40+ Social Media Tools for Trade Shows

For everyone planning, promoting, or managing an event there is one necessity… discovering new ways of being more efficient.

The problem is that social media tools are coming out at an amazing pace and it is nearly impossible to track them. Here at TSSM we’ve collected a database of roughly 5000 social media tools (not all focused on the event industry) only to realize some of the best tools were never intended for events.

When reviewing some of these tools
(some old, some very very new)
try to segment out the niche goals you need to accomplish.

Think about Before / During / After

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What audience does this tool help with?

Attendees
Speakers
Sponsors
Vendors
Staff
Journalists

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What business goal does this tool affect?

Ticket Sales
User Experience
Sponsor Value
Vendor Conversion
Exposure / Buzz
Collaboration
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A list of relevant social media tools

Tool

Description

9slides.com create interactive presentations for ipads, iphone, android and more.
amiando.com event registration software is the easiest way to sell tickets and register attendees online.
awe.sm social media analytics, simplified dashboarding.
bizzabo.com tool for event organizers to make their event social with a mobile networking solution quickly, easily and for free
cardcloud.com create online, social media enabled business cards for attendees, vendors, staff.
conferencehound.com Discover awesome conferences and other professional events that help you grow your career and enrich your professional life.
crowdvine.com simple social networks for events and groups to help people connect and meet.
doodle.com scheduling meetings and other appointments. Simply set up a poll, send a link to all participants, watch progress online, and finally choose the most suitable date.
doubledutch.me apps that allow teams to collaborate more effectively
ettend.com event registration and management software that allows you to sell tickets, build an event registration website and look professional
event2mobile.com allows event organizers to give attendees an unprecedented level of engagement through their mobile devices.
eventalpha.com event management system: manage bookings, speakers, exhibitors and programmes; market your events by email, SMS and social media; and create individual event and conference websites
eventbrite.com gives you all the online tools you need to bring people together for an event and sell tickets.
eventful.com event database, useful for gaining exposure in local areas.
glasscubes.com provides online collaboration, allowing teams and organisations to manage informations, projects, people in a secured environment.
guidebook.com Offer your attendees native mobile apps: event, organization, or business.
join.me Free, simple, fast online meetings. Share your screen instantly with anyone.
lanyrd.com a social conference directory. Find conferences your friends are going to, see what’s happening at conferences right now, build up a speaker profiles.
meetingapps.com on-line portal featuring the most useful mobile iPhone Android Blackberry applications
meetup.com Helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world
moreconference.com Register for your event or learn more about how our online networks support face-to-face conferences.
mywebevent.com provides web conferencing for small business with the click of a button.
ourtailgate.com New event planning tool to coordinate resources, schedule dates, and track participation.
plancast.com  way to discover events and share plans with friends
podio.com share resources and enhance team collaboration.
powernoodle.com online reward based collaboration tool for people to freely give input, methodically choose the best ideas and advance ideas into an Action Plan.
regonline.com create professional registration forms, increase attendees and easily manage the entire event process.
sched.org Calendar for events software, mobile apps and personal agenda builders with seamlessly integrated social networking for conferences and festivals
slideshare.net Upload & Share PowerPoint presentations and documents
surveymonkey.com Create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time.
swixhq.comanalytics.html tracks social media metrics in one dashboard, for social media measurement of social media channels, like Twitter & Facebook pages.
tomsplanner.com really simple to use project planning.
totally.awe.sm social media analytics that reveal how word spreads, and how sharing creates value and drives conversions.
twitterfall.com a fast way to monitor twitter conversations for your event.
twtvite.com Use social networks to promote a product or service, and at the same time increase your presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
tymelie.com Schedule an event
ustream.tv Broadcast video LIVE to the world from a computer, mobile or iPhone in minutes, or watch thousands of shows.
visibletweets.com Easy way to display real-time tweets at your event.
visibli.com Social Analytics platform that helps you optimize your social media engagement by categorizing their content, as well as segmenting and targeting followers.
wizehive.com way to build and use web-based apps that automate business processes and engage customers, employees and those that matters to you.
zoomph.com broadcast live and moderated social media displays at events. Provides in-depth analytics and widgets that can be added to your website/blog.
zwoor.com simple tools help you create and run brilliant events with mobile technology. Engage participants, Share information and Connect real time.

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If you have any other tools you would like to recommend,
feel free to drop a note in the comments below.

2 replies
  1. Justin Baer
    Justin Baer says:

    This ipad/iphone event check-in/ guest list app makes the check-in process lightning fast and super easy! All you have to do is create and account on our website, upload your Exel spreadsheet, and begin checking in guests. No more long lines at the door.

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