Leveraging Your App to Boost Engagement

Build relationships at your event by creating a unique event app experience on Attendify.  Attendify functions as a private social network where attendees can share photos and messages, and easily connect with you and each other.

App Overview

The Activity Stream

The core of the App is the Activity Stream, a place to interact with the content attendees are sharing. Photos, messages, comments, and likes - it's all on the Activity Stream.

You can add separate pictures to the event timeline:

  • capture photo from your camera 

  • add comments 

  • cross-post to social media 

Posting Messages

Attendees can post messages to the Activity Stream (up to 4000 characters) and cross-post them to your Social Media channels. Easily tag or mention other attendees using the @ symbol. or start a one-on-one conversation through the private messaging feature.

Attendees can easily kickstart conversations through likes, comments and mentions. Every user claims their own profile in your event app, which makes it easy for them to break the ice and interact.  

Quick Polls:

On our platform, you can run quick polls to get immediate feedback from your attendees. Use live polling during sessions and project the results on live screen. Get general feedback on anything and everything from speakers and sessions to food and venue.

Push Notifications:

Push notifications are an excellent way to communicate important announcements (e.g. schedule or location changes, lunch time, the start of contests, or activities etc…). 

Check out this article for more on what kind of push notifications are worth sending during your event: (tips from Event Manager Blog)

Much more than a private social network, Attendify is a fully featured event guide. Every app includes a digital agenda, supporting multiple tracks, detailed sessions descriptions, and personalization options. Session descriptions and speaker profiles are linked, making it easy for attendees to personalize their experience.

Increasing App Adoption

]Email attendees

Inform them about features and benefits of using the Attendify app.

  • Add a link to App Store and Google Play to simply download the app.

  • Add a remarketing tag for your Google Adwords campaign (in case you’re using a PPC ad promo for your event).

Create QR codes

Promote your app across all your offline marketing materials (i.e. if you are using printed materials, note this is available only for branded apps):

  • printed programs

  • flyers

  • posters

Include QR-codes and short links for easy downloads.

Use social media

  • Promote your app by posting status updates and tweets that link to your app promo page.

  • On Twitter, include relevant #hashtags (e.g. event, type, city) to increase your reach.

 Announce the app on stage at the event

  • Ask speakers and sponsors to mention the App

  • Have announcements at the beginning of the event, coffee-breaks, and afterparty.

Engage Attendees

Start building anticipation for the event by sharing photos and comments about the event set-up, upcoming surprises or quizzes about the event, venue, speakers or industry. Aside from your own admin posts, encourage your staff, sponsors or/and exhibitors to post as well.

  • Seed the content

  • Be direct

  • Ask questions

  • Engage with likes & comments

Learn from your App

Data is usually the first place planners can look when determining whether they’re making the right choices. Data, such as the number of:

  • downloads

  • profiles

  • user sessions

  • messages, pictures

  • shares and likes

  • most popular speakers

  • most popular devices

as well as other actions over the years, offer a glimpse into how attendees are engaging with the event offerings and each other. This data is available in your app's dashboard in the Analytics and Social sections and you can easily export it in a few simple steps.

Creating an event app is quick and easy. You even get access to real time analytics and dozens of other tools to supercharge engagement. Create meaningful connections at your event with Attendify.

If you have any other questions or need help with anything please feel free to chat in on any Attendify page or send us an email at support@attendify.com

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