As stated when I first started making my site open for advertisements, I will always disclose when a blog post is a part of a paid ad placement. As I choose my advertisers probably as carefully as they choose me, I make sure to remain above board for my readers.
UQ Events is the latest company to take up real estate on my side bars so I have conducted an interview with Michelle Lanthier of UQ Events to find out a bit more about who they are and what they do.
What is your website/url
The website is www.uqevents.com
What is your role/involvement with the business
I would say that I mostly deal with marketing related tasks. However, when you work for a smaller company it seems that you are constantly multi-tasking in order to accomplish 5 things at once (many of which are not at all marketing related).
What does your site/service offer
UQ Events enables anyone who uses our website to post, find and share events in Vancouver (at no cost to them). What this means is that people can POST their events in our database through their dedicated event calendars. Individuals who visit the website can then FIND these events and SHARE them through the website, through email or calendar apps, or by posting them on social websites like Facebook and Digg.
How long has it been around
We launched the website this past summer.
Why/how would people be use your site
Anyone who is looking to publicize an event (bands, theatre groups, artists, charity organizations . . .) can benefit from our website, as can any member of the public who is looking for something fun to do in Vancouver.
What is the ultimate goal for your site, how would you like to see it grow
Our goal is to grow the site to a point where we can help as many people as possible connect to and engage with events in Vancouver. UQ Events is all about sharing events and connecting the community through entertainment and we hope that people enjoy our service and continue to use it for many years to come.
How can people find out more
People can find out more by going to www.uqevents.com or by emailing info [at] uqevents.com with any questions they may have.
Update: You can now also find them on Twitter.