Marketing For The Holiday Season

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20% of retailers’ yearly profits occur between November and December, making the holiday season an important time to ensure your marketing is reaching the right audience.

As early as Thanksgiving, you should have your Christmas promotions ready to go to capitalize on the over 3 trillion dollar consumer spend.

Tips to effective holiday marketing include:

  • Know your audience, and cater to returning customers, not bargain hunters.
  • Dress your website for the holiday season by using effective photos and highlighting sales.
  • Make sure you have a mobile strategy.
  • Use social media effectively by hosting holiday themed giveaways and contests, branding your channels in holiday themes, and running paid ads that showcase discounts/exclusive offers.
  • Revisit your SEO, email marketing, and PPC campaigns. Make them holiday branded and targeted to the best possible audience for each campaign.
  • Measure this year’s data to maximize next year’s profits!

Kudo’s to Gryffin Media for this phenomenal infographic!

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About Mike Gingerich

Author: Mike Gingerich, President of Digital Hill & TabSite Marketer and Consultant. Part geek, part marketer, part strategist, total distance running junkie. Mike is an author and speaker, having presented at Social Media Week Lima, Social Media Camp (Canada) and more. He writes a tech column, podcasts, and shares about social media and business strategies at MikeGingerich.com. Mike is a marketing, social media, and business startup enthusiast with 10+ years experience building apps, consulting, and training businesses with winning integrated strategies. Mike loves deploying tactics to increase awareness, sales, and maximize ROI in both B2B and B2C markets via digital media.