What is Assenty?

Assenty is the easiest way to bring people together online before your in-person or virtual event. It is the only audience interaction and live polling tool that connects your audience online before, during and after your event.

It is based on a simple idea: that you don’t have to wait till the Q&A session at the event to hear from the audience.

Run social polls on every digital platform (that includes WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn), get audience insights, questions for speakers, and more, before it happens, and bring people together around your great content!

You know how it goes. Your event date is looming and you need to get the word out to as many people as possible and shift some more tickets.

You’re doing your best on social but it’s hard…

What if there was a better way?

Rather than regurgitating the same tired material about early bird tickets going NOW, what if you could kick-start conversations on social media before the event happens using audience insights supplied by potential delegates?

With Assenty you can.

You can widen the network of potential attendees by engaging with them on social media before the event using Assenty’s industry-leading pre-event polling and real-time Q&A

What is it for?

Assenty started out as a solution to the problem of answering questions from an audience.

It has evolved to become the easiest way to bring people together online before your physical or virtual event.

It was shortlisted for a 2017 UK Digital Entrepreneur Award and is a Top 20 finalist in the Northern Stars 2017 competition to find the best tech startups in the North of England.

How does it work?

Event organisers submit a few details about their event at assenty.com to get a question board, a URL which anyone can post questions to, for free.

Every question posted is up for the public vote and event organisers can answer and reward questions and publish polls in real-time. Questions can also be posted anonymously.

The question board can be sent to delegates weeks before the event, making the platform perfect for getting questions for speakers on a panel from Twitter, for example.

Questions, polls and question boards are easily shared on social media, with the hashtag automatically included in posts, and individual questions can be embedded on websites and blogs.

What does it do?

Assenty was designed to spark conversations and buzz about an event on social media.

Powered by the same virtual machine underlying WhatsApp, it supports a virtually unlimited number of concurrent users.

Who is it for?

Assenty is for the busy event organiser who wants an easy way to:

  1. find out what potential delegates want to see, hear and discuss at the event
  2. promote an event by inviting questions for its speakers on social media
  3. ask attendees for feedback before and after the event

Why would they use it?

We’re told people like Assenty because it is easy to use and delivers a fun and convenient way to get people talking about an event before it happens.

What are people saying about it?

“Extremely useful tool which enables a much greater reach and participation to be achieved.” – Duncan Bowker, Media Relations Manager, PwC

“Assenty is a clever way for event organisers to collect questions, thoughts and ideas before and during an event which can be useful for guiding speakers and format of the day. The team is also very responsive and provides excellent product support and social media marketing too.” – Paul Lancaster, Founder, Newcastle Startup Week

“Assenty is an integral part of developing a discussion when organising events. In my opinion, the value addition of Assenty is the ability to start a conversation prior to the event, engage with interested participants before events through questions and polls. It provides context for discussion during the event and allows participants who may not be able to participate in the event to weigh in on the topic of discussion. It enhances Trans-Atlantic discussions (between USA and UK) as was the case in our event. In addition to this, the conversation can be continued after the event in one consolidated area. I definitely recommend it.” – Dr. Elsa Zekeng, Co-Founder, Solidarity In Tech CIC

“We used Assenty to support us at a teacher and student event, where both groups were joining us for different periods of time. The ability to ask and answer questions before, during and after the event on the Question Board is helpful to extend the reach and life of the activity and share the experience to others. The support and help in using Assenty and getting started has been brilliant! Thank you!” – Dinah Turner, Stepping into Business

“Assenty was a great way to create traction around our most recent event series. Strategically it was useful for creating engagement before, during and after our event, connecting us to networks and communities that might otherwise not have been aware of our event. Chi-chi was really helpful, providing great support and information of how to use the service.” – Jenna Campbell, Content & Communications Lead, Yolk

“Assenty was a great way to get my voice across when I was too shy to actually raise my hand and ask a question. My question was selected and I’m so glad it was answered!” – Sarah Ing, creative technologist