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Fall Into The Holidays!
It’s hard to believe the holidays are fast approaching! It’s the time of year where most businesses and nonprofits are rolling out the red carpet for their patrons. But with so many organizations vying for attention, how does one rise above the rest? That’s what we’re here to find out!
Well, at Constant Contact we have some ideas, but we’d rather hear from our illustrious small business owners and nonprofit organizers! Which is why we are back again with another excellent sweepstakes to entice our lovely Community members to share what their marketing goals are for the next couple of months!
How to Enter: Reply on this Community article with an anecdote about what your goals and strategies are to produce a successful winter holiday business season! For example, you can share:
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As a Justice of the Peace, I try to provide help to everyone who calls, texts, or emails. As a wedding officiant, my business does not fit into any of Constant Contact's categories.
In each October, wedding professionals (please do not call us "vendors"! we don't sell our services like hot dog sellers) are between wedding season and engagement season. This year recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic is slow, and things are beginning to look up for 2022. Because we're not getting calls, etc., from couples who want to have a wedding (as opposed to getting a few calls for elopements), now is our season to tweak our websites and other marketing, such as email.
An anniversary email (Campaign) goes out two days before a Contact's anniversary through Constant Contact. That helps to keep me top-of-mind in case one of their friends is planning on getting married.
There are other Campaigns for sending answers to FACs, which lightens my email burden during wedding season.
I'd be happy to share thoughts with other SMBs who are NOT wedding officiants. Each of us needs all the advantages we can obtain legally.
Good luck to all,
RomanticWeddingCT.Com (Contact form on website)
We are running a sweepstakes of our own right now which will gather new email addresses for our monthly newsletter this holiday season. We ran a similar sweepstakes last fall with great results. The entrants who opted to sign up for our newsletter have been consistently showing over 30% open rate all year.
We love all opportunities that Do Good and Give Back. Those opportunities often lead to relationships that lead to customers. Our strategy is to network and look for places we can live up to our name Karma. Good Karma is always a good thing. The best things in life come from giving.
My strategy to make this a successful holiday season is actually really simple. All year I have been working with the mentality of "If you stay ready, you ain't gotta get ready." Leading up to this season, I have been editing my contacts to make sure we have all the right updated information and that they are subscribed to the lists that matter to them. We are a non-profit centered around improving the lives of the homeless youth in our state so getting the message out is massively important. We send updates about shelter options, weather advisory notices, and updates about getting supplies like blankets or tents. If an important campaign is missed or sent to the wrong person, it can make a huge difference to the youth they serve.
There are some super ideas here - thanks to everyone for sharing!
Since I do not discount, and yet over the 15 years of my practice, I offer consideration/appreciation for loyalty and repeat engagements, and a monthly offering both personally and professionally, as well as 1 pro-bono engagement a month, I will have a "Thankful November" and offer the first three clients to reach out to me with a charity or start-up to receive a complimentary keynote/talk will be surprised with the "gift" from my client. The subject line will be "Award a Non-Profit with a Complimentary Talk for Thankful November".
And, because my business is (gratefully) quite booked with speaking engagements, teaming/training and performance coaching, and the offering of strategy/facilitation has not been requested much when it is often booked in October for November, December and January, I am going to offer a Business Strategy Session package of Not too Late to Prepare for 2022, with two 1/2 days or 1 full day of strategy or planning for 2022 at 2019 rates, as people are nostalgic for 2019 as they face/anticipate 2022. The subject line will be "Plan for the Future with Rates from the Past Holiday Appreciation".
Cheers to everyone having a safe, fun, productive holiday season!!
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