9 Easy Ways To Promote Your AnyMeeting Webinar

So, you’re hosting a webinar using AnyMeeting! Awesome! Your presentation material is polished, you have completed the webinar set-up in the AnyMeeting app, and you are ready to lock-in some valuable attendees by promoting your online event. But where to start? With so many promotional tools out there, how do you maximize your reach in a timely manner, without the added cost?

The following 9 promotional channels are free, almost effortless, and will truly amplify your online presentation’s exposure:

  1. Your Email Contacts: This is the easiest place to start your webinar promotion.  When scheduling your webinar, you can copy and paste your email list of your targeted audience…and just like that, your promotional campaign takes off! Your webinar is set-up, your people have been invited via email, and they’ll even receive reminders on the day of the webinar!
  2. Your AnyMeeting Public Profile: The second easiest channel to use for AnyMeeting webinar promotion is an informative landing page. Use your AnyMeeting Public Profile as a landing page, by directing potential attendees to this page (located in the Account Manager under the “Public Profile” tab — make sure it’s on the “public” setting).  This is an ideal way to direct traffic to all of your upcoming webinars.  As long as your mark your webinars as public when scheduling them, they will show up on this page with all the info your attendees need!   
  3. AnyMeeting Social Integration Tools: While you are still in the AnyMeeting app, click on your AnyMeeting Public Profile tab to share and promote your upcoming webinars quickly and easily through Twitter and Facebook. Once the integration is set up, your scheduled webinars are automatically posted to your stream. How easy is that?
  4. LinkedIn: LinkedIn is an ideal place to promote your business webinars, and can be done so quickly and easily. You’re on there every morning anyway — why not drop a note about your upcoming event?
  5. Instagram and Pinterest: A picture is worth a thousand words — especially when it becomes viral. Snap a cool photo or create a catchy graphic that represents your webinar topic, load it with hashtags, event info, and your AnyMeeting landing page link, and voilà!
  6. Your Blog: Already blogging for your business? Great! Be sure to post about your webinars as they approach. You can do this in a way that is fun and interesting, by creating a consecutive series of blog entries that touch on topics which will be covered in your upcoming webinar. Without giving away too much valuable information (save it for the webinar!), you can spike interest and even collect questions from readers to address at the upcoming event. Always close the series with details about the upcoming webinar, and a call to action: “Secure your spot today!”
  7. Another’s Blog: To cast an even wider net, try promoting your online event by joining forces with a popular blogger in your industry. “Guest Blogging” is a great way to reach new potential attendees, and create relationships with other voices in your line of business.
  8. Video Channels: Periscope, Vine, and YouTube are fun and out-of-the-box channels for promoting your webinar. Using viral video tools, you can quickly create free promotional materials that are sure to get potential attendees’ attention. Think fad-like social media channels like Periscope and Vine are not marketing tools? Think again! Live and unedited promotional pitches show authenticity and creativity, and break up the monotony of traditionally written promotion that may be ignored.
  9. Your Email Signature: While it may seem too simple to be true, adding upcoming webinar information with a link to your email signature is a highly effective, and effortless way to promote your upcoming webinar. Think about all the people you exchange emails with on a daily basis who may click your link, or forward the info to a colleagues.

Okay, we have only touched the tip of the iceberg, my friends! I’m sure we could list dozens of more easy ways to promote webinars, but we know you need to get back to work.  😉

Have any fun ideas to add to this list? Leave us a comment!

What Do You Want in a Webinar Service?

Update: Please note that AnyMeeting was known as Freebinar prior to 3/26/11. Blog posts prior to this date may still mention Freebinar. For more information, please review our blog post or FAQ’s.

At Freebinar, our mantra is “make it good and make it free.” Our goal is to provide a free, world-class webinar service that competes with the best paid services available. This may leave you thinking “why is your service free?” and “how do you stay in business, if your service is free?” It’s simple: we are experimenting with various innovative revenue models, which allows us to provide a free service to you. Freebinar’s value not only lies in the fact that we are a free service, but in the quality of our webinar tools.

Our free webinar service provides the following features:

  • screen sharing
  • polling and survey tools
  • chat
  • Q&A-style chat between attendees and presenters
  • free phone conferencing
  • unlimited meetings
  • up to 150 attendees per meeting
  • unlimited meeting time
  • email notifications for meetings
  • customizable attendee registration
  • post-meeting reporting

All you and your attendees need is a web browser—it’s that easy.

Freebinar has already gained momentum with increasing daily usage, which is very exciting. As we are gaining a broader customer-base, we want to hear from you! If you are new to Freebinar, and have just stumbled upon this blog entry, please feel free to visit our site at www.freebinar.com. Be sure to check out our Support Wiki, equipped with instructional videos, as well as helpful user guides. If you are already a Freebinar user, and have not taken our quick Customer Satisfaction Survey, please do so!

So far, the feedback from the Freebinar Customer Satisfaction Survey (which was first distributed in November 2009) has been pretty positive. As with any new product, there has been constructive criticism and suggestions, which we are taking very seriously. One customer suggested that we increase marketing initiatives for Freebinar because it is a “fantastic product.” We are currently working on that.

Please remember that we are still in beta, and we appreciate your help in finding and fixing any bugs. We will continue to reach out to current and potential Freebinar users in hopes to understand your needs. By getting the most out of our platform, you will assist us in our mission to provide the best free webinar service available.