Effective event communication and promotion are all about creating a strategy that your audience understands and can be involved with. However, it can be challenging to come up with virtual event ideas that offer a unique way of branding and pushing your message out into the world. Aside from a basic call-to-action (CTAs), the three options listed below possess great power to maximize the impact of your promotions, and here’s how.
Build a landing page for your virtual event
Whether the virtual event that you’re hosting is free or ticketed, it’s important to plan to ensure that it gets the attention it deserves. One of the best ways to collect a list of attendees is to create a high converting event landing page where you can place messaging, branded images, graphics, videos, and other necessary information about your virtual event. Not only should this page be clickable and searchable directly from your website, but you can send your customers an email and/or invite them through your social platforms. Reaching out to your target audience is when you use a mix of digital marketing strategies. Plus, landing pages allow you to collect names and emails, along with other information about customers that can be used for segmentation at a later time.
Share on community groups
Word-of-mouth is still one of the most powerful tools for spreading the news about an event. Needless to say, when that event is taking place online, it’s best to use virtual community groups to leverage the right amount of interest. Alongside your branded social media platforms, there are other forums, such as Reddit and Discord, that you can use to promote your event. Excite your target audience by creating posts leading up to the event, and be sure to post images and clips from past event streams to generate added hype.
Collaborate with influencers
You don’t need to be running out of virtual event ideas to utilize the power of social media influencers to promote your brand. Not only do influencers offer business owners the ability to tap into an expanded audience reach, but if chosen strategically, the partnership could offer the business a wide variety of new customers. Be sure to reach out to someone whose profile and experience align with your brand’s area of focus and ensure that your promotion is done on a platform where your potential customers can find you.
Are you unsure of what to expect from your influencer? Start by introducing your needs and discussing how they can partner with you and what their rates are. Some influencers don’t expect to be paid but may request an exchange of services (ex. Free products to try).
Do you know any other virtual event ideas that you believe our followers should try? Drop a comment below to share your knowledge.
Alex Wilks has been working as a copywriter and digital marketing strategist since 2018, with added specialties in social media and email marketing. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, she is a natural content writer with the ability to connect well with her target audience.