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5 Tips To Get Your Brand Instagram Holiday-Ready

Stacy Jones | December 26, 2016 at 9:56 AM
Stacy Jones

Ways To Make Your Brand Stand Out On Social Media This Holiday Season

The holidays are an important time for brands and their image. Many people are home, off work and with their family. Which means more time to scroll through social media.

Give your followers what they want from your Instagram this season and remind them where to

get gifts for all of their friends and families!  In this post Hollywood Branded shares five tips will help you get your brand's social media strategy for Instagram ready for the holiday season.

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1. Post Gifting Ideas - And Encourage Followers To Share Theirs!

One of the most important things your brand can do on social media is making your brand’s posts feel personal, as opposed to feeling like an advertisement. Instead of posting an ad-like photo you may find in something like a print magazine, consider posting what one of your employees or followers plans on giving to their friend family member for Christmas.

Put together a gift idea that includes your product to give your followers ideas for their own gifts and encourage your followers to share with you their gift ideas!


2. Add Star Power!

In case we haven’t mentioned it enough, celebrities and social media influencers are proven to influence the way consumers view a product or brand. Use this to your advantage this holiday season and team up with a celebrity for a sponsored post.



3. Get Your Product On Celeb's Instagrams With Gift Bags

The holidays are a season of giving… and also the beginning of awards season! A great way to show up on celebrities’ or social influencers’ Instagram feeds is by giving them free stuff. There are so many opportunities for brands to gift their product to celebrities, especially with Awards Season in full swing. Head over to our Celebrity Gift Bag 101 Infograph to get the skinny on celebrity gifting.

Everyone likes free stuff, and if the celeb loves your product, you may just end up on their Instagram feed. 


4. Remember To Make Your Brand Personal

This is one of the most important brand strategies on Instagram, especially during the holiday season. Consumers are seeing ads everywhere they go this time of year from billboards to holiday ads on television to signs everywhere they shop.

Take a pic at your company Christmas party, share personal photos from your employees with their families (and using your product), post warm holiday wishes and share photos from your followers.

This year, Gap has been running their #ShareYourGift campaign on Instagram, encouraging users to post photos sharing their gifts, whether it's what they purchased or family or sharing their natural gifts by helping other people. It's a great and heartwarming campaign that gets social media talking about the brand.


5. Remember - It's Not Just Christmas

While the majority of the buzz around holiday season centers around Christmas and New Years, don't forget the other holidays too. You more than likely have a good amount of followers who celebrate other holidays, like Chanukah, Kwanzaa and Chinese New Year.


And, research shows that millennial consumers consistently believe it is important for brands to include people of all backgrounds in their marketing. For more on how to market to millennial consumers, check out our blog post, How College Students Interact With Brand Marketing.

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Topics: Celebrity Initiative, Social Media Strategy, Creative Content

Stacy Jones

Written by Stacy Jones

Stacy, our agency’s founder, has over twenty years of leadership experience building global entertainment branding campaigns for top Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of brands. Her career started after receiving her BFA in Theater Production & Scenic Design from the University of Arizona. Acknowledged as an expert in the field, she has appeared on CNN and MSNBC; spoken at conferences around the globe from Germany to Beijing; and has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Financial Times, The Economist, Brandweek, Advertising Age, Variety, B&C and Mediaweek amongst others. Originally from Texas, you will still hear her ya’ll as she gathers the team for strategy planning sessions. Like all true entrepreneurs, Stacy is an adventurer at her core – having sky dived, hang glided off bi-planes, swam with crocs while rafting the Zambezi in Africa, photographed grizzly bears in Alaska, trekked Mayan ruins in Belize, explored the ocean as an avid scuba diver, and who loves owning an advertising agency where she swims with a different type of Hollywood shark on a daily basis.