RISING 16Live digital coverage of the event
What needed doing
RISING 16 was a two-day international peace-building event in Coventry and was a joint project by Coventry Cathedral, Coventry University and Coventry City Council.
The event needed to be as awesome online as it was in the real world, in order to make sure that the vital messages of the conference were heard beyond Coventry.
How we did this
We created, curated and nurtured social media content and conversation for RISING 16. Our live digital stream shared highlights, provided useful information, and encouraged discussion and debate around the themes of the conference.
We took, edited and uploaded photos, providing a live gallery, as well as a resource for journalists. We created images for social media with speakers’ quotes. And we pulled together the best bits in a Storify, created and added to live during the event.
RISING 16 was a vibrant international online event. Over the two days, 3,500 people tweeted 6,100 times using the #RISING16 hashtag, which trended in the top ten in the UK.
“Julius and Laura really helped us take RISING to the next level. Their advice and willingness to go the extra mile made all the difference – and helped us get from 350m hits in the first year to 3.5b in the second. I’d definitely work with them again.”
Director, RISING Global Peace Forum