A list of Football and Soccer Hashtags for Social Media Use
Soccer and football stars like James Rodríguez, Lionel Messi, and Christiano Ronaldo take full advantage of social media to get visibility and increase their earnings. The good news is that if you run a business that is related to the sport, you can do the same. Twitter, Pinterest, and especially Instagram can be used by soccer instructors, sporting good stores, sports bars, and anyone who runs a business or brand related to the sport to increase their ROI (return on investment). Today we will talk about ideas on what you can do to get noticed in the Soccer industry with the help of Social Media, and specifically how to use football and soccer hashtags to achieve this goal.
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Before we get to the good stuff, take a few seconds to copy and save this list of the top Instagram Football and Soccer Hashtags. Clicking on the “copy” button below the hashtags on your iPhone, Android, iPad or PC and use them whenever you want to get more eyes on your social media posts.
#Football #Instasport #Footballgame #Footballseason #Footballplayer #Footballsunday #Footballer #Soccer #Soccergame #Socialdraft #Soccerball #Soccerlife #Soccerplayer #Soccerislife #Soccerteam #Training #Sports #Exercise #Instasoccer #Futbol #Footy #Footballtime #Footballmatch #Footballers #Footballfan
You and I both know that mentions of soccer spike around events like the World Cup and the Olympics. But if you are marketing your brand or business to an audience interested in Soccer, you need to plan your marketing, engagement, and promotion way before this.
Before you start scheduling social media posts, you need to understand the landscape of the soccer industry. Take the North America 2015 Major League Soccer. Just during the first 5 days of the season, there was an increase of 34% on social conversations around the event compared to the previous year.
On top of that, brands (especially those in the US) need to consider that this sport which is HUGE throughout the world is gaining steam in the US. That means that this market is ripe for growth and that you can profit from this growth).
Let’s discuss the World Cup. Conversations around the 2015 FIFA World Cup were up 64% over those in 2013, and over 50% of soccer fans who watched the 2014 event did so on their mobile devices.
This means that if you want to engage (and eventually convert) soccer fans, you cannot ignore social media marketing.
Soccer Ideas for Social Media
Feature Your Fans Using Branded Soccer Hashtags
Nike created a wonderful campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. For this incentive, Nike published pictures of children from underprivileged neighborhoods. Anyone who knows soccer knows that is such a popular sport because all you need is a ball. It is a sport anyone can play, unlike skiing or sailing where you need to have tons of equipment. Nike used their #Justdoit hashtag to keep in with branding. With this campaign, Nike was able to tug at the heartstrings of the community. You can do something much simpler, but just as effective. For example, ask your customers to tag their Instagram posts with your custom soccer hashtag and that you will repost those who do. They will most likely be thrilled for the feature and share with their friends. Use Super Targeted Hashtags
“Goal! Goal! Goal! Germany are world champions.” On 4 July 1954, Hungary took on West Germany in the #WorldCup Final. Having already met in the group stage, with Hungary hammering the Germans 8-3, the final was viewed as a fait accompli. A reception had already been arranged, Hungarian players had 17 life-size statutes already made of them, and postage stamps commemorating their 1st world title had already been printed. 2-0 down after 8 minutes, the Germans came back to win the final 3-2. It became known as, and still is today, as ‘The Miracle of Berne.’ #Germany #Deutschland #DieMannschaft #Hungary #MagicalMagyars #HelmutRahn #SeppHerberger #FritzWalterWeather #JulesRimetTrophy #Berne #wankdorf #Switzerland ???? A photo posted by FIFAWORLDCUP (@fifaworldcup) on
Combine the soccer hashtags we’ve given you on the top of this article with hashtags that are specifically targeted for your post. Take the above example, FIFA’s post is about soccer history and when Germany came back to beat Hungary. FIFA intelligently uses hashtags that are related to that particular game including geo-targeted hashtags (#Germany & #Hungary), and team-specific hashtags (#magicalmagyars) to pull traffic from fans of those particular teams. Using this strategy pulls in a very targeted follower base.
Collaborate with Soccer Influencers
A photo posted by Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) on
Soccer fans are passionate. They love their teams and certain players. Partnering up with Real Madrid made much sense for Emirates airline. The five-year sponsorship makes it so the “Fly Emirates” logo appears on Real Madrid’s playing and training kits. There’s also a branded VIP lounge at the stadium and access to players. All the Real Madrid jerseys are branded with “Fly Emirates”. That’s a strong relationship. While you may not be able to sponsor James, you can sponsor the local high school soccer team. If you do so, make sure to attend games and share their wins to social media. You will earn the love of your local clients and build loyalty from the kids so they become customers when they get older. Create Social Media Contests (and attach a Soccer Hashtag to it)
MLS Soccer puts together incentives to get the community involved quite often. For Valentine’s Day, they encouraged fans to create their own MLS inspired Valentines like the one above. Fans were to share soccer-inspired V-Day cards on Twitter and Instagram using the soccer hashtag #SoccerGrams & tagging MS. The winner would get a ball signed by the 2015 MLS All-Stars. This idea can be easily implemented by any soccer brand. Heck, a sports bar can ask patrons to tag a picture of themselves wearing a jersey for their favorite team (in the bar) for a chance to win a prize.
Post to Instagram on a Daily Basis
Study after study shows that if your brand or business is inactive on Social Media you will lose followers and your reach will decline. So it is imperative that you post on a daily or at least consistent basis. Especially so on Instagram. If you use the Socialdraft dashboard, you can schedule posts not just to Instagram, but to Facebook pages, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn Business pages.
How to Manage Your Instagram Accounts
Socialdraft is an all-in-one Social Media Dashboard that helps you manage Instagram. It is the most robust and simple tool for agencies and teams to effectively handle social media. With Socialdraft you can: Schedule posts to Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn Business Pages (and one LinkedIn account) and Pinterest Boards Schedule posts individually, as recurring posts, or bulk upload them as CSV Easily re-schedule with a drag & drop action Schedule GIFs to Facebook and Twitter Download content calendars as PDF Keep an eye on your online reputation and easily share the good news to social Find content on Instagram and easily schedule reposts not just to Instagram but to all other social networks Engage on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin Download Facebook and Twitter reports and tons more… If you are curious about Socialdraft, take it for a risk-free trial. You’ll get to try out all the features and decide if Socialdraft is right for you.