Wow, it’s been a crazy year of behind the scenes development—and today we’re finally ready to talk about them!
So, what’s new?
New design options!
Twitter, Slack, Instagram, and moaarrr!
The second thing is the announcement of more content sources! You can now create your social walls using not just Twitter and Instagram, but also Slack! Slack is something we’ve been getting asked for practically since they launched.
We use Slack here, and it really is the perfect communication tool—but one thing we wanted to do from the beginning was to make it so you can show your Slack posts on screens in your office, and that actually leads me into the third announcement…. We now support ongoing walls, so you can show a wall on a screen at your office year round.
Want to embed it on your website? Our new embed […]
Here in the states, it’s election day today. And in case you missed it, there are two very different candidates waiting for your votes today (there’s more, but sadly only two of the parties get any consideration). After you’ve got your vote in, we have some great news for those of you holding election day parties and events—templates!
We’ve noticed a huge uptick in people creating election day Tweetwalls, and we thought, “hey, what a great idea!” To make things better, and your election day events event more awesome, we’ve created 3 different templates you can use for your election day event. They are completely free for any Tweetwall (The Tweetwall is still paid, sorry).
The three templates are for Democrat-leaning events, Republican-leaning events, and neutral events. And here they are:
Democrat Party Focused
Republican Party Focused
Party Neutral Focused
As we said above, these templates are free! Here’s how to use them:
- Create your Tweetwall at tweetwall.com, like you normally would. You can use any hashtag you’d like, but keep in mind some of them are going to be really flying… we highly recommend you block retweets, and enable a follower count filter of at least 5,000 if you plan on following any of the […]
As an event organizer, you know one thing to be true: the data you collect today can be used to make more informed decisions in the future. For this reason, it’s a must that you learn the ins and outs of collecting data at a festival. By implementing the right strategy, you’ll be left with mounds of data to comb through once your event comes to an end.
Here are three of the best ways to collect data at a festival:
1. Get Feedback from Vendors
This is so important, don’t let collecting this information slide to the back of your to do list. Your vendors hold a wealth of data and statistics, so you want to reach out to each and every one to learn as much as possible.
For example, ask food vendors how many sales they recorded and how much revenue they generated. This will give you a better understanding of which vendors performed best. Subsequently, you can provide more targeted food and beverage selections in the future.
It also will give you an idea of how attendees moved around the event and what times were busiest for each vendor.
2. Track Your Social Media Reach
Have you ever wanted to just step back and get away from it all? Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city around you to relax on a remote beach, or explore the woods? You’re definitely not alone in that.
Today, we live in a hyperconnected electronic and digital world. On a daily basis, we’re bombarded with information from both our professional and personal lives – who can blame us for feeling a bit overwhelmed? Who can blame us for looking to escape the noise for a while?
It’s precisely that desire that makes retreat-styled events such a great option. Whether you’re looking to promote a brand or simply foster goodwill amongst your employees, there are few things that bring people together to a greater extent. Today, I’d like to explore three different types of retreats, and offer up a few tips that’ll help you nail each respective one.
First Thing’s First: A Few Words of Advice
Before we get into the intimate details of each ‘type’ of retreat, I think it’s important that we start with a bit of cursory advice. Regardless of what kind of retreat you intend to host, all […]
Bungled marketing: we’ve all experienced it at one point or another. An online ad supposedly targeted at us swings completely wide of our actual interests. A TV spot on a network we’re watching is totally irrelevant to us – and to most of the other people watching that network, as well. An ad on Facebook that couldn’t be aimed at a worse target.
These marketing efforts might all be great on their own – witty, funny, or intriguing enough to be a success. The only problem is that they’re targeted at entirely the wrong audience. Somewhere along the line, the team responsible for them missed a beat, and as a result, everything falls flat.
It’s pretty obvious how you can avoid falling into the same trap, right? You just need to know your audience. Trouble is…how do you do that?
What steps can you take to ensure that you’re marketing to exactly the right people?
Look at Your Prior Marketing Efforts
As noted by Denyse Drummond-Dunn of Marketing Profs, one of the most common mistakes made when determining the direction and scope of a company’s marketing efforts is that they assume each product or audience […]
Planning an event abroad can be a great idea, but here is something you need to remember: it brings forth a variety of unique challenges. If you are in charge of pulling off an event outside of the United States, there are going to be many additional challenges that rear their ugly head that you probably aren’t used to, or even worse: not ready for.
Learn the Language
You don’t need to be 100 percent proficient in the language, but it definitely makes sense to become familiar with common words and phrases. Not only will this help once you touch down, but it can go a long way in removing stress from the planning process. You are coming into another country as a guest, so keep this in mind when learning. Be sure to learn faux pas and beware of accidental mix-ups with pronunciation that could cause issues.
Doing this is worth your time to help assimilate quickly to the environment and show locals that you are working with that you at least gave it a shot to be able to work easily with them in their first language.
Double Check the Details
Remember this: there is a […]