Halloween is long over, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday are upon us, and the holiday season is coming up quickly! Now is the perfect time to revamp your holiday marketing campaigns to get customers excited about your brand and give them a reason to shop. It goes without saying that incorporating some holiday spirit into your digital marketing campaigns acts as the best method to grab their attention, but since every other business will be doing the same, listed below are three creative ideas that can help to separate you from the rest.
Send out festive emails
Whether you’re planning to offer a holiday discount code that can be used during a sale’s event or you’ve simply restocked some top-selling products and want your customers to know, to achieve optimal engagement with your email-based holiday marketing campaigns, be sure to put some added time into making them festive. This could include simple elements like a red, green, and white colour scheme and cheery, jovial imagery like presents, garlands, holidays lights, and snowman. This will ensure that you’re mindful of your audience and the fact that they may celebrate different holidays. However, if your demographics align, feel free to throw in a Christmas or Santa to appeal to the masses!
Since the holiday season is the perfect time of year to let your customers know that they’re valued, we recommend offering some sort of incentive to be considered as an online vendor for their shopping lists.
Launch a holiday-themed ad
Google Ads is a great place to launch holiday-themed advertisements and promotions. That said, e-commerce businesses need to remember to research and utilize relevant keywords, such as “holiday”, “Christmas”, or “seasonal sale”. While the Google Ads platform is a great start, don’t shy away from promoting your products and services on social media sites like Facebook or Instagram if these platforms are places where your target audience can be reached and your holiday marketing campaigns thrive.
While there aren’t many weeks left before the holiday season, you can spend time now optimizing your website for technical SEO to achieve higher search engine rankings in the future. SEO is a great way to increase organic presence and creating high-quality content is still one of the best ways to get noticed online.
Advertise a contest or giveaway
During the holiday season, it’s certainly a struggle to gain attention from your audience, especially with so many competitors looking to do the same. However, by promoting contests or giveaways that encourage people to participate, many brands can expand their reach, which grows their following! The trick to hosting a contest is to do so on social media. Ask users to follow your account, tag friends for more entries, share on their stories for added entries, and remain following to take part in future contests. While you will need to giveaway a prize with a certain value, access to new, interested consumers is far more rewarding.
What other ways do you prepare for the holiday season? Drop a comment below to share with our readers.
Alex Wilks has been working as a copywriter and digital marketing strategist since 2018, with added specialties in social media and email marketing. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, she is a natural content writer with the ability to connect well with her target audience.