Thanksgiving was yesterday. But with digital signage it can be today, tomorrow, next week or anytime throughout the year. Because a major advantage of digital signage is that you can update content, modify it or create entirely new content quickly, and push it to your displays even quicker.
This means you can interrupt your regularly scheduled program at any time with messages of appreciation for your employees, customers, and anyone else that could use a smile on a given day. Run it for a while then pick up right where you left off.
Here are some ideas that can help you say thanks with digital signage and cultivate an attitude of gratitude throughout your organization. Not just because it’s that time of year, but because honest appreciation can go a long way.
Employee spotlight – Use digital signage content to thank employees for their hard work, either with company-wide congratulations, team messaging and group photos, or by highlighting specific employees whose accomplishments were stellar.
Accentuate the positive – Highlight company achievements, i.e., big sales, awards received, goals met, new business, special events, volunteer day activities, recent hires. Use photos and videos whenever possible.
Spread the joy – Encourage employees to share what they like most about the company or their job – post the comments on a screen in the lunch room or lounge area as a happy reminder of the positives of their work.
When customers/clients say thanks – Unless you’re a charity you might not get these too often (people are forgetful), but when you do, let them shine – customer accolades are a wonderful way to make your employees feel proud of their contributions.
Inspiration station – People love inspirational quotes because the quotes can connect with anyone. On social media, for example, inspiring quotes tend to be one of the most engaging types of content. Make it relevant, and combine the quotes with beautiful images to create a pleasant atmosphere.
Be social – Post your company’s social media feeds on your digital signage. It’s ideal for increasing employee engagement and keeping everyone in the know.
Give back – Thanksgiving Day takes a huge toll on local food pantries, and right after the holiday is a great time to help restock their shelves. Digital signage is so easy to work with that on Monday morning you could have an eye-catching message on your screens announcing a post-holiday food drive. Add photos of the donated food items as they accumulate.
Have fun – Want to have an enjoyable meeting? Get together and brainstorm ways to show appreciation on your digital signage. The power of sincere thanks cannot be overestimated. Nor can the power of the right content in the right place at the right time.
May you always have plenty to be thankful for, and the digital signage to show it.