SOURCE: Acteva

December 17, 2008 09:00 ET

Acteva Partners With Rondavu, Adds Facebook Promotion Tools for Event Planners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - Acteva, the leader in online event registration, ticketing and payment management services, announced today it is the premier event partner for Rondavu, the developers of the popular social networking tool Party Buzz.

This new partnership allows event organizers to gain valuable exposure to the Facebook community in two ways. First, event goers can now easily publish news of their Acteva transaction and promote their attendance at an event via their Facebook News Feed. Also, by publishing this activity through the Party Buzz connection, this information is made visible to all their friends who are also Party Buzz members.

"Acteva is the ideal premier partner because its customer base represents so many of the type of events, such as charity fundraisers and large conferences, that can benefit most by increased social recommendations," said Nisan Gabbay, Chief Executive Officer, Rondavu. "We believe this partnership has the power to build increased enthusiasm around events and drive incremental sales for Acteva's Event Organizers."

In the past decade, Acteva has helped event planners manage more than 215,000 events and process more than 3.4 million registrations. Now Acteva event goers have the option to let their online friends know they have purchased tickets, donated to an organization's charitable cause, purchased a membership, registered to attend an industry conference, etc., evangelizing these activities in their own social network.

"These are challenging times for organizations charged with meeting event attendance goals to achieve profitability," commented Ed Lemire, Executive Vice President, Acteva. "By partnering with Rondavu, we are giving our customers the additional promotional capability of leveraging their attendees' social and professional contacts in Facebook to virally promote attendance at meetings, conventions and other events."

The Facebook News Feed along with the Party Buzz interface are the newest additions to Acteva's full suite of free promotional tools that help event organizers effectively organize and promote events for maximum attendance with one simple solution. Acteva users can also market their events through online event listing sites such as AmericanTowns, Zvents and Google to hundreds of media outlets nationwide. Acteva also helps event organizers tap into social marketing with AddThis, a bookmarking and sharing tool, to generate interest among their peers and further drive event attendance and increase revenue.

About Rondavu

Rondavu is the developer of Party Buzz, an application on Facebook that helps people discover what their friends are doing offline. Through the Party Buzz publisher network, event ticketing, event planning, and ticket reseller sites are now easily able to take advantage of word of mouth marketing opportunities on Facebook. More information on joining the Party Buzz publisher network is available at http://www.rondavu.com.

About Acteva

Acteva is the trusted leader in online event registration, ticketing and payment management services. Since 1998, over 12,500 customers have used Acteva to manage more than 215,000 events and process more than 3.4 million registrations. Acteva's customers include Bausch & Lomb, Pfizer, SAP, Girl Scouts of America, Whole Foods, Craigslist Foundation, Lending Tree and thousands of small to large-sized businesses and organizations. Acteva is headquartered in San Francisco, California. More information on Acteva is available at www.Acteva.com.

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