Social Media Tip – Using facebook events

A nice idea here courtesy of Ole Seidel and the crew at Alta4 as I recently received a Facebook event invite from them (yes I follow their official page and Like them). I’m a user of facebook page Events functionality, frequently adding details of important events and webinars to our own GISuser FB page, however, I felt this use by Alta4 was quite innovative. The gang is exhibiting at InterGeo in Germany in October – you know, the biggest GeoTech event in the World!

Using FB events, they’ve added details of the event, the dates, and information about their booth stall and what they will be exhibiting. Best of all, when you do this using your own FB page you then have the ability to send a personal invitation to everyone who has Liked your page and they can also register as attending or not in order to give you an idea as to who will be meeting up with you. I felt this was a great use of facebook, something that I know many businesses struggle with. You can visit the Alta4 facebook Page here and you can also see them @INTERGEO Hannover, Halle 9, Stand E.44 Oct 9-11, 2012.

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