It's not because we've been lazing on a tropical island (sadly). We've been BUSY!
We've developed a whole batch of new goodies for event organisers of all descriptions. Branching our from our original conference offering, we now have products for festivals, theatres, and even wedding organisers. In fact, if you are getting a group together for any reason, we have something for you.
Have a look at our mini-catalogue.
Still not sure where to start with Social Media for your event?
We work with several conference organisers, most of whom have attended conferences themselves where they've be told they must make use of Twitter (in particular) and other social media platforms. But most are still hesitant, or unsure of how to get started.
We recently set up a site for a client who was braver than most.
They've used MailChimp and Twitter rather nicely. Have a look at the site here: www.physicians2014.co.za
At the bottom left, you'll see a signup form for interested parties. This subscribes the delegates to a free MailChimp mailing list, and updates (nice branded HTML updates that adhere to all anti-spam policies) are mailed to them when something important happens.
At the right, you'll see a Twitter Feed. We created a Twitter account for them, and with a bit of magic and some clever plugins, voila! The site is continually fed with whatever they post on Twitter. This also encourages people to follow them, and mention them before and during the conference itself... a 2-way dialogue, just what the social media doctor ordered.
This is really simple to do, and both Twitter and Mailchimp are free for this sort of use (if you are technically-challenged we'll set it up for you for a small fee). You'll be surprised how much exposure you'll get from such small additions to your website.
The annual congress of the SA Assoc for the Conference Industry is just over a month away!
We are excited because (a) it's in our home town this year (b) we had a hand in the online services such as event website, online registration and abstract management and (c) have you see the line-up? :)
Guest speakers include Prof Matthew Lester (always a treat!), Marthinus van Schalkwyk (Minister of Tourism), and Alec Gilbert (CEO of Australia's Adelaide Convention Centre).
Plus there are free trips to nearby luxury game lodges, township tours, the local beachfront right over the road from the conference venue. Not to mention the opportunity to network with the cream of the SA conference industry! It's going to be fantastic.
More detail here: www.saaci2013.co.za or click the advert at the left to enlarge it.