Adding new items to lists, such as Speakers, Sponsors, and Exhibitors, is quick and easy! You can add individual items, or import several at a time. This article covers how to add individual items. Follow the steps below to add individual items to lists!
Breakdown of a Speaker Profile
The video below provides a breakdown of every aspect of a speaker profile from the app user perspective.
Navigate to Speakers, Sponsors, Exhibitors, etc.
Starting from the home screen in the Socio Platform, follow these steps to find the Speakers, Sponsors, Exhibitors and more for your event:
My Events → Your Event → Edit Event → Features → (Speakers, Sponsors, Exhibitors, etc.)
In addition to the typical feature settings (Feature Name, Icon, Visible To, and Ratings & Reviews), the Sponsors and Exhibitors feature have an additional setting: View. The Grid view (shown above) is selected by default, though you can switch over to List view with a single click!
Speakers, Sponsors and Exhibitors Basics
Click New Item.
People connect better with pictures! They are more likely to reach out to the person or company before the event, and to remember who them after the event, if they have a picture. Click Select Image to upload an image, or click Change Icon to select an icon.
This is the only required field, and the most visible. We recommend keeping it simple! Add any extra info in the Label/Subtitle field.
Label / Subtitle
The Label/Subtitle will display directly below the name throughout the app. While optional, this field can add more needed detail to any item. For speakers, consider adding the speakers' credentials and company. For sponsors, their industry or region are both great options to add!
We recommend including the exhibitor or sponsor's booth location here. We recommend not including a speaker's presentation location, unless they will be the only speaker in that room for the entire event. Now's a great time to learn more about maps and locations!
Categories can be used in many different ways to make it easier for you and your attendees to find what you need, including in filters in the app. We recommend using categories for long lists. If you don't need filters, the Label/Subtitle field may be used instead.
The options for categories are endless! We've seen these used to categorize sponsorship tiers, and types of speakers (key note, panelist, case study presenter, etc.).
⭐️ Keep in mind, each item can only be in one category. You can reorder the categories in the event app by dragging and dropping the three-line icon in the Socio Platform.
Think of the description like an elevator pitch.
☞ What do they have to offer attendees?
☞ Why are they working/partnered with this event?
☞ Who are they wanting to connect with?
⭐️ Keep in mind, the description is searchable by attendees in global search!
Attendee Calls to Action
In the Attendee Calls to Action section, you can add buttons for attendees to Request Follow Up or Schedule Meeting. These buttons are completely optional, and will only appear if you fill in the information (Email or URL, respectively) for that button.
Request Follow Up
The Request Follow Up Button allows users to indicate their interest in this item. The button label can be changed from the default (Request Follow Up) to better fit the item or event. The Point of Contact Email must be entered here in order for this button to be visible. This email address will receive an email whenever a user indicates their interest, as well as a full list at the end of the event.
The Schedule Meeting Button allows users to quickly navigate to any link that the event organizer has entered in the Schedule Meeting URL field. This could be a Calendly link, a Hubspot meeting link, or any other link.
You aren't limited to meeting links, either. Since you can change the Schedule Meeting Button Label, this could be a link to anything! A sponsor's website, a speaker's webinar, an exhibitor's demo video...the options are endless. 🙌
Links and Attachments
In the bottom half, add internal links to other items in the app, external links to websites, or attachments. While you can build your event items with just the basic required fields, we recommend adding as much detail as possible to create an interactive and intuitive experience for attendees!
Add Internal Links
Internal Links link to areas inside of your event app, such as a session to a speaker. This allows for easy navigation to related items in the app, creating an intuitive experience for attendees. For more info on internal links, check this out.
Add External Links
External Links link to areas outside of your event app, such as a website. This adds an additional level of information and creates a more complete profile. For more info on external links, check this out.
In the Attachments section, upload PDFs or images that support or add details to this item. This could be a copy of a presentation for a session, or a flyer for a sponsor.
Pro tips! 😎
- Events with high engagement (93 engagements per attendee—75% higher than average) and adoption (94.5% adoption—31.5% higher than average) typically have 37 pages in their app - 19% higher than average. Added details and app content pays off!
- Explore the app from the attendee perspective, to see what information may be missing or whether the profile feels complete. Don't forget attendees can search the app to find info! Check out this article on Using Search in our Help Center for Attendees.
- Want to reuse the same placeholder image for each item? Export the list, add a link to the placeholder image in the Image column, then re-import! Prefer to import several items, rather than creating them individually? Check this out.
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