Case Study: Increase Event Attendance

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Case Study Increase Event AttendanceWhat can you do if traditional advertising isn’t bringing people out to your event?

That’s the problem our client was facing.

And they desperately needed more people to attend their events.

If you know us at all, you know we came in with a solution that involved social media advertising! Why? Because it works. We used social media advertising to increase event attendance for our client.

Case Study: Increase Event Attendance

Even though this business used Facebook event pages, on average only about 2-6% of Facebook followers will see posts on an event page. Advertising is the key to making 100% sure your event details get in front of the right audience.

FACEBOOK

Take a look at what we did on Facebook – 

  • Facebook Event page was regularly updated.
  • Facebook Business Page was used to post event updates (don’t rely JUST on the event page).
  • Ran targeted Facebook ads to multiple audiences.

Creating audiences for the event ads used a strategic approach.  

LINKEDIN

The client also had an active LinkedIn presence that we could take advantage of. LinkedIn provided access to another professional audience who would have interest in these particular events.

Here’s what we did on LinkedIn –  

  • Posted event details and updates.
  • Ran sponsored posts (posts that are “boosted” to be seen by more people).

Creating an audience to target based on job title and workplace is a great way to use LinkedIn. 

  • Tested multiple ads with different text and images to see which ones got the best engagement.
  • Used different types of ads for event awareness (impressions) and web traffic (engagement).

 

Want to read a little more about our success with event attendance? Links below for further reading.

READ: Driving Event Attendance through Facebook Ads

READ: Facebook Advertising Succeeds Where Traditional Marketing Fails

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About Author

Charity Stewart

Charity has spent the last 10 years using her marketing skills in a variety of roles including staff recruitment, tourism advertising, small business marketing and communications training. As account manager at Move Digital she actively uses digital media platforms to promote client’s brands and consistently engage their consumers. Originally from Wisconsin, Charity is the founder of a local book club, a Communication Arts Lecturer at UAHuntsville, proud pet owner and Space Camp Right Stuff winner.