Use a real-time social media wall to make your hybrid and virtual events truly memorable.
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Planning your side of a virtual event is important, but you shouldn’t forget about your audience either. Many online events severely lack engagement and interaction because the role the audience plays has not been translated well from offline to online.
This eBook will give you an overview of ways to incorporate social media before, during and after your events. When used right, these strategies can make your event more lively more interactive and, ultimately, more interesting for attendees, speakers and organisers alike.
Social media is a powerful channel for virtual events. 81% of virtual event organisers use social media to drive registrations. But the impact of social media is also utilised for post-event promotion. 54% of companies use social media to relive highlights after an event. The benefits of virtual events became particularly clear during the 2020 global pandemic. But, overall, 92% of respondents plan to incorporate virtual events into their event strategy even after COVID-19. (Source: Markletic, Bizzabo and Freeman XP & EMI)
SUNY’s Got Your Back
Social media helps us raise excitement for our events and to engage students and community members in a positive way. We display our Walls.io social media wall at SUNY’s Got Your Back assembly events and conferences. Students and community members post photos and messages which are then rotated on the screens. This helps our attendees engage individually and collectively with the program in real-time.
Online Marketing & Content Manager, Zotter Schokoladenmanufaktur
We’ve been using Walls.io for years, and it’s simply the best social hub tool out there. We implemented our social wall on a touch display at our drinking chocolate bar, and both visitors and employees are loving it.
Public Image Coordinator, Rotary Zone 24W, 2018-2021
Rotary International’s Pacific Northwest PETS, one of the largest in the world for training nearly 800 Rotary leaders, has been effectively using the Walls.io platform for three years now. This year, we noticed a substantial difference in the time of adoption by our attendees. As soon as we fired the wall up in the ballroom, the posts and photos started pouring in! All of our vendors were so thrilled that they have all signed up already for next year.
FIRST® and Star Wars: Force for Change implemented a social media wall to interact with participants around the world during the COVID-19 lockdown when they were forced to hold tournaments online. They used the social wall to feature attendees’ work, serve as inspiration and share learnings.
The annual electronic dance festival Tomorrowland held its first-ever virtual festival in 2020. It created an engaging and imaginative virtual 3D environment for attendees. They could navigate a virtual island freely to “visit” various music stages, as well as a social wall set up for the event.
Colleges and universities had to move their graduation ceremonies online during the lockdown in 2020. Many used social walls to add an interactive element to the commencement live-streams for students, their families and friends.