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Deck the Halls (and Inboxes) with Boughs of Appreciation: Celebrating the Holidays with Your Marketing Clients



The holidays are a time for joy, family, and... marketing? Absolutely! While the hustle and bustle of the season can feel overwhelming, it's also a prime opportunity to strengthen relationships with your marketing clients. Here's how you can use the festive spirit to show appreciation, boost engagement, and solidify your place as a valued partner.


Spreading Holiday Cheer (and Brand Awareness):


  • Festive Content Calendar: Plan a content calendar filled with holiday-themed social media posts, blog articles, or email campaigns. This isn't about pushing sales; it's about connecting with your clients' audiences on a deeper level. Create gift guides featuring their products, share holiday-themed recipes that utilize their services, or offer festive design tips. Weave their brand story into the content, subtly reminding their audience why they're the perfect choice this season.

  • Give the Gift of Knowledge: Host a free webinar or online workshop for your clients' customers. This can cover topics relevant to the holiday season, like "Holiday Marketing Hacks for Small Businesses" or "Creative Ways to Wrap Your Brand for the Holidays." Position yourself as an industry expert and a valuable resource for your client, while simultaneously increasing their brand awareness.

  • Partner Up for Charity: The holidays are a time for giving back. Partner with your client to support a cause they care about. This could involve offering a portion of your fees to a charity, or running a social media campaign where you match donations made in their name. It's a win-win: you strengthen your client relationship, build goodwill with their audience, and support a worthy cause.


Showing Appreciation to Your Marketing Champions:


  • The Personal Touch: A handwritten thank-you note or a personalized holiday card goes a long way. Take the time to express your gratitude for their business and highlight some of the successes you achieved together throughout the year.

  • Gifting with Thought: Skip the generic fruit basket. Instead, choose a gift that reflects your knowledge of your client and their company culture. It could be a gourmet food basket for the office, a subscription box for their favorite hobby, or even a donation to their favorite charity in their name.

  • Exclusive Holiday Offer: Show your clients you appreciate their loyalty with a special holiday season offer. This could be a discount on future services, a free consultation, or access to exclusive holiday templates or resources.

  • Client Spotlight: Feature your client's success story on your blog or social media channels. Share a case study highlighting the positive results you achieved together. This not only celebrates your client's accomplishments but also showcases your expertise and attracts potential new clients.


Festive Fun and Team Building:


  • Virtual Holiday Party: Organize a fun virtual holiday party for your team and your client's team. Play online games, host a virtual cookie decorating contest, or have a white elephant gift exchange. It's a lighthearted way to break the ice, build camaraderie, and solidify the positive working relationship.

  • Secret Santa for a Cause: Organize a Secret Santa gift exchange among your team and your client's team, with the stipulation that the gifts benefit a specific charity. It's a fun way to spread holiday cheer while giving back to the community.

Remember, the holidays are about building connections. By incorporating these ideas into your marketing strategy, you can turn the festive season into an opportunity to celebrate your clients, showcase your expertise, and ensure a prosperous and joyful new year for everyone involved.


Bonus Tip: Throughout the holiday season, be mindful of cultural sensitivities. There are many holidays celebrated during this time, so avoid generic imagery or messaging. Do your research and tailor your approach to be inclusive and respectful.

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Salty Red Dog Marketing, LLC is a marketing agency in Brick, NJ, Westport, CT, and everywhere in between. We service businesses with marketing strategies, digital marketing, social media, and consultations.

 

Phone: (732) 897-5769

 

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