Open Ended, Inviting Posts:
- "If you could describe (company name) in under 5 words, what would they be?"
- "If (your company) was an animal, which animal would we be and why?"
- "What are some things you like and things you'd improve with XXXX"
- Ask some trivia questions and see if your audience can answer.
- Post a poll on some type of controversial or high attention subject and try and get feedback on the subject. Just make sure you stay neutral in your posts and interactions to avoid negative perceptions.
Pictures: (all of these you could give a small prize for the funniest submission)
- Find a funny picture related to your brand and post online asking for funny captions.
- Post a picture online and host an edit contest. Have your audience download the picture, modify it in some way and re-upload it with your page tagged in it.
- Post a picture of some obscure thing that is related to your industry and ask the audience to identify what's in the picture.
Creative Ways to Interact:
- Create a promotional code you can give out and post something to the effect of: "Anyone who chats with me (or tweets me, etc) will get hooked up with XXXXX". Then once they interact with you, work to get a conversation going.
- Post an old-school video clip from a popular movie, TV show, video game, etc. that your audience would connect with and get their reactions. Additionally, ask them what other "cool" things they remember from childhood.
These are just a handful of the great ways to kick-start the interactions with your social audience. The more personal interaction you can have with your audience the better. It will help develop that relationship with them and keep your band on the top of their mind.
If you have other easy ideas for how to boost interaction on social media please share and post in the comments. Below are some other blog posts similar to this topic you may be interested in:
- 5 Creative Ways to Gain New Twitter Followers
- How to Explode Your Twitter Followers with a Contest
- How to Boost Engagement on Your Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest & G+
- The Science of Social Timing [infographic]