad promotion of things to do."
To sign up for the Eventbrite.com Affiliate Program, please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/affiliateprogram
Eventbrite is the best way to publish, promote, and sell out any event. Eventbrite's self-service event planning solution enables event holders to publish events and begin selling in minutes, increase attendance, collect credit card payments online, track sales, and more. Eventbrite is based in San Francisco, California, and serves event organizers around the world. For more information about Eventbrite, please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com
Zvents is the leading local search engine featuring things to do. Zvents provides a complete and compelling local user experience, enabling users to find, contribute, share and promote local businesses, entertainment, sports activities, retail promotions, events, and performers. The company aggregates rich business and event information from the open-web, user-contributed content, third-party event sources, and links high-quality editorial partner content with its search index. With the Zvents Media Platform, Zvents' local content index and search engine powers hundreds of media partners and publishers across the Zvents Media Network with dynamic local content. For more information, visit http://www.Zvents.com.
Contact: Tamara Mendelsohn, Community Manager, Eventbrite at press [at] eventbrite.com.