Inviting your LinkedIn connections to your event is a fantastic way to network, grow your business, and build relationships with like-minded professionals. But sending invites out manually is time-consuming and inefficient.
Luckily, there’s an easier way to boost attendance at your event.
In this guide, I'll show you how to invite a targeted group of 1st-degree connections to your event and then connect with all your attendees on the platform.
With a tool like PhantomBuster, you can automate the process and make it even more efficient.
Let's dive in!
Why you shouldn’t manually send invites to your LinkedIn Event
Sending out invites manually is not a great approach because:
- You can’t send invites in bulk and would have to invite your contact list one-by-one
- Linkedin doesn’t show important details about your 1st-degree connections, which would affect whether you want to invite them.
- You can’t filter your Connections according to job title, company, or other key information when you’re sending out invitations.
Because of this, it’s better to use a tool like Phantom Buster to scrape your Linkedin connections and create a targeted list of people to invite to your event.
Now I’m going to show you exactly how I do this to boost attendance at events.
Step 1: Create a Targeted 1st-Degree Connection List for Your LinkedIn Event
Start by creating a targeted list of connections you want to invite to your event.
- First, sign in to LinkedIn and go to the 'My Network' tab
- Then, choose 1st-degree connections and add other filters related to your event, like location or job title.
- Next, make a list with names and profile URLs of the targeted connections for your event invitations.
Step 2: Leverage PhantomBuster to Scrape Your LinkedIn Connection List
In step 2, you’ll scrape those connections and prepare a list of people to invite.
- Create a PhantomBuster account if you don’t have one, or log in.
- Go to the “Phantoms” tab and find the "LinkedIn Search Exporter."
- Set up the Phantom with your LinkedIn session cookie and your connection list.
- Start the Phantom to collect data, then download the CSV file with the results.
Step 3: Set Up Your LinkedIn Event Invite Bot on PhantomBuster
Once you’ve collected the data, you can set up your invite bot.
- Go to the “Solutions” dropdown and the“Phantoms” tab, then find the "LinkedIn Event Inviter."
- Configure the Phantom with your LinkedIn session cookie, event URL, and the CSV file from Step 2.
Step 4: Schedule and Launch the Bot on PhantomBuster
Here’s how to schedule and launch your bot using PhantomBuster:
- Go to the “Settings” tab for your LinkedIn Event Inviter Phantom.
- Create a schedule for the bot, choosing daily or weekly runs.
- Save the settings and start the bot to send invitations to your targeted 1st-degree connections.
Step 5: Post-Event: Connect with Attendees Not in Your 1st-Degree Connections
After your event, it’s good practice to connect with all attendees so you don’t miss the chance to grow your network.
You can do this automatically:
- Start by visiting the event page and selecting the “Networking” tab.
- Find attendees who aren't 1st-degree connections.
- Connect by sending personalized requests or using a guide to automate this step.
Step 6: Make Your Event Stand Out
Although the LinkedIn Event Inviter doesn't send custom messages, your event's title, description, and visuals impact acceptance rates.
This is why it’s important to make the event’s value clear to attendees by creating engaging titles, descriptions, and striking graphics.
Of course, if you’re inviting people to attend an event, you should also make sure your profile stands out. To improve your profile, check out my guide to perfecting your LinkedIn bio with the help of ChatGPT.
Boost attendance for your next event
By following this guide, u can effectively invite targeted connections to your LinkedIn event, which will help you grow your network and boost event success.
Thanks to PhantomBuster's automation, you can focus on the essential task: crafting a great experience for attendees.