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Featured & Sponsored

Featuring and Sponsoring events are ways to give events extra attention to specific events on your platform. In this article you’ll find:

  • Featured Events
    • Featuring an event
    • Adding multiple Featured Events Carousels
  • Sponsored Events
    • Changing styling on Sponsored events
    • Sponsoring an event

Featured Events

Featured events are events that you would like to give a prime spot on your calendar homepage or channels in the Featured Events Carousel to receive some extra attention.

Fast Facts:

  • 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 and that cannot be customized.
  • Once an event is in the past, it is automatically removed from the Featured Events Carousel
  • It is not possible to slow down the slider timing, or remove the automatic sliding.
  • An event can be Featured and Sponsored at the same time.
  • Events can only be Featured by Event Admins who have the Feature/Sponsor Events permission level.

Featuring an Event

  • Navigate to Events > Live
  • Select the desired event from the list
  • From the Featured dropdown select which Channel(s) (including the homepage) you want the event Featured on
  • Save Changes
  • Assigning in a Bulk Upload CSV: In the Featured Tabs column, enter the name of the Featured Tab
  • The names must match exactly. The name is what appears in the Featured dropdown on the Admin Event Edit Form.

Sponsored Events

Sponsored events are a unique way to give an event unique styling throughout the calendar and a prominent spot on your homepage in your Trending events list.

Here’s how it works:

1. The event will be given an automatic boost in the Trending algorithm, which will result in ranking higher in any Trending list–whether on your homepage or another channel.

2. Unique styling can be specified with Custom CSS so that the event stands out in the Trending events list and other results pages.

  • A Sponsored Event must be occurring within 90 days in order for it to be displayed on the homepage. However, if it occurs farther out the unique styling will still be applied and once it falls within the 90 day window the Trending algorithm will take it into account.
  • 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 will be removed from the homepage, but the sponsored styling will remain.
  • Events can be Featured and Sponsored at the same time.
  • The unique styling can be customized with CSS.
  • You can flag an infinite number of events as Sponsored.
  • Events can only be sponsored by Event Admins who have the Feature/Sponsor Events permission level.

Changing styling on Sponsored events

Custom CSS for Sponsored events

  • Background:  .item.sponsored
  • Title:  .item.sponsored h3.summary a
  • Location:  .item.sponsored div.location a
  • I’m Interested:  .item.sponsored a.imgoing

Sponsoring an Event

  • Navigate to Events > Live
  • Select the desired event from the list
  • Check the Sponsored box under Settings
  • Save Changes
  • Assigning in a Bulk Upload CSV: In the Sponsored column, enter 1, y, yes or true to trigger the Sponsored property

Comparison

Featured Event Sponsored Event
Where does it appear? Featured Event carousel on Homepage or other Channels. Trending List on Homepage or other Channels.
How are events ordered? Chronological order. Given a boost in Localist’s Trending algorithm.
How many? No limit as to how many can marked as Featured, but only 10 events will be displayed in the carousel at a time. No limit on how many events can be marked as Sponsored, however, the event must be occurring within 90 days in order to be displayed on the Homepage.

However, if it occurs farther out the unique styling will still be applied and once it falls within the 90 day window the Trending algorithm will take it into account.

What happens to past events? Once one event passes, it leaves the carousel, the next upcoming Featured event will be added from the list. Once a Sponsored Event is in the past, it’s removed from the Trending list, but the Sponsored styling will remain the same when viewing past events.
Who can assign? Event Admins with Featured/Sponsored permissions. Event Admins with Featured/Sponsored permissions.
Additional Information Can be Featured and Sponsored at the same time. Can be Featured and Sponsored at the same time.