Conferences, breaking news, celebrations and parties… there’s an easy way to cover all of that in real-time and also to easily write blogs posts and other related content.
Simply create and embed a Spundge Notebook on your website to provide a live feed for event updates. Then use the content you’ve gathered in that same Notebook to pull together the highlights, and then publish it instantly to any blog, website or email list.
One Notebook, multiple uses. Great content all around.
Even better, we recently made updates so that embedded Spundge Notebooks now display content from Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram and Slideshare in their native embed formats. That means images show up as beautiful shots with automatic captions, videos can be played right from the stream, and tweets show up in their native Twitter embed glory.
It’s easy to use Spundge embeds and stories to curate and cover an event. Here’s a look at three recent examples of how to do it. And here’s our guide for how to do live event curation with Spundge Notebooks.
HOW SPARKSHEET COVERED C2-MTL USING SPUNDGE
C2-MTL is an international business conference about creativity and commerce organized by Sid Lee and Cirque du Soleil.
Live event curation done with an embedded Spundge on Sparksheet’s blog.
Sparksheet, a multiplatform online magazine, needed to find a way to cover the event in real-time for its website, and to also easily pull together a round-up post once the event was over.
Also, while editor Dan Levy would be there in person, other members of the team would be back at the office. They needed a way to collaborate in real-time to curate and communicate, too.
First, they created a Notebook to track the event by entering the Twitter hashtag, event name, and other keywords. Then they watched as the results flowed in from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, websites, and other sources all in one place.
They embedded the Notebook on a page on their site, and each time they saved a new item into the Notebook it was pushed in real-time to their site. Multiple team members were able to save content to the Notebook, thereby instantly updating their page. And they could chat about what they were finding and curating.
While live curating C2-MTL, Sparksheet did justice to the impressive visuals of the conference by including a lot of pictures shared online into their embedded Notebook. This helped to bring the conference to life for those who are following from afar.
Then, when the conference finished, Levy went back into the Notebook and used the curated content to put together a great roundup blog post about C2-MTL.
TWO MORE EVENTS CURATED USING SPUNDGE
1. Provincial Elections in British Columbia covered by Mason Wright, The Globe And Mail
Mason Wright is The Globe and Mail’s online editor for British Columbia. One of the ways he covered the recent B.C. election campaign was by curating content from other media outlets and sources and displaying it on a dedicated page on the Globe’s website.
All he needed to do was grab the embed code for his B.C Notebook and he had a constantly-updated curated topic page.
Live event curation with an embedded Notebook on the Globe and MailWright then took time each day to check his Notebook and save the most interesting and relevant items. Mason was able to provide updates about the election simply by saving the best content to his Notebook.
Key takeaway: To efficiently cover events happening over a long period of time, set aside a few moments regularly to curate the latest updates into your Notebook.
2. Milken Institute Global Conference covered by Diane Bérard, Les Affaires,
Diane Bérard is a columnist and blogger for Les Affaires, a French-Canadian business newspaper. She attended and curated this year’s Milken Insititute Global Conference in Los Angeles, an event about economic innovations to move capital, policy and momentum toward realistic solutions that will help the world.
Live event curation with embedded Notebook on Les Affaires
It was impossible for Bérard to attend every session at the event. Instead, she was able to make the most of her experience by physically attending her top choices and by curating other ones in her Spundge Notebook.
She also embedded it on her blog to give readers a look at what she was finding, in real-time.
Bérard also took time to pick out the essential content to display and share after the conference.
Key takeaway: In larger events, follow several conferences simultaneously not to miss out on valuable insights.