Is your social media team prepared to handle the upcoming holiday hustle? For a successful holiday season, you need to prepare your social media coordinators in advance just as you would your brick-and-mortar employees. We have seen an increase in online promotions and sales every year. Adobe Analytics predicts the 2019 Cyber Monday sales will pull in $9.4 billion this year. That’s a $1.5 billion increase since 2018! According to this same report, thirty percent of Cyber Monday sales will be made in the four-hour window of 7 to 11 p.m. Pacific time. Are you prepared? Since you know retail traffic from social has grown by 41%, we’ve prepared some helpful tips from B Squared’s Social Media Coordinators. We have have been there, seen that, and continue to see new complications pop up.
Influencer exhaustion is upon us and I do NOT want to see another unboxing story! Have you tried Fit Tummy Tea, Third Love, or Article furniture? If you have, chances are it’s because an influencer promoted it. I’ve noticed that I follow influencers on Instagram and podcasts because they can be more fun. Regardless of your preferred social platform, influencer marketing is gaining momentum and oversaturating the field. As a result, influencer exhaustion is setting in.
We have a few corporate clients who insist on being buttoned up on social media. That means no humor, no witty banter, and certainly no emoji usage. At first glance, you can understand why corporate brands may take this stance. But guess what? Being buttoned up on social may be costing you BIG TIME.
When we talk to companies about their social strategies, most are focused on sales. While this isn’t a bad strategy, focusing solely on sales through social media is lacking a modern and mature approach. Here’s where to set your sights instead.
When it comes to social media messaging, how do you post with purpose? How can your brand make connections in this noisy world? More importantly, how can you make real connections through your social media efforts? While this is no easy task, there are three simple steps you can take to start creating real connections.