“Events are really engaging for our audience, and it’s important to be accurate, relevant and easily accessible,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Civitas Media, LLC. “The SpinGo platform provides ongoing content service with human verification, and that's something we couldn’t find anywhere else.”
The new partnership coincides with the release of SpinGo Calendar 2.0, an embeddable web and mobile events application that serves millions each month with information from 50,000 sources across every market. The latest version, which features a new image-based grid view and rich media enhancements, went live on more than 150 sites today.
“We’re very excited to announce our partnership with Civitas Media,” said Kreg Peeler, SpinGo’s founder and CEO. “Together we’ll provide smarter, more accurate event listings for event promoters and goers in many new markets.”
SpinGo Calendar 2.0 is just one component of a complete solution called the SpinGo Event Engine. Its comprehensive, customizable features are what attracted Civitas to the platform.
“Our Event Engine provides self-serve promotion, reverse publishing, a custom widget builder, administrative tools, and social integration, it’s the complete event solution,” said Peeler.
SpinGo powers websites via the interactive calendar, and each partnered site customizes the content and appearance to suit their audience. The built-in promotion system will now enable event organizers to promote their listings directly from a Civitas Media site.
Civitas adds to a growing list of SpinGo media partners, including a range of titles from small blogs to major metropolitan news sites.
"With SpinGo, we'll be able to cut costs, display more accurate content, and focus on what we do best on the editorial side of things,” said Bush.
SpinGo is a Utah-based company that gathers, verifies, tags, and categorizes event content. SpinGo syndicates that content to more than 150 media partner sites across the nation through an embedded interactive calendar. It’s a service that benefits a variety of sites, from small blogs to major news organizations. SpinGo employs a nationwide team of content specialists to curate this event information. Additionally, SpinGo provides self-service event submission and paid promotion systems, creating an automatic stream of revenue for media partners.
About Civitas Media, LLC
Civitas Media is a publisher of community newspapers across Illinois, Missouri, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Their holdings include the media groups Freedom Central, Heartland Publications, and Impressions Media.