Get Local At Impact 2012 With Foursquare
Ryan Boyles 100000UX41 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  geolocation mobile buttons foursquare ibmimpact conference social-networking instagram
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Connect to Impact Attendees With Your Smartphone
Geolocation based services provide context to what people are sharing on social networks. People will use Foursquare on smartphones at Impact 2012 to connect with each other with GPS tagged content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. Using the Foursquare smartphone app further enriches the Impact conference social experience in Las Vegas.
Discover What Is Happening Around You At Impact
Using Foursquare help you to connect with everyone else through location check-ins at venues through out the Impact conference. The Impact social team will feature Foursquare Lists in the app to help discover recommended venues. Need a recommended sushi restaurant? Foursquare can help. Exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to add Tips on venues to share exclusive content, event info with text, links and photos. Want to learn about cloud demos being shown by business partners? Foursquare can help find build To-do Lists. Sponsors can also create Foursquare locations for their activities.
Unlock Specials To Collect Exclusive Impact Buttons
This year at Impact there are 18 exclusive buttons to collect through Foursquare check-in specials. If you are a blogger, there is get a button. If there is a Foursquare swarm in certain events there is a button. If attendees visit select exhibitor booths and meetups, there is a special button. If you become Foursquare "Mayor" of select locations, there is a special button. The Impact team will highlight Foursquare specials on the booth through out the week and during the conference. These are just a few examples of specials you'll unlock during the conference at events and locations. Attendees can pick up buttons by visiting the Social Playground in the Impact Solution Center after unlocking Foursquare specials. How many buttons will you collect? We want to see your button flair wear on your lanyard!
Share The Impact Experience In Real-Time
Attendees are encouraged to status updates and share photos through Foursquare to share their side of different Impact events. Many smartphone sharing apps like Instagram and Viddy have built-in Foursquare integration making it a snap to connect location to photos and videos. The Impact social team will feature moments from event streams shared around the conference via Foursquare, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr. As always, use the conference hashtag #IBMImpact along with topic hashtags to label photos and status messages.
I know your Impact conference experience will be enhanced this year by mobile social networking. Ask for Foursquare help and advice from the digital leads in the Social Playground to get started. If you have not already, go ahead and download Foursquare for your device - it's free for iOS, Android and Blackberry. Next, connect your social profiles - add Twitter, Facebook. Also connect Foursquare through other apps like Instagram. Now what are you waiting for? Start discovering what - and who - to connect with in Las Vegas at Impact 2012. Let's connect and do good things together.