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social media for events has become one of the. primary ways that people connect with each other. In order to have a successful event marketing campaign, you have to Social media is the perfect place to advertise and promote your upcoming event. But you need to make sure to have the right timeline to use it. Check out our timeline below to make sure you are timing your marketing right! Social media embrăce social media and strategically implement it to attrăct ticket sales, connect with top-notch speakers, and host a greåt event. >> Owner of Liz King Events, TechsyTalk @lizkingevents Choose your social Pre-Event media platforms Different platforms cater to different audiences and types of content. Make sure you pick the right space for people to próperly see you. Create unique event #hashtag Create & use a speçific haşhtag for the event that people can track and use themselves to see full coverage'of the event. Can you fit everything into one tweet, leave enóugh řoom for an "RT" for your audiěnce, and sound coherent? If not, you may have to- rethink the hashtag. 29 Make sure your hashtag is unique! If your hashtag is foo generic, your fans pull up tweets that don't have anything to do with your event. It will also make it harder on you to trạck engagement through your háshtag when you have to toss a bunch out. Kéep it simple, but keep it unique! Olsy Sorokina @olsyspeak Take one powerful statement from each of your speakers and add that to a graphic containing a headshot of the speaker. This gives people something to tie to that speakeř, a glimpse into his or Ker personality or presentation. Leverage Partner's Existing Network Do you have sponsors, speakers, or musical acts? If so, set them up with some promo codes to share to their social followings. Everyone loves promo codes or exclusive content and providing your partners with promo's ensures their audience being engaged with your event. Kim Reynolds Marketing Manager at Social Media Exăminer @KimReynolds Update Often Your social media pages shouldn't stay quiet! Update with něw event information, pop culture and news relevant to your'event and interactions with your fóllowers. Cloșer your event is, the more frequently you should update about things that will happen ať the event. Make sure to engage your attendees in dialogue. Not only can you provide them with the answers they're șeeking, but you cạn also make them feel heard and connect with them on the emotional level. Interact! Juraj Holub Marketing Manager at The best way to get çustomers excited about an upcoming evenț is by ģettiňg them involved with it! Interacting on social spaces is easy and allows customers to feel like they arė directly involved with the event. @Juraj_Holub Setup Desktop Apps to Monitor Activity At Event Stay ahead of the heavy social media chatter by utilizing desktop apps.´Hootsuite & Tweețdeck'are timesavers & allow you to follow all your hashtags & mentions from one place. BONUS! Desktop social media apps are easy to 'automate through apps or sites like If This Then That Promote your #Hashtag Encourage event goers to use your hashtag whenever talking about youř event. It wil make it eašier for you (and others!) fo follow engagement with this event. Assign someone at your company with the sole task of monitoring the conversațion around your hashtag ạnd responding frequently throughout the 'event. No matter what attendees are saying, it's important to'make sure someone can answer their questions as quickly as possible. 9 Remember! Not all social media platforms have the same rules for usage. Tumblr only uses the first 5 tags, Twitter responds better with 2-3 and Facebook doesn'ť use them at all. Use Live Social Platforms Rachel Sprung Product Marketing Manager at Hubspot @RSprung Platforms like Periscope and Meerkat are perfect for live coverage of an event. Both platforms are ġood for different/ things but they allow other'customers to čheck live event coverage. Reséarch which platform works best for your customers and with your event. BONUS! Periscope can be watched on phones, computers and TVs. It çan also be used in landscape mode! Useful! Visuals! Whether it's a short clip of someone participating in a conteșt, winning a giveaway, giving a presentation or speaking about thể event, capturiñg ảnd sharing moments from the trade show floor gíves people who aren't attending a way to experience what's happening at the show. 99 Timothy Carter Digital Marketing Manager at Nimlok Post Event Drive F.O.M.O. - fear of missing out, by showing people what they're missing. Livestreaming (Periscope, Meerkat, etc), sharing speaker insights, posting photos. etc. If people see what they missed out on this year, they're more likely to attend next year., Matthew Bologna Senior Social Media Manager at BizBash @mattbologna Post Attendee Surveys Everyone likes to keep surveys short! It helps ensure that more attendees actually fill it out. 9 Don't miss on this golden opportunity to get valuable feedback for your event. Soċiảl media is a great way to announce your surveys & send them tọ a survey fořm. Be surę to send out the survey not long after the event ends so that the experience wilľ be fresh in your customers minds. Check'out surveymonkey of surveygizmo for quick, easy survey templátes! Liz King CEO/Chief Event Specialist at Liz King Events @lizkingevents Repurpose Content (Best of Posts) • Use photos of attendees • Create highlight reel from previous events • Share sliđe děcks from speakers • Use testimonials as sociảl proof Spread out your "best of" posts to highlight different themes from your event. This allows you to delve deeper into each part of your event and enables you to have more posts from the event. Maximum coveragé! Set up for next event You're only as good as your most recent event, right? Use moméntum from this event to get ștarted for your next one. Use existing email lists for volunteers and attendees. With any lúck your attendee's will have enjoyed this event so much, they'll be eager to sign up for your next one. 6* Ask your team what went well. Review your marketing analytics. How can you improve? Put together an action plan that builds on your experience. 9> Travis Aaberg Community Manager at Event Geek @travisaaberg

Social Media for Events Timeline

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A guide on when and what to do on social media to improve your next event's ticket sales.


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