Featured vs Sponsored Events

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Featured Events

When an event is Featured, it looks as if your organization is “promoting” the event.

Featured Events are events that you’d like to give a prime spot on your calendar or channel to receive extra attention from your users. These events populate the Featured carousel on your homepage or channel.


Featured Event Facts

  • Events can be flagged as both Featured and Sponsored at the same time
  • Featured Events populate the Featured Carousel on your calendar homepage or channel
  • The Featured Carousel displays 10 events at a time, however, you can flag an infinite number of events as Featured
  • Featured Events are displayed in chronological order
  • Once an event is in the past, it is automatically removed from the Featured Carousel

Sponsored Events

When an event is Sponsored, it looks like another campus or community trending event.

Sponsored Events are a unique and subtle way to give an event a prominent spot on your homepage in the Trending Events list. These events are given a boost in the trending algorithm and unique styling so the event stands out in the list.


Sponsored Event Facts

  • Events can be flagged as both Featured and Sponsored at the same time
  • A Sponsored Event must be occurring in the next 90 days from the current day in order for it to be displayed on the homepage. However, if it occurs farther out the unique styling will still be applied. Once it falls within the 90 day window the trending algorithm will take it into account.
  • The unique styling can be specified with custom CSS
  • You can flag an infinite number of events as Sponsored
  • The order in which Sponsored Events appear on your homepage can only be determined by Localist’s trending algorithm.
  • Once a Sponsored Event is in the past, it is removed from your homepage, but the unique styling will remain

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