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Summertime and the livin’ is easy…

July is a great month to plan some fun and fresh campaigns for your business. Even though Independence Day has passed, there’s still a lot of great ways you can get your customers to celebrate with you!

1. Christmas in July

Everyone loves to celebrate Christmas, but now you can do it without the chilly weather! Host a Christmas in July party at your place of work. Have people dress up in their santa hats and ugly sweaters! Here in Ohio we love our Great Lakes Brewery Christmas Ale and some businesses even save a keg or two especially for this time of year. Don’t forget to promote your event on Save Local Now for everyone to see!

2. Health and Wellness

Everyone likes to have fun and stay fit during the summer. Host a day that encourages health and wellness. Whether it’s a fun game at the office or a field day of activities, anything that encourages friendly competition can make for a fun day. The best activities will also take advantage of the weather. Why not invite customers and clients and go on a company hike! Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

3. Join the Community Events

Is there a fair or festival coming up? Join in on the fun! Share updates on social media and take some time to enjoy the activities. If you’re a retailer or restaurant see if you can set up a tent. You’re guaranteed to get new customers and get more involved in the community. These things only come once a year!

4. BBQ

Don’t forget about the food! Grill out with some hot eats and cool treats. Take your office out for ice cream or have a cookout! Invite your loyal customers over for a BBQ. You could also get a gift certificate to the local ice cream place and have a sweepstakes. Our experience is almost anything you can do with food, will make people happy! 😉

5. Summer Romance

Summer is the time for love! Take advantage of that opportunity by offering up exclusives. Have an enter-to-win date night package complete with movie tickets and a gift card to a local restaurant. Promote a special pre-date spa package for your clients. Whatever type of business you have, see if there is something special you can do for couples.

Not only will all of these ideas help build stronger relationships within the staff and with the customers, it will also give you stronger ties to the community. A little planning goes a long way to make some fun for everyone! Best part of all, you can use the Save Local Now platform to promote all these events. So log in, get started, and get out there and enjoy the season!

 

As you know by now Save Local Now is free to you, the business, and allows you to promote yourself in many ways without any costs. I stumbled across an article today that provided 8 Easy  ways to promote your business without spending any money and I thought, “wow, some these really go hand in hand with Save Local Now”. Let me show you a few ways to maximize your Save Local Now experience

Identify your audience.

Helen Todd, the writer of this article, says this might be a no brainer, but I feel this is sometimes overlooked. You know who your customers are, think about what they do and how they get their information.

Use Social media

I know we talk about this a lot but it’s an important one. Here’s a few tips from the article:

• The goal is to engage customers – be a part of the discussion in your industry and it will help you gain an audience or followers.

• Don’t be afraid to “friend” or “follow” reporters. Your ideas may spark stories for them.

• Ask for feedback from your followers. Again, engagement is the key you want them to “like” and “share” or “retweet” what you post.

Get involved in your community

Use the events to show your businesses support in a local charity or community event.

Consistently brand your business

This is a big one. Your brand says a lot about your company and it’s important to make sure it looks good and it’s consistent. Hiring a graphic designer might be a good thing to splurge on. Here’s a great color guide info graphic to give you an idea.

These tips will be great in helping you get the most out of Save Local Now and it won’t take a lot of effort. Remember that image is everything in today’s world and it’s important to make yourself known. Don’t be afraid to stand out or you might miss out!