Social Media for Event Attendees – Tips
Pop culture smorgasbord Comic-Con has been all over the news, and, as a proud Nerd Girl I’ve been keeping my eye on various Twitter accounts, blogs, and Facebook pages (like this BBC America page with Doctor Who event news) to live vicariously through the lucky folks who get to attend.
So, in that spirit, here are quick tips for ways attendees (whether you’re at a vendor Open House or an industry-wide shindig) can use social media to connect with audiences:
- Use blogs to post reactions to speakers, panels, or training sessions.
- Use Twitter to post reactions or news (remember to use the event hashtag) or tweet your location so clients and colleagues can connect with you face-to-face. Consider creating an archive of your tweets so you can share the conversation on your blog in the days following the event.
- Use Foursquare, Facebook Places, or other location-based social networks to let clients and colleagues know where you’re socializing.
Remember to let audiences know you’ll be live tweeting or blogging the event. If you’ll be using Twitter, share the event hashtag ahead of time so followers can keep tabs on your news.
Have you used social media while attending an event? What was your experience?