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Localist

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Events build communities, and communities drive growth.

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Localist FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Localist offer?

Localist has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription

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Q. Who are the typical users of Localist?

Localist has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Localist support?

Localist supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Localist offer an API?

Yes, Localist has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Localist integrate with?

Localist integrates with the following applications:
Drupal, Microsoft Outlook, Khoros Communities, Google Analytics 360, Webex, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Zoom, WordPress, Twitter/X, Airmeet, Adobe Connect, GoTo Meeting, Cvent Event Management, Fuze , LinkedIn for Business, Eventbrite, Meta for Business, Trumba Connect, Google Calendar, Instagram, Marketo Engage, Google Maps, Facebook Business Suite, Dialpad Meetings, Join.Me, Microsoft Excel


Q. What level of support does Localist offer?

Localist offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum

Localist product overview

What is Localist?

Localist is the only platform that combines event management with marketing automation. With all the tools you need in one place, you will increase attendance for all event types (online and offline, paid and free) and drive your organization’s growth.

Key benefits of using Localist

• User-friendly: Localist was built for community managers and marketers. It is an easy-to-use, maintenance-free platform that doesn’t require coding.

• Flexible: With extensive integrations and an API, Localist works with all of your existing tools, from your website CMS to your CRM, video conferencing, member management and community software.

• Centralized: Localist centralizes the event listings process with a streamlined workflow. Departments, chapters and affiliates within your organization can add events. The power to approve and publish remains in your hands.

• Scalable: Designed to fit the needs of any size organization, Localist allows you to aggregate and automate email and social media marketing for all events across departments.

• Secure: Localist checks all boxes for your pals in IT. The platform is protected with standard security technology to provide privacy and data encryption.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
Chat
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Live Online
Documentation
Webinars

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Localist features

Functionality

4.2

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Total features

75

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Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Third Party Integrations
Data Import/Export
Customizable Templates
Engagement Tracking
Social Media Integration
Multi-Channel Marketing
Template Management

Localist users reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

/5

63

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.27/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
The calendar has a nice look and has a lot of features integrated into it. It has been stable and reliable throughout the time we've used it.
The integration with our event management system is great and the UX is really good. Super user-friendly and clear with labels, flexible to add your own tags/categories, etc.
Pretty satisfied with it, though there's always room for improvement. Team is responsive and helpful.
Cons
The lack of a writable API is discouraging and makes it difficult to integrate with our other systems.
The calendar has little to no spam protection so users can post hundreds of bogus reviews while trying to farm clicks on our platform.
Inability to manage RSS feeds of content in a custom way, but that could just be me.
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Nicky E.

Higher Education, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Localist is the solution!

Reviewed 4 years ago

We looked at many different event software solutions before deciding on Localist. It's a great product, and the customer service is unparalleled.

Pros

I really like how you can brand localist, customize the calendar offerings, and how it is a marketing platform in addition to a events platform.

Cons

I wish that the integration with Facebook still existed! I don't like double-creating everything - but using Localist and Facebook together = maximum visibility.

Vendor response

Good feedback Nicky - Thanks!

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Raymond R.

Higher Education, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Reviewed 4 years ago

I'm very familiar with Localist after having used it for a few years so I'm reluctant to change to a different email merge system but I do find it to be user-friendly and easy to introduce people to.

Pros

It's very easy to get started and set up a basic email. Support is very helpful and great about determining what issues I'm having. The emails usually look pretty great and consistent.

Cons

After I've uploaded a new audience, the response time a for it to appear and become useable. This is very confusing and stressful when you need to send the campaign. When I import an audience and add new field names, I wish I didn't have to eventually rename them from the default "MEREGE8" in the Audience fields page. I wish it were easier to modify the template and styles without "hacking it" via CSS.

Vendor response

Thanks Raymond! I passed your feedback on to our support team too.

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Stanley C.

Hospital & Health Care, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Customer service is excellent, but the UI and functionality needs a revamp

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall I think the customer service is excellent. The UI and functionality needs to be improved. I've been using this software for 5 years and it has not changed much. It's time to improve on the current concept.

Pros

I like that I am able to segment my events into separate communities. I like the outstanding software support whenever I have questions. The UI and functionality can be upgraded to better filter events and further improve usability.

Cons

I don't like that I can't give more control for approval of events. At my organization, we have one admin to approve the events. Events already submitted don't necessarily need to be reapproved by me if there are minor changes like dates. When someone does add/remove dates from an event, the event is no longer visible to the public and needs to be reapproved. Maybe the event shouldn't be pulled from...

Vendor response

Hey Stanley! Thanks for your review. We're catching up on responding to some Capterra reviews, and we wanted to check-in. I wanted to let you know that we are weeks away from launching an improved front-end on the Localist platform. Our goal with this front-end release is to update the design of the customizable layout - without disturbing too much in the existing experience. Maintaining simplicity in the user's experience is critical. We have identified opportunities in key moments of interaction to improve user flows and optimize how content is consumed. Looking forward to this release and would love to get some feedback from you after that release! If you have any questions and concerns hit us up at https://www.localist.com/contact/

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Frankie R.

Government Relations, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Beautiful, functional, and automated.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Our previous website calendar system consisted of our staff manually entering events when the public would email them to us. Even with copy/pasting each field, it would take up some time to process a lot of requests. Now, we can approve or deny events with the click of a button and the public takes the time to format the events themselves. This also allows for required fields so we don't receive events with missing information.

Pros

I really like the clean design of the calendar along with the functionality of event submissions. Having the public submit their own events automates our process so much more than it was before. All we have to do is click one button to approve or deny the events, and that makes our job much easier.

Cons

I think we could have a little more control over the customization of the design, but we still haven't hit too many roadblocks as it is now.

Vendor response

Hey Frankie! Thanks for your feedback! We're catching up on responding to some Capterra reviews, and we wanted to check-in. I wanted to let you know that we are weeks away from launching an improved front-end on the Localist platform. Our goal with this front-end release is to update the design of the customizable layout - without disturbing too much in the existing experience. Maintaining simplicity in the user's experience is critical. We have identified opportunities in key moments of interaction to improve user flows and optimize how content is consumed. Looking forward to this release and would love to get some feedback from you after that release! If you have any questions and concerns hit us up at https://www.localist.com/contact/

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Brandi H.

Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use and excellent customer service

Reviewed 5 years ago

We wanted a tool that would make it easier for our users to add and manage their own events to a calendar, thus adding to the number events on the calendar at any given time. Localist, with its easy to use interface, has solved that problem. People have found it very easy to use with little to no training necessary. The Localist support team has been wonderful about replying quickly to any questions or help I've needed.

Pros

This was the easiest third-party tool implementation I've ever been a part of. They didn't oversell and under-deliver. The calendar was exactly as promised and so easy to use for both admins and our end-users. The interface is user friendly and has made adding and managing events very easy.

Cons

There isn't much that I like least about the software. Localist is very responsive to customer suggestions so updates are usually driven by users. The minor things are not deal breakers for me.

Vendor response

Thanks for your feedback, Brandi! What a great review! We're catching up on responding to some Capterra reviews, and we wanted to check-in. I wanted to let you know that we are weeks away from launching an improved front-end on the Localist platform. Our goal with this front-end release is to update the design of the customizable layout - without disturbing too much in the existing experience. Maintaining simplicity in the user's experience is critical. We have identified opportunities in key moments of interaction to improve user flows and optimize how content is consumed. Looking forward to this release and would love to get some feedback from you after that release! If you have any questions and concerns hit us up at https://www.localist.com/contact/

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