Summer is approaching, and along with the warm weather come dozens of opportunities for your company to connect with customers!
Creative campaigns are one of the best ways to engage customers and inspire them to purchase from you. Why not try discounts and promotions centered around unique holidays?
Research has shown that consumers respond more positively to special day-themed products and promotions than to ordinary campaigns. So here are eight ideas for special day-themed promotions to use in your direct mail this summer!
8 Creative Summer Special-Day Promotion Ideas
1. June 2nd- National Donut Day
Who wouldn’t be motivated by a sweet incentive?
Try mailing coupons that read “Bring in this coupon for a free donut with purchase!” to draw customers to your store.
2. June 5th- Thank You Day
This is a great time to reinforce connections with existing customers.
Mail out a card from your company thanking your customers for their loyalty and choosing to use your services!
You could even add a discount code (ex., THANK-YOU-5) to nudge them toward another purchase.
3. June 11th- National Children’s Day
A day to celebrate kids should always be celebrated!
Let your customers with families know you’re supporting them and appreciate them by doing something fun for their kids.
You could include a kids’ craft or coloring page in your mailing packet and information about a sale on any kid’s clothing, decorations, bedding, toys, or games your company might sell.
4. June 22nd- Positive Media Day
This is an excellent opportunity to bolster your company’s social media presence!
Mail out a flier celebrating Positive Media Day and encourage customers to follow your company’s accounts.
You could also introduce a “challenge” for customers to make a funny or uplifting social media post and use your company’s designated hashtag along with #positivemediaday to be entered into a giveaway!
5. June 27th- National Sunglasses Day
There are a couple of ways you could get creative with this day.
You could try offering a free pair of branded sunglasses to each customer that stops by, offering a discount for each customer that comes into your store wearing their sunglasses, or an online coupon code such as SUNNIES-10 for 10% off.
6. July 12th- National Simplicity Day
Embrace the simple things at your company with this holiday, and encourage customers to do the same by offering a sale price on the “basics.”
A great way to do this is to create an “essentials” bundle or package of different services and products at a discounted price. Consider sending direct mail that uses the tagline “Keeping it Simple with a National Simplicity Day Sale” or something similar.
7. July 15th- National Give Something Away Day
In honor of Give Something Away Day, you could give something away to your customers!
The Zero Price Effect has rationalized that customers perceive free products to have a high value because there’s no risk to it since they’re not spending anything.
An easy example would be a BOGO (buy one, get one) sale or simply including a product of lesser value as a “gift” with any purchase made on that day.
8. August 8th- National Dollar Day
A creative design for a direct mail piece celebrating National Dollar Day would be to create a rectangular postcard printed with a dollar bill-like image and advertising $1 off each product or service purchased that day.
Go ahead and use some of these ideas, or create your own, to celebrate unique holidays and engage your customers with your direct mail this summer! And when you are ready to print, give us a call.