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Christmas Tweets!

IT’S NEARLY CHRISTMAS! This can only mean one thing, CHRISTMAS TWEETS! Christmas is the best time of year for social media; the puns, the jokes and the campaigns.

So we thought we would bring the best of the best all to one space so you can appreciate all of the epic people in the world on Twitter!

  1. First up we have Nando’s, arguably king of Twitter banter and social media in general!

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2. Next: Realising you have become an old woman:

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3. One word: Dogs

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4. Joseph:

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5. Working out over Christmas? IT’S A NO FROM US!

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6. DASHING THROUGH THE…

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7. STEVE MARTIN and his epic announcement faux pas

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8. Do you know what you’re getting for Christmas?

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9. You can always count on Tesco.

Have you seen any good Christmas tweets or posts on social? Let us know in the comments below!

The best Santa’s on Social Media

When I was younger Father Christmas was someone who I posted a letter to in the North Pole around late November time and if I was lucky my parents would take me to a department store to visit him in his Grotto.

Now Santa is on Twitter, talks to you through apps and there is even a Santa that even decides if you’ve been naughty or nice based on your tweets through out the year. For an old man he’s certainly no technophobe!

First there is Social Santa who decides if you’ll be receiving a lovely gift or a piece of coal by analysing your Social Media posts. Looks like I won’t be expecting much come Christmas Day then. Check your profile here with Social Santa.

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‘Be good or Father Christmas won’t come’ is a line that every parent repeats during the lead up to Christmas and now they have some back up in the form of an app. Portable North Pole or PNP is an app which you can download and personalise inputting your child’s name, any details about them and something good or naughty they have done. When they then watch this Father Christmas greets them by their name and repeats all the information you have given leaving your child wondering how on earth Santa knows and hopefully stopping any bad behaviour. There is also a website version too.

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When it comes to Twitter, it seems Santa has many alias’ but all with the same motto to spread Christmas cheer for all to hear! So here are three of the best Santa’s on Twitter.

@OfficialSanta with the 21k followers seems to be the most popular with a number of celebrities following him also.

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Coming in a close second is @NorthPolePost – he seems to take a holiday throughout the year tweeting mainly in December in the run up to Christmas.

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And thirdly it is simply @Santa with the most followers, a total of 77,000, this Santa tweets historic photos, humorous posts, relevant news and cheeky tweets to celebs he is definitely worth a follow.

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Merry Christmas from us all here at The Social Shop – and remember Santa has eyes everywhere!

The Power of Christmas Adverts on Social Media

Yep. It’s that time of year again, It seems to start earlier every year. The last week we have seen the release of several festive commercials.

For a certain generation, the start of Christmas was announced by a certain Red truck driving along lit up, Coca-Cola is heavily credited with ‘inventing ‘ the Christmas Ad back in 1931.  Since then, brands have been competing to make consumers feel as schmaltzy as possible, however these days it seems if you don’t have a Blockbuster Budget Christmas Ad then you’re not one of the big boys. It has become a competition, with this year’s John Lewis advert costing around £1 million to make.

Even if you have not seen them on TV (most make their debut during the X Factor commercial break on a Saturday evening – Prime time)  chances are you will have seen them on the Internet as millions of viewers go online to view ahead of the TV debut. Retailers have seen the growing power of social media in promoting their Christmas ads.

Many now carry their own hastags, such as #FollowTheFairies from Marks & Spencer, who although have not revealed how much it cost to make, but did confirm that the lack of celebrities in this years Ad freed up some budget. It is spending this money on a social media campaign instead, using the hashtag #FollowTheFairies.

Boot’s has #SpecialBecause and Mulberry with #WinChristmas, but it is John Lewis which is still in the lead on Social Media with #MontyThePenguin, who even has his own official Twitter account.

The ad has had a total of 14 million views and counting on YouTube, nearly 400,000 thousands mentions on Twitter, and also came in  first place with the highest potential reach of 7 million!

Meanwhile Waitrose has taken customer engagement to a new level, asking its shoppers to donate their voices to its Christmas ad. Members of the public uploaded recordings of their voices singing Dolly Parton’s Try, which were then remixed to create the soundtrack.

At The Social Shop, this is a trend we expect to see keep on growing. At the moment it’s Sainsbury’s Vs John Lewis.

What has been your favourite Christmas Advert so far?

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Happy Holidays from The Social Shop

Have a great Christmas and New Year folks!

But remember your Social Media activity needs to remain consistent…

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End the year on a perfect note with LinkedIn.

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Here are 6 simples to utilise your LinkedIn business page for the big pre festive push…

1. Like one post a day that your network has shared that is relevant to what you do, current and inspires you.

2. Share at least one interesting article a week about something new in your industry or something that has inspired you to keep pushing forward with your business.

3. Add one piece of unique visual content to your profile to showcase what your business has to offer. This can be photos, videos, documents, or presentations.

4. Connect with one person, whether it’s a customer, vendor, partner, or advisor, or even better – one of each.

5. Join 1 group relevant to your industry, job function or business goals.

6. Follow 1 Company Page to stay up-to-date on news and industry trends. This could be a competitor or simply a company you admire.

For the full article and to find out how to create a 30 Day Small Business campaign on Twitter click here