With more than three-quarters of event planners currently using social media to plan, market, and execute events, social media tools have come to play a major role in throwing successful events. There is a ton of information about social media out there—so much so that it is almost overwhelming! To keep you from going insane trying to dig through hundreds of articles, here’s a quick overview of some sites you can use to plan events and what to do with them.
Planning Your Event
- Social media isn’t just for promoting events. Using programs like Skype, Google Calendar, and Google Docs can help you stay in touch with your other planners and guests. Using video chats takes some of the hassle out of planning, stopping you from having to constantly check your email. You can get everything ironed out in one or two face-to-face video sessions. Wiki systems such as PBwiki are also useful in planning since everyone involved can make additions and edits to the pages.
Promoting Your Event
- Getting your event information out there and keeping your guests in the loop is important. Some planners for larger events set up blogs to distribute guest lists and updates. A central blog for your event can also help keep everything in one place, from Twitter updates, to Facebook event pages, Flickr photo streams from your event, and more. Sites like Anyvite and Eventbrite can help keep the guest list under control and up to date. Creating a Twitter hashtag early on can be useful for updating guests and keeping track of what guests are saying about your event. It can also help you learn what to improve on in the future!
Once you’ve dotted the I’s and crossed the T’s of enough of your planning to choose an event space, The Glasshouses is here for you! One of New York City’s premier event spaces, The Glasshouses has two beautiful locations in our building in Manhattan that are available for weddings, corporate events, parties, fundraisers, and a number of other events. Call us at (888) 803-8573 today to book your event with us!