Social Media Tips for Event Promotion

Building a solid following with loyal fans takes time, creativity, and patience. Leverage your social posts and grab your fans' attention with these tips:

Be Authentic and Engaging

  • Comment on posts and get discussions going among your followers, move the discussion across social platforms, and show your fun side, not just business.
  • Ask questions. Don't make it all about promoting your event; show a real interest in your users.
  • Switch up what you share to keep your content fresh. Consider running a photo caption contest and give away tickets to your event.

Post Content Tips

  • Images attract attention. Use a short post with an image to redirect people to your Facebook event or your Brown Paper Tickets event page.
  • Post links with clever, short statements that allude to content being linked to, but don’t completely give it away.
  • Share your take on what’s trending in your industry or community. Just remember, it’s public and people favor a natural conversation, so don’t be stiff.

Grab Attention

Clever writing will get more engagement. Be specific, pithy, and have fun with it.

😑 “We are putting on a comedy show tonight and we hope you make it!”
 
😉 “Ready to sip wine, connect with friends, and laugh til it hurts?
See our comedy show tonight. Buy tickets now.”
 

Linking and Cross-Promotion

It helps to come up with a list of links to share. Avoid thinking of your posts as reminders about the event. Imagine them as informational, so that you're revealing another aspect about the event with each new post.
 
  1. Your Facebook event link
  2. Your Brown Paper Tickets event link
  3. Any media coverage about your event
  4. Articles or coverage of performers in your production
  5. News relevant to your event in some way

Other Linking Tips:

  • Use a link shortener to track traffic and make it easy for others to share your social posts. Try a URL shortener site such as Goo.gl or Bit.ly.
  • To maximize your reach, post from as many different sources as possible. This includes the personal pages of artists, their artist pages, as well as the event page.
  • Whenever it's appropriate, be sure to link to other pages in your posts.
  • If you mention an artist in a post, use the @ sign to tag them and create a direct link to their page.