This weeks cool tool is a really handy app for promoting an event on Twitter. It’s easy to set up and you can have a homepage for your event, linked to your Twitter account in minutes.
There’s lots of great features including the ability to link the Twitter idents of event organisers and sponsors, adding your event #tag and encouraging those who RSVP to share the event via Twitter. I really like that it makes it easy for people to help share your event without too much effort.
To test it I set up a Twtvite for our up-coming KLCK Bloggers meetup in May. You can view the event page here.
Here’s how to set it up. On the Twtvite website click ‘Create an Event’
Next enter the information about your event. You’ll need to add your Twitter account, the event title and a short tweetable explanation. Underneath add a more detailed explanation. You can also choose a customised url (web address) for the page. I chose www.twtvite.com/klckmay2012
The next step is to add event organisers and sponsors via their Twitter accounts, these are displayed on the event page so it’s a great way for people to find out a bit more about the people behind the event. It’s also a great way to showcase sponsors.
Next add venue details and date and time. Try and add a full address for your venue as Twtvite will add a map to your page.
You also have the option to add free or paid tickets for the event.
Before you publish your page you have the option to add a banner image and a photo or a video to it. This isn’t essential and if you skip this step the big grey panels disappear when you activate it.
Once you’re happy with your design click ‘Activate’ at the top of the page and your event will go live. You’ll be prompted to tweet it straight away.
Here’s what the finished event page looks like
I really like this as a quick and easy solution for spreading the word about your event. If you set up an event using Twtvite I’d love to see it so do leave your links and comments below.
Hat tip to @Jangles for alerting me to this great app.