Readers were called on to vote for their favourite Twitter feeds for the UK corporate B2B events industry, with nominations passed on to the C&IT judging panel which helped come up with our shortlist.
With event planners using Twitter in so many ways, from gathering information to networking and sharing industry opinions, the aim was to round up a selection of some of the best. Judges looked for a range of key criteria, including frequency, use of re-tweets and hashtags, engagements, best practice, quality of content and relevance.
C&IT's top Twitter feeds
The UK's leading meetings & events title covers top brands and their event strategies plus the best venues & destinations for events & incentives.
"Good use of hashtag. Relevant RTs. Content very well targeted"
"In terms of information sources, C&IT and Event figure at the top of the list"
Event magazine is the leading publication for the event industry..
"Basic, scheduled tweets. Content relevant."
The #1 ranked global event and experience marketing agency. Pushing the creative envelope and transforming brands. Curated by Tom Maher, Marketing Director.
"Lovely targeted tweets"
Leading UK & European specialists in booking #venues & #hotels for #Conferences, #Meetings & #Events.
"Varied, engaged, conversation-led. Some corporate style tweets. Lots of relevant links"
"Good conversations, feels personal."
"Nice amount of sharing links and re-tweeting. Very conversational and content is interesting."
BNWT - Global Head of Business Development at @fisherprod. Always push the boundaries of creative event excellence.
"Individual and engaging, frequent, and audience-driven."
"This is a great complimentary twitter feed for Fisher Productions. Nice mix of personal and work related tweets and plenty of sharing."
Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.
Creating, loving, analyzing and tweeting about brand experiences all the time.
"Very much about the brand experience. Content relevant and funny. Corporate feel."
"Great mixture of conversations and sharing as well as self promotion."
Also the @GPJ_EMEA guy, 4th most influential person in my own house. I talk about behaviour. My behaviour, your behaviour, consumer behaviour, brand behaviour.
"Relevent, personal, conversational."
Line Up is an award-winning experiential marketing, event production and content creation agency specialising in transforming audiences.
"Industry specific. Some personality."
"Wonderful tweets with really exciting links. Lots of sharing but no conversation."
Head of Events at The London Evening Standard, The Independent & i paper. These tweets are my own apart from the unfunny ones. Those belong to the company.
"Focused on London. Lots of RTs."
Merlin Events (part of Merlin Entertainments Group) includes Madame Tussauds London, SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London Dungeon & Stardome 4D.
"Top for original and engaging content. This account is missing sharing of others articles but you can’t fault them for original content."
Head of Sales in the Business Events division of @BarbicanCentre. MPI UK & Ireland Chapter President & massive fan of all things meetings & events.
"Information. Very networking focused. Good tweets and photos."
"This is the perfect example of a balanced Twitter feed. A great mix of sharing, promotions and conversation."
Stunning flowers for events, weddings and parties.
"Very specific flower related tweets – informative and engaging."
Passionate advocate of social media, regularly hosts social media events across UK. Part of the SoAmpd collaborative.
"Social media focused, smart and informative, and personality-driven."
Founder/CEO of #AddingValue HonDEd in #EventsManagement. Blog on Event Technology Exec Producer of Guinness World Record largest silver-service dinner-party
"Current. Relevant industry stories."
"Lots of chat and conversation both personal and business. Lots of sharing and re-tweeting."
Creating delicious food for a wide range of clients for over 16 years. We aim to be ‘deliciously different’ – vibrant, dynamic and exceptional.
"Mix of inspiration and ideas."
Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodges Private Game Reserve South Africa.
"They keep it personal, visual and factual. You get sucked in to seeing the latest leopard [picture] – it’s very infectious. It’s obvious but it plays to their biggest and emotive feature."
"Very specific content. Interesting. Good photos."
Eat, sip, meet, sleep. Luxury & local culture. Food by D&D London, interiors by Conran. London City's first Art Hotel with soul.
"Have kept a personal touch in there. Using food plays to the senses. Food and drink references come through regularly, and you can’t help but get into the fact this is an interesting bunch of people. It’s not all sell sell sell, and gives the place a personality."
"Engages with followers very well."
"A good example of conversational twitter use."
Universal WorldEvents is a full service global event management company specialising in serving the healthcare sector.
"A news channel for hotels/events."
"Great newsfeed of interesting and original content."
Kevin Jackson, vice-president, sales and marketing at George P Johnson
Peter Kerwood, marketing director at Concerto Group
Louise Saunders, marketing manager at W&O Events
Randle Stonier, chief executive and founder at Adding Value
Joy Thomas, director of corporate events, Fico