GigMasters Announces Major Category Expansion

8/8/2013, the web’s top event booking service, broadens its offering by launching 15 new photographer and videographer categories. This is part of the company’s effort to be the one-stop source for finding and booking the best local event vendors. GigMasters’ strategic expansion beyond entertainment has propelled the company past 200,000 event bookings.

The company’s photographer and videographer launch comes as a follow up to the 26 new transportation categories GigMasters added in April of this year. The addition of transportation has already helped drive the numbers for the 16 year old company, as revenue generated from event transportation bookings has already more than doubled from last year.

"What other service can transport you to your event, get you on the dance floor, and provide a photo album of memories?" asks Marissa Latshaw, VP of Marketing at GigMasters. "We are thrilled to hit this milestone of 200,000 events and we’ll continue to do our part to make it easy for our clients to find the best local vendors for their special celebrations."

As GigMasters adds more vendor categories, clients are using the service to book a greater variety of vendors for each event.

"GigMasters enables me to put out a request for entertainment to 10 vendors in the span of 3-5 minutes," says Carolyn Miller, professional event planner and owner of Creative Celebrations. "Responses are always quick and direct, and quotes are simple and easy to pay. Whether I’m looking for a period pianist, a caricaturist, or an Elvis impersonator, GigMasters makes the entertainment part of my job a breeze."

In addition to hitting 200,000 booked events, the company has seen 22% growth in booking revenue since 2010, and has generated $12 million for its members so far in 2013. These results are due in no small part to GigMasters offering a larger event vendor selection than ever before.

"GigMasters really is the preeminent online booking site. That’s apparent just from the amount of years that GigMasters has been doing it and the amount of vendors that are on there, successfully booking and earning a living," says John Alden, professional DJ and GigMasters member.

Throughout the rest of the year, GigMasters plans to continue its expansion to include all types of vendors to service events.

About GigMasters is the web’s number one event booking service, guiding party planners and hosts to the right entertainment and vendors for every event. By combining the efficiency of the web with the personal touch of a private event planner, GigMasters has helped facilitate more than 200,000 event bookings: weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions and more. With the largest nationwide database of client-rated vendors and entertainers, GigMasters boasts 11,000+ members including live bands, DJs, wedding musicians, event photographers, celebrity impersonators, balloon twisters, stand-up comedians, jazz trios, photo booths, string quartets, soloists, limousines and more. The site, founded in 1997 by Kevin Kinyon and Michael Caldwell, attracts over 30,000 daily visits* throughout North America. GigMasters is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, TRUSTe, and is also a DigiCert secured website. For more information, please visit

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