Matthew Hoggard Joins Global Cricket Community as Ambassador

Matthew HoggardLondon, UK. January 30, 2014

Joinin, a new social network that helps people make the most of their free time with the things they love doing, is delighted to announce that world-renowned cricketer, Matthew Hoggard MBE, has become their Global Cricket Community Ambassador.

Launched by joinin.com and CricketWorld.com, the Global Cricket Community – cricket.joinin.com – is for cricket players and fans everywhere.

The Global Cricket Community features:

  • Exclusive cricket news, content and prizes
  • The ability to find everything cricket nearby, matches, clubs, events, pitches and more
  • The Global Cricket Community ‘Live Feed’ where members can chat and share cricket videos, photos, scorecards and documents
  • Ability to find local people to play with
  • Celebrity Ambassador Matthew Hoggard

Cricket clubs also get an easy and free way to organize and promote their own events and activities with joinin’s powerful suite of free club organization tools. As cricket coaches, organizers and managers post new content, it is updated in real-time to the Global Cricket Community and the mobile app, giving an up-to-date, unparalleled view of what’s happening in cricket.

Joinin’s free tools help cricket clubs to organize everything from training and managing fixtures, to collecting subs and selling tickets. Simple email and SMS services ensure that players turn up on time and they can chat and share photos securely with their team in their own ‘live feed’.

“I’m delighted to be involved with joinin.com and I am looking forward to getting people to joinin with the Global Cricket Community, I will be uploading regular posts regarding my thoughts on matters cricket as well as interacting with as many members of the global cricket community as possible.”

Matthew Hoggard  

Matthew will be interacting with fans and players daily in the Global Cricket Community feed cricket.joinin.com and joinin social media channels, chatting and posting views and content on cricket, coaching techniques and more, including interesting stories from his career in cricket. He will also be making personal appearances at cricket clubs and events.

As Ambassador, on Thursday 30 January 2014, Matthew will be bowling the first ball of a record breaking net attempt.

When fellow teammate Wayne Chessum survived two brain tumours, Dave Newman and Richard Wells of Billingborough Cricket Club in Lincolnshire made up their minds to break a world record.  From 30th January to 1st February 2014, the pair will attempt to bat for 48 hours in the indoor nets at the Northgate Sports Centre in Sleaford. They are aiming to raise £10,000 in aid of Brain Tumour Research UK.

See more at: http://www.cricketworld.com/world-record-cricket-net-attempt

Joinin is donating £1,000 towards the £10,000 target.

“As lifelong cricket fans and players, we’re so excited to be working with Matthew Hoggard, a cricket legend, on the Global Cricket Community. At joinin we’re committed to supporting cricket by increasing understanding and participation by giving fans, players, clubs and associations the free tools to do this. We’re also really proud to be supporting the amazing work of Brain Tumour Research UK”

Robin Brattel, CEO of joinin.

CricketWorld.com is covering the event live and running a live auction during the event for Brain Tumour Research UK.

“We are delighted to be involved with the World Record attempt and to help raise money for the charity. The Global Cricket Community partnership with joinin is an ideal way to showcase everything that is great about the game as well as providing clubs, schools and fans with ways of joining in and sharing their love of cricket.”

Alastair Symondson, CricketWorld.com

The Global Cricket Community is growing and anyone can find out what’s going on near them by visiting cricket.joinin.com

About joinin

Joinin.com is a social network that helps people make the most of their free time with the things they love doing.

Our goal is to bring people together in the real world – To help everyone spend more time doing the things they’re interested in, with like-minded others.

You can use joinin to:

  • Join in with, or become the founder member of a joinin community of something you love
  • Chat with people with shared interests
  • Meet people nearby with shared interests
  • Discover things to do
  • Add events, clubs/groups or places so other people find them
  • Get free tools

www.joinin.com

About Matthew Hoggard, MBE.

Matthew Hoggard MBE, is one of the most successful international cricketers to have played for England. He retired from playing First Class cricket in 2013 whilst at Leicestershire County Cricket Club where, after leaving his home county of Yorkshire at the end of the 2009 season, he had a successful period. He was a vital member of the inspirational England side that won the epic 2005 Ashes series and has been a model of consistency throughout his test and ODI career, representing his country on 93 occasions.

