[Tech Tuesday] Live Display Photos From Your Event With Eventstagram

    April 23, 2013

    Don’t you just love when new technology comes out that helps you do what you do better? Every Tuesday we feature the latest apps, gadgets and gizmos in event management and event engagement. Today we’re taking a look at Eventstagram, the website that allows you to display live, real-time Instagram slideshows at your events.

    Eventstagram works for all sorts of events, from weddings to festivals and everything in between. It’s a great way to get social media exposure while entertaining your guests. Companies such as Mercedes Benz and ELLE have used Eventstagram for their corporate events. However even small-scale parties and fundraisers held at small party venues can benefit from using Eventstagram because the social media promotion will help to expand your audience reach and build brand recognition.

    Depending on the size and scale of your event, Eventstagram offers Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum plans. The Bronze plan is free and includes 6 hours of playtime and up to 500 photos. Silver is good for small events and includes an option to moderate photos and ban any inappropriate ones; it’s $50. Gold is their premium product and includes 24 hours of playtime, up to 10,000 photos and starts at $300. Platinum is for professional events, includes unlimited playtime, unlimited photos, moderation and customizable options and starts at $500.

    Enhance your event by adding an interactive feature to it with Eventstagram. Ask guests to tag their photos with a unique hashtag (generally the name of your event or conference). This will encourage them to use Instagram on their phone in order to become a part of the event’s display feed. You could put a box of funny costumes, hats, and glasses in your event space to make the photo-sharing experience even more entertaining. Using Eventstagram also helps to market an event across all forms of social media. Each time a user uploads a photo to Instagram they are encouraged to share it across a number of other platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and foursquare. This also means your brand and events’ hashtag is being shared across all the users’ social media networks.

    It’s easy to sign up and get started using Eventstagram. If you come across any questions or concerns the support team is great at following up to help you.

    Have you ever used Eventstagram at one of your events? If so, what was your experience?  Share it with us by leaving a comment below, on Facebook or Twitter.