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Five Things You Need to Know About Planning a Media Event

Spin Sucks

Plan a Media Event I found that planning a media event is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I’ve done many of them for all different types of clients and occasions, and no two are exactly alike, which makes planning a media event that much more fun! Here are five things you need to know about planning a media event. 1. You know, Murphy’s Law.

How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing. As noted here previously, trade shows and other live events remain one of the top three lead generation channels for B2B companies, despite the fact they’ve been around for a while (the first trade conferences were in the 1700s).

The Most Important Post-event Engagement Tool

Spin Sucks

Think of the last branded event you created and the engagement tool you used. Whether it was a trade show, industry event, or conference, chances are you started engaging with participants via social media weeks before you ever did in person. Perhaps you joined a LinkedIn Group to get the dialogue rolling, or maybe you used hashtags in your tweets in anticipation of the event.

Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference

Webbiquity SMM

Last month’s Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference opened with a blast of presentational energy from Neal Rodriguez. The conference, hosted by Marty Weintraub ‘s agency, aimClear, was an impressive affair. The post-conference free martinis were a nice touch too. Start with research: is your goal achievable? What’s the best way to accomplish it?

Virtual Event Technologies Defined

SocialFish

This is the first in a new series of guest posts by famed blogger on social media and events, Jeff Hurt, of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. No doubt you’ve started investigating the dizzying array of digital solutions for your event: content-capture, hybrid, live stream, on-demand, Skype, videoconferencing, virtual, webinar, 2D, 3D. Virtual Event Definitions. Hybrid Event.

Monday Roundup: PRSA 2015 International Conference

Waxing UnLyrical

Good morning from Atlanta! I’m here for the 2015 PRSA International Conference where there’s absolutely no shortage of awesome speakers this year. What do you hope to learn at the PRSA 2015 International Conference? Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Monday Roundup: PRSA 2015 International Conference. ” 1. How to Prevent a Social Media Crisis. ” 2. 

Extend the Life of Your Event with Post-Event Planning

Waxing UnLyrical

Hosting an event is just the beginning of its life-cycle. The content you create and the leads you nurture will keep your event alive well after its end date. Tip: Keep the hashtag short and simple, and make sure you have it displayed at the event so the audience knows to participate. What advice do you have for extending an event’s longevity?

The Three “Ss” of a Successful Live Event

Spin Sucks

The Live Event: The “New” Social Media Platform. Putting on a successful live event, however, takes more time and effort. Why Put On Live Events. live event is your own social media platform. live event is the perfect platform for establishing your credibility, generating leads, and—when done well—making a profit. The Three “Ss” of a Successful Live Event.

4 Conferences for Social Media-Aware Business Owners

Idaconcpts

As if there were any other kind of business proprietor these days, check out these four conferences for social media-aware business owners: 1. EmMeCon – Emerging Media Conference. When and Where: This unique event will be held in the equally unique city of San Francisco, California , from January 28-31, 2013. 3. New Media Expo 2013. Social Media Strategies Summit 2013.

How to Engage Event Attendees with Pokemon Go

Ignite Social Media

However, one of the most fascinating topics for me has been the conversation around how to incorporate Pokémon GO into event marketing. Meaning, how can conference and event planners incorporate the game into their meetings to keep attendees engaged? Side note, in order for this to work your event does need to happen at a current Pokestop. Image Source: PC Mag.

7 Tips to Creating an All-Star Event

Waxing UnLyrical

Events can be a great way to build relationships and nurture leads. Whether it’s a 10-person meet-up or a 300-person conference, make sure you check off these items to get the best return on your investment. 1. Tip: make your purpose clear before the event so people don’t feel like they’ve been duped into attending. 2. What tips do you have for creating an all-star event?

5 Tips for a Fantastic Marketing Conference

Puzzle Marketer

I recently attended a marketing conference in Indianapolis, IN called Connections - “Inspire the Future” The event was put on by ExactTarget , an international email marketing service provider. The event pulled together 4,000 marketing clients and industry thought leaders all learning together. Inspired by how well this event was executed, I thought I’d share 5 tips from what I saw at the conference that in my opinion made it successful. Get some big names in there and you’re on your way to a successful event.

12 Questions When Considering A Hybrid Event

SocialFish

Hybrid events, face-to-face experiences with a live streaming component for remote attendees, should be the norm. 12 Question To Consider About Hosting A Hybrid Event. Do we have a budget to broadcast the event to our members and potential members? Then you can brand the page with event information. And, we’ll save those reasons for another post.

How To Speak At A Conference & Raise Your Social Profile

Jason Yormark

One of my favorite parts of my job over the past year or so is having had the opportunity to participate in speaking engagements at conferences and local business chapters. Get out there and meet some folks, especially those in charge of the events you are interested in speaking at. Connect in the real world. Get your house in order. Pitch something memorable. Leverage an ally.

