Eventbrite Plans to Lay Off 8% of Staff; Outsource Other Roles
Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) has decided to shrink its workforce, announcing this week that it planned to lay off about 8% of its staff. The company will also relocate approximately 30 percent of the jobs that remain to other countries – including the majority of its customer support and operations... Read more
Eventbrite Accused of “Campaign of Cancellation” Against Gender-Critical Events
Eventbrite is being criticised for the removal of several events from its platform, drawing accusations of censoring unpopular voices through its cancellations. The ticketing system’s latest controversy comes on the heels of de-platforming events that planned discussions on gender ideology from the perspective of individuals who disagree with the... Read more
Eventbrite Faces Criticism for “Extremist” Gavin McInnes Tour
Previously having drawn anger from conservative commentators over the removal of some events related to right-wing names or groups, Eventbrite gets some stick from the opposite view this time, for hosting ticketing pages for a comedy tour including Gavin McInnes, a far-right writer, podcaster and political commentator. The Cognitive... Read more
Eventbrite Draws Conservative Anger Over Walsh Event Removal
Eventbrite is in the crosshairs of conservative commentators over the removal of an event on its platform. The company delisted events for screenings of a documentary by Matt Walsh, What Is A Woman?, stating that it violated its terms and policies regarding hate speech. The cancellation comes to light via... Read more
Eventbrite Face GOP Ire Over Deplatforming D’Souza Event
The Louisiana GOP has filed a complaint with the state’s Attorney General after Eventbrite cancelled payments for an event featuring filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza last week, citing rules on its platform against “misinformation.” The Republican Party says the last-minute decision to de-platform the event and refund all who had paid... Read more
Eventbrite Q3 2021 Earnings Show Continuing Rebound of Events
Eventbrite (NYSE: EB) released its Q3 2021 earnings report late last week, with the numbers indicating that the live events industry is continuing to rebound from the COVID-induced damage of 2020. The company reported revenues of $53.4 million, which was a 144% increase from the same quarter in 2020.... Read more
Eventbrite Acquires Event Creator Marketing Toolkit ToneDen
Eventbrite has acquired ToneDen, adding the marketing system to its portfolio as performances remain largely on hold amid the pandemic. ToneDen assists event creators and organzers with growing their followings on Spotify using targeted Instagram and other social media ads. “Today, I’m thrilled to announced that ToneDen has been... Read more
Eventbrite Draws Right-Wing Ire After “Cancelling” Pro-Trump Event Page
Eventbrite has drawn widespread anger from right-wing activists this week, following its decision to remove an event from its system over violation of its policies related to “disinformation.” The ticketing platform removed the event from its system, as did Facebook and Mailchimp, earlier this week. The event is a... Read more
Eventbrite Q3 Report Optimistic, But Revenue Down 75% From 2019
Eventbrite’s Q3 earnings report had company leaders speaking optimistically about the expected return of live events, but reflected continued struggles for the company amid the halt on live events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Revenue was down by 75 percent compared to Q3 2019 according to the company, though... Read more
Eventbrite Settles Stockholder Lawsuit for $1.9 Million
Investors who sued Eventbrite claiming the company misled them in its initial public offering have negotiated a $1.9 million settlement, accepting a lower payout than hoped due to the crunch on the company and industry from the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuits were filed after a pair of sharp drops... Read more