User-Generated Content (UGC) is word-of-mouth marketing on steroids: with a finely-tuned hashtag or prompt for user creativity, brands boost engagement, help their customers self-identify with them and build communities. Often exchanged on social platforms, UGC makes a brand feel like a friend to the consumer. As the largest shopping season of the year, the holiday time is a great opportunity to leverage UGC marketing to humanize your brand and connect with both veteran and new consumers on a deeply emotional level. Goals for leveraging UGC for your holiday marketing campaign can typically include:
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket! This age-old adage is great advice for marketing: because no single channel is king, you need to take a multichannel approach to generate as many leads as possible. If it seems daunting to plan and execute separate strategies depending on channel, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered, with tips for all aspects of designing an effective Easter campaign.
Because there’s so much to do in preparation for the holidays, it can be difficult for customers to keep track of various deadlines for making a purchase in time for Christmas. This can be good news for retailers, since keeping customers aware of deadlines builds urgency to act and keeps holiday shopping manageable while improving customer satisfaction.
When planning your email marketing for the holidays don’t forget to include timed discounts as well as deadline notices, including shipping and refund policy cut-off dates. Most shoppers will set aside information they find in an email for later use, or refer to an email at a later date; use your digital marketing to keep them from procrastinating until it’s too late by encouraging them to act now before a holiday deadline.
Santa and his elves may be busy putting the finishing touches on toys for girls and boys but is your online store optimized and ready for the holiday rush?
Holiday shopping can be an incredibly stressful activity for some so you want to make sure your customers can find what they need quickly and easily—while inspiring them to purchase unexpected gifts for themselves.
As the holidays approach, we’ve put together tips from reducing bounce to sending cart abandonment emails that will increase your conversion and sales over the holiday season.