How To Speak At A Conference & Raise Your Social Profile

Jason Yormark

One of my favorite parts of my job over the past year or so is having had the opportunity to participate in speaking engagements at conferences and local business chapters. Get out there and meet some folks, especially those in charge of the events you are interested in speaking at. Connect in the real world. Get your house in order. Pitch something memorable. Leverage an ally.

Dreamforce: A Must Attend Event for Marketers and PR Professionals

Spin Sucks

Then I realized San Francisco was expecting an influx of nearly 100,000 attendees for the conference. How many attendees do the conferences you typically attend have? You may think that the whole conference is one big product shill for Salesforce, but that is not the case. Conferences Christopher S. produce a podcast and listen to about 16 others each week. Networking.

5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn

Idaconcpts

In the past I have been to a lot of technology events. As you can imagine, technology events vary in their substance and style. But sometimes what you want is a truly luxurious event. Here are five of those types of events, so you can bask in the luxury while still being productive. 1. Tech Mentor Events. Captivate Conference. Lean Kanban France.

Enriching Conferences With Real Interaction

Janet Fouts

Conferences have changed. The days of canned presentations where we hear the same old blah, blah, blah we heard at the last 3 conferences just isn’t going to draw a crowd anymore. Keep an eye on Twitter too, the @SFAMA will be live-tweeting the event with the tag #IMS13. See the full agenda here. The concept here is “pair concept with concrete action.”

How Not to Invite Speakers to Speak at Your Event

Bill Hartzer

could have written a title like “Click It Summit Fails at Inviting Speakers” or maybe even “Click It Summit Spams The Internet Marketing Community” But in all fairness, I decided to just leave it as the current title, showing that this is a lesson how NOT to invite speakers to speak at your next event. That is NOT how you invite speakers to speak at your event.

10 Proven Ways to Get People to Come to Your Online Event

Convince & Convert

In my post yesterday, I talked about how virtual conferences are the dipping dots of marketing—marketing of the future and my current favorite outreach marketing tactic. Online events, whether they are in the form of a conference, a webinar, or a Twitter chat are great ways to position any brand as a thought leader in a niche and acquire new followers and/or leads.

4 Technology Conferences to Create Your Traveling Schedule for 2013

Idaconcpts

Whether your interest is in the world of gadgets, or strictly corporate technology, the many upcoming tech conferences give each of us the opportunity to be better at everything that we do for both work and play. When and Where: The Park Plaza Hotel in London, England will play host to the 2013 version of the Technology Frontiers event from March 5-6, 2013. 3.

How to Create a Pinterest Place Board for An Event

SocialFish

So when they announced Place Pins at the end of November, of course the first thing I thought was “this could be cool for an association’s annual conference.” Then the holidays came and went, and I didn’t have time to try it out, but finally got to try it and I think it’s pretty cool. // Follow AOTA Inc’s board AOTA 2014 Annual Conference & Expo Places of Interest on Pinterest.

How We’re Using Social Strategy to Build Conference Awareness

Simply Measured

Planning an event is always stressful, and promoting one is an intricate process. How can you utilize it to ensure that your conference gets the hype, engagement, and attendance it deserves? At conferences, content is queen. You wouldn’t sign up, sacrifice resources, and spend money to attend a conference with a so-so agenda. Social media plays a critical role.

How to Apply Social to Conferences

SocialFish

Do you work in the Meetings or Conferences department of your association? Social media and conferences, just like chocolate and peanut butter are better together. When it comes to engaging conference participants before, during, and after, a face-to-face event, social media is a remarkably effective tool. Here’s a taster from the Conferences guide. 1.

Live-Tweeting Events: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Learn everything you need to know about live-tweeting events in these five must-reads. Follow These Best Practices for Live-Tweeting Events By Jennifer Beese Social media and live events go hand-in-hand. Everything from conferences and award ceremonies, to television shows and sporting events are talked about on social. Blog Social Media Twitter

[Cool Social Tools] QiqoChat for Live Online Events

SocialFish

Hold large, online conferences with a high degree of peer-to-peer interaction and conversation.  In-depth written conversations to get people thinking and exchanging ideas even before the a live event begins.  This makes the live event that much more productive. ————-. This approach can complement your existing tech platforms: Email discussion lists.

An Open Letter To Conference Organizers

Twist Image

Dear Conference Organizer, It's rare that you will get a letter from someone like me. speak professionally at over 60 events per year, due my industry involvement I also help to organize a handful of high-profile events every year and, top of that, I am a willing, happy and paying participant at many conferences per year. As the years pass and the events management industry continues to evolve, I would like you to consider the following concepts. Be careful how you market your events. Keep in mind that participants do more than pay to attend your event.

