We hope everyone has a fantastic Fourth of July! As our holiday ‘present’ to local businesses here are 10 ideas for items to post on a variety of social media platforms this week.
- For Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook: Post a picture of a food or drink that will be on special that day. Try to make it look “Patriotic” (coloring or foods that are red, white & blue) or make it an item that is considered traditionally American (ie: Apple Pie).
- For Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter: Offer discounts to anyone in the military or Veterans.
- For Facebook or Twitter: Post a Fourth of July fun fact. For example: To avoid cracking it, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846. To mark the quintessential day, every Fourth of July it is symbolically tapped 13 times. Or for a less historical one: Americans consume about 155 million hot dogs on Independence Day alone; it is the biggest hot dog holiday of the year.
- For Facebook: Post links to Fourth of July events that are happening locally. It is always important to help local commerce and support people coming together as a community to celebrate our country’s Birthday.
- For Facebook: Run a fun poll asking what people’s favorite ways to celebrate the Fourth is (ie. going to lake/beach, having a cookout, watching fireworks, etc.). It’s a nice way to achieve interaction with followers.
- For Facebook or Twitter: Write a simple ‘Thank you’ to those in our military that have been vital in keeping our freedoms in the USA. Giving thanks really resonates with customers as it shows a company’s compassionate side and proves the company cares about more than just profit.
- For Facebook or Pinterest: Create an album or board of patriot or Fourth of July images, from American flag images to ones of Fireworks or sparklers.
- For Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest: Post an image or two of the staff gearing up for the holiday or even of a store all decked out with decorations. Clients love to see businesses’ employees and owners as it provides a sense of who they are in business with.
- For Facebook or Twitter: Share a patriotic related quote. For example a fun movie quote from Independence Day; such as, “The Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: ‘We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!’ Today we celebrate our Independence Day!” Or for something more historical try using either a presidential quote or one from a famous General.
- For Facebook, Instagram or Twitter: Humor always goes over well so post a funny picture related to the Fourth of July. Below is an example of a funny cartoon depicting the founding fathers on the first Fourth of July.