Smug Tip of the Week: Events and Favorites
Is there a way to let my clients pick their favorite photos?
We hear this a lot from inquiring Pros and the answer is a hearty YES!
1) Go to your Control Panel and set up an Event. You can customize it lots of ways and then add the gallery (or galleries) that you want to share with your fans.
2) Name your client as a Participant. This grants them a special access to view the event via a special link.
3) Ask them to view that link. When they see a pic they love, they can click the red “heart” icon to add it to a private Favorites gallery that only the two of you can see.
4) From there, they can share their Favorites gallery with friends and family and (best of all) buy prints and gifts.
If you want to get fancy, click the white envelope next to their name to open the email share feature and use our templates to spread the word about your Event. We make it easy to tailor your message to the event and save the wording for future shoots.
Get all the details on how to use Events and Favorites on our Event Marketing help page.
Tip: If you have Photo Ranking enabled, they may be tempted to click the green or red thumbs-up icon that appears on the mouseover bar. But keep in mind that it’s part of your Popular Photos feature and we don’t recommend this as a replacement for Favorites. You won’t be able to see the vote count, but check your Popular Photos box to see the best ones!
Enjoy and happy marketing!