How To Market Your Event And Create Buzz With Twitter

February 22, 2017 by  
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If you have been following our series of how to market and create the buzz on social media, here is our new video!

This marketing video outlines how to prepare effective techniques to market your events on Twitter.  Because posts on twitter are only 140 characters, your tweets have to be creative and engaging. It’s better to tweet something short and eye catching and include a link that people can click for more information.

Top Tips On Twitter:  

 

  • Text/Quick Stories/ Bytes: Different people are interested in different things, write tweets about all aspects of the event and don’t forget to mention sponsors, ambassadors. One text byte explains charity or the cause or explains official message, while another is all about the talent, celebrities or DJ, and another could perhaps showcase the venue or the food, or signature drinks etc.
  • Photos and Videos: Photos show up well on twitter, so similar to facebook, tweet and post photos so followers can get a visual of the event. You can also create promotional videos about your event to post on various sites online.  This can be done using a slideshow of photos related to your event, any related footage you have access to, link to music and add text with your main event details or can try Vine that is integrated into twitter recently.
  • Twitter contest: Setting up a twitter contest is a perfect way to increase your reach and have your followers engage or retweet.  The most common is a Retweet to win, another way is to ask ppl to mention a hashtag and account name (@Mention)  These can also be held onsite at the events to increase engagement by attendees.
  • Hashtags: Create an easy to remember, short relevant Hashtag. Ensure the hashtag  you create is on tickets, website, signs, email reminders, facebook event/posts and in your tweets. Hashtags will make it easier to find any tweet related to the event and can also be very useful if you have a social media wall during your event.

 

Watch our video below for more complete information and tips on how to market your event and create the buzz on social media.

Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to like this video, share it and subscribe to CityEvents to gain valuable knowledge about planning your future events.

If you liked this video you may also like our video on How to market your event on Instagram and Hootsuite.

Recap: The 33rd Annual Great Valentine Gala

February 16, 2017 by  
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Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents

Tombola Popping (Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents)

On Saturday, February 11th 2017, The Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons celebrated the 33rd year of the Great Valentine Gala, an awards ceremony and fundraising event that celebrates the success of Canadians with physical disabilities.

With over 470 guests in attendance, attendees were treated to delicious food, sweet wines and live performances by the amazing Beatles tribute band – The Caverners. Of course, Suhana Meharchand, the event’s enthusiastic and professional MC, did an outstanding job as the Master of Ceremonies.

The Caverners - Beatles Tribute (Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents)

The Caverners – Beatles Tribute (Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents)

A lively reception took place in the Fairmont Royal York’s Ontario Room at 6PM, where guests in attendance were invited to socialize with other CFPDP members and guests as well as enjoy the complimentary drinks offered at the bars. Guests were also invited to sign a banner at the Invictus Games booth that is to be displayed at the event taking place in September 2017.

Afterwards in the Canadian Room, food was served and awards were handed out to Canadians who have showcased to the world in the past year, their ability to work hard and strive for success. Congratulations to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Medal Winners, Chantal Petitclerc, Tim Hortons Canada and Cisco Canada.

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Medal Winners (Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents)

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Medal Winners (Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents)

With more live entertainment provided by The Caverners and DJ Jerry Archer, our guests danced the night away and happily celebrated the end of the 33rd Great Valentine Gala. To see photos from this event click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/albums/72157680300383895

Smash Ping Pong Lounge- Entertainment, Food and Sports in one

February 9, 2017 by  
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This extraordinary lounge is a great venue for your next party. Birthday Parties or team meetings, every kind of celebration will surely be a big success with a great opportunity for a fun group activity.

If you want your party to be a little more private, the Smash Ping Pong Lounge offers a private meeting room. Capacity about 100.

At Smash they provide a wide choice of food and beverages with tasty snacks – perfect for an evening at the Ping Pong table. These include pizza, snacks like fries or mozzarella sticks or desserts.

With sport games showcased on TV, one of the tasty cocktails and a round at the Ping Pong table a good experience is guaranteed with a lot of fun and by the way is also good exercise.

Smash Ping Pong Lounge is a great location for your next event, if you want your party to be remembered.

City Events PicCourtesy of: Smash Ping Pong Lounge

 

Capacity main level: 100

 

http://smashpingpong.ca/

672 Queen St E

647-748-7664

How to market your event and create buzz with Google +

December 12, 2016 by  
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If you have been following our series of how to market and create the buzz on social media, here is our new video!

This time we are telling you how to promote your event through Google +: a social media which plays a major role in Search Engine Optimization by making it easier for marketers to show up in search results. Despite its late start, Google + is one of the largest social network and is definitely to include into your marketing strategy.

Here are some highlights of the video:

  • Join communities: They are the best way to promote your event. This is a place to meet and engage with people on topics you’re interested in. You can join communities related to any business or topic you want and they often have different categories so it allows you to target the right audience. If you cannot find a community related to your content, you can create you own.
  • Include keywords and hashtags: Keywords are essential on Google + whether it is in your company description, personal profile or your posts. Make sure that they are SEO friendly and to include hashtags in all your posts. They will increase your visibility on google search so they are very important for your event promotion.
  • Create your event: Like on Facebook, you can create your own event and invite all the persons in your circles. You can give all the details related to your event such as the date, the location, etc. People that you invited can let you know if they will be attending or not. This is also a great way to communicate any extra details, or answering questions of the attendees.
  • Engage: There is no secret to buzz on social media, you have to engage with people and not simply post your content. This means that you have to join communities, comment and like others posts, but also share content from others that you find interesting. Google + is the best place where you can interact with people that could be interested in your events.

Watch our video below for more complete information and tips

 
Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to like this video, share it and subscribe to CityEvents to gain valuable knowledge about planning your future events.

Frings – The “Drake Restaurant”

What is the result of one of the best chefs in the world, plus one of the greatest rappers of today? The result is … Frings!.

Susur Lee’s IS the chef and owner and Drake is a keen partner.Frings has become one of the most talked about and respected restaurants in Toronto.The menu may be regarded as a mixture of Europe, United States and a major influence from Asia, so it suit all tastes.

Some people say that the Frings name comes from a sauce made of ketchup and mayo. Now according to the restaurant staff, Frings is a state of mind, whatever the meaning is get a reservation there as it is not easy but worth it.
At the sound of classic R&B, enjoy it drinking drinks like the mojito coconut made ??by Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum , Malibu coconut rum, coconut milk , lime juice and mint. Let’s talk about food, the dishes are incredibly elaborate as Sweet and Sour Meatballs, topped with parmesan and bread crumbs, delicious!!

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For more information:

455 King Street West

Toronto ON

416-979-9696

www.fringsrestaurant.com/
Capacity: Up to 140 guests seated/195 guests standing

Location Features:

Wi-fi

Floral design

Custom menu design & printing

A/V – Screen, projector & microphones

DJ & Live Music

Mixologist & Custom Cocktails

Sommelier & full wine pairings

Satellite bar with private bartende

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