How to put your best foot forward this Black Friday

Last year a local independent retailer in Cheltenham, Keith Scarrott saw an outstanding Black Friday with sales increased by 994%, Ahead of this year’s Black Friday, we wanted to share some of the lessons learned by the boutique shoe retailer’s CEO, Sophie Scarrott, so that Bira members can learn from her success.

Identify your audience

Keith Scarrott used the Maybe* platform to understand who their audience is and what products would be of greatest interest to them. Utilising social media engagement analytics allowed the business to write and target their Facebook posts and ads to drive footfall in store, and acquire new customers online. This social media strategy increased online traffic by 209%, while average basket size increased by 35%.

Prioritise the right products

When you know what works for your customer, it will work for you.

Listening to the conversation created by their audience revealed an unexpected interest in fashion trainers. Optimising their social media strategy and communications meant that fashion trainers went on to become one of Keith Scarrott’s biggest selling items of 2018.


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Under the influence

Working with influencers was a new approach for Keith Scarrott through late 2018. By using Maybe* the brand was able to understand who their best advocates were online, prioritise them accordingly.  An insight led approach to influencers encourages brands to get curious and be prepared to try new things.

Maybe’s Who’s got Influence report showing who was influencing the conversation about Keith Scarrott ahead of Black Friday 2018. See your own for free.

Maybe’s social media engagement report gives you the insider knowledge you need to create a better social media strategy.

“Last Black Friday we saw a 998% increase in sales - it was overwhelming, exciting and a result of our changing attitude towards social listening. This activity now underpins our decisions as a business and the insights Maybe* provides means we're poised for another great Black Friday."

Sophie Scarrott, CEO Keith Scarrott

Using Maybe* you can quickly measure how engaged your audience is with your posts and narrow your focus to the type of content that gets people’s attention. Get started for free

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