So you’re going to display a social wall at your next event. Congratulations! Your social media engagement and reach will be all the better for it. Now it’s just a matter of working out the best way to display the wall.
What look would you like for your event? SocialWall.me offers five different wall templates to choose from, and each brings a unique feel to an event. From a scrolling event timeline template, to a flashing, one-post-per-page social network template, there’ll be something that fits beautifully with the look, feel and mood of your event.
Let’s have a look at all available timeline templates, and see what each offers.
One of the most popular templates that SocialWall offers, Social Live brings a beautiful minimalism and simplicity to your event’s wall.
This social wall captures event tweets and posts, and displays them one-by-one on the wall. For activity like tweets, the tweeter’s image and handle take centre stage, and when you combine this with the fact that they are the only item that is on display at any one time, it really does give them fantastic exposure at the event. This will result in more participation, as everyone hopes to get their post up on the event’s display wall.
A terrific choice for an event that requires a wall with real impact, Social Live will truly drive engagement from your guests.
The Social Event template offers a very similar look to the Social Live template, but with a few noticeable differences.
Once again using a one-post-at-a-time approach, this template puts even more focus on imagery, whether that be the profile image of the tweeter, or the image that they tweeted. It is essentially a split screen, with the left half being taken by the image, and the right half being taken by the text and user handle.
As with Social Live, the Social Event wall template will get your guests excited about engaging with your event’s social media channels, offering the chance of getting displayed for all to see.
An entirely different take on a social network template, the Social Timeline design offers a scrolling tour through an event’s social media activity.
Social Timeline is displayed in much the same way as your normal Facebook or Twitter timelines, with new posts entering at the top, slowly pushing the older ones down. It uses a central line to display the contributor’s profile pic, and then alternates between displaying any new posts on either the left or right side of that line. It allows for multiple posts to be shown at once, and gives contributors more screen time (albeit in a less dominant way).
Social Timeline allows for easy access to previous posts, as you can simply scroll down until you find what you were searching for – perfect for events that will use their social wall as a reference during presentations.
The Social TV event template is designed with visuals in mind. It captures the feeling of sitting in front of a bay of screens, in a simple and beautiful layout.
This template displays four posts at a time, presented all in a row, with the image of each post (or if the post is text only, the contributor’s profile image) shown above the text. The wall refreshes itself after a pre-determined amount of time, and you can throttle this to whatever your event requires to keep up with the contributions.
If you’re expecting a lot of images to be posted at your event, Social TV is a great option.
For an event template with more of a focus on visuals and displaying a good quantity of contributions, look no further than Social Museum. And no, it’s not just for museum event use.
Collating eight posts at a time, Social Museum gives the viewer a feeling of looking at paintings on a museum wall. It is more focussed on the visual event posts, with imagery taking up the bulk of the space, and text displayed in a discreet way at the bottom.
If your event is a very visual one, and you’re expecting a high level of engagement, Social Museum may be the social network template for you.
With every one of these options, SocialWall allows for a huge amount of customisation, from colour schemes and custom wallpapers, to logo use and banner placement.
When it comes to the X-Factor of your event, nothing quite competes with a social wall. So what are you waiting for? Get a SocialWall.