It’s unlikely that a single, social media posting will double your monthly revenue but a single Tweet or Facebook post could wreck havoc with your bottom line. If a post comes off as disrespectful or disingenuous your company could end up getting a lot of publicity for all the wrong reasons.
Holidays are particularly tricky. Not the Hallmark holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. People expect you to promote your products on those days. But Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. . . oh my, it’s such a fine line.
You could ignore the holiday completely, but that makes your company look clueless. Plus, let’s face facts here, we all want the added juice that comes with mentioning a trending topic. Your best bet is to pass on cute or clever and go with a sincere statement that suits your company or a helpful fact that doesn’t directly benefit your company.