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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.

How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. As a result, social platforms are a great way to publicize events in real time. In order to generate social media buzz on your business’s upcoming event, create and share content in the weeks leading up to it. Connect with other event attendees on social media. If there isn’t an event page, create one.

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.

4 Ways Your Website Can Replace Focus Groups

Buzz Marketing for Technology

While focus groups attempt to simulate and gain insights on what the customer potentially thinks, nothing can substitute truly anonymous, honest and unbiased feedback. So how are websites replicating—and advancing—the traditional focus group? We look at four ways that your website can replace focus groups: 1. Focus groups just can’t compete with situations like this.

[Cool Social Tools] QiqoChat for Live Online Events

SocialFish

Groups on Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, etc. 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. ————-. We’re a small team that has built a powerful platform to help your community members connect live.  Private online communities.

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. London International Meetup Group.

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. London International Meetup Group.

5 Group Buying Sites to Stalk

Idaconcpts

Group buying sites are becoming a popular online destination for many shoppers. Groupon was one of the first websites to capitalize on the growing niche of online customers who want to receive group savings on purchases. Deals offered include Kosher foods and events that cater to a Jewish audience. Group Buying Groupon green deals jdeal parents deals plum districtJDeal.

Dreamforce: A Must Attend Event for Marketers and PR Professionals

Spin Sucks

Within Chatter, there were numerous communities, including one for each of the 850 sessions, for attendees to ask questions, for speakers to post their presentations, and other communities, such as a wonderful group called Flyin’ Solo, set up for solo conference attendees to connect with one another. Today’s guest post is by  Katherine Krieger. I am an unabashed podcast geek.

The New Facebook Groups Explained

Mindjumpers

New changes are constantly being made, so I’m going to try and sort out the confusion a bit by explaining how to use the new groups. First of all, the new groups differ a lot from the groups that we have known so far. For instance like in the case of a team of collaborators or a group of people who needs to organize a trip, just to name a couple of examples.

Facebook page, group or profile – what’s better for business?

Absolute PA

First off, lets look at the differences between a profile, page and group. group is ideal for small communities of people who share a similar interest. Groups can be open (anyone can join), closed (your request to join has to be accepted) or secret (the group is completely invisible to everyone other than the group members and you have to be invited to join). Groups make it easy to share documents, schedule events, and chat with members but the limited functionality means it’s not the most suitable option to promote a business.

How LinkedIn Groups can Explode your Blog Traffic

ProBlogger

The answer is LinkedIn Groups. Now I’m not guaranteeing that you will receive 10,000 ‘connections’ or that LinkedIn Groups is the only answer for bloggers with no marketing budget; nevertheless if you are considering social media as part of your online promotion strategy, LinkedIn Groups is a must. What is a LinkedIn Group? The benefits of LinkedIn Groups: It’s free.

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. This will help extend the event experience and make it personal for each remote attendee. 4.

Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight to Modernizing Your Organization

SocialFish

attributed this to the event that I called “the advent of utilitarian social media sites” which, in hindsight, is sort of silly because if you put anything to use, it is utilitarian – but I digress! believe associations and other organizations, or even a group of erstwhile unaffiliated individuals can learn a lot about modern community building strategies and tactics from Office Heroes.

ProBlogger Event Speakers Share Their Experience

ProBlogger

At this year’s 7th Annual ProBlogger Event, hundreds of bloggers will come together to network with each other and learn from over 30 speakers and subject matter experts. Finally, each week I break them down and set out my goals for the week, and I post them in my accountability group in slack. The mastermind group I’ve been a part of for the past year has been invaluable.

How to Create Awesome Content From Your Next Event Experience

ProBlogger

If your business exhibits at trade shows or appears at other events, you have a great opportunity to get new content ideas – as well as detailed interviews – from the attendees and influencers you interact with during the event. Use your next event as an opportunity to learn more about your audience’s top pain points by interviewing people who visit you, or the people you meet.

The Introvert’s Solution to In-Person Events?

