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Magnify Your Marketing this Holiday Season!

With Cyber Monday being less than 150 days away, it’s definitely time to start thinking about your plan of attack when it comes to marketing to your prospects and customers. According to a Google Consumer Survey, 30% of shoppers will begin their holiday shopping before Halloween. There’s quite a bit of work that goes into holiday season planning so you’ll want to embrace these trends for 2017. If you do, you’ll be a step ahead of your competitors. The earlier you start, the more top-of-mind your company will be and the more successful holiday season you will have!

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Keys to a Successful 2016 Holiday Marketing Campaign


November is here. Halloween is over, the leaves are starting to fall, and the weather is getting colder. The holidays are just around the corner and the hustle and bustle of the season is about to begin. November 1st marks the day when most people begin their holiday shopping. The stores are full of gifts, wrapping paper, and décor making everyone feel festive.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), this holiday season is predicted to be even greater than last year with retail sales set to increase 3.6% and online sales set to increase between 7% to 10%. With holiday shopping sales set to increase, do you have the marketing pieces ready to capture a piece of the pie?

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2016 Holiday Tips and Trends

Fall is here and along with the changing seasons comes the need to nail down your holiday shopping strategy. As we saw last year, holiday shopping is starting earlier every year. With consumers starting their shopping as early as September, it is important to make sure you are ready as early as possible. Part of being ready is knowing what is coming. Looking at the top trends every year can help you craft a strategy that will lead to a successful holiday season.

According to Signal, e-commerce retail shopping is set to increase by 18% making it vital that your digital shopping experience is up to speed with the larger competitors such as Amazon and Zappos. With many consumers switching to purchasing on mobile, it is more important than ever that your mobile site and check out experience is the best experience it can be for the consumer. A lost sale during the holidays isn’t just about the lost profit, it is about losing that customer forever. Holidays are a great time to attract new customers, make sure you are doing everything you can to make them a repeat purchaser once the holiday season has finished. So what can you do to make sure you have a successful season? These few trends are worth a look at:

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Time Is Running Out – The Holidays Are Almost Here

With the holidays just around the corner, time is running out for shopping for those last minute holiday presents. Though many might have completed their holiday buying already, there are still a lot of last minute shoppers that have yet to even start. As a retailer, it is important to push hard the last couple of weeks and give customers a chance to pick up last minute items from you. So what exactly should you be promoting?

Free Shipping or Guaranteed Delivery

Free shipping day is this Friday, December 18th. After this date, many stores cannot ensure Christmas delivery. With online shopping gaining more traction than ever, if you have the opportunity to promote free shipping or guaranteed holiday delivery, now is the time to put these offers front and center. When time gets short, consumers are more likely to abandon brand loyalty and instead purchase with the company that best meets their needs.

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Holiday Shopping Is Already Upon Us. Are You Ready?

Though it is only October, and still a few weeks out from Halloween, the holiday shopping season has already begun! With retailers pushing up promotions to start far earlier than Black Friday, 40% of shoppers start their holiday shopping before Halloween. According to Think With Google, by the time Cyber Monday hits, half of consumers are already done shopping! Seems crazy right? It might be, but what that means for retailers is promotions, holiday sales and holiday content must get started early, or you may miss out on potential customers.

It may come as little surprise that men will be the ones procrastinating on holiday shopping with one in four starting their shopping in December. For these early months, gear content and creative towards women while focusing on men later into the holiday shopping season. However, never leave out either gender, there are always the over achievers and procrastinators from each side!

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