Thankful Together: Brand-Community this Thanksgiving

Thankful Together: Brand-Community this Thanksgiving

As the crisp autumn breeze heralds the arrival of Thanksgiving, a season of gratitude sweeps through the air.

Beyond the classic pumpkin pie and the warmth of family gatherings, this is a time when brands find unique ways to express their heartfelt appreciation to their loyal customers.

In this article, we’ll explore how brands express thanks to their loyal communities to foster a sense of togetherness during this season of giving.

Customer Appreciation Ideas

Thanksgiving, synonymous with feasts and sharing, serves as the perfect backdrop for brands to express their gratitude. Below we share with you some other ideas for how brands can show some extra appreciation to keep and boost customer loyalty.

Key Ideas

  1. Virtual Thanksgiving Dinners: Host virtual Thanksgiving dinners, bringing your community together in the digital space. These gatherings foster a sense of unity, allowing customers to share gratitude and stories.
  2. Loyalty Programs: Thanksgiving becomes an opportune moment for brands to enhance their loyalty programs. Special discounts, exclusive offers, and loyalty points create a feast of benefits for customers who have been loyal supporters.
  3. Loyalty Boost: Establishing or enhancing loyalty programs makes customers feel appreciated. This ongoing appreciation helps build lasting relationships.
  4. Thanksgiving Bundles: Brands offer discounted product bundles during the holiday season, giving customers a chance to try different items. Sometimes brands will bring back customers' favorite pieces or past season items. This shows that you pay attention to what your customers like and make an effort to provide it.

Thanksgiving Ideas: Make it Virtual

Just as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade brings joy to the streets of New York City, brands craft their parades of thanks, marching through social media platforms with messages of gratitude and appreciation.

In the digital era, brands have learned how to use virtual events as appreciation elements. Using all your platforms to bring people together this time of the year will help increase your engagement, values, and credibility.

Key Ideas

  1. Social Media Thanks: Run heartwarming campaigns on platforms like Instagram and Facebook, to thank your community. Share some highlights of the year, thank specific contributors and employees, and make it genuine.
  2. Customer Spotlights: Add a spotlight on their customers through features on social media. By sharing customer stories, brands amplify their community's voice. Customers can join your parade by posting their stories and experiences related to a specific product or service you offer. Create a unique hashtag or theme to help with this.
  3. Interactive Polls: Brands use interactive polls on social media to involve customers in decision-making, making them feel heard and valued. Use this to help you prep for next year.

Touchdowns of Gratitude

Thanksgiving and football games are inseparable. Brands, taking inspiration from this tradition, can score touchdowns of gratitude by infusing a sporty spirit into their customer appreciation efforts.

Key Points

  1. Thanksgiving Giveaways: Organize giveaways and encourage customers to participate and stand a chance to win exclusive Thanksgiving-themed products or experiences.
  2. Interactive Customer Engagement: Brands can leverage gamification to engage customers during the Thanksgiving season. Interactive challenges and contests become touchpoints of gratitude, creating memorable experiences for participants. How can you turn your product, deals, or services into a game? Maybe you can add a special feature to your website that makes shoppers play before getting to Thanksgiving specials.
  3. Virtual Fun: You can create online football-themed games, quizzes, and challenges for your community. These activities entertain and build a sense of belonging among customers.

Gratitude with Every Byte

As we gather around digital tables, share stories, and participate in parades of gratitude we continue to build brand-community relationships.

ThreadLink invites you to join our Thanksgiving spirit of gratitude and appreciation by getting creative. Explore how our community-centric approach can elevate your brand's connection with customers. Wishing you a season filled with gratitude and warmth.