People are starting to wonder how they might get the word out about the social media surrounding events these days. For example, attendees who Tweet would surely want to learn what the hashtag for an event might be.
I was privy to an email from the folks running the recent SOCAP conference last month that I think did a wonderful job of socializing the event before hand, and thought I’d share it here…
It came the “old fashioned” (yet incredibly effective) way - via email. Use this as a template:
Are you planning to attend the 2009 Symposium and are interested in sharing ideas from the conference? Or are you unable to attend the Symposium but still want to be a part of the great conference discussions and networking opportunities?
Whether or not you plan to attend the conference, SOCAP International is pleased to bring the 2009 Symposium to your desktop via social media! We are offering SOCAP members the opportunity to share and discuss ideas and topics from the conference using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and/or our NEW SOCAP blog. The SOCAP home page will also host a feed from our blog so you can read posted comments about the Symposium.
Using the SOCAP Communities blog, Symposium attendees can share their best takeaways and networking with the entire SOCAP membership. And since blogging is not just a one way conversation, comments are encouraged from everybody—whether you are onsite at the Symposium or sitting at your desk at work. Blogging at the Symposium is a great way to keep the discussions going about SOCAP’s new industry benchmarking survey, our relevant sessions and our great industry speakers.
Using SOCAP’s social media tools for the Symposium is simple and convenient:
- You can become one of SOCAP’s official Symposium bloggers. Check our blog information page to learn more, and contact us for specific details on how to get started with the SOCAP blog.
- You can subscribe to the RSS Feed, read the blog feed on SOCAP’s home page or keep checking the blog during the Symposium and participate in the conversation. Subscribing to the feed will enable you to read blog posts from the convenience of Microsoft Outlook or a Web reader of your choosing. See our RSS instruction page to learn more.
- Using SOCAP’s Twitter identifier for the Symposium, #symp09, any attendee or offsite participant can share brief comments about the conference in real time. The #symp09 identifier makes it easy for other participants to find what people are saying about the Symposium. Check our Twitter instruction page to learn how you can follow or participate in this conversation.
- SOCAP’s Facebook fans and LinkedIn group members will receive frequent updates. Check our Facebook and LinkedIn instruction pages to learn how to join these communities.
No matter where you feel most at home in the Web 2.0 world—on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or reading a feed—SOCAP has a place where you can follow and discuss the Symposium as it happens.
SOCAP is here to help you with any questions you may have. Contact us for assistance or for more information on how you can participate, whether you can make it to the Symposium or not.
You can follow their lead - and check out their blog for some great information on customer service via social media means. (BTW, I never recommend following an event on a mobile phone, as SOCAP does on their Twitter instruction page… Especially one that I live-Tweet… it’d drive you nuts!)