Why A Hashtag Is The First Thing You Need For Your Event : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Why A Hashtag Is The First Thing You Need For Your Event

June 6, 2011

Why A Hashtag Is The First Thing You Need For Your Event
hashtag is key for tracking your PR campaign

LONDON, UK (RPRN) 06/06/11 — I was speaking to Bill Boorman at #trulondon this year and just a few days later my friend Ane Howard asked me about social media best practice for event planners. Bill had said that social media is a great place to get events off the ground (and he should know) and as I was talking Ane through my thoughts, I realised that the most important thing an event planner needs where social media is concerned is a good hashtag for their event.

 

 

What is a hashtag?

A practice that is common on twitter but that has spread to other social media sites is the hashtag. Yo may have seen people include them in their posts. They are used to categorise status updates and follow this format #<topic>.

Here's an example from Wikipedia:

#RealAle is my favourite type of #beer.

I use them to add sentiment to my tweets (#fail, #facepalm, #happydance), to discuss certain topics (#csr, #green, #socent), to participate in tweetchats (#blogchat, #IMCchat, #tweetdiner) to comment on TV shows I'm watching, and last but not least to discuss or share content related to events I'm attending or wish I was attending!

On twitter, you can actually click on a hashtag and see the latest tweets containing that hashtag.

So why is this the most important thing event planners need? Well for one thing, once you've chosen a hashtag you can start sharing content and tracking conversations around your event on twitter and it can also be used to tag videos, photos and blog posts on other sites.

But there's more to it than that: You can find out where and with whom your event is resonating, you can display tweets using the hashtag during the event, monitor feedback on speakers and venue issues in real-time and see which relationships have been formed through your event be it online or in-person.

All in all, hashtags are a great way to maximise the returns of your event through social media. The earlier you assign one the better, because if you don't someone else will. In fact, don't just choose one and broadcast it - register it at whatthetrend.com and let me know how your hashtag is working for you!

Media Contact Name: Arié Moyal
Media E-mail:
Media Phone: +44 (0) 7526 043 691
Media Web Address: http://www.ariemoyal.com
Company Web Address: http://twitter.com/amoyal
About the author:

Arié Moyal is a brand engagement strategist who has consulted with a range of companies on community enagement and social media strategy. His understanding of branding and his training in communications, public relations and psychology compliment his experience crafting international programmes and events to produce tailor-made, engaging and innovative engagement programmes.

He is also a conscious entrepreneur dedicated to a thriving, empowered and inspired society.

Arié is based in London and is available for consulting, speaking engagements, coaching and training.

Twitter http://twitter.com/amoyal

http://www.ariemoyal.com

@hugtrainUSA  ©

www.hugtrain.org  ©

HugTrainUSA, HugTrainCanada, HugTrainUK, HugTrain, or any forms of HugTrain are copyrighted and not to be used  without  the express written permission from Arie Moyal.

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: BREAKING NEWS, Technology

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

The End of Transparency? Don't be a fraud target

Carrollton, TX 11/18/14 · - Over the years, progressive and productive societies...

Ultraseal international in finals of Midlands Business Awards 2015

Coventry, UK 11/14/14 · Ultraseal International, which exports to the automotive supply...

Arki: Hot New Wearable Tech Setting a Cracking Pace on Kickstarter

San Francisco, CA 11/14/14 · Update for November 21: 412 Backers $90,034 pledged...

UpWest Labs Unveils Details of Its Eighth Batch of Startups, Ranging From Genetics to 3D Design

Palo Alto, California 11/11/14 · Accelerator continues to support innovative entrepreneurs with its...

Modern Casting Impregnation helps automakers to avoid warranty claims on engines

Novi, MI 11/11/14 · Automakers can save money and avoid costly warranty...

The Evolution of Walking: Wearable Tech steps up to a new level

San Francisco, CA 11/11/14 · Arki: Finally Wearable Meets Fashion – Wearable technology is one of 2014’s...

GeneSegues Awarded $1 Million Phase II NIH/NCI Research Contract for Nanoencapsulated RNAi Cancer Therapeutic

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 11/10/14 · Highly Competitive NIH Program Validates Potential of GS-10...

More Than 400 .Onion Addresses Targeted as Part of Global Enforcement Action on Tor Network

WASHINGTON 11/07/14 · More Than 400 .Onion Addresses, Including Dozens of...

Learn about Wine in Your Pjs - A New Kind of Wine Class

SAUSALITO, CA. 11/04/14 · The Wine Key announced today it's first virtual...

XCEL Professional Services Has Made a Huge Change to Move Our Company Forward

Calgary, AB 11/04/14 · Introducing Rob Hay: The New President of XCEL...

Furries and Despair – two-man show at Canessa Gallery, November 7 Wild is beautiful

San Francisco, CA 11/03/14 · The show  "Furries and Despair" at Canessa Gallery...

Ristech Completes Acquisition of Kirtas Technologies Inc.

Victor, NY. 11/03/14 · With the acquisition of Kirtas Technology, Ristech increases...

Signed, sealed, delivered: Email best practices

San Francisco, CA 10/31/14 · Email is the original Web app. Born in...

Cancer Drug Developer GeneSegues Therapeutics Names Laura Morris Brod as CEO

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 10/29/14 · Company Positioned to Accelerate Growth Plans GeneSegues Therapeutics, a...