Quick Fixes for Common Black Friday Social Media Snags

Updated on November 14, 2023

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Head of Marketing @ Vista Social

Published November 14, 2023

Quick Fixes for Common Black Friday Social Media Snags
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Facing Black Friday social media snags? We’ve got your back. 🤝

But how do you pivot your strategy when a promoted product sells out? What’s the best way to handle an overwhelming number of customer queries without losing the personal touch? And how can you effectively manage negative feedback, technical glitches, and payment issues in real-time?


We’re unveiling the essential tips to overcome these common Black Friday challenges — ensuring your social media strategy remains effective and responsive during the busiest shopping season of the year.

FYI: Vista Social is a trusted platform for social media management, helping businesses navigate Black Friday challenges with ease. Try it for yourself today for free! 👀

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Black Friday social media tips for social media managers

As a Social Media Manager gearing up for Black Friday, your plate is likely full of challenges and opportunities. Here’s how you can make the most of this critical shopping season:

#1: Embrace the chaos with real-time engagement

Black Friday on social media? It’s like a 24-hour digital marathon. As a social media manager, your role is to stay connected with your audience throughout this frenzy.

Quick responses to queries and timely updates about new deals are your superpowers today. It’s hectic, but your ability to keep up can turn potential chaos into a brand-building opportunity.

#2: Leverage analytics for on-the-fly adjustments

The dynamic nature of Black Friday requires a flexible approach. Keep a close eye on your social media analytics. 👀

What type of content is resonating? Which deals are getting the most traction? Use these insights to adapt your strategy on the go.

TL;DR: Be agile and data-driven. Adjust your campaign strategy based on real-time feedback and analytics.

#3: Capitalize on trending topics & last-minute deals

Stay alert to the pulse of social media. Use trending hashtags and topics related to Black Friday to boost your posts’ visibility.

Also, be ready to promote last-minute deals. It’s about capturing that impulse buy energy!

And here’s a little secret: the right tools can make managing this mayhem a whole lot easier. ✨

ICYMI: Vista Social is your go-to for mastering Black Friday social media chaos. Automate and optimize with ease. Book a free demo now and see the magic happen! 🪄

Quick fixes for common Black Friday social media snags

Black Friday can be a whirlwind of social media snags, but don’t worry, we’ve got your playbook ready.

From sold-out promotions to tech glitches, here are Vista Social‘s quick fixes to keep your campaign smooth and successful:

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1. Sold-out promotions

Sold out of your promoted product? No panic needed. Vista Social enables quick updates to keep your social audience informed.

Facebook Story Scheduling in Vista Social

Whether it’s a Facebook Story update, Instagram Story, or a quick Snapchat Story, we’ve got you covered. Plus, our ‘Find Content’ feature is perfect for those last-minute strategy shifts, ensuring you’re always on the ball.

2. Overwhelmed by customer queries

Drowning in customer messages?

Delegate efficiently with Vista Social’s unified social inbox. Assign team members to handle comments and messages across different networks, use internal notes for coordination, and tag important conversations for easy tracking.

Black Friday Social Media

And don’t forget about our AI Assistant for generating quick, intelligent responses, ensuring you tackle the influx without losing that personal touch.

3. Negative customer feedback

Brace for the occasional negative feedback, especially during high-tension shopping periods.

With Vista Social, you can manage reviews across multiple platforms like Facebook, Google Business, Yelp, and more.

Use these moments as opportunities to turn a negative into a positive! Our AI response generation helps you respond quickly and empathetically, ensuring every customer feels heard.

4. Tech glitches

Tech issues? Keep your audience in the loop. Discuss with your team or client about the best approach and use Vista Social to save these responses.

Our integration with Canva allows you to create and schedule posts that keep your audience updated with the latest information, ensuring transparency at all times.

5. Payment issues

Payment glitches can lead to cart abandonment, but Vista Social has a workaround.

Use Instagram product tagging as an alternative to direct website traffic, minimizing disruption.

Black Friday Social Media

Plus, our platform allows you to craft and disseminate clear messaging about any issues, keeping your customers informed and engaged.

Vista Social is more than just a tool; it’s your Black Friday command center. Ready to take your social media strategy to the next level? Sign up now and see how we can transform your Black Friday experience! 🔥

About the Author

Head of Marketing @ Vista Social

Brittany Garlin serves as the Head of Marketing at Vista Social, the leading social media suite that's pushing the boundaries of innovation. Steering the platform to achieve an impressive milestone of over 2 million connected social profiles, Brittany's expertise has been acknowledged in a recent appearance on the Social Pros podcast, where she discussed making marketing to marketers more human-centered. With a knack for strategic disruption, Brittany also redefines what it means to be a woman in the tech sector. Her thought leadership is frequently highlighted in prestigious outlets like Forbes and HubSpot.

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