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Sparkloft Media Launches Eleventes, Enhancing Social Media Event Engagement For Its Clients
Sparkloft Media, a Portland, Ore.-based social media marketing and engagement company, has launched Eleventes, a suite of social media services that elevate meetings, events, conferences and trade shows. In partnership with its clients, Sparkloft Media will employ Eleventes to boost attendance, engage attendees, maximize membership and enhance sponsorships.
“Event planners are tasked with integrating social media into all aspects of their programs. With the online landscape in constant flux, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date and leverage tools effectively,” said Sparkloft Media president and CEO Martin Stoll. “Eleventes is a turnkey solution that can be tailored to the specific needs of our clients, helping them to promote, engage and track event participation.”
From meetings, conferences, conventions and tradeshows to exhibitions, sporting events and concerts, Sparkloft Media has supported events of all sizes and audiences with its social media solutions.
Click here to learn about how to use Eleventes.
GenieConnect to Debut OmniStream Event Wall at IMEX America 2014
GenieConnect, the smarter event technology partner, announced the launch of their GenieConnect Event Wall, specifically designed to aggregate, assemble and visually publish event information, rich media, social feeds and attendee experiences across multiple media. Developed as a component of GenieConnect’s OmniStream, The Event Wall provides additional publishing opportunities for time-sensitive event content and drastically improves the level of interactivity and engagement.
The GenieConnect Event Wall features the ability for organizers to adjust content in accordance with their requirements, as well as with the needs of their attendees. Options ranging from photo displays to specific session content, images and social interaction allow organizers to keep their attendees captivated while providing an immersive social experience.
“Digital signage and Twitter walls aren’t new, but having the ability to tweak a single output to reflect the changing focus of an event certainly is,” said Giles Welch, GenieConnect CEO. “As attendees more regularly interact with mobile apps and social platforms at events, the range of content produced becomes more valuable. The ability to leverage that content across additional media significantly enhances engagement at the event, and drives increased adoption of mobile and social tools for all participants.”
The Event Wall is easy to implement and requires no additional installation. The product can be streamed on any device, projector or screen through a web browser, and the entire design is completely configurable and adjustable to any desired size. Organizers use an included ‘virtual mixing desk’, to censor and control the content as it loops and displays on the The Event Wall. Projection options include live schedule & location information, social media posts, sponsorships, poll results, game results, and announcements. The Event Wall may also be customized easily to match event or corporate branding with the chosen colors, images and headers.
The OmniStream Event Wall is available as a component of the GenieConnect Event Platform, or as a standalone visual event product. For more information, visit http://www.genie-connect.com.
Experience the OmniStream Event Wall from GenieConnect in motion at IMEX America 2014 in booth #459.
Introducing Fudge: A Beautiful Conference WordPress Theme
Fudge is our latest event WordPress theme with social media integration, advanced schedule and speaker management.
Over the past few months we’ve been working on the development on what I think is the coolest conference WordPress theme out there.
We called it Fudge. And we love it.
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LinkedIn Groups: Navigating the New Layout
If finding your way around LinkedIn Groups is a challenge, you've come to the right place. I own a couple of groups and I have been informally assisting in the 140,000-member Event Planning and Event Management Group, owned by Julius Solaris, since December 2008 when there were 4,000 members and managing it since April 2009 when LinkedIn introduced the Group Manager role.
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Facebook Unveils Shared Photo Albums
A picture's worth a thousand words, and now Facebook is letting others add to your conversation.
The world's largest social network announced shared photo albums on Monday, a new feature that allows multiple users to upload images to the same album. The album creator can share access to as many as 50 "contributors," who can each in turn share up to 200 photos. Album creators can choose a setting that allows contributors to invite others to the album, or retain total control over album invitations.
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How To Stream Events on YouTube Live
Google just announced some super news that will allow more event professionals to stream their event on YouTube. Here is what you need to know.
I’ve been following the evolution of YouTube Live, the Google service to livestream events on Youtube on a few occasions.
Here is a recap:
- This is When YouTube introduced Live
- This is an analysis of the impact of streaming event on YouTube and why selecting YouTube as an event streaming platform is a winning choice.
- We told you that setting up a YouTube Channel for your event took less than 30 Minutes.
- We gave you 3 alternatives to stream your event without having access to YouTube Live
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