About Cricket World®

CricketWorld.com is one of the world’s leading cricket websites and broadcasts both live cricket radio and cricket TV programming, on the Internet, as well as featuring cricket news and stories from the International and First Class game to Club and Youth cricket around the world

Contacts

Matthew Hoggard,  blawrence@championsukplc.com

Holly Woodford, Head of Communities, joinin.com, holly@joinin.com

Satu Pitkänen, Head of Marketing, joinin.com, satu@joinin.com

Alastair Symondson, Head of Media, cricketworld.com, as@cricketworld.com

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Eventility Becomes Joinin.com

cropped-coverpic.pngWe’ve changed! We’re now joinin.com and have some great new features, plus all the existing, fantastic free organizational tools you’ve come to expect.

What is joinin?

Joinin.com is a social network that helps people make the most of their free time with the things they love doing.

Our goal is to bring people together in the real world – To help everyone spend more time doing the things they’re interested in, with like-minded others!

You can use joinin to:

  • Joinin with, or become the founder member of a joinin community of something you love
  • Chat with people with shared interests
  • Meet people nearby with shared interests (mobile app only)
  • Discover things to do
  • Add events, clubs/groups or places so other people find them

joinin for organizers

If you organize people you’re in luck – so does, Robin, our founder, and for the last 5 years he’s thought about nothing apart from how to help you organize others.

  • Organize events, groups, clubs and customers
  • Chat and share privately in your own feed on the web or mobile
  • Send emails and texts and see who opens them
  • Sell tickets and collect payments
  • If it’s public – we really help you promote it! From connections to social networks, plugins and links to data partners – and we’re just getting started!
  • You can even get a free website and choose from a range of templates
  • Oh, and it’s free* to use! (see How We Make Money below)

Our mission

Last year the founder of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee said “People still mainly talk to their neighbours, or those with the same religion or culture. Can we develop systems on the web which will actually help solve that problem? I think the web can do more.”

We agree, and we launched Joinin.com to bring people together in the real world. We do this by helping everyone with a shared interest – Join, Chat, Meet, Do. And by giving organizers free tools to help them organize the things that we all love doing!

Simple really.

BTW – do you know that people who organize are mainly volunteers doing it for the love of it? We want to help them find you and you find them!

Our ethics

All of us at joinin believe that everyone’s personal information is important and private and should be treated that way. That’s why we’ve spent years working out the best way to respect your information and deliver a service that you can use freely and securely.

  1. You can’t be found on joinin – we don’t have a ‘people’ search and we don’t let search engines index you
  2. You can create a private club/group or event that’s invite only and no-one else can find it
  3. We never sell your data to third parties

joinin.com

Eventility Helps Supercharge Cricket by Partnering with Cricket World®

Cricket world

Eventility has announced its partnership with Cricket World, to create cricket.eventility.com, the Global Cricket Community. The Community uses Eventility’s ‘Engage’ solution, which seamlessly connects multiple clubs, events and cricket related activities together.  It brings communications, events, payments, member and data management into one, easy to use place. ‘Engage’ helps solve the problem of managing and promoting networks and capturing meaningful, connected and up-to-date information.

Cricket clubs get an easy way to organize and promote their own events and activities with a powerful suite of free tools. As coaches, organizers and managers post new content, it is updated in real-time to cricket.eventility.com, cricketworld.com and the soon to be launched mobile app giving an up-to date, unparalleled view of what’s happening in the cricket community.

Eventility’s powerful free tools help clubs to organize everything from training to managing Eventilityfixtures, to collecting subs and selling tickets. Simple email and SMS services ensure that players turn up on time and they can chat and share photos securely with their team in their own ‘live feed’. They can also manage and chat on the move with from the mobile app.

Coming up on cricket.eventility.com are UK club cricket results, fixtures and top performances, UK club cricket Most Valuable Player ratings and exclusive prize competitions and cricket product offers.

The partnership with Eventility is going to be fantastic for Cricket World and club cricket in general.  Not only does it provide clubs with amazing free tools to help manage their clubs, events and members, but the Engage solution powering the Global Cricket Community means we’ll always have the latest data for our members and clubs, as well as statistics to show participation across cricket.”  Said Alastair Symondson – Head of Media, Cricket World.

