Learn how to write a thank you message for attending an event, and see seven examples of the best practices in action.
When planning an event, chances are you focus the bulk of your energy on pre-event communication. You spend time crafting the perfect invitation and event reminders.
But afterward, do you send a thank you message to your attendees?
Showing sincere appreciation is one of the easiest ways to build relationships. It’s a simple gesture that can help your event stand out since few people take the time to send them.
In this article we’ll show you how to be purposeful and personal when sending your post-event thank you.
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Before we share with you the actual templates, here are a few best practices for your thank you message:
Now that you have an idea of what a good thank you message for attending an event looks like, let’s check out some templates you can use.
You can copy and paste these customizable templates into an email or text message and send them after your event.
If you’re in need of a little inspiration on how to best send your thank message, here are several ways you can show your thanks and delight attendees post-event beyond email.
This is a tried-and-true way to thank attendees. Writing a personalized thank you message is a bit of a lost art and therefore a great way to stand out in a world of emails or Facebook messages.
If you’re concerned about time, you can use a service like Postable to send out thank you notes on your behalf.
Texting a quick “thank you” is the best route for reaching customers on the devices they use the most. For event businesses, using a mass texting service is an easy way to send out all your thank yous at once.
All you’ll need to do is set up a campaign (this article on campaigns will show you how) and set up custom fields to personalize your message. Then, just fill in your message body and send or schedule your text.
The best part is that event text messaging can be used to send reminders and communicate with attendees or staff during an event.
If you want to take things a step further, try recording a personalized thank you video for your event attendees. The great part of videos is that it’s impossible to fake being personal. Recipients know how much time you’ve really put in.
There are many ways to thank your event attendees and ensure that they remember your event long after it’s over.
The key is to make them personalized, thoughtful, and above all else, genuine. Building these relationships gives you a leg up when you go to plan your next event.
Drew Wilkinson is the Head of Marketing at SimpleTexting. Drew has more than a decade of experience managing successful integrated marketing programs to build brands, raise awareness, and generate demand.More Posts from Drew Wilkinson
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