Internal events can be awkward, and employees might be difficult to impress these days. That’s why a social wall might be the best solution to make an internal event more social and exciting.
The following 7 examples show how you can plan unique internal events for employees, just like a few tips on implementing them.
1. Virtual internal event
If you’re running an internal event and want people to post to and communicate via a social wall, you may find yourself facing privacy concerns. Luckily, social media isn’t the only way to get posts up on a social wall. Walls.io has recently launched a Direct Posts feature, which circumvents social media entirely, and it’s a completely hands-off process, too!
One of the first customers to use the Direct Posts feature was S&P Global Market Intelligence. They put a social wall with Direct Posts in place for MI Content Expo, a large-scale internal event with around 5,000 attendees.
Direct Posts is the perfect companion for any internal virtual event. Respect everyone’s privacy preferences by letting them post directly to your social wall!
Avoid privacy concerns at internal events with a social wall!
2. Internal awards ceremony
The Recruiter Awards gala is the UK’s largest event for the entire recruitment community recognizing outstanding achievements by agencies and in-house recruiters.
In 2021, this event went all out as they also celebrated their 20th anniversary.
As you can see in the image below, the screen with a social wall announced different competing categories during the party. Attendees could also post to the wall by posting on Twitter or Instagram with #RecruiterAwards.
You can elevate an internal award ceremony by implementing Direct Posts. Keep the privacy of the event super tight by letting attendees post directly to your wall!
Celebrate employees with a social wall!
3. Hybrid Work Tour internal event
From the 20th to the 24th of September 2021, Microsoft Germany hosted the Hybrid Work Tour. This event offered workshops and special talks to show employees that they can work from anywhere with the right tools.
The main attraction consisted of a branded van that drove from Berlin to Munich. The driver and host documented their experience on social media and a social wall.
They also motivated attendees to post on a social wall with the hashtag #HybridWorkTour, prominently displayed on the van.
Thinking outside the box pays out! An internal event doesn’t have to stay in one single place, but can come to employees in different cities, just like Microsoft did.
4. Global employee event map
This employee hashtag campaign by Cisco is an excellent example of how a social wall can bring a global community together and motivate them to share their experience. An event cannot get more engaging than this.
The social wall map layout is excellent for showcasing global hashtag campaigns. It displays Twitter posts popping up on a map, emphasizing that campaign contributions are coming from all over the world.
The map layout is perfect for bringing remote employees worldwide together.
5. Team collaboration event
Working Out Loud is an initiative that aims to improve the quality of work by encouraging people to share work in progress with a relevant community. The idea is to get input from and collaborate with the community and learn from each other’s processes and solutions.
BMW Group Germany adopted this initiative a few years ago as a way to motivate their employees, and they used a social media wall to enhance their WOL internal event with 500 people.
All attendees could provide input and photos by posting to the live social media feed with the hashtag #BMWWOLCON.
You could implement the WOL system at your next internal event and pair it with a social wall with Direct Posts. This way, the event remains private, and employees will feel more comfortable providing input without having to post on social media.
The BearingPoint marketing team devised a hashtag campaign focusing on corporate social responsibility to celebrate ten years of success, asking employees to show their communities they cared.
They used a social wall to collect all the social media posts around the BearingPoint teams’ initiatives in each country.
They displayed the social wall on TV screens in different offices embedded in their intranet and on the public landing page they built around the campaign.
7. Employee-generated content campaign
For over six years, Kafka Summit has been bringing together developers, data architects, engineers, and DevOps professionals to discuss the state of the event streaming technologies. In 2021, three separate events took place for the EU, APAC, and the Americas, with a combined attendance of 55,000+.
Since this event brought the Apache Kafka community together, it was necessary to implement some fun elements. The organizers decided to use Snapbar for a photo booth and Walls.io to display attendees’ photos in a section of the platform called Get Social.
Over to you
Planning a fun internal event is not as difficult as you think. All you have to do is incorporate tools that foster engagement into the mix, such as a social media wall. These 7 engaging internal event examples did precisely that, and that’s why they gained a special place in our blog.
Social walls are amazing engagement drivers!
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