• Punchbowl Takes On Evite With A Redesigned Site, New Kids’ Brand Partnerships

    Punchbowl Takes On Evite With A Redesigned Site, New Kids’ Brand Partnerships

    Party planning resource and digital invitations provider Punchbowl is coming out swinging against rival Evite today with a full-page ad in the L.A. Times designed to kick off a marketing campaign aimed at encouraging users to ditch the older service. The move comes at a time when Punchbowl has just snagged a large handful of new brand partnerships from major players, including Sesame… Read More

  • Evite Makes The Move To Printed Invites With Launch Of “Evite Ink”

    Evite Makes The Move To Printed Invites With Launch Of “Evite Ink”

    Evite, a brand known for its digital invitations and other social planning resources since its founding in 1998, is announcing a new product today which will allow consumers to send out printed paper invitations in addition to, or as an alternative to, their online invites. The new service, the first of many new initiatives expected to arrive in the coming months, is being called… Read More

  • Evite Introduces Redesign, Tries Not To Suck, Fails

    “Evite sucks” is not a revolutionary opinion. The online invitation company has been the subject of substantial vitriol for how much their site design feels like it’s from 1998, when they launched. It would be impossible not to respond to this overwhelming criticism, and the newly re-launched Evite attempts to address many of its user experience problems. “It should… Read More

  • Constant Contact Enters The Online Event Registration And Marketing Arena

    There are hundreds of companies small businesses can turn to for tools that facilitate their e-mail marketing campaigns, some of which operate solely on the Web. One of the largest such providers, Constant Contact, is actually much bigger than most people think. Launched back in 1998, the company is now publicly traded on NASDAQ and boasts a market cap of nearly half a billion dollars, and… Read More

  • Someecards Launches Invites For Parties I Would Actually Want To Go To

    Every so often I think to myself, “what ever happened to Evite?” Then I get an email invitation and realize that it’s still alive. While some of the early adopters and tech elitists may have switched to services like MyPunchbowl, Socializr, Pingg, Cocodot, and even MySpace and Facebook, Evite lives on in the minds of many of those outside of the tech sphere. And that’s… Read More

  • TC50: Cocodot Is The Stylish, Prettier, More Social Evite

    Online event planning and invitation platform Evite was on the forefront of innovation—ten years ago. TechCrunch50 startup Cocodot is hoping to be the Evite of this generation of web technology, serving a style-conscious, eco-friendly event platform that people and brands can use to create an online presence for celebrations. Cocodot’s platform, which is targeted towards women, is… Read More

  • MySpace Overtakes Evite On The Event Planning Totem Pole

    MySpace has been taking quite a bit of heat lately for its stalling growth and waves of layoffs, but there are at least a few areas where the site has continued to do well, like MySpace Music, which still sees strong traffic. Now we’ve come across another under-recognized bright spot for MySpace: its Events platform, which has overtaken Evite, the web 1.0 startup that managed to gain… Read More

  • MySpace's Experimental New 'Events' Product Finally Taps Into The Social Graph

    MySpace’s Events page hasn’t really seen a major upgrade for years – the site looks like it hasn’t been updated since 2005, and now lags behind Evite and the current leader Facebook by a wide margin. Today, it looks like that’s about to change. The site’s Events tab now redirects to a MySpace application called Social Plan, which was apparently built… Read More

  • Evite Gets A Much-Needed Facelift

    Evite is getting long in the tooth. Every day it seems there is some new startup ready to take it down: Pingg, Socializr, Center’d, MyPunchbowl, Presdo. Well, today the IAC-owned invitation juggernaut is fighting back. Or at least, it’s stirring. Evite is launching a new design in beta today. (On a Friday afternoon—interesting choice of timing). The new site, which is… Read More

  • Mobaganda: A Dead-Simple Invite Site Built On Google's App Engine

    If you like your invite apps dead-simple, check out Mobaganda. You don’t even have to log in. Just click on start, add the name, date & time, and location, and create an event. The site, which is built on the Google App Engine, generates a Webpage that you can e-mail out to all of your friends. Once the recipients go to the URL they can RSVP, and you can keep track via RSS or… Read More

  • IMThere Joins MadeIt As The Most Recent Attempts To Crack The Event Nut

    Any event based site is basically a social network – they are designed to allow interaction among friends to coordinate virtual or real world activities. The venerable Evite is still the king of online event coordination. None of the recent startups (renkoo, socializr, mypunchbowl and the deadpooled Skobee) have presented much of a challenge. And none of the event aggregators/search… Read More