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How to Turn on/off the Social Media Bar

May 6, 2013    By: Mark Turner



If you asked most Event Wizard® users, promoting their event is a big part of running an event. In Event Wizard® we provide many ways for you and your users to share your events through social media. One such way is our social media bar in the footer of all events.

Sometimes though you may not want your registrants to share your event on social media websites. Perhaps it is invite only or maybe just an event you do not want promoted. Turning on and off the social media bar is easily done through your events edit menu.

Start by logging into your account and finding the correct event. Then click through to your edit menu > Promote Your Event & Manage Attendees > Promotion & Social Media Tools > Social Share Buttons.

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Check (on) or uncheck (off) your selected social media share buttons, then click save.

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When you open your event again you will see your selected sites are now included or removed from the footer bar.

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You can turn these different social media sites on or off at anytime you would like, even when your event is live.

If you have any questions on promoting your event through Event Wizard® let us know.

Posted on May 6, 2013 by Mark Turner
Category : Event Promotion & Event Wizard®
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Update to Twitter

Mar 6, 2012    By: Mark Turner



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We have updated our Twitter handle to @event_wizard and will no longer be tweeting under @DotComYourEvent. Why? Well to understand why we originally tweeted under our corporate name DotCom Your Event® you will need to know just a bit of history.

DotCom Your Event Inc.® has been on the forefront of online event registration software, onsite registration services, and secure eCommerce payment processing systems since January 2001. Since that time we have been building custom registration and payment systems for conferences, tradeshows etc.

Shortly after DotCom Your Event® came to be we saw a need for a web-based ‘do-it-yourself’ registration software, which resulted in the birth of Event Wizard®. Up until we released Event Wizard® 5 we were still building a lot of custom solutions for clients. However, since Event Wizard® 5 has become so popular due to it’s flexibility and well, just plain amazingness (word?) we have most of our customers using it instead. In fact it’s now used by many of the world’s top brands in Oil & Gas, Health, Finance, Academic and Sports.

So, to make a long story short, it just plain makes sense for us to tweet using @event_wizard. So come join us and keep up to date on all the tips, news and discussions!

 

Posted on March 6, 2012 by Mark Turner
Category : Announcements & Event Wizard®
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How to promote your event

Feb 2, 2012    By: Mark Turner



Let’s face it, building a fantastic registration form is not quite enough. Yes, it collects all of the information you require, creates a seamless registration experience for your users and carries over your brand standards perfectly, but if nobody knows about it they won’t register. You hear it all the time – offer early bird rates, create a contest, provide value and incentives to register. That’s fine, those tactics might work when people already know about your event but they do a poor job at making people aware of your event.

Just like your regular marketing strategy should include social media, so should your event marketing strategy. If it doesn’t don’t worry, we’ll assist you with the actual execution with our built in social media promotion tools.

There are two ways for your event to be promoted in Event Wizard®. The first is from the edit menu of your event, which is usually where users will post to various social platforms when an event is first made live.

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The second is from the registration form itself using the original event registration social media bar located at the bottom of every registration form. The options in this bar can be turned off if you’d prefer, but that’s like having a party and locking the front door. That said, maybe you have an internal event and you don’t want it promoted, then the option is there.

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This is where registrants can help promote your event through their social platforms. Ensure you’ve filled out your page titles and event properties as much as possible. You’ll save your users from posting just links and you’ll have more control over what’s posted.

Lastly, follow @Event_Wizard and we’ll retweet your event tweets whenever we see them. Now go promote that event!

Posted on February 2, 2012 by Mark Turner
Category : Event Wizard® & Event Wizard® Tips
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