7 Ways to Use Any Holiday to Drive Sales Through Facebook and Instagram (Bloom & Wild Mother's Day Case Study)

I'm really not very good at choosing flowers, let alone describing to a florist what I think the recipient would like. So for Valentine's Day this year, I pinned my hopes on Bloom & Wild - a  company that delivers bunches of fresh flowers through your letterbox. Thankfully, they pulled through and my wife loved the bouquet.

I, however, was more interested in their social media marketing. And with Mother's Day coming up here in the UK, I wanted to analyse how they promote what must be one of Wild and Bloom's biggest dates of the year.

In this blog post, I've highlighted - with examples - 7 ways that Wild & Bloom uses Mother's Day to drive sales through social media. The same premise could be adapted and used for almost any brand, so let's take a look.

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101 Social Media Post Ideas for Business: Increase Engagement & Never Run of Content Again

One of the most difficult tasks for a social media manager is constantly coming up with fresh and exciting ideas for your social media profiles. When you've got 365 days to fill and often multiple time-slots to fill, that's one tricky task. Of course, post recycling can go a long way to plugging the gaps, but if you need some new and and exciting ideas to inspire you,  this post will help!

Below, you'll find a mighty 101 social media post ideas for business. Some are obvious, some less so, but all are paired with a real-life example from big brands to show you how you could go how you might want to create something similar. Ready? Let's go.

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How to Promote A Service on Social Media (Hassle Cleaning Case Study)

 In recent blog posts, I have explored how brands have launched products on social media, and promote products even if they are "boring" in nature. This time, I wanted to take look at a service; companies whose offering is not tangible or photogenic like a product can be. I chose is Hassle,. a company that allows people find and book domestic cleaners online.

Hassle's social media strategy caught my eye because it goes against - in the most effective away - everything you might expect from the marketing of cleaning services, be that on social media or not. Let's take at some examples of how Hassle promotes its service and resonates with customers on Facebook and Twitter:  

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7 Easy Ways to Promote A Boring Business, Product or Service on Social Media (Moleskine Case Study)

One common question that gets asked social media marketing is how to make the most of it if your product or service is "boring," e.g. toilet roll, banking, compressed air canisters, insurance, etc. The trick is - as you'll see from Moleskine, a manufacturer of notepads - to make a feature of your brand's personality and highlight its depth: to share knowledge, to get customers involved, and to demonstrate how your product or service benefits them in their everyday lives. Let's take a closer look at some real-life examples. As you read through each example, keep in mind what is being sold here... notebooks.

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