A friend of a friend just got a job working for Event Me in New York City.
For event attendees:
Event Me’s free service informs more than 34,000 subscribers about unique professional, cultural, and fun events in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. More cities coming soon.
For event organizers:
To promote events, simply describe your event and desired audience to us. We will then select those subscribers who are most interested in your event and, upon your approval, email them with your invitation. Learn more.
Our promotion fee depends on the number of people being invited and the kind of event. Typically, it breaks down to 3 to 12 cents per email. Of course, you can always adjust the targeting criteria and increase or decrease the list size in order to make our service match your budget and promotional needs.
I checked out one of their sample event invitations that they send out on behalf of event organizers/promoters and it seems like a pretty basic web page with no ticketing or RSVP functionality — just a link to the event’s website. Maybe they should conspire with WhizSpark as a sort of reseller/add-on service for event organizers/promoters who want the sort of event planning tools WhizSpark is working on?