Updated: Aug 19, 2021
Summer is here! It’s the time to be outside enjoying the sun and socializing with friends face-to-face, and having interactions with folks via social media can feel increasingly difficult. More time on vacation means more time away from screens and phones—which can lead to lower engagement rates.
To help offset the summer social media slump, we have four ideas for you to incorporate into your social media marketing.
Create posts that show how you can help them enjoy summer
After a long year stuck at home, people are getting outside and enjoying one another’s company. Sure, this is great for mental health, but can make getting engagement on social media more tricky. To remedy this, create posts that showcase your offers - these should align with what your customers want, or support what they’re looking to do.
For example, restaurants may want to highlight their outdoor seating or happy hour specials. Real estate agents can feature yard size and gathering spaces. Retail businesses can create posts that show how using their products can make summer more enjoyable.
Share fun and interactive posts
When your followers are on their phones, you want to make sure whatever you share is standing out. To ensure your posts are catching your follower’s attention and getting engagement, make them fun, light-hearted, and interactive.
Post a quiz or test their knowledge
Host an “ask me anything”
Post a “this or that?” type of post
Hold a contest or giveaway
Ask them to tag a friend
These types of posts encourage conversation, so make sure you are interacting with the messages and comments you receive on your posts to nurture your community.
Celebrate summer holidays
Starting with Memorial Day as a kick-off to summer, the season is jam-packed with holidays and reasons to celebrate. For post inspiration, our content calendars are here to help you track important dates and holidays and create a post to celebrate.
Check out our current calendars for summer here:
In addition to holidays, summer also means special events. These are a great opportunity to share in the excitement your customers are feeling around these events.
Here are some special events to create social media posts for:
Back to school
Hold a promotion
Who doesn’t love saving money? The anticipation of summer sales and discounts is another great way to keep your customers on your social media and get them excited to engage with your posts.
To get more from your efforts, make sure you’re using features like Instagram stories and