If you’re one of the many entrepreneurs that aren’t quite ready to face this year’s holiday season, why not consider putting an innovative spin on your brand’s marketing? December is a festive time where shoppers are constantly bombarded with an overwhelming influx of holiday-inspired messages, which makes it easy for your campaign(s) to get lost in the noise of the season. So, if you want to generate some added buzz, consider the following tips to ensure that your communication has a quality rather than a chaotic approach.
Draw inspiration from your competitors
Whether your holiday marketing strategy includes some social media promotions, a couple of enticing emails, some extra pay-per-click adverts or all of the above, it’s important to get creative when you’re orchestrating your agenda for the month. Although running a unique campaign is always preferable, when it comes to the holiday season, chances are there’s very little you can do to make your marketing strategy one-of-a-kind, so why not incorporate your brand into a festive year-end campaign that highlights a comparable feel to your competitors, but outshines them in the process?
Emphasis seasonal imagery
Regardless of what niche industry your business is a part of, brands likely see the holiday season as a time of year to connect to their audience through the use of festive imagery. A prime example of this lies with the graphics you use on your social media channels, emails, and website banners. Since images can visually communicate with your visitors, why not just let them do the talking? After all, setting the tone for the season provides a timely, relevant way for you to get your audience excited about limited-time offers and is a comprehensive way to add a little vibrancy to your holiday marketing strategy.
Emotionally charge your communication
The holiday season is one of the most important and profitable times of the year for many e-commerce businesses, so why not add an element of human touch to your communication? Your choice of wording in your social media posts, emails, and homepage text should invoke emotion and inspire action (purchases) and loyalty (recurring purchases). In other words, your holiday content is most effective when it’s tugging at the heartstrings of potential shoppers.
If you’re still struggling to find the time, dialogue, or imagery to pair with your thought-provoking, holiday marketing, we encourage you to speak with a representative from our digital marketing team to get yourself joyously ready!
Do you have any other tips that are could apply to a last-minute campaign? Drop a comment below to share.
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.