At Mobile Monday we’re extremely happy with our active community. We’ve got many long-time members that have attended all, or almost all events since our start in June 2007. Currently we have more than 2,600 members and have about 450 seats available at every event.
RSVPs for the events go fast and we’re usually sold out in only a few hours. We’re really glad to see so much activity and willingness to attend our event!
But unfortunately all this activity doesn’t show on the date of the event. During the last Mobile Mondays we have been struggling with now a growing number of no-shows. Around 150-200 people that RSVPed “Yes” did not attend. This is disappointing for people on the waiting list (who can’t get in) and for us as organizers. There may be any number of reasons not to be able to make it. But 200 no-shows on a free event is simply too much.
For MoMo #11 we have introduced the snowball concept (invite valuable people to introduce others). But we are thinking of other ways of getting people to sign up AND attend the event. We have got some ideas for MoMo #12 and further, but we would like to hear your ideas as well.
What can we do to make the signup and attendance better for Mobile Mondays to come? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter (#momo).posted by Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald | tags: attendance, momo, momoams, no-show, register, registration, rsvp, sign-up | tweet this