Find in this post 5 social media ideas for your branding event to make the most out of its online presence.
1. Choose a good hashtag
If you don’t have one yet, you must create a hashtag for your branding event: #MyBrand or #MyBrandingEvent, preferably followed by the year #MyBrand2015 or #MyBrandingEvent2015 (if 2015) or the number of the edition #MyBrand9 or #MyBrandingEvent9 (if it is the ninth edition). In this brief word or set of words you should reflect your brand name to make it easier for users to mention you in their comments on social media. For details on how to create a good hashtag for your brand event, take a look at this article.
2. Keep attendees informed
Use social media to monitor your branding event, for example, show signs of activities, expose the list of participants and recruit participants to your sweepstakes and contests. Share schedules of the activities on Twitter, create an album with the best photos of your products on Facebook, photograph and upload to Instagram the pictures of all participants at the photocall… In short, share every single piece of information with your followers so they can better enjoy your event.
Invite attendees to leave their stories and experiences in your social media. With a brief comment, a picture and even a short video, the essence of your branding event will be shared and viewed by a large number of people.
Use the content generated by attendees to create viral content. Collect this content, create an animated video based on the experience at your branding event and show it on your YouTube channel. A viral video is a good element to spread a brand image closer and funnier; it reaches the customer through humor and emotions, inviting them to share it among their friends.
5. From virtual to real
Boost your online presence using offline media:
organize contests and raffles based on social media
share your hashtag on physical goods: bracelets, entries, photocall, VIP cards…