Are Profile Photos the Most Valuable Conference Gift Ever? Conference Attendees say YES!
Social Media Photographers
Headshot, Conference Gift
“This is the most valuable conference gift I have ever received.”
These are the words that every conference organiser longs to hear. To know that you provided your conference attendee with a gift that they VALUED.
Consider this, in my professional career I have attended hundreds of conferences, expos, networking events, seminars and workshops. And I have a mountain of corporate gifts and promotional items to prove it. My office is full of branded USB memory sticks, battery chargers, compendiums, stress balls, key chains and coasters, water bottles, mugs and executive games. So much stuff, so little value.
Don’t get me wrong- I have used most, if not all, of these items. But I can’t honestly say that the items themselves have built any real value in my relationship with the business or branding that adorns the item. When our homes and offices are bursting at the seams with stuff, how do event organisers create value for attendees that lasts beyond the “goody bag”.
More Value, Less Stuff
Over the last 12 months, Social Media Photographers has worked with conference organisers and businesses across Australia to include our Pop Up Studio at their conference or event. During the conference, attendees visit the Pop Up Studio to have their Professional Profile Photos taken with our studio lighting and photographer. The event organisers can then distribute the photos via email directly to attendees as a conference gift.
The high quality photos can then be used by attendees to update their Linkedin Profiles, website images, email signatures and anywhere else they need a professional profile image. Every time the attendee looks at their Linkedin profile and sees that photo they will remember the event and how the organisers cared enough to ensure they provided a take-away that gave lasting value.
Professional Profile Photos- The Conference Gift That Keeps Giving
At our most recent conference we heard those magic words “This is the most valuable conference gift I have ever received” (cue the High Fives all around!!!). And why do conference attendees love the Pop Up Studio so much? Here is just some of the feedback we received directly from conference attendees:
“I hate my current Linkedin Photo but I never thought I could have one done professionally. This is awesome.”
“My photo is from about 5 years ago and I often get people commenting that they didn’t even recognise me. It always makes me wonder if I look better or worse now! It will be so good to have a fresh, updated photo.”
“I have always hated having my photo taken but you ladies made me feel so comfortable. I am actually smiling in a photo for the first time ever!”
“Taking photos at the conference is such a great idea. I’m here with two of my co-workers and we are getting the whole team to update their photos. I love it.”
“I have never had my photo taken professionally. I feel so special!”
The Pop Up Studio can easily be incorporated into your next conference or event. If you are looking for a unique, creative and highly valuable addition to your next program, contact Social Media Photographers to schedule your Pop Up Studio.
Our Pop Up Studio is also available for individual workplaces. Visit our FAQ page to find out more.