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22 Easy-to-Implement Social Media Tactics for December

It’s December, and the countdown to holiday events and the New Year has begun. With fewer than 30 days left until 2013, here are 22 easy-to-implement social media tactics to use this December. 

  1. Start a holiday-themed hashtag on Instagram and encourage your online audience to post pictures using it
  2. Create a fun holiday poll for your online fans and followers to take and share with friends
  3. Create an 8 Tracks or Spotify winter-themed music mix
  4. Update your Facebook cover photo to a festive or winter-themed image
  5. Create a Facebook Offer for the holidays. Here are 6 holiday-themed ideas for using Facebook offers 
  6. Share exclusive content with your fans like a free eBook, whitepaper or infographic
  7. Create a Youtube Holiday playlist
  8. Start a holiday-themed board on Pinterest
  9. Share holiday recipes that your staffers like
  10. Ask users to share their favorite holiday memories
  11. Tweet out holiday song lyrics
  12. Re-design your Facebook thumbnails to incorporate a winter or holiday theme
  13. Re-design your company’s logo and use it as a new Facebook profile photo. Click here to see how we update ShortStack’s logo for each holiday
  14. Start a countdown to Christmas or the new year
  15. Host a Facebook contest like this Ugly Sweater contest by Tool Select
  16. Run holiday-themed Facebook ads to get current fans and non-fans involved with your contest
  17. Create a holiday gift guide featuring your business’s products
  18. Write a blog post saying thanks to your customers, fans and followers for their support
  19. Keep your fans up-to-date on your company’s philanthropic efforts
  20. Create a Facebook album of pictures from your business’s holiday party
  21. Upload short vlogs (video blogs) to your Youtube channel of employees saying what they’re grateful for this holiday season, or what they’re looking forward to most in 2013
  22. Host a daily Facebook giveaway contest like this “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway” by Donsuemor

Join The Conversation

  • Jim Belosic's picture
    Dec 6 Posted 2 years ago Jim Belosic

    Thanks for all of your comments!

  • Qnary's picture
    Dec 5 Posted 2 years ago Qnary

    Keeping your social media pages up to date is key.  If you change them often, followers will notice and it may drive more traffic to your pages.

  •'s picture
    Dec 5 Posted 2 years ago

    Great list, has some real meat to the offerings.  It is refreshing to see another blogger giving information to help the social media community, rather than selling something on every line!  Thanks for the great info.

  • Elena Meadowcroft's picture
    Dec 5 Posted 2 years ago Elena Meadowcroft

    Jim, thanks for these simple, yet effective suggestions. I'm off to work on an infographic and a new cover photo! 

  • Kent Ong's picture
    Dec 5 Posted 2 years ago Kent Ong

    Hi Jim, thanks for the list. For me, giving free ebook is very effective

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