The Monthly Retail Social Juice Index Spotlight: Bebe, Foot Locker and 1-800-Flowers.comFebruary 25, 2013 By Carolee Sherwood
Fashion retailer Bebe has over 3.1 million fans on Facebook and typically posts twice per day.
In fact, with few exceptions, all of the brand's posts resemble catalog pitches and rarely stray from a very specific formula. The typical Bebe post uses the following formula:
- opens with an attention grabber in all caps (e.g., "3 PERFECT VALENTINE'S DAY OUTFITS");
- follows with descriptive copy that pulls you into the product's story (e.g., "Still searching for the perfect V-Day look? Whether you're going on a hot date, a casual outing or a romantic getaway, we've got you covered from head to toe!");
- asks a question (e.g., "Which look are you wearing?");
- concludes with links for shopping (e.g., "Shop Valentine's Day Looks"); and
- presents a professionally shot photo or spread (in the case of its Jan. 28 post in this example, a single model showing off three very different outfits).
One of the only ways Bebe mixes it up on Facebook is by changing the product focus post to post. It jumps from shoes to little black dresses to accessories.
Like Bebe, Foot Locker has a large fan base (4.5 million) and posts a couple times per day, always relying on mainstay posts. However, instead of having a single formula, Foot Locker works with several themes at once.
Currently, the brand is achieving high engagement scores by repeating the following content series: