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

 
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The NEW Great Hall – Giving heritage a whole new meaning

October 23, 2016 by  
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A cherished Toronto heritage building that has been standing since 1889 has received a full renovation. The Great Hall located at the corner of Queen St. W. and Dovercourt St. was founded as one of Toronto’s first West End YMCA.  Rich in history, The Great Hall for over 125 years has hosted some of the most acclaimed events in the city. After being completely restored the summer of 2016, it is now ready to open its doors to all sizes and shapes of events.

Boasting over 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible space across four distinctive venues, The Great Hall is able to accommodate any size of event. These four venues can be combined or rented separately. Able to provide seating as intimate at 10 people up to 1,200 people. The four separate halls include: The Main Hall, Longboat Hall, Conversation Room and Drawing Room.

The Main Hall

This hall is a two-storey space that extends as large as 10,000 sq. ft. and includes a reception area, coat and green room. It also includes decor of large arched windows, a stage, 30 ft. ceilings and more. Capacity can fit up to 480 people standing and is flexible for seating and table arrangements. The Main Hall with the new renovations, has been installed with a state-of-the-art audio/ visual system.

Conversation Room

Located on the second floor of the The Great Hall, the Conversation Room is a classic Victorian room. With its white walls and chandeliered ceiling it is the perfect “gathering place” for your next venue. At 1,200 sq. ft. it can accommodate up to 117 people standing and seating is flexible.

Longboat Hall

In 1889 this hall became the first West End YMCA gymnasium. It is a two-storey venue with a street-level main entrance on Dovercourt Rd. This space stretches up to 5,000 sq. ft. and can fit up to 400 people standing. This venue is also complete with a state-of-the-art audio/ visual system and a modulator stage.

Drawing Room

This small but elegant room can accommodate up to 97 people standing and is perfect for small receptions, business meetings, luncheons and more. The Drawing Room also is equipped with a gourmet presentation kitchen and grand bar.

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Courtesy of: The Great Hall

For more information visit the website: www.thegreathall.ca

World Class at the Randolph Theatre

October 23, 2016 by  
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For over 20 years, Randolph Academy for Performing Arts has been involved in every major musical theatre event to positively affect local and national communities. Randolph Theatre continues to provide world class theatre art training, and continues to employ talented individuals and encouraging sustainability to Canadian and global entertainment.

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Randolph Theatre is also available to host major theatre events in Toronto from the pre-broadway runs of Ragtime and Fosse to the North American premieres of the Wizard of Oz and Dirty Dancing. During the mega-musical revolution in Canada, Randolph Academy has established itself to rise as a new breed of performing arts to meet the needs of a demanding and dynamic industry.

CAPACITY

Seating capacity is 518;

263 on the main floor and 255 in the balcony.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK WEBSITE LINK: http://www.randolphacademy.com

Comfort and relaxation at its best: Park Hyatt Toronto

October 12, 2016 by  
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The Park Hyatt Toronto is located in the heart of the chic Yorkville neighbourhood, on the northwest corner of Bloor St West and Avenue Rd. The hotel offers services and amenities to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers. There are 336 guest rooms, and 45 suites.

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Venues

Park Hyatt Toronto has  at least 17,000 sq. ft. of luxury space. The space allows for various events such as corporate endeavors, social gatherings, wedding receptions and much more. All event spaces come equipped with high-tech audiovisual equipment, lighting systems, and access to the 24-hour Business Centre. There are 3 main versatile venues, choosing the perfect space for your event is easy. Some of these venues include:

  • The Roof Salon with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing panoramic views of the Toronto skyline ( 140 capacity banquet style, 150 capacity reception style)
  • Intimate Mezzanine Lounge (60 capacity banquet style, 120 reception style)
  • Elegant Queen’s Park Ballroom (370 Banquet style, 500 reception style)

 

4 Avenue Road

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5R 2E8

Tel: +1 416 925 1234

http://www.parktoronto.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel.html

How to market your event and create the buzz with Youtube

June 27, 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 Youtube: the number 1 video-sharing website used by millions of users. Youtube is a great tool to promote your events as it is free, easy to use and can increase your exposure on the web. The more popular your videos are, the more visibility you will get. In this video, we are explaining you how to use Youtube and how to create an interesting, as well as tips on how to create the buzz and to promote your event efficiently.

 

Here are some highlights of the video:

 

  • Use a catchy title and focus on the description: before posting your video, make sure to use a title that will drag the attention of your viewers, but also a good description of the content of your video. Keywords are everything on youtube as they will help you be more findable. Make sure to use specific keywords on the description and to use any other related keywords in the tags field.

 

  • Create good videos: Creating a good content is essential to create the buzz and attract more viewers. Make sure you are prepared for the filming of your video by choosing a specific location, having a script ready to structure your video.

 

  • Create the buzz: many companies use Youtube to promote their company, so it is essential to stand out from the crowd. Creating an original content will help you create the buzz and attract viewers. Also, it is essential to increase your brand awareness so add your logo and colours to your videos so people will recognize you more easily.

In order to create the buzz, make sure to make your audience the star of your video. You can interview the attendees of your event or create a vlog to show the organization of the event.

 

Watch our video below for more complete information and tips

 

 

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