Takeaways From Disney’s Social Media Moms Conference

Jenn's Trend

Yes, I was invited to a social media conference at Disneyland, and yes, it was awesome. will share all of my takeaways from the Social Media Moms conference here with you, but first I want to share how/why I was invited – because I’ve been asked this dozens of time! So, first of all,… The post Takeaways From Disney’s Social Media Moms Conference appeared first on Jenn's Trends. Social Media blogging social media social media event social media manager social media marketing social media strategy social media training

HR Reinvention: A Strategic + Interactive Conference for HR Leaders

SocialFish

For years data has been used in sales and marketing functions to measure current and past results, and even predict future events. The goal of this event is make us more successful, make the HR practice more impactful, and help our organizations and communities thrive. Guess where Jamie Notter and I will be on May 22?  In Omaha for HR Reinvention. HR REINVENTION: WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT.

What Happened at Problogger Training Event 2016

ProBlogger

The two days of the event this year were all about inspiring bloggers to be proactive and giving them the information and support they needed to take action. That change might not sound like a big one but we think it had a big impact as attendees told us many times that they felt the event was warmer, more inclusive, more welcoming and easier to meet people at. Actionable Content.

Win A Ticket To The Art Of Marketing Conference

Dave Fleet

Then the latest Art of Marketing conference in Toronto is for you. Held on March 7 in Toronto, the event features: Gary Vaynerchuk – New York Times Bestselling Author, Crush It! Note: the conference is in Toronto. eventsWant to see Gary Vaynerchuk, Guy Kawasaki, Avinash Kaushik and more speak, all in one day?

6 Great Conferences to Attend Before the End of 2012

Convince & Convert

And when it comes to getting educated on how you can grow your business and attract positive (while properly handling negative) attention through social media, there’s nothing quite like the experience of an in-person conference with the brilliant minds of digital unloading all of their tips to attendees. The first conference kicked off last year in Konstanz, Germany.

Adding Satellite Sites To Your Hybrid Event Mix

SocialFish

Think big massive events, large numbers of people…and many locations. That’s the best environment for satellite sites or pods with your hybrid event. satellite site is when a group of people gather together to watch a live stream from your main event. Creating satellites sites with your hybrid event is best described as creating your own television network. Creating satellite sites with your hybrid event is nearly the same thing. Speaker presentations from your conference headquarters are delivered via the internet to homes and offices worldwide.

Top Marketing Events and Conferences to Attend in 2013

Writtent Blog

Digital marketing industry changes so fast that it’s of crucial importance for every professional marketer to keep abreast of the major marketing industry news and events. Visiting different trade shows, summits, forums and marketing conferences is a great opportunity to become immersed in sharing your knowledge with the brightest and the best people in the [.]. Events

Conference Spotlight: Build Grow Scale LIVE

Kikolani

If you’ve seen my extensive list of over 120 business, online marketing, and and tech conferences for 2015 , you know there are a LOT of events out there to choose from. Today, I would like to highlight one of the events from that list to give you some more insight into up and coming events. Topics covered at this conference include the following. Business

The Data-Backed Guide to Event Marketing on Social Media: How to Get People Talking About Your Event

Buffer Social

Taking an event from idea to sell-out is no easy feat. And half the battle of organizing an event is marketing it. Best of all, social media event marketing isn’t as time-consuming as you may think. One of the greatest feelings in the world is walking into one of your own events and seeing it jam-packed with people. How to share on social before the event.

Video: content marketing conference presentation

Sherrilynne Starkie

I was asked to speak at the UA Canada national conference in St John’s Newfoundland a few months ago.  events Featured Headline public relations Social Media conference speaker Content marketing engagement Sherrilynne Starkie UA Canada Here’s a couple of short clips of my presentation: Related posts: Picking up an IABC Canada Silver Leaf Award.

Make Your Presence Felt: The PR and Content Marketing Guide to Productive Events

Meltwater

So, professional conference season is upon us! Once you’ve decided to go to a conference… Read More.

5 Events for Busy Entrepreneurs Who Love Traveling

Idaconcpts

Luckily, there are conferences, meetups and other events aimed at people in exactly your circumstances in cities all around the world! No matter where your travels take you, you’re in the vicinity of colleagues interested in exchanging ideas, conversation and insight; here are five events for busy entrepreneurs who love traveling : 1. Photo Credit: SavorTheSuccess.com.

5 Events for Busy Entrepreneurs Who Love Traveling

Idaconcpts

Luckily, there are conferences, meetups and other events aimed at people in exactly your circumstances in cities all around the world! No matter where your travels take you, you’re in the vicinity of colleagues interested in exchanging ideas, conversation and insight; here are five events for busy entrepreneurs who love traveling : 1. Photo Credit: SavorTheSuccess.com.