SOURCE: Eventful, Inc.

April 26, 2007 14:06 ET

Barack Obama Reaches Demand Milestone and Jim Gilmore Embraces Eventful Demand to Reach Out to Supporters

Over 10,000 People Worldwide Demand an Appearance From Barack Obama, Jim Gilmore Adopts Eventful Demand as Official Internet Campaign Tool

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 26, 2007 -- One of the new and most unique internet innovations being used for Campaign 2008 -- Eventful.com -- celebrated a company milestone with the launch of Governor Gilmore's Republican presidential campaign incorporating the Eventful Demand "sticker" on their website, as well as the surge of Eventful Demands for Senator Obama passing the 10,000 mark.

Eventful, Inc., a San Diego-based technology startup, runs Eventful.com, offering a searchable index of over 4 million events worldwide and enabling users to discover, share, and track events they care about. Additionally, Eventful offers the Eventful Demand service which enables people to create grass-roots, viral campaigns to "demand" that a desired event happen, usually featuring a particular musician, comedian, author, or other notable personality. Recently, Eventful launched Eventful Politics, a new initiative designed to provide the most comprehensive database of local political events happening nationwide and provide voters with a way to "demand" that their favorite political candidates come to their towns for speeches and public appearances.

Jordan Glazier, Eventful's CEO, said, "We delight in the bi-partisan embrace of Eventful in and appreciate the growing participation from multiple presidential campaigns. Since the start of this election cycle we've been convinced that Eventful could make a difference not only for the presidential candidates but for voters as well. We're thrilled to see a presidential candidate from one party incorporate Eventful.com into their campaign launch strategy and on the same day see another presidential candidate surpass 10,000 demands."

According to Tom Readmond of the "Gilmore for President" campaign, "Every recent election has been defined in part by campaigns that embrace new and innovative technology that allows them to communicate directly with voters. We think Eventful.com (http://www.eventful.com/politics) will allow us to connect with our supporters all over America."

About Eventful, Inc.

San Diego based Eventful, Inc., operates Eventful.com (http://eventful.com), the leading events website which enables its community of users to discover, promote, share, and create events throughout the world. In addition to event discovery and promotion at Eventful.com, the company's underlying technology platform enables sharing, feeds and event data syndication to other websites, blogs, calendars and partners.

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