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4. GO MULTIPLATFORM If you’re producing quality copy, then why not blast it on all frequencies? Facebook and Twitter posts require a different touch than long-form blog posts, but having a social media presence can be a real asset to your brand. In 2014, HubSpot found 80% of companies saw increased traffic to their websites thanks to social media marketing efforts. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your brand in front of more people. 5. HIRE AN EDITOR If you plan to have a blog on your website, send out print marketing materials to customers, or post regularly on social media, then you can’t afford to skip this step. Even if you contract an editor for just a few hours each week, it’s crucial to get professional eyes on your content; it can make or break your brand’s reputation. According to Business NH Magazine, one study showed that businesses with spelling and grammar errors on their

with potential clients is to pick a coherent company identity and stick to it. 2. SPEAK TO YOUR DEMOGRAPHIC Picture your typical customer: Are they male or female? Blue-collar or white-collar? Tech-savvy or old-school? Once you have their traits nailed down, gear your copy specifically to them. If you write with your potential customers in mind and consider things like jargon, tone, and message, then they’ll better identify with your brand and be more likely to do business. 3. GET PERSONAL If you can remind your customers that your company is made up of people just like them, then you have a better chance of earning their business. Showing your audience a real person in your copy is a great way to build authenticity and trust. Try personalizing your blog posts with your own signature, letting employees write their own profiles, and including information about employees’ lives outside the office.

websites lost twice as many potential customers as those with clean copy.

Don’t Get Lost in the Bustle

If you haven’t capitalized on the holiday season for your business’s marketing campaign yet, don’t worry, because you still have time! Even if you’re still a long sleigh ride away from finishing your own holiday to-do list, you can ensure your business flourishes this season with a few last- minute marketing ideas for the holidays.


Gift cards, even digital ones, are more popular than ever around the holiday season. In one survey, 43% of respondents said they planned on giving gift cards or certificates in lieu of other holiday presents. With 1 in 4 gift cards sold in the last four days leading up to Christmas, these ideal presents make the perfect last-minute marketing tool. Offer gift card incentives or giveaways for your loyal customers. They can make the perfect present for them and, in turn, your business.



Your customers are already in the holiday spirit, so why not indulge them with some seasonal trappings on your website? Festive holiday touches to your company logo or new webpages recommending holiday gift ideas can go a long way to attract customer attention. You don’t have to be the flashiest display on the block, but showing off your holiday spirit will spread cheer and goodwill.

Even if your Christmas or holiday-themed cards don’t mail on time, you can still send personalized emails or social media messages to let your customers know you’re thinking of them this holiday season. Established customers can be responsible for up to 40% of a business’s sales, and your unexpected holiday greeting could keep your business in mind as they go about their holiday shopping.

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