“Twitter is the place to be to get the word out about timely promotions,” McKenna said. “Meanwhile, both Twitter and Facebook can be used to offer up exclusive discounts, and hold countdowns and contests.”
Retailers can also use these sites as a vehicle to let consumers know what’s still in stock (and what’s going fast). “Anything that stimulates demand is effective,” said McKenna.
In addition, don’t be afraid to send out more than one tweet to plug a Twitter promotion. “Create some buzz, and get the word out as much as possible,” McKenna added. “Send out between five and eight tweets in a 24-hour period.”