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Marketing

Subcategories from this category: Retail Promotions, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas, Social Media

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Love Yourself

Why should couples have all the fun? Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day singly or as a couple, love yourself!

Create special “Love Yourself” promotions around your most pampering services and retail products, or gift free, store branded chocolates or relevant products with retail purchase to clients.

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Gift Basket

Make it easy for your customers to envision your products and gift certificates as "gifts" by pre-packaging gift baskets and displaying them along with gift certificates or gift cards for your business.  You can have real baskets in-store and photos of baskets on your website and social media.  Promote across all your platforms - not just one.

(nb: This is probably NOT the type of gift basket to give...)

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Poem or Acronym

This one can be used in-store(on sticky notes) , website, blog or facebook.

Ask clients to be creative and submit an acryonym based on the word "LOVE" (for example, an entry might be something like, "Lifelong Obsession with Valuing Everyone") or another word.

Or ask clients to get really get creative and submit a short poem as a contest entry (the poems can be cynical for your 'Singles' sake!)

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The Easiest Sale

The easiest sale to structure is one that requires you to look at everything in your shop.

Look at every colour. 
Look at every size.
Look at every shape.
Look at every type of product.
Then act.

We're talking about a series of one-day sales, each featuring a particular category of products. These one-day sales can be held one day a week, one day a month, on consecutive days, or even every single day during an entire month.

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Local Marketing Doesn't Work ... oh really?

Excuse me for disagreeing.
Bad local marketing doesn't work.
But clever, innovative local marketing - aimed at the locals - most certainly works. Check this out:

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