Get Involved on Social Media
Even if you’re not in the UK, it’s highly unlikely you’re not aware that we in the UK will be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Elizabeth II this coming weekend. Anti-royalists aside, we should be proud of our Royal Family and the great job they do of promoting Britain!
Your Chance to Gain Followers
What does this have to do with social media, you might ask? Well, social media is primarily about being social, and topical news always gets plenty of interest, so why not make the most of the opportunity? Don’t switch off your computers, tablets and smartphones this weekend – you have a whole 4 days to get involved with the social aspects of the Jubilee and who knows, you could gain new followers and maybe even pick up some business!
Watch out for the #diamondjubilee hashtag on Twitter and follow the conversation as the events of the weekend unfold. If you haven’t noticed already, social media activity goes hand in hand with popular TV programmes and live events – just take a look at the trending topics for Saturday evenings when programmes such as The Voice are aired! People do sit with smartphones and tablets to hand, commenting and sharing like crazy – surely you haven’t forgotten the huge social media excitement during last year’s Royal Wedding? Get creative and think about how you could relate this weekend’s events to your business.
In fact, the Royal Family is a shining example of how to use social media to its full potential. If you hadn’t already come across the accounts and websites of the British Monarchy, here are some of them (pictures link to the appropriate account/site):
If none of the above has spurred you into action, then I have one further suggestion, albeit slightly irreverent! If you haven’t come across the Queen’s personal Twitter account, then you don’t know what you’re missing 😉
OK, of course it’s not really Her Majesty tweeting, but this is a brilliant parody account full of sarcastic swipes at the UK Government, the Duke of Edinburgh and other family members – not to mention the Queen’s supposed love of gin! Here’s a screenshot:
There is also a book “Gin o’Clock” available from Amazon – I haven’t read it yet but it’s definitely on my wish list!
Will you be getting involved with the Jubilee events on social media? Let me know in the comments what you’ll doing and saying related to your business!
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