What should you post? How do you do it time efficiently? These easily actionable ideas & tools will provide structure to your social media strategy. As well as providing tips on remaining visible through Covid-19.
People's morale is low, they're looking for new hobbies, they're looking for social interaction. You can provide that. In a fun, caring manner that provides the opportunity to connect with you and your brand on a human level - something which isn't always easy to achieve when activity is in full swing.
Let people know they can get their hands on your tasty food!
Personalisation and love. Everything that people appreciate! An original idea from Big Mamma to announce delivery.
Focus on one person at a time, and try to follow a template to make it easier, quicker and consistent!
As an example, here is the template we used on our Brigader facebook group!
[BONUS] Have you ever met Vincent? He’s part of Brigad’s team and attracts always more and more top talents in Brigad’s community !
😂 The "Friday funny": A funny story about something which has happened in your business posted at the same time every week.
⚡️ "How to" videos: You're in an inspirational industry filled with skills that people want to learn. Take advantage of that by showing your team skill set! (And by wearing a mask, don't forget to follow safety rules) Do you know how to make a Marmalade Collins? No? Have a look in this video to discover a cocktail recipe in addition to get inspiration for your social networks!
[🔥 Bonus] for increased engagement: Create & promote a live event with a 30 minute “How to” session. Read these great tips that will inspire you!
➡️ Social strategy for the future Continue the above, and:
🍱 Inspire: Beautiful photos & videos! Food, drink, decor, the team. We all love to see this, share it with us!
🗣 Inform: Share your weekly menu, or daily special. Inform your customers - and - make them drool! They'll be sure to come by.
Once you know the daily special from your favourite restaurant, you don’t want to cook at home anymore, right? Gourmet Hog launched Thursday Pizza to attract their customers!
Remember - you engaging with people will lead to more customers. For example, your reopening & any future events you do will have higher success due to your audience size.
Some inspirational Insta & Facebook accounts posting on a regular basis always with beautiful photos:
📸 Award winning, Roast post beautiful photos of their food, their establishment and use topical events to draw people in (see their Mother's day and St Patrick's Day posts)
📸 Vegetarian & vegan, Farmacy post recipes, use the same colours and promote their takeaway & delivery
📸 The Gourmet Hog great ongoing communications about their 'Thursday Pizza night'
📸 Pierre Gagnaire's, Sketch have a different approach… They're displaying the brand, not so much the product. Artistic, extraordinary, vivid photos that attract interests & engages people.
A lot to take in but an extremely important subject considering 75% of consumers have purchased something because they saw it on social media. If you want to know more, you can have a look at the Sprout Social index to better understand how people interact on social media and what their expectations are.
In any case, remember that the results of your efforts on Social Media won’t be immediate, but it's worth it!
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