12 23, 2010 | Posted in Uncategorized | 0 comments
photo credit: Loren Javier
Not only may this be your one and only opportunity to see me sing and dance in truly - if I do say so myself - elfish abandon, but it's also your invitation to enjoy a really sweet sleigh ride through a delicious paradise of holiday treats
View Synchronicity Marketing Holiday Card
Seasons greetings and warm wishes for a prosperous, successful New Year. I look forward to connecting with you in 2011!
photo credit: doug_wertman
If yours is a services business, B-to-B firm or solo-entrepreneurship, this time of year it can certainly seem like all the marketing focus is on retailers. Yet just because retail eclipses other industries during the holidays doesn’t mean non-retailers can’t take a few lessons from retail marketers and employ similar strategies in their own communications, especially email.
In the spirit of the season, here are three email marketing lessons non-retail businesses can swipe and deploy from holiday retail marketers. Here’s hoping they enlighten your email for 2011!
Vary frequency and cadence seasonally
Retailers live and die by the holiday gift giving season (hence the term “black Friday” for the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year on which many retail businesses that haven’t yet made an annual profit will go from “being in the red” to “being in the black”). Even before the days of e-commerce, holiday messaging was much more frequent than advertising done at other times of the year. This increase is easy to see in the email marketing frequency of retailers, which goes from monthly or weekly to as often as weekly or daily during November and December.
It may not be at holiday time, but chances are there is a period or there are seasons when it makes sense to increase your