“As life long cricket fans and players, working with Cricket World to develop a Global Cricket Community and provide cricket clubs with free organization tools is amazing.  At Eventility we’re committed to supporting sports generally by increasing and understanding participation and with Cricket World we’re delighted to be supporting cricket.

Robin Brattel, CEO of Eventility.

The Global Cricket Community is growing and anyone can find out what’s going on near them by going to:

cricket.eventility.com or http://www.cricketworld.com/global-cricket-community/

 About Eventility®  

 Helping Organizers Organize and People Take Part.

Eventility® is the easy-to-use online platform specially built to help organizers organize events, clubs, groups, communities and places.  It also enables people to meet others with shared interests and for everyone to take part.

We also work with associations, alumni and media partners to build national and global communities of connected people, events, clubs/chapters, places and content.

Eventility removes the pain and hassle associated with running and marketing any activity or business, however large or small, via our website, mobile apps or API.

Founded in 2011 by Robin Brattel, our independently backed business is now being used by thousands of organizers and people across the globe.

About Cricket World®

Cricket World® is one of the world’s leading cricket websites and broadcasts both live cricket radio and cricket TV programming on the Internet.

The Cricket World magazine was founded in 1987 and Cricket World‘s website http://www.cricketworld.com went online in 1996 and its content now includes – cricket live scores, cricket news, live cricket ball-by-ball text coverage of all Test cricket, ODI cricket and Twenty20 international cricket matches. It has one of the most comprehensive in-depth cricket statistics on all the international and first-class cricketers to have played the game and much much more.

Our ever-increasing video production includes daily news updates, historical pieces and match reviews Monday to Friday as well as high-profile interviews with cricketers, administrators and fans of the game. We also produce regular cricket betting preview shows.

We pride ourselves on providing extensive and insightful editorial coverage of all major cricket tournaments with a commitment to get news out to you quickly without sacrificing accuracy or integrity.

We produce regular podcasts, both rounding up the daily news from around the world and catching up with our correspondents at specific tournaments.

Our own unique Most Valuable Player Ratings give a snapshot of which players – from international to domestic and club cricket in the UK – are currently in form, taking into account all performances over the last 12 months and being updated daily. You can also use our historic MVP checker to see who was performing well on any date in history.

Contact

To learn more about this community, please contact:

Robin Brattel, Founder and CEO, Eventility robin@eventility.com

Alastair Symondson – Head of Media, Cricket World. as@cricketworld.com

Eventility Partners with The National Volleyball League to Supercharge Volleyball in the USA

NVL

July 30, 2013, London, UK.

Eventility is pleased to announce its partnership with The National Volleyball League (NVL) to create a real-time, connected, online community of everything volleyball in the USA.

“This partnership significantly helps us with our goal of uniting the volleyball community. It makes it really simple for people to organize and find anything that’s going on in volleyball across the country and get involved. With over 173,000 club volleyball programs in the USA we’re incredibly excited by that potential and to be working with Eventility to achieve this.” Stated AL-B Hannemann, CEO of The National Volleyball League

The NVL is using Eventility’s ‘Engage’ solution for associations, which seamlessly connects multiple clubs, events and volleyball related activities together.  It brings communications, events, payments, member and data management into one, easy-to-use place. Engage helps solve the problem of managing and promoting associations’ networks and capturing meaningful, connected and up-to-date information.

Volleyball clubs get an easy way to organize and promote their own events and activities with a powerful suite of free tools. As coaches, organizers and managers post new content, it’s updated in real-time to the NVL and Eventility websites and mobile apps giving an up-to date, unparalleled view of what’s happening in the volleyball community.

“Our Eventility ‘Engage’ solution has been specifically designed to help associations and organizations like the National Volleyball League with objectives to understand and increase participation. All of us at Eventility are extremely excited about working with the NVL. They’re a fantastic and passionate team and we’re proud to be supporting them.” Robin Brattel, CEO of Eventility

The NVL community is continuously growing and anyone can find out what’s going on in volleyball near them by going to:

www.thenvl.com/ and www.eventility.com/

About The National Volleyball League (NVL)

Founded by Albert Hannemann in late 2010, the National Volleyball League (NVL) has one mission: to unite the rapidly growing volleyball community and tap into the sport’s full potential by working with players and sponsors toward a common goal of delivering a one-of-a-kind sports entertainment experience.

