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Halloween Marketing At Its Best: Marketing Update 11/2/12


Episode #223 - November 2nd, 2012

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  • On the show today is Karen Rubin (@karenrubin) and Mike Volpe (@mvolpe)
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Halloween Marketing At It's best

    • Mr. Handyman with the help of their Inbound Marketing Agency realized that there is lots of interest around Pumpkin Carving before Halloween and tied it to their brand by focusing on "Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools"
    • First, a video brought their pumpkin carving ideas to life. A unique, interesting twist on pumpkin carving and a video that clearly explained the concepts made broadcasters interested inviting Mr. Handyman franchise owners to come in for live TV appearances to share their pumpkin carving expertise.
    • Mr. Handyman turned TV viewers into website visitors, by offering Free Pumpkin Carving Templates, which were branded with the Mr. Handyman logo and contact information. The pumpkin carving templates, also generated lots of traffic from pumpkin carving searches and inbound links to their site. 
    • 13 Essential Tools for Surviving a Zombie Outbreak Infographic
    • Details on the tools you need and tips on how to properly neutralize a zombie or set up a trip wire
    • Oriental Trading Post created a cute game to find out what your inner monster duck is
    • Allowed you to easily buy your duck or share the game through social media
  • Marketing Takeaway: Companies of all sizes can leverage holidays in their marketing. 

Good Customer Service as Marketing

Direct Mail 2.0 

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  • Postcards are a tried and true marketing medium that produces results by delivering your artfully designed and clearly written message right to your prospect's mailbox.
  • Using a system we designed ourselves, we track the mailing process of your order. This allows you to know exactly when your cards are due to arrive in prospects' mailboxes. This helps you plan for the influx of new customers.
  • Google Remarketing is an online follow-up tool that enables your text and banner ads to follow prospects around the internet once they leave your site. So if leads don't take the desired action (fill out a form, buy, etc) on your website the first time, you stay in touch. No leads left behind.
  • We use a unique phone number to track the number of calls your mailing generates. You can use this data to gauge the effectiveness of different strategies and marketing messages. It also records calls so you can check for quality in your lead reception and sales processes.
  • Marketing Takeaway: 

Small Businesses And Social Media


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