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Holiday Marketing Mistakes to Avoid


Holiday Social Media Marketing is hectic. We haven’t even gotten over Thanksgiving and Black Friday yet, but must be looking ahead for the next holidays already. How about Christmas & New Year’s marketing strategy? Let alone Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year.

One thing we should all do, is to really look back at the previous performance and learn from our past mistakes. What was our worst performing post last year? Which social media channel created least engagement?

There are some holiday marketing mistakes every social media manager should avoid this year, in order to have a well-performing, optimized strategy.


Make sure NOT to make these social media strategy mistakes:


Forget targeting


Don’t forget to pay attention to targeting: Christmas is not celebrated in many parts of the world, so specific holiday posts should only be published in the correct target areas. Remember to provide other relevant content for the non-festive areas as well.

Use Audience insights to define your audience segments and target your posts accordingly. Are your biggest audience segments in South America or Europe? Women or men? Create different tips for different audiences to maximize engagement.


Ignore your mobile pages


Do not skip optimizing for mobile. A large percentage of people  browse via mobile and tablets, especially during the holiday rush. Check to make sure your conversion scripts are properly tracked and your mobile landing pages and images are visualised correctly.


Use the same images on every channel


Staying visual and including images is essential for any social media channel now, even Twitter. Stay professional and make sure you images are correctly sized for different channels to avoid blurry pictures or weird cuts.

Check this Infographic to see the correct image sizes for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Linkedin and YouTube. Use Canva or another free design tool to create beautiful and original visuals for your posts.



Optimize your Holiday Marketing this year and use the tips on our Social Media Guide, prepared by real digital experts, to make sure you won’t make the typical social media strategy mistakes over the holidays.

Holiday Checklist for Social Media Managers

Download the Complete Free Holiday Guide for Social Media Marketers, including a real checklist and a holiday calendar with content & strategy tips to guarantee a successful holiday period.

Holiday marketing, if done well, can maximize your results!

Download the guide

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