The NVL is a player-focused league that simultaneously allows fans unprecedented access to the sport’s greatest stars. Often produced in conjunction with large-scale lifestyle events, NVL tournaments are designed to showcase the players, sport and lifestyle of beach volleyball among new and existing audiences nationwide.

Additionally, the NVL strives to elevate the visibility and credibility of beach volleyball by cultivating lasting relationships between the league and the greater community. Through education, coaching and accessibility, the NVL continually works to bridge gaps and drive the sport to new levels. At the core of this movement is a commitment to fostering meaningful relationships and collaborating with the entire beach volleyball community at all levels, including youth, junior, collegiate and professional. As a result, pro beach volleyball will finally have the opportunity it deserves to thrive on domestic sand.

www.nvl.com

About Eventility

Helping Organizers Organize and People Take Part.

EventilityEventility® is the easy-to-use online platform specially built to help organizers organize events, clubs, groups, communities and places. It also enables people to meet others with shared interests and for everyone to take part.

We also work with associations, alumni and media partners to build national and global communities of connected people, events, clubs/chapters, places and content.

Eventility removes the pain and hassle associated with running and marketing any activity or business, however large or small, via our website, mobile apps or API.

Founded in 2011 by Robin Brattel, our independently backed business is now being used by thousands of organizers and people across the globe.

www.eventility.com

Contact

To learn more about this partnership, please contact:

Robin Brattel, Founder, Eventility robin@eventility.com

Albert Hannemann, Founder, The National Volleyball League alb@thenvl.com

Social Media for Sports Clubs Infographic

Of the 6000 plus clubs, groups and communities that use Eventility.com to organise and promote their fixtures and events, sport is one of the most popular areas.  Local clubs and teams, as well as sports organisations such as the Sport and Recreation Alliance and spogo are turning to the web to help reach potential new members, communicate with existing members and organise their activities.

As our CEO, Robin Brattel, says: “Organising a team or club has always been a tricky business, frequently involving the time consuming process of emails and last minute text messages. But social media platforms like Eventility have the power to change all that by providing a free one-stop-shop for team or club organisation and promotion”.

With that in mind, we put together this infographic (below) to look at how sports clubs of all sizes are using social media platforms successfully – and some rather less successfully.

As you’d expect, the London 2012 Olympics were a huge social media triumph. There were over 150m tweets about the Games and 67% of British adults used social media to follow the action live. Spice Girls aside, Usain Bolt attracted the most mentions with tweets peaking at 80,000 per-minute following his victory in the 200m.

Of course, here at Eventility we’re especially interested in how local sporting events make use of the web. It’s encouraging to see that 76% of sports event organisers use social platforms to promote their events, but this figure is only 50% when looking at smaller events.

I’m sure this will improve throughout 2013 – and we feel we’re playing our part by offering an amazing free platform to help clubs stay organised. Just in case you missed our pitch: Eventility helps teams and groups to save time, effort and resources, and to communicate easily with members and reach out to new members.

Sport and Social Media - Eventility Infographic

Sport and Social Media – Eventility Infographic

New Year, New Look and Feel, Plus More Features and Improved Functionality

Eventility New Home Page

It’s the New Year so Eventility.com has a fresh new look as well as improved functionality and some fantastic new product features.

Here’s What’s New…

For Clubs, Groups and Communities
Member Lists – Get organised for 2013 with this powerful feature that lets you organise your members into any number of different lists so that you can communicate with them by email and SMS even more quickly and effectively. Learn more
Message Board – Replies are now sent via email to the group organiser and anyone else who replied to the post
Daily Digest Emails  – Roll up of the message board activity and is sent to all group members. A group/event organiser email includes additional activity e.g. new members joined today, number and type of RSVPs
Photo Upload  – Uploading to a group gallery has been improved and now allows multiple images to be uploaded at the same time
Facebook Posting – if you manage multiple Facebook accounts you can now select which ones to post your reminders to (See My Account > Facebook)
Email Controls – We’ve simplified the layout and clarity of the email controls (See My Account > Privacy)

For Places and Venues
Simplified Configuration  – Checkboxes now allow fine granular control of exactly what is displayed on your venue listing
Rooms Descriptions – For managed venues we support the addition of rooms with description, quantity, rate and image
Booking Solutions/Widgets – Other third party booking solutions/widgets can now be included
iLike – Your venues can now be ‘iLiked’ by anyone on the site allowing them to be added to your venue community

