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Your Get Online Week social media guide

Social media is one of the best ways to shout about Get Online Week. It’s where we can all share the fun stuff that’s happening, as well as being a good way for event holders to advertise what they’ve got going on. Here’s a quick guide to making the most of it for this year’s campaign.

  1. Use your #Try1Thing cut out for pictures: Think of it as a bit of a photo booth-type prop and tweet pictures of people who have tried 1 thing at your events holding the hashtag, telling us who they are and what they've done for the first time online. Make sure to get the whole slogan in. Hosting an outreach session in a new and exciting place? Extra social media kudos will go to centres who post pictures in the most imaginative location!

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  2. Use the official campaign hashtags: Ensure your posts are included in any official campaign coverage by incorporating the hashtags #GOLW17 and/or #Try1Thing into them.
  3. Follow us: Make sure to follow the official Get Online Week Twitter account @getonlineweek and mention us too to make sure we don’t miss anything when we’re reposting.
  4. Show the world your marketing efforts: We love to hear and see how you’re using your marketing packs. Feel free to send us pictures of all the different locations you’ve hung posters or distributed leaflets. If you’re doing some street marketing, definitely post some pictures or videos of your team busy banging the Get Online Week drum - with their permission of course!
  5. Tweet about your events (we have ready made templates!): It’s free advertising. Make sure to link to your website or to your events on the official campaign map. There’s a suite of ready-made ‘themed’ images that you can download by clicking the button below, just use the image and add your event details and links to the text of the tweet!


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