SocialFish

If you have not participated in an #eventprofs (Event Professionals) TweetChat, I suggest you try one! attended my first session last Thursday, moderated by Tahira Endean ( @TahiraCreates ), on ways to add ‘freshness and wonder’ to your events. Keep in mind that while some people thrive in social events, others are intimated and uncomfortable in such settings.

Attend the ProBlogger Training Event From the Comfort of Your Home with Our Virtual Ticket

ProBlogger

Today we’re launching Virtual Tickets for the ProBlogger Training Event 2016. In September this year we’ll hold our live event on the Gold Coast in Australia for the 7th time. The PBEVENT virtual ticket is the closest thing you can get to actually being at our Gold Coast event. This event is designed for bloggers and online entrepreneurs of all levels.

Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

SocialTimes Facebook

Videos  are everywhere on Facebook, and they can now be included in one more place: comments and replies to posts from users, pages, groups  and events. Facebook Web Video Android Applications apps bob baldwin Comments Events Groups hackathons iOS Pages Videoslittle past midnight, we had the feature mostly working on both desktop and mobile applications.

Great event combines my passion for social media and motorcycles

The Way of the Web

I’m pleased to say that I’ll be one of the speakers at Torque Social , which is a new social media event dedicated to the motorcycle industry. It runs from Thursday 9th February until Friday 10th February 2012 at The Manor House Hotel in Gloucestershire, and should be a fantastic event as it combines two of the biggest passions in my life – using new technology to benefit businesses and their customers, and motorcycles. events Motorsport speaking conference marketing motorcycle industry seminar social mediaPlus, bikes are cool.

ProBlogger Event 2014 – Wrap Up

ProBlogger

It is hard to believe but the 2014 ProBlogger Training event is already last month and if I’m honest with you – I’m still reeling from it a little. This was our second year of holding the event on the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia but it was the first time we’d had over 500 attendees all in the one room. The Best Problogger Event Ever! Enjoy!

5 Reasons to Leap at the Social Media Marketing World’s Next Event

Socially Sorted

This post will be updated soon to be about content from the event.  If you want to stay tuned for new Social Media events, please subscribe and you’ll be notified. . Every event, every summit, every live event has been a non-negotiable part of my calendar. the LinkedIn networking group (more of that below). Image by Shutterstock. And less awkward.

Relevancy on Social Media: How Current Events Improve Support

SocialFish

Writing about current events and the economy is almost always tricky. There are a couple ways to use current events to improve readership and support for your social media. If you’re thoughtful, yet quick, current events can be an effective way to promote your brand or business. You want to write about current events in a positive, constructive light. Controversy.

The Lego Model: How to Build Your Social Brand

SocialTimes Twitter

From @Starbucks  to @Samsung Mobile  and even @LEGO_Group, they all use audience segmentation to break their potential followers up into smaller accounts, which all feed up to the main account. For example, there is the main @LEGO_Group account. — LEGO (@LEGO_Group) May 7, 2016. — LEGO (@LEGO_Group) April 24, 2016. YouTube and online video marketing. Yay Leo!

What’s Next for Social Media and Events?

SocialFish

Woe to the networked nonprofit or association who only thinks of events in terms of their end of year fundraising gala or annual conference! With events, planned or otherwise, what kinds of best social media practices should nonprofits be using today? Hashtags are wonderful awareness builders, and they can now drive donations around events as well. and loves working in #nptech.

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Samantha McCain

Spin Sucks

Ugh – the notion that public relations is purely party-planning and bow-tying… with a media story thrown in for good measure.  If I had a nickel for every student who walked through my classroom and said they wanted to be a publicist or celebrity event organizer. Yes, sometimes we plan events. You can also find her working on—and upgrading— The Focus Group blog. Ooops!

A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox

Jeff Esposito

So when I got an invitation from the Boston Red Sox to visit their home offices for a Twitter focus group, I could not have said yes quickly enough. The Sox’ social media team asked the focus group of their Twitter community what we liked, what we didn’t and what they could do better. We discussed the event that we had just attended. Responding to everyone is just not possible.

