By George Haigh, Assistant Social Media Manager

January saw another brilliant month for Social Hub. Throughout the month, 429 users engaged with posts, which is a 25% increase month-on-month. But we were most excited by all the posts shared achieving a total reach of 1.98 million – hitting a 23% increase from December. We’re delighted to have achieved this and are very grateful to all the amazing Social Hub users who regularly log in and share Co-op news and updates.

Social Hub was developed with colleagues three years ago, so to see you continuing to use it to deliver social media excellence is awesome. In fact since it’s launch, colleagues have achieved a total reach 44.8 million people on social media.

January’s prize winners

We had ten prize winners in January, all who were awarded based on how many points they’d earned throughout the month. Each of these will be receiving money on their membership cards.

We’ve also selected the winners for our Top Advocate prizes. These are for the users who got the highest reach and highest engagements with their followers. Both users will receive an amazing prize of £30 on their Co-op Membership Card.

Remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it. This month, it could be you in with a chance of winning any of these prizes. To be entered into the prize draws, simply log in and share content to your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts.

What’s new for February?

Social Hub is updated every week with fresh new content about our Co-op to share. We’ve got the news on our partnership with Cruse, to help people cope with grief and bereavement, plus all the latest deals. 

From Wednesday 16 February, users can also let their networks know about a new Co-op exclusive Ben & Jerrys ice-cream. Want to try it? You’re in luck, as the Banoffee Pie Sundae is available in all Co-op stores this month, subject to availability. Colleagues will also get their 10% discount on the price, meaning it will cost you £3.15.

Throughout February there are 12 prizes up for grabs all with money available to be added to your membership cards:

  • Most engagements – £30 prize
  • Most reach – £30 prize
  • Tier 1 – 5 x £20 prizes (100+ points)
  • Tier 2 – 3 x £10 prizes (60 – 99 points)
  • Tier 3 – 2 x £5 prizes (10 – 59 points)

To be in with a chance of winning, simply sign up or log into Social Hub, get sharing and earn a minimum of ten points; it’s the perfect time to get involved.  

We’re working hard with our amazing team of Social Hub Ambassadors to continue to develop the platform further this year so it’s the most valuable it can be to you, watch this space. Remember to always follow our updated social media policy but we’d love you to get involved and share Co-op content on your own social media channels.