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Avoid Turkey Day Marketing Traps

It's time to put your holiday marketing strategy in high gear.According to the infographic below, by Collective Bias, consumers do most of their planning beginning just 10 days prior to Thanksgiving Day."Begin releasing fall-related content in early November," MarketingProfs advises, "the two weeks prior to Thanksgiving are a good time to capitalize on purchases ... that consumers are planning."Check out more tips on when and how to market for this time of year.Read More:Pro Tip: Customer Service...

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Pro Tip: Promotional Marketing With Wendi Lebow

Meet Wendi Lebow Title: Chief Venue Officer Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.Best Live Show She’s Ever Seen: “Man of La Mancha at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre when I was 10 years old. That show made me LOVE this business.”SO: Cyber Monday is fast approaching. Why should organizers participate in Goldstar's Cyber Monday promotion?WL: Cyber Monday is our biggest promotion of the year. Goldstar members typically spend 30% more during this time of the year. Views to emails, the site and app increase 23%...

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Pro Tip No. 2: Content Marketing With Kristen Giordani

Meet Kristen Giordani Title: VP of Content & Merchandising Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif.Best Live Show She’s Ever Seen: “It’s nearly impossible to pick just one. Hamilton, of course. But back when MTV Unplugged was a thing, I was in the audience during Alicia Keys’ performance recording. Oh, and then there was that time I was a fan in the crowd for a Lenny Kravitz video. That was an amazing and intimate performance.”SO: What types of information do Goldstar members care about...

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Five Reasons Why Word of Mouth Matters

When it comes to promoting your event, your patrons can be your best sales people.Why? Because people trust their friends' and family's opinions over ads and even social media recommendations.Trust is just one of the reasons why chatter matters. Read more about the value of word-of-mouth marketing in the infographic below, posted on MarketingProfs, from Convince and Convert’s Jay Baer and Daniel Lemin:Read More:Pro Tip: Brand Voice With Kristen Giordani Pro Tip: Customer Service With Shaunelle Curry ...

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Goldstar’s Matching Boost Campaigns (But Only Until Nov. 2)!

For Halloween, we wanted to give you a treat: Goldstar is offering a BOOst BOGO (Buy One Get One) from now through November 2!Set up a Boost campaign of $100 or more, include “BOGO” in the campaign name, and they’ll sneak in on Nov. 5 and match it. You’ll get double the emails and increase in awareness. Spooooky!If it’s your first time setting up a campaign, here are a few tips to make sure it goes hauntingly well:Set...

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Do Your Patrons Know What You Stand For?

In our constant search to engage with our patrons, PSFK offers us a few examples of brands highlighting shared values to build connections with consumers.PSFK also points out ways you can help your patrons understand your personality, products and what you stand for."• Share the process behind the products and services to connect directly with consumers who value ethics, craftsmanship and quality.• Ensure a standard of authenticity and transparency in all communications to build brand trust and connection."Check out...

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Pro Tip No. 2: SEO With Anthony Ferrara

Meet Anthony Ferrara Title: SEO Director Hometown: Stamford, Conn.Best Live Show He’s Ever Seen: “I’ve seen a lot of great sports, concert and theater events, but my favorite was Adele at STAPLES Center, because I was fortunate enough to get front row seats through a lottery on her website. I had never seen a concert from such a good vantage point, so it was a very unique experience.”SO: What is another small SEO tweak that can help increase traffic and spread...

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How Instagram Can Help You Today — and (Even More) in the Future

"The growth of Instagram is unmatched," highlights X-Cart's infographic below.Their data shows that while Facebook and YouTube have more active monthly users, Instagram is growing much faster.If you're not already using Instagram, below are two reasons to start now (and if you are, even better!):• 72% of Instagram users report making purchase decisions based on something that they saw on the site.• Instagram has the most influence of any platform on shopping habits (51%), while Facebook has 23% followed...

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Not a Numbers Person? Here’s Help …

Here’s a quote about marketing you’ve probably heard: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.”This quote has been attributed to all kinds of people, but it probably comes from 19th-century Philadelphia retailer and marketing pioneer John Wanamaker. Any marketer still in thrall to that quote today is quite literally living in the past.That’s not to say we know exactly how every piece of marketing works, but we do have...

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Channel Your Inner-Batman and More Visual Storytelling Techniques

"We’re programmed to pay our undivided attention to a great story -- that’ll never change," Clifford Chi writes in this HubSpot post.This applies to visual stories as well. Chi highlights brands that tell captivating visual stories in retail, which "pull their audience into a narrative and evoke certain feelings and emotions that consumers associate with their brand, driving them to not only visit their store, but also buy their products."We share two of Chi's examples below. Then check out...

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