Social Media for Events is not going anywhere and I just about have a stroke everytime I hear another meeting or event professional say “our attendees don’t go for that". I actually hear that little phrase more than you would think. IN FACT - I actually heard it yesterday from an Association Exec that reads this blog.... Yes Miss Un-Named, I am talking to YOU and you know I am talking to you..
It really does drive me crazy, it is so short-sighted and such a blow for whatever event you are planning. Your attendees deserve more.
I have rounded up some simple ideas and tips to get you started or fine tune what you are already doing. It is easy to create a Facebook Page, but a page without fans is like a party without guests, you seem lame. Yes you can get that twitter account up and running but without followers you are like that guy that stands on the corner talking to himself. People think he is weird.........
Now that I have just called us all lame and weird, let's get down to business. Here are said snips from around the web that will get you to the top of the Social Media pile before you can say “Tweet You”…………..
3 Simple Ways to Rapidly Create Custom Facebook Landing Tabs – A great post from the Social Media Examinar to get more Facebook Fan Conversions. A must do for any Facebook Page.
5 tips for using Twitter lists to find niche followers – Jenise Fryatt's Blog Post that got me thinking about doing this blog post. A must read to build your Twitter following with people in your industry. (event planners, you should follow her on Twitter as well- @jenisefryatt).
7 Facebook Marketing Tips from the Pros - Another gem from the Social Media Examiner that had tips like getting Facebook on your website and getting fans to connect. Smart easy tips.
50 Power Twitter Tips - You got that shiny new twitter account and it still has that New Twitter Smell but you really should do more, this is the post to tell you how to be a Twitter Pro!
5 Tips for Optimizing Your Brand’s Facebook Presence - From those fellers over at Mashable here are some really good intermediate level tips for facebook.
Five Critical Facebook Tips From Randi Zuckerberg - This post is geared for nonprofits, but number 4 is so effing brilliant that it defies logic why I am not doing it (because I have a low self esteem issue probably....).
42 Top Social Media Tips and Tools - From over at Social Media Today, here is the mother lode of getting it done. Tips across the whole spectrum of Social Media.