10 Creative Facebook Post Ideas To Implement In 2016

Share or Save This Post

Have you run out of ideas for your Facebook page after only a few posts? Does your Facebook page lack creativity? Don’t worry, $99 Social has you covered. Here are our 10 newest Facebook post ideas for your business to help inspire your posts to be as unique and interesting as your business.

1. Make A Like Vs Share Post

When coming up with a Facebook post idea for your business you want your viewers to be drawn in and involved with your posts. A great way to do this is to make a like vs. share post. This is when you take two products, preferably two of your own products, and compare them side by side. You then make a Facebook post asking your consumers, which one they prefer more, the one on the left or the one on the right. If they like the one on the right more, they press the “like” button. If they like the one on the left more, they press the “share” button. This allows the company to find out which one of the products their consumers like more and it also allows the consumers to be more involved in your company, which generates more interest.

2. Use National Days To Promote Specific Products

When you hear national day you probably think of Labor Day or Martin Luther King Day, but did you know that there are individual days made just for a specific item or thing. In fact, every day of the year is a national day for something. For example, June 19th is National Martini Day. You're probably wondering what does this have to do with my company. Well, depending on what your company is and what you produce you're more than likely to have a national day that would have something to do with your company and products. This is a great idea for Facebook posts because you can pre-plan your posts even a year in advance. Even better, many days have several different items or things that are dedicated to the day. A great way to use this to your advantage is to combine the days in an interactive Facebook post. For example, September 20th is both ‘National Butterscotch Day’ and ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day.’ If you had a candy store, you could do an interactive video on how to make butterscotch and narrate it in a pirate voice. Hey, it’s a work in progress, but you get the idea.

3. Utilize The “Quote Picture”

We've all seen these pictures, the ones that your Facebook friend posts that supposedly sums up exactly who they are in this one perfect little picture. The pictures usually have really profound quotes on them from famous dead people, and the quotes usually say something like “ if you don't love me at my best you don't deserve me at my worst,” or something like that. While these are incredibly annoying, and are usually far from the truth, they can help break up your Facebook page and add a little character. You don't want your Facebook page to only be pictures or videos, you also want it to be visually stimulating. This is where the quote picture comes in, You could post a quote picture that says something like “Sales go up and down, but good service is forever.” Then you could ask your viewers to share a time when they had good customer service and what made it so special. This will draw your customers in and make them a part of the post, and as a bonus, it will give you great examples on how to handle many different customer service situations in a positive way.

4 . Give An Insight Into Your Company's Daily Work Lives, Both Good And Bad.

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times, people love seeing behind the scenes. Customers want to know how their products are made and who's making them. While many of these posts are incredibly happy and show the positive side of working for your company, it might also be a good idea to show a side that isn't all sunshine and daisies. Now, this doesn't mean you should show your employees being unhappy or mistreated in any way (obviously), but maybe show your employees after a hard day's work of trying to make all their products and get it shipped out in time. You could even put a cute title along with it like “A much needed rest after a hard day’s work, but it’s all worth it so our customers have everything they need for the holidays.”

5. Use Graphs To Back Up A Post

You have to admit, graphs are really impressive. It doesn't matter what graph as long as there's a graph. It could be a graph of the sales of red sneakers compared to the sales of blue sneakers, and people would still be impressed. You just need to apply to your company. That's why this is such a great idea for a Facebook post for your business. You can use it in many different ways, It's a nice change compared to all the other posts and you can use a graph for just about anything.

6. Make Yourself Relatable By Showing Your Human Side

This is similar to showing someone the behind the scenes of your company, but you can also use it in a different way. You can use it to show how charitable you are and how you care about other important things in life, other than your company. You can do this by making a post about how a particular charity means a lot to you because it affects one of your co-workers or somehow is tied to your company. This is a good Facebook post idea for businesses because not only do you show your Facebook viewers that you are more than just a corporation, you can help someone in need. Bonus!

7. Make A Narrated Video Showing How Your Product Is Made

Making a narrated video for a Facebook post is pretty genius. It’s been proven to draw people in, as you can see in that show “How Things Are Made”. It’s also very low budget, and you can make multiple videos from just a few short days of shooting for multiple posts. You can see an example of this in this multi-million dollar Audi/Under Armor/Trifecta commercial shoot below. I know what you’re thinking, this is a multi-million dollar commercial. Yes! However, the “how it’s made” video may cost almost nothing to make and give not only the company's publicity, but also the commercial’s director and crew. Not a bad idea!

8. Ask The People What They Want

We’re so busy coming up with sneaky ways to use Facebook that we forgot what it was made for, reaching out and actually talking to the public! That’s right, it’s time to go back to basics, people. We come up with a lot of ways to try to find out what people want, when in reality they are all too willing to tell us…. A little too willing sometimes! The best Facebook post idea for a business that I can think of is to simply ask your followers. It shows you really want to know what they really want and respect their opinion, and you don’t need to think about a way to get it out of them, ironically, with many of the tactics I’ve listed above.

9. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Controversial

The word controversy to many companies basically translates to destruction. It doesn’t have to be like that though, you can still take a stand in a controversial situation and not alienate yourself from all of your Facebook viewers. In fact, it might actually be a good thing, as this study shows. An example of this would be the companies Starbucks and Chick-fil-A, who both took stances on gay marriage, albeit their stances were completely opposite of each other. Both Chick-fil-A and Starbucks’ customers who supported them decided to show their support of their companies by buying their products more than they normally would have. Did these companies lose customers based on their opinions and stances?
Yes. There’s no two ways about that, but what they gained was an even more loyal group of followers than they had before.

10. Make A Contest For The Most Unique Facebook Page Cover

Your Facebook page is the first thing that people see when they go to your page, so you want it to really pop and show the people a peek at your page. A great way to get a unique page made and have your viewers be more a part of your page is to hold a Facebook page cover contest. This is where the winner and runner-up get their work displayed as your page and some sort of prize. It’s pretty entertaining and this fun little tactic has been not only used by large corporations, but beloved celebs as well. It’s just basically a really fun and interactive way for your customers to get involved in your company. Plus, people get pretty creative with these as you can see from the picture next to me.

Final Thoughts

These are all really great Facebook post idea for your business to help you come up with posts that are a little more creative and a little less dull. We’ve all seen every company picnic photo that has ever existed, so don’t even go there, please! While these are amazing ideas and super unique, they are also a lot of work to think about and implement on a daily basis, which is why you don’t have to. For only $99 a month you can have 99 Dollar Social do it for you. And let’s be honest, do it better. Just tell them what you want from this list and watch the likes and shares roll in. Call us at 1-866-653-4175 to get started today!

1 Comment. Leave new

Targeted Twitter Followers
November 24, 2016 8:04 am

Very helpful and Great information,
we appreciate advise especially coming from a professional.
Thanks again and keep up the great work!

You must be logged in to post a comment.