Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Are you Pinterested?

I like to keep myself abreast of all new marketing tools and technologies - there's a lot to choose from these days...some good, some not so good.

I've been hearing a lot about Pinterest recently. I've been doing a bit of snooping and I started to wonder if this new social media site can be used for events too.

Pinterest is a pin-board style social photo sharing website. You create and manage theme-based image collections. You simply share your photos and if anyone likes them, they follow you.

Surely you can promote your event this way and drum up a bit of interest? It's attracting around 11 million unique visitors a month and those visiting spend on average 100 minutes on the site compared to 19 minutes on professional social networking sites. Worth a try, don't you think?

Have a read of this article I found which should give you a bit more information on Pinterest.

What's your thoughts? Is this the next big thing or just another social networking site?

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

A fun new way for people to connect at a large event

We made some new friends recently at mobile app company called People Hunt. It's such a great idea we couldn't wait to share with our social world....

It's an ice-breaker game that allows you to network with like minded people at large events. This is how it works...
  • People Hunt asks you some questions to create a persona for you
  • It will then find a target for you based on mutual personality factors
  • Connect with the target and swap stories
  • Collect connections with all sorts of different people at the event
What a fun way to speak to people that you wouldn't normally. It's also a good way to meet new business contacts, get objective feedback and even make new friends.