Latest Helpful Tools for Event Promoters and Marketers by Ismail Sirdah
Event Promoter Ismail Sirdah of Duluth, Georgia, is the owner and founder of Lulu Promotions & music serving the greater Atlanta area and Hispanic community. Mr. Sirdah shares some event promotion tools to help professionals make the most of their next event.
By: Ismail Sirdah Marketing & Promotions
Google Workspace, or Google Suite, is not strictly an event promotion tool, per se. However, promoters understand the heartache associated with notes on scraps of paper or key emails buried deep in one's inbox.
Social media is essential to event promotion in the 21st Century, says Ismail Sirdah. Not only should promoters share regular posts on leading channels, but they should also track user-generated content that may be relevant to an upcoming event.
Hootsuite is one of the leading social media management tools available. Promoters can create a sequence of posts and schedule them across various platforms.
Like Google Workspace, Asana is not just a tool for event planners, but its productivity advantages help event promoters stay impeccably organized, says Ismail Sirdah. There are calendars, to-do lists, endless team collaboration tools, and much, much more.
For event promoters, Eventbrite is the closest that any tool comes to being a "one-stop shop" for basic event planning. Users can create and manage an event from start to finish, including landing page design, digital RSVPs, analytics, ticket sales, and more.
Additionally, says Ismail Sirdah, Eventbrite supplies POS capabilities for the event and its participants. It also integrates with all leading social media channels so that promoters can share event details easily.
Facebook Live and IGTV
Virtual events are growing more popular as a result of COVID-19 and brands wanting to extend their reach beyond their region. One of the best free tools for broadcasting events online is Facebook Live and its Instagram counterpart IGTV
If Eventbrite doesn't have enough bandwidth to support a particular event, one of the best event software upgrades is Social Tables. The platform supplies the same kind of services as Eventbrite, plus a fully-functioning CRM system for attendees and sponsors.
If Social Tables is the upgraded version of Eventbrite, then Hubb may be the enhanced version of Facebook Live combined with Eventbrite features. Hubb is an event planning platform that supports in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.
According to Ismail Sirdah, for event promoters that manage attendees by invite only, Hubb offers amazing automation and management tools for live video, online booth sessions, guest content management, promotion materials, and more.