The spooky season fast approaches! A favourite time of year where we spend to scare across the Western world. As well as eating and drinking too much, with kids running riot on a surplus of sugar. Halloween is an opportunity brands can exploit via trendjacking. By publishing engaging content in-line with trending themes. Truth is, 51.5% of UK consumers spent on the occasion last year. With it right around the corner, we’re offering three strategic engagement tips so your brand can benefit. Don’t miss out!
1. Create a strong Halloween campaign
First of all, good engagement requires a solid holiday campaign approach. Use seasonal content that’s already performed well to start. Then, add a touch of personality to resonate with your audience by applying the theme to your product or service. For example, restaurants can decorate their dishes with Halloween items, then post a shot or video from the seasonal menu with #HalloweenDishes. Continue this tag in other content, such as a holiday competition to involve your consumers; totalling an effective campaign. See how we can further develop restaurants online!
2. Harness a unique opportunity
So you’ve got the pumpkin rolling and thought of some campaign ideas. What next? Well, Facebook IQ data from 2018 shows top word pairs over the occasion as ‘Happy Halloween’ and ‘Halloween Outfit’. It’s crucial for your posts text to include trending terms and #s, with any linked content search optimised. The one off post of your boss, or office pet in non-traditional costume might just be what the plague doctor ordered. Given costumes’ importance, and the surge of creativity social media whips up, why not take advantage?
3. Interact with the audience
Audience interaction is vital for deepening engagement. Create excitement by making them a part of creative content. For example, after posting the office pet in a silly costume, ask followers to reply and comment shots of their pets in silly costumes! This is a fun way to involve people in the conversation. If followers are having fun with your brand, the likelihood of product/service sales are higher.