Introduction to Eventbrite

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Introduction to Eventbrite

  1. 1. Introduction to Eventbrite
  2. 2. Rob Greenland The Social Business
  3. 6. This morning <ul><li>What Eventbrite is </li></ul><ul><li>The benefits of Eventbrite </li></ul><ul><li>How to get started </li></ul><ul><li>How to make the most of it </li></ul>
  4. 7. What Eventbrite does
  5. 8. For me, second most useful free tool, after..
  6. 9. In the last 18 months <ul><li>We’ve run 62 events </li></ul><ul><li>Had 800 attendees </li></ul><ul><li>Currently running 17 events </li></ul><ul><li>Attracted 8000 views </li></ul><ul><li>And it’s not cost us a penny </li></ul>
  7. 10. Some benefits of Eventbrite <ul><li>It’s free to use if your events are free </li></ul><ul><li>No need to be an IT guru to use it </li></ul><ul><li>Professional web presence </li></ul><ul><li>Manage bookings </li></ul><ul><li>Print badges & delegate lists </li></ul>
  8. 11. More benefits of Eventbrite <ul><li>You can let people see who’s attending </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a google map </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to share on social media & your website </li></ul><ul><li>You can send invitations & reminders </li></ul>
  9. 12. Sign up at www.eventbrite.co.uk
  10. 13. Create a new event
  11. 14. Step 1 – Add event title
  12. 15. Step 2 – Add ticket information
  13. 16. Tickets – basics <ul><li>Free tickets, paid-for, or donations – or a blend of all three </li></ul><ul><li>Different types of tickets – eg early bird </li></ul><ul><li>Need to say how many available </li></ul><ul><li>Need to agree when they’re on sale ‘til </li></ul>
  14. 17. Tickets – advanced <ul><li>If charging – you’ll need to sort out payment options – Paypal (Business/Premier) & or Google Checkout </li></ul><ul><li>People can pay with credit/debit cards </li></ul><ul><li>You can offer off line payment </li></ul><ul><li>Fees – decide who pays </li></ul>
  15. 18. Step 3 – Add event details
  16. 19. Event details <ul><li>Default font is quite small – consider a bigger font </li></ul><ul><li>You can add links, images etc </li></ul><ul><li>Personalise the link for your event – </li></ul><ul><li>http://ourveryfirstevent.eventbrite.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Popular event names will be taken </li></ul>
  17. 20. Add your logo <ul><li>Upload your logo from your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Limit on size of file – you may need to save it as a smaller file </li></ul>
  18. 21. Step 4 – Add date and time <ul><li>There’s an option here for repeating events – eg a monthly network </li></ul>
  19. 22. Step 5 – Add venue <ul><li>Add your address details </li></ul><ul><li>A google map is automatically generated </li></ul>
  20. 23. Step 6 – Who’s the host? <ul><li>Your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Some information about you </li></ul>
  21. 24. Step 7– Choose your colours
  22. 25. Step 8 – Privacy/Promotion options
  23. 26. Privacy/Promotion options <ul><li>Most likely to be a public event </li></ul><ul><li>Choose categories, key search terms </li></ul><ul><li>Or… keep it private – invitation only – eg for a members-only event </li></ul>
  24. 27. Save as draft/Publish/Preview <ul><li>Show attendees on registration page – let people know who’s coming! </li></ul><ul><li>Then Preview and Publish – or Save for later </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to unpublish/edit </li></ul>
  25. 28. Any questions so far?
  26. 29. Making the most of Eventbrite
  27. 30. Use social media to promote your event
  28. 31. Create and send email invitations <ul><li>Upload addresses (eg csv, Excel) </li></ul><ul><li>Invite past attendees of events </li></ul><ul><li>Or just type them in </li></ul>
  29. 32. Promote events on your website <ul><li>Widgets, buttons, sign up forms on your website </li></ul><ul><li>Make it as easy as possible for people to sign up for your event </li></ul>
  30. 33. Keep in touch with attendees
  31. 34. Generate sales – and reward partners
  32. 35. And let’s not forget the day itself!
  33. 36. Any questions?
  34. 37. www.thesocialbusiness.co.uk <ul><li>@TheSocBiz </li></ul><ul><li>07905 800 710 rob@thesocialbusiness.co.uk </li></ul>

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