There’s a place to make your sales pitch, but it’s not on social media. Social media listening tools now give users the ability to filter out your booth calls and your giveaways. With 45,000+ attendees in one place at one time, your best differentiation tool is your ability to show those walking the halls of the convention center and those engaging in social media that you care about them – and that their needs are at the core of what you do. You can accomplish that by using social media to:
You don’t have to be everywhere – just where your audiences are. In addition to the official #HIMSS19 hashtag, use and follow these topic-driven hashtags to hone in on conversations and connect with audiences that are relevant to your organization:
|#Aim2Innovate||Health IT Innovation|
|#BrandHIT||Health IT Branding & Marketing|
|#DrHIT||Physicians' Use of IT|
|#EmpowerHIT||Interoperability + Health Information Exchange|
|#GenY4HIT||Millennials in Health IT|
|#GovHIT||Health IT Policy|
|#HealthyMargins||Healthcare Finance Strategy|
|#HITsecurity||Health IT Security|
|#HITventure||Health IT Startups & New Ventures|
|#HITworks||Health IT Value|
|#IHeartHIT||Inspiring Health IT Stories|
|#Nurses4HIT||Nurses' Use of IT|
|#PutData2Work||Big Data & Healthcare Analytics|
|#RethinkRCM||Revenue Cycle Management|
|#WomenInHIT||Women in Health IT|
|#smartHIT||Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning|
These hashtag communities will be buzzing prior to HIMSS19 and will be featured in on-site signage and resources.
Given the vast social media footprint of the HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, there are significant opportunities to get a pulse on the attitudes, opportunities and challenges the industry faces in respect to IT and your organization’s role in innovating it. Pair proactive listening with thoughtful engagement to gain cues on how to humanize your organization’s marketing efforts and connect with your industry partners, clients and influencers.
As you prepare for HIMSS19, ask yourself one question: After HIMSS19 ends, what will the people we interacted with say about us? Social media has the potential to ensure that attendees and your organization have an end-to-end world-class experience. From your booth concept, to face-to-face meetings, to social media presence, if you’re able to say the following, you will have mastered the social experience of HIMSS19:
You positioned yourself as an authority in your space. You genuinely connected with an audience. You learned a ton about your target market and the industry at large. People love you. Now what? Keep going! Debrief with your organization and develop a plan to keep engaging your existing – and new – social audience year-round. With HIMSS19 as your foundation, the following months and HIMSS20 will offer a new horizon of opportunity.