Digital Marketing Strategies to Get Ahead This Holiday Season

How can brands anticipate the Christmas curve? Lauren Gray of Digital Ethos responds, guiding brands on email marketing, sustainability and artificial intelligence.

To stay competitive during the hectic holiday season, all brands need to develop a unique Christmas marketing strategy that reflects public opinion. As consumer spending shifts (again), brands need to stay nimble and start planning their campaigns to grab customers’ attention.

To be far ahead of

Brands should turn to their holiday marketing strategies as soon as fall arrives. A head start gives brands plenty of time to plan and execute marketing campaigns, understand consumer habits, and be in the best possible position during the busy holiday season.

Looking ahead to December, brands should set goals for the holiday season. It could be setting an email subscriber target, growing social media followers, or setting a goal to beat last year’s sales numbers.

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PersonalPersonalized content is becoming a key selling point for brands as consumers demand tailored content and more personal experiences. For existing consumers or new subscribers, personalized emails with appropriately festive greetings can go a long way in ensuring that brands stand out from the holiday clutter.

A brand can leverage personalized content by understanding its different audience segments and targeting them with content relevant to them. For new subscribers, this could offer them a sign-up discount; for long-term loyal customers, it may be more effective to tailor the tone and messaging to specifically resonate with them. This message could, for example, include a simple thank you for their continued support and what they have done to help the business.

Remember that consumers are much more likely to respond to marketing efforts that make them feel valued and respected by a brand compared to those who send cold emails. This applies to all Christmas marketing efforts.

To be responsible

Consumers today are much more aware of the brands they choose to shop and interact with. The efforts of a brand (or lack thereof) can stand out to consumers, especially in difficult times. Thus, it has become essential for a brand to support its community and social causes dear to its consumers.

By being more responsible, a brand can increase its chances of attracting and retaining consumers, while continuing to support the growth of its business and strengthen its relationship with its local community. This could be done by showing the brand’s own sustainable efforts such as ensure its Christmas marketing isn’t wasteful, or by educating customers on how to dispose of packaging waste sustainably. Brands could also consider supporting a local charity or non-profit organizationstation for the holiday season.

Join the party spirit

With Christmas marketing, it’s essential for brands to use the joy and fun of vacations to engage consumers and create memorable interactions. Consumers are much more likely to discover new brands during this period, representing a viable opportunity for brands to deliver clear, engaging, and informative messages in visual and interactive digital marketing content.

With a festive theme, a newly discovered brand can be much more appealing to a consumer, especially if efforts are aimed at making the consumer journey easier through helpfully labeled “gift” pages, festive guides, and holiday discounts. visible. However, brands need to consider the message and tone of their Christmas marketing strategies to stay sensitive to people’s changing financial circumstances.

Harness the power of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the latest obsession in the marketing world; the multitude of tools available could be a game-changer for many brands’ Christmas marketing strategies. AI holds the promise of delivering increasingly effective marketing results through the ability to create trends and predictions from otherwise time-consuming and overwhelming datasets.

To understand how to improve the personaliThrough optimizing customer experience and identifying opportunities in customer data to create unique experiences, AI tools are the future.

With the holiday season fast approachingbrands need to actively respond and engage with their audience through effective digital marketing strategies in order to stand out during such a busy time.

If you are ready to optimizeze your Christmas marketing strategies and elevate your business to a festive new level, get in touch with one of our digital marketing experts today.

Cathy W. Howerton