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Tips for Incorporating Influencer Marketing in Your Social Strategy

Influencers are not new to the social media landscape.  On the contrary, some influencers were early adopters of fledging social marketing platforms whose personal brand audiences grew along with the sites they frequented.  Other influencers catapulted to social media stardom as their celebrity – or notoriety – expanded and attracted greater attention, sometimes to the tune of […]

Meetings and Google+: More Similar Than You Think?

As I pondered Google+ in preparation for the writing of this series, I was struck by the parallels between Google+ – its triumphs and tribulations – and meetings and events.  Here are several correlations that I found:  In the early days of my more active participation on Google+, I vividly remember being struck by how graphically […]

Tips for Toppling Trolls

If you find yourself or your brand being trolled, consider the following tips: It’s not you, it’s them:  While razor-sharp comments that land on your social feed may feel like a personal attack, don’t take their comments personally.  Internet trolls comport themselves much like bullies:  they seek attention, smack of negativity, and derive a perceived sense of authority […]

Mobile App Adoption & Engagement Best Practices

You and your team have created and launched a comprehensive mobile app for your upcoming event.  The data has been updated, the navigation has been evaluated, and seemingly endless rounds of testing have ensured that the app downloads easily and runs on major operating systems without a hitch.  Bugs and kinks have been identified and […]

Social Gone Stale: Refresh Tips

If your messaging feels stale and you’re ready to breathe some fresh air into your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn pages, here are some strategies and approaches to consider: Tell a story: Content remains king, and an easy and effective way to attract and retain attention is to tell a story.  Make the story personal and […]

What Does Snapchat Mean for Meetings? 

As with any social networking mobile app or site, event marketers must know their audience.  Different social sites appeal to different people, and few consumers actively engage in all social media platforms.  Snapchat hasn’t yet garnered the same following as other more entrenched social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  The platform is very […]

Mobile Event App Engagement Best Practices

Here are some strategies to maximize your attendees’ mobile app engagement: Message early and often: Most event professionals would not rely on one advertisement or one email or social media post to promote their upcoming event.  Your company likely employs a variety of communication vehicles – email, direct mail, digital and print advertisements, and social […]

Demystifying Social Video for Meetings

Social media networks continue to evolve and to compete for viewer attention and advertising revenue. Visually-oriented networks, such as Pinterest and Instagram, rely exclusively on the sharing of images. Earlier this year, Instagram announced on its website that subscribers can upload videos of up to 60 seconds in duration: the previous time limit was 15 […]

The Media Wall: Strategies, Opportunities, and Limitations: Part I

Your number of social media followers has increased, your user engagement is up and your content messaging is on track:  what’s next?  How can planners better integrate social media into meeting activities while they are taking place?  Perhaps you need to build greater interest in and foot traffic on your tradeshow floor:  how will you […]

Strategies for Assessing Emerging Social Networks: Part I

It’s difficult not to notice the growing contribution that social media continues to make to the global cultural fabric. Watch any evening news program and reference to social media or a specific network will be made in relation to a current event at least once. The major platforms – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – experienced […]