Holiday Card Campaigns 101 Part 10: It Is Not Too Late – Now is the Time for Your Holiday Campaign

Nov 10, 2011

Have you looked at a calendar recently? The holiday season is no longer right around the corner, it is here. Hopefully you have started the process for your corporate holiday card campaign, but if not, don’t worry, it is not too late. This is the last in our blog series about holiday cards. We have provided tips along the way that you can use now to develop a sophisticated holiday card campaign that will:

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Holiday Card Campaigns 101 Part 8: How to Execute Your Holiday Campaign

Nov 03, 2011

As the holiday season approaches, the task of sending holiday cards could be looming on your to-do list. The entire process, from list generation, to design, to distribution can be complicated, but with a little preplanning, it doesn’t have to be. This is the eighth blog in a series to help you organize your corporate holiday campaign. Through the series we have been sharing ideas for your campaign, but when it comes time to execute, how do you do it? In this blog you will find a holiday shopping list for capabilities to look for when you purchase fulfillment services for your holiday campaign.

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Holiday Card Campaigns 101 Part 7: Building your Holiday Campaign List

Nov 01, 2011

Introduction

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Holiday Card Campaigns 101 Part 6: Include a Calendar with your Business Holiday Card

Oct 27, 2011

Although you can’t give your clients and prospects the actual gift of time, by including a calendar along with your corporate holiday cards this year, you might help them manage it. This is our sixth blog in a series to help you make the most of your holiday card campaign.

As the year comes to a close, what is more timely than a calendar to start the New Year? Occasionally companies frown on employees receiving gifts, but something as widely used as a calendar, rarely gets banned. In fact, it may be welcomed, as it is one less thing the office manager needs to order for every desk.

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Holiday Card Campaigns 101 Part 5: Coordinating A Holiday Campaign with Your Distributed Sales Force

Oct 25, 2011

A personalized greeting on a corporate holiday card can set your business apart. That personalization can sometimes be a little tricky if you want to include messages and signatures from your remote sales staff. Many companies have a sales force in the field. It is perfect for building close relationships with your prospects and customers, but adds obstacles to a broad campaign like the corporate holiday card. This is the fifth blog in our series to help you carry out a successful corporate holiday card campaign. Whether you have individual sales representatives spread across your region or sales teams located in remote field offices, here are some ideas to help you send an effective, yet personal, holiday card.

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Tags: Blog, Distributed Sales Model, Holiday Card Campaign, MRM, marketing resource management, sales and marketing alignment

Holiday Card Campaigns 101 Part 4: Get Noticed with a Thanksgiving Campaign

Oct 19, 2011

An unexpected surprise in the mail can make your day. Grab your
customers' attention by mailing corporate Thanksgiving cards to kick off the traditional start of the holiday season. When is the last time you received a Thanksgiving greeting? By remembering your customers with a holiday greeting at this time of year, you are ensuring that your card will not be lost in a pile of other cards but instead will be noticed, read and remembered. In addition to the surprise factor, Thanksgiving cards are advantageous because you can mail them before your own holiday, end-of-the-year rush. Another appealing factor is that the Thanksgiving holiday is not affiliated with a religion, thus reducing your chances of offending a client's religious beliefs. Everyone likes to know they are appreciated, take this opportunity to thank those who deserve it. Examples of Business Holiday Greetings for a Thanksgiving CampaignRather than just wishing your customers a joyous holiday season, use this opportunity to truly give thanks for them. Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings and express your appreciation, why not show your clients that they are an integral part of this season for you? Here are a few examples:

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Holiday Card Campaigns 101 Part 3: Using QR Codes and PURLs in Your Business Holiday Card

Oct 13, 2011

What can you do to jazz up your corporate holiday cards this year to make them more personal for your client and more useful to your business? By including QR Codes and PURLs inside the card you can tailor your message, offer your clients a choice of gifts and provide a specific offer. This is the third post in our blog series, Holiday Card Campaigns 101, designed to make your cards more valuable to both you and your clients.

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Holiday Card Campaigns 101 Part 2: Personalizing Your Business Holiday Card Campaign

Oct 11, 2011

When you receive holiday cards, how many do you remember? As you send your corporate holiday cards this year, keep in mind that your customers and prospects are probably being deluged with mail; so make your card stand out. This is the second post in our series Holiday Card Campaigns 101. With just a little planning your card can be a valuable tool in your overall communications plan.

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Holiday Card Campaigns 101 Part 1: Your Business Holiday Card Campaign Checklist

Oct 05, 2011

You know it will be making its appearance on your "To Do" list any day now... The approach of the holiday season means it is time to start planning your company's holiday card campaign. This post, "Your Business Holiday Card Campaign Checklist," is the first in a series of blogs designed to help you develop a holiday communications campaign that will dazzle your customers and prospects. The obligatory corporate holiday card mailing is often an afterthought. The whole process is usually pulled together quickly, without any planning, sometimes gathering all available personal and an already-overworked admin in a mad dash to get it stamped, wrapped, sent and received before the actual holiday. Once it is sent, everyone heaves a sigh of relief, and back to work they go. Don't let this annual opportunity slip past you this year. With a little preplanning, you can make your holiday cards work for you. It is your chance to:

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Tags: Blog, Marketing Communication, Holiday Card Campaign

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