Localist Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Localist

Events build communities, and communities drive growth.

4.41/5 (63 reviews)

Localist 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.

With Localist, you can identify the events your community wants to attend, reach new audiences to grow your community and aggregate disparate data sources to gain a holistic view of your most engaged members.

Localist was built for community managers and marketers. It is an easy-to-use, maintenance-free platform that doesn’t require coding. With extensive integrations and an API, the platform works with all of your existing tools, from your website CMS to your CRM, video conferencing, member management and community software.

Localist centralizes the event listings process with a streamlined workflow. Departments, chapters and affiliates within your organization can add events, but the power to approve and publish remains in your hands. Designed to fit the needs of any size organization, our platform allows you to aggregate and automate email and social media marketing for all events across departments. Meanwhile, your pals in IT can sleep easy knowing the platform is protected with standard security technology to provide privacy and data encryption.
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Pricing

Starting from
$850/month
Pricing options
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
Localist screenshot: Bring all your events into a single interactive calendar to provide a centralized experience for all visitors.Localist screenshot: No need for a third-party site. Localist streamlines the registration process with Register, a secure and compliant ticketing tool for paid and free events.Localist screenshot: Manage all your events from an easy-to-use Admin Dashboard.Localist screenshot: View trending events, registrations, social activity, admin activity, attendee geography and more with Localist's comprehensive analytics suite.

Localist user reviews

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Nicky E.

Localist is the solution!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Localist


Good feedback Nicky - Thanks!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Raymond R.

Ray's review of Localist

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Localist


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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Stanley C.

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

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 the live feed and be amended by the changes when it's approved. Or there should be an option to automatically approve minor changes. Another thing I don't like is the way you can filter down events. I think being able to see a calendar with the events listed on each day is a plus. (Kind of like seeing a physical calendar or using the Google calendar app.) People like to be able to see the events available on a week or monthly basis. I think this option would be most beneficial for the widget at least. I've been asked multiple times to have an alternative view to the list view we already have. The mini calendar for the widget is not functionally viable. It limits you to being only able to filter events on a day to day basis. If you ask me, I think it is rather cumbersome and not useful.

Response from Localist


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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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Frankie R.

Beautiful, functional, and automated.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-09
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Localist


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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Brandi H.

Easy to use and excellent customer service

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-04
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Localist


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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Localist pricing

Starting from
$850/month
Pricing options
Subscription
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Localist starts at $850/month (billed annually)

Localist features

API
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Analytics/ROI Tracking
Campaign Analytics
Campaign Management
Contact Management
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Engagement Tracking
Multi-Channel Marketing
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integrations

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Additional information for Localist

Benefits

• 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.