Shop the Squeeze is a marketing campaign for Downtown Seattle small businesses created in partnership with the Office of Economic Development, the Seattle Department of Transportation, and the Office of the Mayor. The Seattle Squeeze, the period of transition Seattle faces in the next five years to meet the needs of our growing city, is just beginning, and we can expect more transportation developments that will impact the way people get around the city over the next few years. Join us in encouraging shoppers to visit Downtown, and breeze through the Squeeze with alternative modes of getting around and using public transportation.
Three things YOU can do now!
1. Make a social media post to boost small business awareness!
Copy and paste one of our free graphics and the post text below to tell your networks about #ShoptheSqueeze.
Graphics (download here)
The Seattle Squeeze is happening for a while and that means big changes not just for you, but your favorite Downtown small businesses! Show them some love by boosting small business awareness through our 2019 #ShoptheSqueeze photo contest series. (And win some snazzy prizes like a $100 pre-loaded ORCA card or Visa gift card while you’re at it!) There will be monthly photo contests throughout the year so be sure to follow @SeattleEconomy and check out seattle.gov/shopthesqueeze for more ways to use transit to connect our local shopping scene. Let’s stay kind and support Downtown Seattle small businesses!
2. Follow @SeattleEconomy on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Use the #ShoptheSqueeze hashtag on future posts so we can shout you out on our own channels!
3. Got an email list? Let folks know!
Feel free to copy and paste the below email blurb and graphic.
🛍️Here’s a way to support small businesses & win a $100 Visa gift card
🚌Want a $100 Orca card for leaving your car at home to shop Downtown?
The Seattle Squeeze is happening and that means big changes not just for you, but your favorite Downtown small businesses! Show them some love by boosting small business awareness through our 2019 Shop the Squeeze social media campaign Watch out for monthly contests for shoppers to visit Downtown and win snazzy prizes like a $100 pre-loaded Orca or Visa gift cards!
For small businesses interested in participating, check out the Partner Kit complete with free, ready-to-post social media graphics and captions to get you started!
Get informed about the campaign’s details at seattle.gov/shopthesqueeze
New to the Seattle Squeeze? Get the latest news and info at seattle.gov/traffic
Let’s Do This!
Thank you for supporting Downtown Seattle Small Businesses!
Looking for more small business support? Visit www.seattle.gov/oed/smallbusiness