Category - Social Media

Social Media for Events, Meetings, Conferences, Trade Shows

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12 Tips to Increase Twitter Conversion Rates
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Not All Events Can Use Social Media
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10 Surprising Things Event Marketers Should Know About Social Media
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40 Simple Web Tools for Associations and Event Planners
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What is Trending for #eventprofs

12 Tips to Increase Twitter Conversion Rates

12 Twitter Tips

Twitter is an amazing vehicle for interacting with attendees and members. The size and scope of Twitter’s reach is just staggering and I think that every group, regardless of size will find that many of their members can be found sailing through the Twitterverse clicking links, meeting cool people, and having a grand ol time. Read More

Not All Events Can Use Social Media

Social Media for Events

OK, here is a shocker… What if I said that I do not feel that Social Media is right for all events; that I think that some events cannot be well served by a concentrated, all out social media campaign, and that I think that some events should avoid social media like the plague.

Holy Crap! Did I just say that? Read More

10 Surprising Things Event Marketers Should Know About Social Media

Content Marketing for Event Marketers

I love those interwebs… always serving us up cool new facts and figures in handy 10 packs. All of the information that we could ever need or want in small bite sized chunks that are perfect for the over-worked, over-stressed event marketer brain.

We all know that every social media outpost has its quirks but what are they? Some of the answers are here in this handy dandy infographic from the cool cats over at Mainstreethost and they are downright surprising… hence the name of this post and the name of the infographic… go figure. What do you do with surprising knowledge? Event marketers should use it gain a content marketing advantage because if it is surprising, that means that the other guy probably doesn’t know about it and if they don’t know it, they can’t put it to use for themselves. Boom. Advantage to you.

I recommend that we all take a minute to follow Mainstreethost over on that Twitter-thingie because in addition to this piece of marketing gold, they also touch on other topics that meeting, event, and conference marketers might find useful including “How to use trade shows for content marketing“…

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40 Simple Web Tools for Associations and Event Planners

Association Tech Tools

A really awesome reader, who works for an association whose members do life saving work (really, they are that cool), sent me an email and asked a simple question. Rather than paraphrase and get it wrong, I figured that I would re-post the email for all to see.

I have redacted some of the identifying parts of the email, because, in all honesty, I have I always wanted to redact something because it seems way more cool and important than just removing the text… It makes it seem like super secret stuff, like the CIA or NSA.. So, you will see her association and her name as REDACTED because it is just so 21st century and we all know that I am just a totally hip dude. Read More

What is Trending for #eventprofs

Image: GraphicStock

Image: GraphicStock

I love it when someone builds something just because it needs building.

Yousef El-DardiryFounder of TweetBeam, needed a way for his team to see what was trending across the EventProfs community so he created a tool and hosted it at EventProfs.co 

This new tool allows his team to use what is hot on Twitter to keep tabs on the events industry and react to it in real time. Rather than keep it all to themselves, Yousef thought it would be a good idea to add some features, jazz it up and let it out in the wild for meeting planners and event professionals to use.  Read More

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