7 Holiday Ads That Dominated Social Media [2016 Edition]

We may know it as the season to be jolly, but for advertisers the holidays are a time of cutthroat competition.

Blockbuster-quality seasonal ads are part of a longstanding tradition, with many companies investing millions of dollars each year (just look at retailer John Lewis, who spent $8.7m on their 2015 slot alone). Ultimately, they know it’s a smart investment: the National Retail Federation predicts this year’s holiday spending to exceed $650 billion in the US alone, and the right ad can be key to directing those funds your way.

2016 saw an impressive number of holiday ads go viral, with contributions coming from seasoned veterans (we’re looking at you, John Lewis) and newcomers (well-played, Allegro) alike.  To see how this year’s ads stacked up, we used Keyhole to dig into what the people of Twitter have to say. Instead of focusing on view count, we decided to rank the Top 7 ads based on social buzz (and we’re glad we did – take a look at #4!)

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How to Create and Run a Successful Twitter Chat [Madalyn Sklar Interview]

Madalyn Sklar has run Twitter chats for more than five years, using them to help grow into a marketing thought leader.

A coach and consultant for businesses looking to strengthen their presences on social media, she’s lectured at schools and spoken at events such as South by Southwest (SXSW) and Social Media Marketing World (SMMW).

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How to Run a Twitter Influencer Campaign

Run a Twitter Influencer Marketing Campaign

A quick browse through your Twitter feed will show that people don’t always flock to companies for information about their products and services. Instead, they’re seeking influencers – popular, personable and independent content creators who aren’t afraid to share opinions on social media.

And the statistics paint a clear picture why.

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5 Best Christmas Hashtag Campaigns

Christmas for most is presents and jingles, but for social media marketers, it’s a season of frenzy. Social media is brand’s top choice to engage and celebrate holiday season with their customers. Here’s Keyhole’s roundup of the most noteworthy christmas hashtag campaigns.

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How to Run an Instagram Influencer Campaign (with downloadable templates!)

In one our previous articles, we explained Why Influencer Marketing with Social Media Celebrities is the Hottest Trend in luxury Fashion Marketing. Indeed, Instagram campaigns are very influential, not just in the fashion industry, but across all industries.

Since you have already been introduced to these campaigns and are convinced by their powerful results,  we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you launch your own successful Instagram Influencer Campaign.  

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The Only Twitter Chat Guide You Need to Read

The first time you attend a dinner party can be very nerve wrecking. Should I bring anything? Where should I sit? What if I don’t like the food? Is it polite to ask for seconds?

This experience is similar to someone attending your Twitter chat for the first time. Like any other host, you want to make sure that your guests feel prepared, welcomed, and relaxed.

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7 Experts on Using Social Media to Boost Sales

Social Media is like going on a diet. It’s difficult to get results; it takes endurance, and it’s frustrating. Fast, quick weight losses will always get you nowhere. Likewise, for Social Media to generate any revenue, you need to strategize and be patient.

Out of all the struggles Social Media Marketers face, boosting sales which ultimately justifies the need for an increased budget, is their biggest pain-point. Here, 7 Social Media experts share their tips on Social Media Marketing to boost sales & advice on how to measure your success.

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8 Common Mistakes that are Ruining Your Twitter Marketing Strategy from Social Media Experts

Twitter is simple, but not easy. Social Media Marketers with Conversion goals struggle again and again in maximizing demand generation from Twitter. Growing a targeted follower base is a good start, but there’s so much more to Twitter. Avoid these 8 common Twitter marketing mistakes with tips from Social Media experts we can count on.

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