4 Resources For Event Planners

Another week, some more great resources for event planners.  Let’s take a look at this weeks articles.

Facebook made some recent changes to how status updates from your events Page are seen by people who have followed the page.  Greater emphasis is being placed on what Facebook is calling link-share posts.  What that means is when you make a status update, add the link an image should appear that is clickable and now delete the link.  The image and other verbiage stays and remains clickable for your followers.  Read more on Facebook’s blog here.

While we’re on the subject of social media, how do you handle a social media crisis that happens around your event?  This article from Social Media Examiner outlines 7 ways to respond to such a crisis.  I like point number 2: Take Charge.  Only you can tell what’s exactly happening at your event.  Do it!  Don’t wait for anyone else to take charge.  I highly recommend you subscribe to Social Media Examiner’s blog.  I always find their posts to be of the highest quality.

I’m a sucker for a good awards show.  I like the Grammy’s, Oscars and Golden Globes.  A recent post on Associations Now gave us some “Lessons In Event Planning From Hollywood.”  The author gives five thoughts that would have made the recent Golden Globes better and how event planners can learn from the show.  Check it out here.

I’m always looking for ways to help educate me on various aspects of social media and other areas of interest.  Cvent recently posted an article titled “15 Blogs To Help You With Marketing and Events.”  There are some fantastic resources that I’m looking forward to adding to my daily reading.

Well that brings us to the end of this weeks update.  I hope you enjoy some of these great resources.

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