Being active on social networks before, during, and after your event is critical for optimal engagement. Since events are in real time, attendees often use social networks to get updates and to communicate with other participants in a live environment. But it is tough to know what to do on each social channel, and you need to make sure that you have your entire social marketing strategy really well hammered out well before you start promoting the event. If you need some help, check out our brand new Sample Social Media for Events Template. This fantastic template helps you outline your social strategy for all of the key channels. That way you can go into your event fully prepared.
At Marketo, one of our favorite social media tools for events is Twitter, which is extremely powerful for not only marketing and promoting your events, but also engaging and connecting with your attendees in real time. Use Twitter to live tweet, interact with partners and influencers, and drive traffic to your event page.