Fun Summer Social Media Post Ideas
Summer is here, hooray! It’s time for some fun, food, frolicking…but wait, your social media marketing still needs your attention. No worries, here are some easy and entertaining social media post ideas that will celebrate the season while moving your social media marketing goals (engagement!) forward.
Ask fill-in-the-blank or open-ended questions.
This is always a great engagement option, and summer opens up a whole new category of questions. These are especially easy to use with Instagram stories. On Instagram, go to Your Story, take a pic, and use the sticker icon to choose Poll or Quiz. Try one of these examples:
Post fun, summertime social media photos.
Summer opens up a whole new world of photo opportunities as people travel, spend more time outside and enjoy the summer-only activities. You can add pics from your personal travels, those of employees, or summertime work activities, such as lunch time cook-outs. Be sure to ask your followers to do the same and comment on their summer shares. Here are some suggestions:
Run a quick social media contest.
A contest is a wonderful way to increase engagement, especially if there is an enticing prize to be won. Consider tying in your prize with your contest, such as Summerfest tickets or a gift card for a free scoop of custard at Culver’s. I recommend setting a time limit and then drawing a winner from those who answered correctly. If you run a “first one to comment with the right answer” contest, then people will be unlikely to post once the answer has already been guessed. Here are a few to try:
Hopefully these ideas will help you fill out your social media calendar for the summer and leave plenty of time to enjoy shorts weather while it lasts. Just so you know, as soon as I’m done writing this blog, I’m scheduling so many of these ideas! I’m excited! Be sure to follow along and participate to see which ones got the best responses. Just click on my social media links below. After that, frozen custard for everyone!
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