Thanksgiving may be the ultimate family holiday. It’s also a wonderful holiday for sports fanatics, but the ones who should rejoice at the arrival of this holiday of gluttony are social media marketers. The holiday buying season officially begins on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, but you need to start thinking about how to market the holiday a long time before that. Before we give you some awesome Thanksgiving marketing tips, make sure to copy and save these Thanksgiving hashtags, they have been optimized to get you the most visibility on social media.
Instagram Thanksgiving Hashtags
Use this list of Instagram Thanksgiving Hashtags by clicking on “copy” below the hashtags on your iPhone, Android, iPad or PC.
#Thanksgiving #Happythanksgiving #Thanksgiving2018 #Family #Familygathering #Familydinner #Foodporn #Thanksgivingbreak #Familytime #Thanksgivingeve #Thanksgivingdinner #Thanksgivingfeast #Thanksgivingselfie #Thanksgivingparade #Thankful #Thanksgivingnight #Blessed #Turkey #Foodstagram #Thanksgivinglunch #Thanksgivingpie #Givethanks #Happyfamily #Turkeyday #Pumpkinpie #Thanskgivingfun #BlackFridayay
Since your potential customers are going to be checking out coupons and Black Friday deals on Twitter, searching for the best Turkey recipe on Pinterest, and posting pictures of the family to Facebook, you need to get them engaged with your brand if you want to convert them into paying customers.
Check out the images above. Pretty telling, right? On Instagram alone, over 10 million images used Thanksgiving related words on Thanksgiving day and over 200 pictures were posted per second. This means that as people celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday you need to engage them in real time to capture their attention. On top of that, unlike the football commercials, on social media, you have the chance to engage your audience. This is powerful.
This is not just powerful for supermarkets selling turkeys, or travel companies getting families to reunite. This is for all companies since Thanksgiving marks the start of the winter holiday season.
Social Media Ideas for The Thanksgiving Holiday
Use social media to let your audience what you and your team are thankful for. Use a simple hashtag such as this and encourage them to do the same.
Collaborate with a non-profit to do something good. Encourage your community to take part. Maybe it’s a coat drive, or maybe you give 10% of your profits from Black Friday sales to a charity.
Monitor conversations around events like this so you can engage your audience. If you are a local business, monitor local events like this. If people on social media are discussing them, there is a good chance they are your potential customers. This is an easy way to find geo-targeted leads. It also works for brands like the TODAY Show. Notice how they promote their interview with the NYPD Chief of Department. They are still targeting a local audience although they are a much larger brand.
This is your chance. Share special deals that are exclusive to your social audience. Make them feel special.
Your customers are probably traveling for the holidays. Ask them to share a picture of them, their family, and your product. Tie this into a contest where the image with most likes gets something really special (maybe one of your top end products). Everyone else who participates gets a 20% off coupon.
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