Aussie celebrity booking app A.C.T.A wins national award & adds Audiopaxx, Profile Talent
A.C.T.A. allows event professionals to book talent directly online– and save up to 90% in time and effort and recently added some high-profile names: Audiopaxx (Carmada, LDRU), Profile Talent (Danii Minogue, David Campbell, Ed Kavalee, Joel Creasey), and Niche Productions (Furnace and the Fundamentals).
This month A.C.T.A. won the National Award for Innovation in Events at the Meetings & Events (MEA) Awards at the ballroom of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center.
Accepting the award, founder and CEO Harris Meitanis told the 1,000 guests, “There’s no greater accolade, than one bestowed upon you by your colleagues and by those who your work is designed to serve.
“The Event Ecosystem’s platforms were built specifically for an industry we’re extremely passionate about, and to receive this award, as well as the NSW state award (in February) and continuous plaudits and adoption by our peers justifies to me personally that I wasn’t crazy after all – people are actually excited to embrace the future.”
A day earlier, Meitanis presented the keynote at EVOLVE 2019 on the Third Industrial Age.
“We have too long been subject to slow, tangled processes and some unscrupulous behaviour,” he said.
“Freedom and control of information is the defining characteristic of this The Information Age.
“We have a duty to our beloved industries, to keep innovating and evolving processes so that all parties are able to work safer, easier and freely in order to create incredible and memorable events.”
The Event Ecosystem team’s booth at the meet received a visit from brand ambassador and ARIA-winning singer-songwriter Megan Washington, who was across the road working on premiering her first opera, for Opera Queensland, based on Georgia Blain’s 2017 novel Between A Wolf And A Dog.
Washington met with delegates, and during an interview said, “I always enjoy events where the client has thought a lot about the song they want me to perform.
“Often it dovetails perfectly with their message, in a way which I would never have thought of myself.”
Since launch, the app has facilitated bookings from Adam Goodes, Reece Mastin, Glen McGrath, Touch Sensitive, Jules Lund, Tenzin and Sophie Monk.
In mid-February, The Event Ecosystem launched G.E.T – Global Event Talent – which sources non-celebrity talent.
G.E.T – Global Event Talent – which launched at AIME in February – is a platform for sourcing non-celebrity talent.
It’s picked up 800 new members, including clowns stilt-walkers, fire twirlers, DJs, cover bands and circus acts.
A.C.T.A and G.E.T are the first booking platforms to adopt frontline blockchain technology, ensuring security and transparency for all parties with a patented CMS designed to deliver the artist/service in a professional capacity.
All financial transactions are between the act and the client, with the platforms not involved in holding any of the payment.