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Case Study: Conference Management & Support With Twitter


See how Astek Consulting worked with the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) to support their 2011 conference in Washington D.C. using Twitter. Included is the strategy, engagement …

See how Astek Consulting worked with the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) to support their 2011 conference in Washington D.C. using Twitter. Included is the strategy, engagement highlights, and analytics.

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  • #SIPA2011: Mentions - 1574 (Including RT’s) / Authors - 116 / RT’s - 353#SIPARound: Mentions - 113 (Including RT’s) / Authors – 20 / RT’s - 38Conference Hashtags: Mentions – 610 (Including RT’s) / Average of Authors - 23 / RT’s - 321TOTAL: Mentions – 2297 (Including RT’s) / Authors – 159 / RT’s - 712


  • 1. 2011 SIPA Conference Twitter Activity: 6/5/2011 – 6/7/2011
    Rachel Yeomans
    Marketing Director | Social Media
    Astek Consulting
  • 2. Overview
    The Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) hired Astek to host its Twitter presence during its 2011 conference and trade show in Washington D.C.
    Astek performed the following services:
    Created and moderated content during the three-day conference beginning 30 minutes before the daily keynote and ending one hour after the final session
    Created #SIPA2011 and separate hashtags per conference session
    Organized and messaged an iPad giveaway to a randomly-selected winner who used #SIPA2011 in tweets
    Delivered in-depth analytics each day with an over-arching analytic overview & summary following the conclusion of the conference
  • 3. Overview
    Included in this presentation:
    Data from hashtags used in selected one-off sessions
    Engagement summary & highlights
    Overall analytics and for the conference & for @SIPAOnline
    Conclusion & results
  • 4. Conference Hashtags: Highlights
  • 5. #NewMarketing
    41 Mentions
    22 Unique Authors
    27 RT’s
  • 6. #BuildAudience
    30 Mentions
    20 Unique Authors
    5 RT’s
  • 7. #PassionPayup
    33 Mentions
    7 Unique Authors
    11 RT’s
  • 8. #PublisherBOD
    24 Mentions
    20 Unique Authors
    4 RT’s
  • 9. #SocialContent
    98 Mentions
    34 Unique Authors
    52 RT’s
  • 10. Engagement Summary
  • 11. Engagement Summary
    10 Direct Messages on Conference Information / Questions
    34 Mentions asking technical questions & engaging in conversation throughout conference
  • 12. Engagement Summary
    Ranked a Trending Tweet in D.C. area on 6/5
  • 13. Engagement Summary
    45 Mentions Included Video and/or Photography
  • 14. Analytics & Reach
  • 15. Overall Twitter Activity
  • 16. @SIPAOnline
  • 17. @SIPAOnline
  • 18. Conclusion & Results
  • 19. Conclusion & Results
    Twitter engagement exponentially increased from the beginning of the conference through to the end
    Conference attendees began to address @SIPAOnline and #SIPA2011 when asking questions or voicing feedback/complaints showcasing a real-time customer support experience for attendees
    Allowed those who weren’t attending the conference to engage with those who were in attendance
  • 20. Conclusion & Results
    Separate hashtags per session allowed those who weren’t at that session to communicate on that topic through a controlled forum
    Created the ability to supply reports that showed information, conversation, and feedback through the real-time tweets that can be referenced for future use
    Showcased that a small- to mid-sized Twitter user population can create a very large reach through the Twitter platform