A Google Hangout Brainstorm: Is This the Future of Hybrid Events?

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Thu, May 31, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

 How can you engage the senses and make the experience of the remote attendee more enjoyable and productive using Google Hangouts? 

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Tags: ECEU, Google Hangouts, hybrid events, #eventprofs, Event Camp

Will LoveIt Kill the Pinterest Giant? Some Reasons Why it Could

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Thu, May 24, 2012 @ 10:38 AM

I heard about LoveIt a few weeks ago when my social media marketing mentor Lindsay Fultz landed a job there as the startup's new marketing manager. Right away I knew the owners had to have something on the ball because they recognized a true marketing genius when they saw one!

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Tags: social collecting, social network, social media, event marketing, Social media marketing, social sharing, pinterest

25 Post Ideas for Your Event Blog

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Mon, May 14, 2012 @ 09:12 PM

To build relationships with attendees and/or brand ambassadors for your event, it's important that you share information that is relevant, interesting and useful to them. Blogging is one of the best ways to do this while at the same time showcasing your event.

"But what do I write about?" is what most people ask. It may be hard to believe now, but once you start to write on a regular basis, you will find there are an infinite number of event blog topics and the more you write, the easier they will be to find.

Below are 25 ideas to get you started on your event blog.

1. Solicit Thoughts, Ideas for Upcoming Events
Crowd source for real or just gauge interest. This can draw some very useful responses for future posts and for future events.

2. Pictures
Make sure you get lots of photos at all of your events. Photos from previous events help to add interest to your blog and give attendees an idea of what to expect.

3. Profiles of Future Attendees
Attendees appreciate getting to know people before the event. Focusing on attendees helps to let them know they are valued.

4. Interviews of Attendees, Speakers, Organizers
Written interviews can be as easy as emailing 5 or 6 questions to the right person adding an introductory paragraph and posting in question/answer format.

5. Video Interviews of Attendees, Speakers, Organizers
Grab your camera and ask a few questions. Uploading video to blogs has never been easier.

6. Top 10
Reasons to attend, facts about your event topic, ways to network (you get the idea).

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Tags: Online Communities, blogging, meeting planners, event marketing, Social media marketing

Beyond Collaboration: Social Media, F2F Meetings & Human Evolution

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

What if your family extended all over the world? What if your professional life was much more than "just business" and connected you to something greater than yourself?

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Tags: conferences, collaboration, social media, meetings, meeting planners, meeting innovation

Why You Should Be Teaching Your Attendees About Social Media

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Tue, May 01, 2012 @ 07:19 AM

Many event professionals understand how powerful social media can be for the marketing of events.

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Tags: event planners, events, social media, #eventprofs, meeting planners, Social media marketing