The Holidays have just gone by, but thinking to myself as to how best I could have used this season to benefit my business made me come up with these ideas. Santa though loved does put that kink in the production and turnover during December and early January. Here are a few ideas to keep both your target audience and your business output going even during the break of the year. Let’s hope that the next break brings you all the luck you have purchased using the holiday season as a scapegoat. J
- Boost Your Service Using the Weather as an Excuse:
In most countries around the globe this holiday season is when you get the most visitors with the worst weather. Most situations such as these people are more focused spending money on gifts and holding cocktail parties for friends and family. Though the service you provide may be out of focus for the season, there are always windows to peep into the lives of your target customers. How!? Well, for service providers or for appliance vendors, here’s a tip; “Use the opportunity to provide a free maintenance (furnaces, heaters etc.) for every product bought at the store”. Others could also use complementary services such as snowplow services to help spread brand recognition while making your customers feel the warmth of the Christmas Love ? For branding and marketing firms, well I am sure you’ve already got your hands full for the season ?
- Promote Donations:
This is the season of giving as we all know. Using the opportunity to share what you have while you promote your brand as well, will give you an edge over your competitors in the future. One way to do so is to select the charity firm that you want to donate to, along with products or services that you offer for free to promote them as well Coverage of the same with a Press Release and with a few posts on Social Media, you’ll get all the showcase that you need, benefiting both sides in the process (Corporate Social Responsibility).
- Use Images to Embrace the Season:
This is the best time to showcase your brand on social media. The season itself is full of excitement and using the opportunity to showcase holiday themed visuals on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook can get you more likes and visits that you need. Twitter’s new feature which promotes photos to pop up directly on a customer’s Twitter feed is all that you need to get all the attention. Use this feature to upload eye-catching, holiday-themed images to grab the attention of those roving eyes.
Using exiting Christmas post’s such as “Are you interested in Carolling!?” “Are you still out Shopping!? Guilty or NOT!” “Who do you think is on Santa’s Naughty List!? Tag a friend!” Posts such as these will get your posts shared and re-shared like a bomb!! This will also help to create activity on your page helping you gain traffic. You can do more, “Set up a lucky draw and announce the winner of the New Year!” all these small but intriguing posts will get your traffic swarming in.
Remember the season is not what you’ve got to sell, but, what you have to give. So give all that you have of that holiday spirit and keep your customers engaged.
So what is the best marketing strategy you’d like to develop this holiday season? Not sitting back this holiday season and letting the retailers have all the fun. If you are looking for assistance in Digital Marketing, don’t forget to give Urbansoft a shout!