Hootups can be run in various ways, but here are some general formats:
- Educational: Seminar, workshop, panel discussion, or presentation
- Social: Networking event with speakers, launch parties or post-conference/event breakout session
- Online: Google Hangout, webinar or Twitter chat
While Hootsuite is here to support you throughout your Hootup journey, this is your event and we give you the tools to take ownership of it. Hootsuite is will support you by:
- Providing resources, materials and advice for your Hootup.
- Sending Hootsuite swag for your Hootup attendees.
- Providing Hootsuite Pro and University vouchers for attendees.
- Scheduling tweets to help promote your Hootup.
If you feel you need additional support in any way, your Regional Hootup Lead is always happy to help.
There is no limitation on the number of Hootups an organizer can host. We encourage you to experiment with different formats, audiences, locations and topics.
Yes. Hosting recurring Hootups is a great way to grow your network and deepen relationships within your community. You must submit a new form for each Hootup your are hosting.
- Hootups are free #everyoneswelcome
- Applications must be submitted at least six weeks before the proposed date
- #Hootup is part of your event title and hashtag (i.e #HootupNYC) - we want to follow the awesomeness
- Submit your Organizer Wrap-up Report within one week of your Hootup.
Check out the Hootup flowchart for a step-by-step guide.
Yes. You must indicate that you have done this in the Hootup Organizer Wrap-up Form so that we can accurately track your coupon redemption rate.
No. We encourage you to host Hootups wherever you wish as long as you indicate the location in your Hootup application.
Yes, this is required. You can find the application link here.
Hootup applications must be submitted no less than six weeks before the proposed date. Any Hootups applications submitted within six weeks of your proposed date will not be accepted.
Yes. You will need to make sure you include their information when you submit your Hootup application under the questions and comments section.
Yes. If you are part of a group or club that hosts events, you are welcome to turn one (or many) of those events into a Hootup. The Hootup process is the same and you will required to add #Hootup to your event name.
Yes. Ws each Hootup offers something different and unique.
If you don’t want your Hootup to conflict with another event in the area, we suggest reaching out to the other organizer and seeing if there’s a way for you to join forces. If you’re not comfortable with this, feel free to change the date and let us know.
As many people as you feel comfortable with and that the venue will accommodate. Hootups have ranged from five to 500 people, so the possibilities are endless.
Yes, this is so that we can follow all the awesome action. Here is a simple naming formula: #Hootup + city name/abbreviation (example: #HootupNYC). Alternatively, highlight the theme of your Hootup with a formula such as #Hootup + Theme (example: #HootupMarketing).
Please remember that Hootup is written with a lower case 'U' (ie. Hootup, not HootUp).
No. Hootups are free events so that everyone in your community can attend. If you need to cover costs, consider reaching out to local companies that use Hootsuite or are active on social to sponsor your Hootup. Do not reach out to Hootsuite competitors for sponsorship. If you are a Hootsuite Solution Partner and are charging attendees for your seminar, your Hootup must be separate from this event.
Yes. Hootups can be conferences or multi-day workshops as sometimes there is not enough time in one session to cover everything the audience needs to know.
Yes. It’s your event, you can choose whether you will present, host or both.
Yes. We have a large network of Brand Ambassadors and Hootsuite experts that could potentially join your Hootup via Google Hangouts. Reach out to your local regional Hootup leads to find out more.
No, but we have given you the tools to create your own Eventbrite page.
Yes. Hootsuite can provide a budget of up to $300 USD to all Hootup organizers. To qualify for reimbursement, follow these steps.
Yes. Consider reaching out to local companies that use Hootsuite or are active on social. Do not reach out to Hootsuite competitors for sponsorship. Check out these sponsorship ideas.
Yes. You can also upload the video to YouTube after the event to maximize your event’s reach and longevity.
You may use Hootsuite’s videos freely. Do not manipulate information or images of Hootsuite material for your Hootup. If you would like a Hootsuite banner or poster, let us know and we can create one customized for your event.
Yes. You can find Hootup organizer resources here.