Why you shouldn't ask your event attendees to turn down their mobile devices !
Event management is in a time of transition. Digitalisation and gamification are growing, social media is becoming an unavoidable marketing tool to develop awarness before, during, and after an event.
We had listed in a previous article the main pillars to build an effective social media strategy. We also defined which kinds of contents attendees were likely to capture, and/or share on social media during and downstream an event : quotations, videos, photos, questions …
When you ask your attendees to turn down their mobile…
You prevent them from
- improving their personal branding (notes and content sharing, retweeting)
- relaying your informations and content
- asking questions
Your prevent the event organization from
- increasing brand awarness : visibility, notoriety
- communicating key infos
- leverating the speakers
You prevent exhibitors and sponsors from
- sharing in real-time, interacting with the crowd
You need to understand that every attendee is a little media beacon which can emphasize personal branding, notoriety, and, on a long term, selling. If you fear of losing contrôle on the messages, you have to change your views : consider your attendees as branding partners. If you don’t integrate mobile social media activities, people will prefer to go to events where they can participate, and you will be seen as old-fashioned.
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