Shaking Up Your Social Media Strategy for the New Quarter

Happy Spring, unicorns! Here’s hoping that your social media marketing efforts in 2023 exceed all your expectations!


With that in mind, here are our best recommendations for shaking up your social media marketing strategy for the rest of the year.


Freshen Up Your Templates


Even the most loyal brand advocates are likely to get bored with your content if you never change it up. This year is an excellent opportunity to freshen up your brand templates, newsletter template, review your favorite hashtags, and create creative new ways to grab attention and connect with your audience. You don’t want to change things so drastically that your audience doesn’t recognize you anymore, but some new touches, learning new skills, and designing new creative approaches may be just the thing to improve your reach and encourage more engagement.


Use Your Data


Perhaps you’ve finally put together a social media and content strategy and you are posting consistently now. You are seeing some successes but you are wondering how to reach more people? This is a great time to use that friend available to all social media business accounts – your analytics! The new year is a great time to dig into what the numbers are telling you. This will help you uncover which platforms or channels are doing better than others, what time(s) of day you get the most engagement, what types of posts spark the most interest, and any possible gaps or opportunities you could be missing.


Social Video


Video is one of those amazing resources that can showcase your brand personality, but also authentically show your audience who you are. The emotions behind your eyes, your emotions regarding a topic, the fun culture you have in your business – these are all the personal touches that followers crave in a social brand.. Whether pre-recorded or Live Video, your audience will get a feel for who you really are as a business.


Today, there are more opportunities than ever to get started with video on social media. Whether it’s YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels, TikTok, Podcasts or Facebook Watch – there is no shortage of possibilities for those looking to get into video marketing this year.


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#PlanAhead – How to Select the Holidays for Your Editorial Calendar that Reflects Your Brand Culture

You’ve probably seen people, and companies, post holiday graphics on their social media pages. Often, it’s their way of wishing you a Happy New Year or getting excited about fireworks on the 4th of July with you. Sometimes, it’s a silly holiday involving food, or animals, or something completely nonsensical.

Why do businesses post holiday graphics on their social media pages?

Easy. People love them.

Your audience is inclined to engage with a holiday post because

  1. It’s fun.
  2. You aren’t selling them anything.

You are simply sharing a moment with someone else and you aren’t requiring your audience to take action. Not only will they be happy to like or comment on your post, if it’s done well, they’ll also share it with their audience.

This is good news for businesses trying to get around algorithm challenges. Why? Well, each time a follower engages with one of your posts, it’s telling the algorithm that they like that sort of content (and your page) and it should send them more of your content. That’s a win/win/win. You’re happy, the follower is happy, and the algorithm is being trained to deliver more content tailored to your audience’s interests.

Where can you go to find some options so you can make a plan for the new year to create posts around holidays that mean something to you?

There are lots of places to go, but we recommend This site is not only beautiful, it is also easy to navigate. You can see holidays based on today or a specific month. We like to go month to month and hand pick holidays that we think our audience will enjoy. It’s loaded with tons of good options and, if you set aside a couple of hours this month, you could have a list of holidays for next year ready to go!

Keep in mind that some holidays change so just because it’s on a specific day this year, it could be different next year. For example, if the holiday you chose is always on the 2nd Saturday of the month, you’ll have to come back and check each day next year in order to be accurate.

Don’t go crazy with the holidays either. One to five a month is more than enough. Your content needs to be about more than silly occasions. Also, keep your brand in mind when choosing holidays. Does it resonate with the business you are trying to build?

Happy hunting! We can’t wait to engage with your holiday content this year.

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