7 ways to get out a Labor Day message

Wait! Before you get in a car and drive somewhere—as everyone else in North America seems to be doing this weekend—there’s still time for a Labor Day tweet, post or email from the CEO.

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Hang on—summer’s ending already?

While many of us have been distracted making barbecue plans or scrambling to get the kids off to school this week, a perfect communication opportunity has arrived with Labor Day weekend.

Have you prepared a tweet or a post thanking your hardworking staff, warning customers of closings or celebrating unions for the advances they brought to working-class lives?

In a tight job market, Labor Day can offer an easy communications win, showcasing your staff or positioning your organization as a generous employer for offering a day off on what is, after all, a federal holiday.

Here are a few ways to note the occasion:

1. Raid your archives for vintage ads or photos.

We working stiffs at Ragan Smelters & Boilermakers Inc. have noted before that old photos and advertisements are a great form of content.

Happy Labor Day from everyone at Ragan! (Image via: http://time.com/3836834/may-day-labor-history/)

Several years back, Coca-Cola celebrated Labor Day by posting an ad from 1941, along with a few paragraphs of background. (“The first Labor Day was celebrated on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, and it was declared a national holiday in 1894.”)

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