For Place and Venue Communities
New Offers Widget – We’ve enhanced our offers engine to work in a similar way to events with organiser and live views. Promote your offers on your site with the new offers widget
Offers Report – A report is now included to reflect the number of downloads, check-ins and the overall redemption rate. Promote your offers on your site with the new offers widget

Mobile App

Our mobile app is on the Android store  with fantastic augmented reality ‘on the horizon’ functionality

Eventility in the Google Chrome Store

Eventility is now available in the Google Chrome webstore. Click here to get a fab shortcut to Eventility whenever you open a new tab in Chrome and don’t forget to rate and review – we love 5 stars!

Eventility.com

We’ve moved to .com! – Don’t worry, all your events are still there on .co.uk

Plus, lots of other tweaks to the site and bug fixes!

We hope you love the new changes as much as we do, so why not go and have a look around on Eventility and try out the new features.

There’s also more information on these changes on our Eventility Support Site.

We’d really love to hear what you think of the new changes or if you have any site requests, so contact us.

Eventility Partners With Spogo

Eventility and spogo

Eventility has partnered with spogo – the great new service designed to get more people participating in sport and fitness – to provide sports club and activity organisers with powerful free organisational and promotional tools and give them the opportunity to connect with a whole new audience online.

spogo.co.uk is the smart new way to find sport and fitness. Developed by the Fitness Industry Association with a Sport England lottery grant, this innovative online tool is designed specifically to make your life easier by bringing together 30,000 sports, leisure centres and personal trainers in the same place for the first time.

We’re really excited about working with spogo and are confident that sports club and activity organisers will see real benefits in using Eventility, from less time and hassle spent organising to improved promotion – and best of all, it’s free to use!

For more information www.eventility.co.uk/spogo

The British Ju-Jitsu Association Partners With Eventility

BJJA logo Eventility Partnership

BJJA Partners With Eventility.co.uk

The British Ju-Jitsu Association Partners With Eventility To Adopt Engage™, The New Online Solution For Those Managing Any Multiple Events, Places, Clubs, Groups Or Communities. 

Eventility today announced its partnership with The British Ju-Jitsu Association National Governing Body (BJJAGB), who are now using the Engage solution to enhance engagement with their clubs.  Engage will provide BJJAGB Ju-Jitsu club organisers with free tools to simplify the organisation and promotion of their club, allow them to collect subscriptions and sell tickets online, ensure the BJJAGB website is updated in real-time with club details, training and event listings,  and report on participation in Ju-Jitsu and how it is increasing across membership.

Since 1960, The British Ju-Jitsu Association National Governing Body has been providing instruction and governance to Ju-Jitsu in the United Kingdom. The BJJAGB prides itself on helping new clubs and associations to get started, whether it is in their own system of Ju-Jitsu or an established one and they now have hundreds of clubs across the UK.

Engage is the groundbreaking online solution from Eventility. Designed for organisations, associations and businesses, Engage solves the headache of organising, communicating and promoting multiple events, places, clubs, groups or communities with a suite of easy to use tools. Engage helps partners connect communities, reach untapped and new contacts, deliver better service, increase revenue, save time and effort, and best of all, has practically zero implementation costs – requiring just one line of code.

Engage partners link their events, places and clubs, groups, communities together, and everyone can use Eventility’s free organisational tools (Member Management, Communication Centre, Events Hub and Social Syndication), while the data is aggregated in real time to power websites or mobile apps.  Engage can also provide partners with monetisation routes via revenue share and advertising revenue as well as anonymised statistics on member activities across all connected data.

“The partnership with Eventility is going to be fantastic for the BJJA.  Not only does it provide our clubs with an amazing free tool to help manage their clubs, events and members, but the Engage solution powering our website means we’ll always have the latest data for our members clubs and statistics to show participation across our sport.” Martin Dixon, Chairman, British Ju-Jitsu Association Governing Body.

“We’re delighted that The British Ju-Jitsu Association National Governing Body have chosen to work in partnership with Eventility.  With our Engage products powering their website they will be able to increase the exposure of all the fantastic Ju-Jitsu clubs and events being run around the country, helping to encourage more people to participate.” Robin Brattel, Eventility Founder and CEO.

Learn more about Eventility Engage™ (www.eventility.co.uk/engage)