Harvest Twestival, definitely impressed

September 30, 2008   |   AUTHOR: Julius Solaris   |   POSTED IN: twitter

Harvest Twestival was held on the 25th of September for the joy of 220 Twitter people. Here is a short review of the event.

Planning

You could definitely tell that the event was mostly planned via Twitter. I remember logging in on the official website 10 days before the event and there was only two sponsors there. As the event came closer and the community started to be interested, at least 6 more sponsors jumped on board. Impressive.

People

My question before the event was how do you actually make sure that there is a good mix of people attending the event? Will there be 14yrs old kids mixed with Social Media experts in their 50s?

This was the single aspect that impressed me the most. The mix was perfect, I could run into good business contacts, as well as in friends or funny people. The twitter community did definitely defined itself at the event as very energetic, full of great ideas and very sociable. Remarkable.

Location & Logistics

Location was the Doon, a trendy Trafalgar square club. @amandita managed everything smoothly. Free drinks were poured efficiently (maybe too efficiently in my case) and the premises served the purpose. Although some peeps were complaining about the music being to loud, there were areas in the back dedicated to talking with no noise whatsoever.

I think that the logistics really reflected the twitter environment. The “everyone section” where noise is obviously there, but also the “you and your friends” area where things are calmer and deeper talks take place. I suggest this formula for those willing to organize one. Successful.

Treats

Another plus was definitely the raffle (with money donated to charity) and really relevant prizes. Moo was on board and that is very cool if you like to be social. Yummy.

What I did not like

Nothing much, but obviously integrating twitter on a screen with live twits was a must and possibly we’ll see that at next editions. Details count.

Vote:8

P.S. If you don’t use twitter and do not have a clue of what I am talking about, start using it right now, improve your business and internet relationships and feel free to follow me.

Other reviews of the event (thanks Pudding relation for the list):

Pudding Relations
TechCrunch UK
Current TV
Diffusion PR
Huddle
Londonist
Sizemore
Benjamin Ellis
Social PRobiotic
One Size Fits One
Jazamatazz
Richard
This Is Now
Fake Plastic Noodles
The A to E
Toodlepip
Girl About Web

  • http://blogtillyoudrop.wordpress.com Lolly

    Giant screen with Tweets is definitely a good idea! See you tonight @Diageo!

  • http://blogtillyoudrop.wordpress.com Lolly

    Giant screen with Tweets is definitely a good idea! See you tonight @Diageo!

  • http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/ Julius

    @Lolly -

    Coming up a post on how to integrate Twitter at events. Looking forward for the Bloggers meetup!

  • http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/ Julius

    @Lolly -

    Coming up a post on how to integrate Twitter at events. Looking forward for the Bloggers meetup!

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  • carmen

    It was fun indeed. What I didn’t like: the music was too loud!

  • carmen

    It was fun indeed. What I didn’t like: the music was too loud!

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