15 Easy to Implement Holiday Social Media Tactics for Funeral Home

December 11, 2012
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We are one week into December and the holiday countdown has begun. We are consumed with Christmas and the New Year which presents a great opportunity for you to engage your community through holiday themed social media tactics.

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Below are 16 easy-to-implement social media tactics to implement in December.

  1. Change your timeline image to a holiday themed image of your staff
  2. Create a holiday themed Pinterest Pinboard
  3. Ask fans to share and vote their favorite holiday recipe through a custom app. Compile the recipes into a few ebook available for download through your Facebook Timeline and website.
  4. Ask fans to share a holiday story or memory
  5. Create a free ebook with content submitted by your fans, like a Holiday Recipe eBook
  6. Create a Youtube Holiday Playlist (short clips from classic Christmas movies)
  7. Host a Facebook contest like this Best Holiday Photo by American Pride
  8. Post short video clips of your employees saying what they are grateful for this holiday season
  9. Partner with local businesses and run a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway
  10. Share holiday recipes that your staff likes
  11. Tweet out holiday song lyrics
  12. Start a holiday-themed hashtag on Instagram and encourage your online audience to post pictures using it
  13. Share holiday images and ask your uses to “name this Christmas movie”
  14. Run holiday themed Facebook or Sponsored Story ads to get your fans and non-fans engaged in your contest
  15. Create a video or blog post thank you client families, fans and followers for their support
  16. BONUS: Create a holiday themed poll for your fans to take and share with their friends
  17. DOUBLE BONUS: Create a photo gallery or Pinboard of holiday themed images from around your funeral home

These tactics are just a small list of all the possibilities. Share your holiday themed social media ideas with us by commenting below, posting on our Facebook Timeline or tweeting @CDfuneralNews.

For more information of embracing social media for your funeral home please contact DISRUPT Media.

Ryan Thogmartin

CEO at DISRUPT Media and ConnectingDirector.com
Ryan Thogmartin is the Owner and CEO of DISRUPT Media. DISRUPT Media is a full service social media agency specializing in social media strategy, management and reporting for funeral companies. DISRUPT Media is the creator of the FUNERAL Social Design Process which is the only full service social media strategy program crafted specifically for the funeral profession.

Go to http://funeralsocial.com to find out more about the services we offer. Our clients who are apart of our FUNERAL Social Design Process are seeing an increase in post reach and engagement of over 300%.

Ryan is also the founder of ConnectingDirectors.com. ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com Ryan has created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
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