Why Bandwango No Longer Includes Venue List Codes

Madison Strunk  |  September 20th, 2023

Empowering Clients for Better Pass Experiences

In the dynamic world of digital marketing and tourism, adaptability, and innovation are key. At Bandwango, we're constantly evolving to meet the needs of our clients and provide them with the best tools for success. One significant change we've made is discontinuing the inclusion of venue list codes on pass landing pages. Keep reading for more information on why we made this decision and why clients should consider creating their own venue lists.

Venues Lists: A Thing of the Past

Previously, Bandwango would issue codes to place a venue list on a pass landing page; however, this is no longer an option. The decision to move away from this approach was not taken lightly but was driven by our commitment to offering a more user-friendly platform and empowering our clients.

The Shift Towards User-Friendly Pass Design

Bandwango has shifted its focus away from being your landing page designer to concentrating our efforts on developing a more robust mobile pass design. While we no longer provide a separate list of venues to be placed on your site via code, a list of included pass locations is still located under the “Learn more” button on your product card. We’ve found that the less code our team has to provide for your site, the better. Instead, we're empowering clients to have more control over their landing page content.


Client Empowerment: Editing, Managing, and Customizing

By not including codes for venue lists, we're giving our clients complete authority in editing, managing, and customizing more of the content on their landing page. Gone are the days of relying on the Bandwango team to make edits and potentially issue new code. This newfound freedom allows clients to tailor their landing page experience to their specific needs and preferences.

Tailored Landing Pages for Aesthetic Pride

One of the main reasons for this change is the feedback we received from several clients who were unhappy with the look of Bandwango's venue listings and had trouble customizing their style. While it may take a bit more effort on your part to build these lists, we found that our clients valued designing their landing pages to be something they are aesthetically proud of.

For more tips on crafting the perfect landing page, be sure to check out our blog here.

Ways to Create a Venue List

1. Interactive Map

Show your potential passholders where they can be drinking, eating, saving, and more! An interactive map can provide a visually appealing way to showcase your venues.

2. List

A list format allows you to write a small description of each of your venues, offering passholders valuable information at a glance.


Real-Life Examples

To illustrate the benefits of creating custom venue lists, here are a few examples of clients who have successfully implemented this approach:

St. Paul Local Lovers Pass

This pass created a venue list in the form of an interactive map, providing passholders with an engaging visual experience.

Visit Gainesville Sippin Seven

Visit Gainesville chose to write short descriptions of each of their venues, giving potential customers a brief overview of what to expect on their trail.

Visit KC Savings Pass

Visit KC Savings Pass includes information about the discounts available at each of their venue locations, enhancing the passholder experience.

Bandwango's decision to no longer issue venue list codes for your website is a testament to our commitment to empowering our clients. By giving you more control and flexibility, we believe you can create a pass experience that truly represents your brand and engages your audience effectively. Embrace the opportunity to design a pass that you can be proud of, and watch as your passholders reap the benefits of a more user-friendly and customized experience.