Christmas music is in the air, the stores are run amuck with frantic last minute shoppers, and there’s an awful lot of melted wanna-be snow falling from the sky. There’s no doubt that we’re coming close to the biggest holiday of the year. What makes this time of year better than the rest is that just about everyone is overcome with the spirit of giving – which is where social, and social good can come into play.
Here are some ideas for integrating social good into your holiday strategy:
- Use social media to give shout-outs to your favorite people or places. Word-of-mouth is best compliment one can receive, and putting that on social makes it publicized word-of-mouth.
- Send a social holiday greeting. Use sites like JibJab to send fun cards that you can personalize and then share through social media sites.
- Give a social media gift. Retweet someone’s tweet, comment or like a Facebook post, give a LinkedIn recommendation – all FREE ideas. Or if you want to spend some cash: buy a personal domain for someone’s blog, buy a smartphone or tablet, or get your unemployed friend a premium LinkedIn Job Seeker account.