Why do you need a #hashtag at an event?

27/10/2014 by Nick Johnson

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The route of most modern social conversations boils down to the use of a specific hashtag.

Twitter followers use them in order to join in, keep track of and comment on a topic, an event or occasion online.

If your organisation either hosts or partakes in any such event, making the best use of a hashtag may prove to have revolutionary effects that are usually beyond the scope of the ‘non-engaged’.

Choosing a #hashtag

When choosing a hashtag for your event, it is crucial to have the exact message in mind to reach the people who will be alive to the conversation.

You don’t want the hashtag to be irrelevant, as it may cause confusion and distract those that are involved.

Hitting the key notes with this selection has the potential to build a real feeling of ‘location’ for the conversations happening around your event.

It can provide assistance when it comes to monitoring the overall success of its features, and the sentiments of everyone involved.

Back to the basics

As with anything relating to social media, there are a few key things to consider before selecting the best possible hashtag in the event context.

Try and use a clearly distinguishable one – it sounds obvious but this is usually how ‘organic’ hashtags emerge on Twitter anyway, they are the most popular with users.

Prior to the occasion, try to promote the hashtag in good time to optimise potential usage, more usage equals easier analysis!