Press Release – New York — (Jan. 11, 2022) – Evvnt Inc, the industry leader in event ticketing, marketing and discovery, today announced that experienced media and tech executive Peter Newton has joined the company as U.S. CEO.
Newton brings over 30 years experience in the tech and media industries, having been COO and Chief Revenue Officer for GateHouse Media, Vice President Sales at The Boston Globe and Senior Vice President of SMB and strategic alliances at Monster.com. Newton has been Chairman of the Board at Evvnt since January 2020.
Newton’s appointment comes at a transition time for Evvnt as it moves away from being known purely as an event marketing and discovery platform to an event ticketing company following its acquisition of Geotix last year. Evvnt is now commerce based and continues to offer event creators its marketing syndication platform to promote their events, something most ticketing platforms can’t offer to their clients.
Additionally, Evvnt distributes its sophisticated revenue-generating event calendar technology to leading media organizations in the US, including Gannett and TownNews, enabling them to run local “What’s On” calendars across their digital and print networks. Post-pandemic, this has enabled many event creators to get back on their feet, allowing millions of consumers to find and book events and experiences in their local communities.
“Peter’s significant tech and media experience, together with his leadership and ability to scale high-growth SAAS companies, is just what Evvnt needs as we head into the next phase of our growth,” said Richard Green, founder of Evvnt. “We’ve proved the Evvnt and local media partnership model works, creating extra revenue opportunities for us and the publisher. With Peter’s help, we plan to drive more revenue for our existing media partners and introduce new partner relationships as we progress through 2022.”
“It’s a very exciting time to come fully into the business,” said Peter Newton. “I see a huge opportunity for Evvnt. Event organizers need help driving attendance and selling tickets. Evvnt’s leading edge platform + media partners’ trusted local brands, audience and customer relationships is the winning formula.”
Evvnt enables event organizers and venues of all sizes to ticket, manage and promote their events across the whole Evvnt ecosystem of event listing sites, calendars, directories, social networks and search engines, from a single promotion platform. Evvnt forms the industry’s largest events advertising network with 100m+ consumers, 250k+ event creators and 5,200+ event discovery calendars operating in the U.S. and worldwide.