Early Bird Tickets for the 2016 ProBlogger Event Available Tomorrow for 11.5 Hours Only

ProBlogger

Tomorrow tickets go on sale for our 7th annual ProBlogger Training Event on the Gold Coast here in Australia, and if you’re quick you’ll save $200 AUD on the full price with our early bird ticket. Note : Jump on our event email list here to get notified the moment they are released. Years of ProBlogger Events. Our Biggest Event Yet. Workshops. hours tomorrow.

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PBEVENT 2015: A Roundup of Tips and Advice Shared at the ProBlogger Training Event Sessions

ProBlogger

On August 14 and 15, more than 700 bloggers and online creatives descended upon the RACV Royal Pines on Australia’s Gold Coast for two days of learning and networking at the ProBlogger Training Event. One of the key themes of the event was to make small changes. Some attendees are creating groups to help support them. Create a graphic around your event. Exercising?

Evolving Social Landscape – Social Media Channel Updates in 2016

Ignite Social Media

Group Calling Messenger Feature – You can now group call with your friends and family using Facebook Messenger. Event Pages for YouTube Gaming – Ahead of E3 , YouTube launches event pages for YouTube Gaming to serve as content hubs for major video game events. The world of social media is constantly changing and evolving. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

How to Make Friends and Influence People at the ProBlogger Event

ProBlogger

Because I’ve been there done that, and at my first ProBlogger event in 2011 I cringed with embarrassment and wondered how I’d dared to bring me and my little blog out into the open to such a huge conference. Added on to the anxiety of meeting people I had little idea about What to expect at a Problogger training event. Also keep an eye out for small groups of people.

Linking Up on LinkedIn

Idaconcpts

Look at LinkedIn as you would a cocktail event; you’ll want to “network” and introduce yourself to as many people as is appropriate. Create and Maintain a LinkedIn Group. You’ve started a group on LinkedIn, but you only have four members. Primarily, remember that groups on LinkedIn, much like on Facebook or other social networking sites, thrive off of discussion.

A Busy Week of Events: #S20C #MUS13 and #LISalesConnect

Koka Sexton

It was a busy week for me. I was part of three separate events in San Francisco. Conference, then I spoke with Jason Miller at the Marketo User Summit on the best practices of using social media for lead generation and then the biggest event of all (for me) was the LinkedIn Sales Connect event. This was the first big production of the LinkedIn Sales Solutions group to an audience. Here are some of my favorite tweets from the past week including those from the events. First was the Sales 2.0 Then it was time for LinkedIn Sales Connect.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Part of the reasoning is that while Facebook is good for sharing coupons, promoting events, and showcasing corporate culture to potential employees, LinkedIn is powerful at generating web traffic and leads. What’s the best way to start and grow a LinkedIn group? How to Grow Your LinkedIn Group Numbers by Flyte Blog. 81% of LinkedIn members belong to at least one group.

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

The always-insightful Adam Holden-Bache contends that location-based services like Foursquare aren’t just for consumer marketers, and supplies ideas on how B2B marketers can capitalize such as through partnerships with non-competitive local businesses, incentives and rewards, and in event marketing (“Are you seeing a lot of your contacts attending certain business events?

I Attended a Networking Event…Now What?

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials I Attended a Networking Event…Now What? So, you’ve attended a handful of networking events, met some interesting people, and acquired a handful of business cards. Write on the back of each business card , noting the date and event where you met the person. Seek out previous contacts at future networking events. Many of the same people often attend various events within an area, so your chances of running into them again are good. Now what? Follow up!

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

” Sharing habits differ based on the group being shared with, however, as “Social networks are the top method for sharing content with friends (92%)…In sharing online content with the general public, consumers prefer to use message boards (51%) or blogs (41%).” Or that 73% of U.S. ” Or that49% of B2B journalists write blogs, and 84% are on Twiter? Oh yeah.