23,078 Twitter mentions
123% increase in Instagram followers
TEDxBristol: Dare to Disrupt took place over two days at the Colston Hall. Our aim was to use our Events 90 package to increase audience reach to sell tickets, curating a killer PR campaign including social media and press coverage.
3,000 delegates attended the event…
across two days. The TEDxBristol Instagram account gained 300 new followers (123% increase), with 87 new followers on the first day of the event. On Twitter, mentions increased by 500%, and 829 Facebook users discussed the event. 8 radio interviews and 2 TV appearances were secured, and 10 press stories were published.
With two days of speakers and workshops, we had twice the amount of speakers to promote, and over 30 partners on board to support the non-profit event. First, we had to ensure both days were as exciting and inviting as one another to ensure equal ticket sales. The main focus was on the stellar speaker line up, which attracted audiences with their unique and inspiring personal stories.
With the help of six social media volunteers, and 17 student volunteers from Bath Spa University, OggaDoon took over the TEDxBristol social media channels. It was also our responsibility to get the press on board, so tickets were launched at Business Showcase South West in May 2017. From that point onwards, we planned and scheduled daily Twitter and Facebook posts, and sales and interest in the event took off to a flying start. On the day, every corner of the event was documented, and over 2,000 watched on the live stream.