Where are the retailers driving the most engagements and what are they saying?
Nike scored the top spot with Mother's Day content and by paying tribute to the mothers that raise athletes and the athletes who are also mothers. Nike continues to champion its diversity and inclusion agenda through its social media content. As we saw in 2020, this messaging, and crucially being seen to walk the talk, continues to be of the utmost importance to shoppers.
END Clothing, Zara, H&M, Nike, Burberry and Urban Outfitters all occupied the top 10. Of the entire top 10, these were the only brands not to rely on competitions to drive their posts the most engagement. Missguided’s best post saw them offering the chance to win a deposit for a first time home buyer. This is an interesting take on a contest, as the prize was not cash to spend with the brand, but was instead, a prize that reflects the current life position and priorities of many of its shoppers. While Nike had the most engaging post of our top 20. Missguided had the highest total number of engagements for the period.
And while Boohoo, Missguided, ASOS and Gymshark all used competition mechanics to drive their social media engagement, proving that while freebies work for the younger generation of shoppers; brands can still cultivate deeper and meaningful engagement with relevant content that reflects the world we live in as per Nike and Urban Outfitters. Meanwhile Burberry - the only luxury brand making the top 10 - focus on craftsmanship and heritage, while Zara and H&M lead with simplicity.