With the holiday season in full swing, businesses are vying for customer attention more than ever. Q3 Sprout Pulse survey data reveals that 89% of marketers will have kicked off their holiday marketing campaigns on social media by the end of November. However, there is a strong case for increasing social media posts during the holidays.
Online Shopping Increases
Holiday eCommerce sales are projected to increase by 10.3 to 12.8 percent compared to last year, according to Deloitte. With social media being a hotspot for finding the best deals, increasing your social media posts is likely to attract more sales.
People Take Time Off
With many people taking time off during the holidays, social media feeds tend to be flooded with activity. Adding some festive hashtags to your posts is a great way to catch people’s attention and engage with a wider audience.
Gratitude Tends to Rise
The holiday season is a time for sharing, giving, and connecting with others, making it the perfect chance to touch your audience’s hearts with meaningful posts. Consider creating a post, story, or reel that resonates with your audience long after the holiday season.
The Holidays are Fun
The holiday season provides a great opportunity to have fun with your audience and stand out from the competition. Polls, contests/giveaways, charities, holiday tips, discounts and sales, and more can be shared on social media to drive up engagement. Just remember to stay aligned with your business and audience.
The Bottom Line
The holiday season can be a crucial time for businesses to enhance brand recognition, connect with new audiences, captivate customers, and introduce new products. Take advantage of the countless opportunities that the holiday season brings by increasing your social media posts and engaging with your audience.