Here’s a few things to consider:
Whether you’re holding a Twitter takeover day or a Facebook Q&A, here are some tips for making your online event a success.
Let us know what you’re doing
- Register your event on our submission page, and you’ll get one of our free partners’ kits to help promote your event.
Use the hashtag
- Include the hashtag #UKPW18 in all of your social media posts about the event and encourage your guests to do the same.
- Tag us @YourUKParl in your posts and we may share your content throughout UK Parliament Week
Target your audience
- If there’s a certain community that would benefit from your online event, make sure they know it’s happening!
- Be sure to regularly update your followers, letting them know the date and time of your event.
- Advertise the event in as many public spaces as possible, for example your website and newsletters.
- If you’re holding an online Q&A send a message out to your followers and friends before the start time and if possible, post a picture of the person answering questions to familiarise your audience with who they’re talking to.
Ask your friends for help
- Ask your online friends with a large influence to support you by promoting your event on their own platforms or taking part themselves.
- This can even be your local MP or an interesting organisation you’ve worked with in the past.
Keep the conversation going
- Remember that online events are great for building an online community in the long run.
- Your online event should help kick-start some new conversations between you and your following long after UK Parliament Week, so give them a reason to stay in touch and keep talking to you.