How To Engage Your Audience Every Holiday Season?

We all want three things this holiday season - great company, amazing food, and the opportunity to expand our client base. Do I need to say anything else?

The holiday season is in full swing and is the perfect time to engage our current and prospective audience. So here is our holiday gift to you.

Tips to Engage Your Audience This Holiday Season

1. Recognise cultural and regional differences!

The holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with family, friends, and loved ones, allowing us to strengthen existing relationships while also making new ones.

A lot of emphasis is being highlighted around inclusivity - as it should, and your campaigns should reflect this. Find a happy medium between acknowledging religious ceremonies and practises while not trying to seem too pushy with your messaging.

The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to practise tolerance and compassion because there is one thing we know - there is one comfort factor - a sense of belonging, family, and of course, food! 

2. Stand out while also fitting in!

In the digital age, customer expectations can carry a lot of weight. Simply put, customers know what they want, and will go to any length to ensure they get it! During the holiday season, the stressors and lack of time can make this more prevalent than ever! Brands should strive to develop immersive and meticulously designed campaigns, offerings, and experiences. 

This is where personalisation comes into play. Personalisation is the process of tailoring a brand’s message, offering, and experience to each visitor’s specific needs using audience and data analytics.

91% of people are more likely to purchase from brands that know, remember, and provide them with relevant offers and suggestions. It is a proven fact, which is why it is an excellent investment strategy.

3. Optimise with market segmentation!

Market segmentation is a fundamental part of marketing and can assist in creating that unique offering that customers are looking for during the silly season. The process can be extraneous and involves dividing a large group of similar customers into easily identifiable groups. They are classified into groups based on whether or not they meet certain criteria or share similar characteristics that necessitate a similar need or desire. 

This can save you and your marketing team time, money, and other valuable resources during the already jam-packed holiday season. Learning more about what customers really need and want, can allow for more specific and tailored campaigns, leaving you feeling like a holiday winner!

4. Invest in human-to-human marketing!

In today’s highly competitive market, human-to-market (H2H) marketing is one of the best ways to truly stand out. Developing a solid sense of trust and reliability within your audience by going above and beyond in meeting their needs, is something that everyone is looking for during the holiday season. Don’t you agree?

Making your marketing more personal allows you to develop stronger relationships with the people you want to buy from you and exert more influence over their purchase decisions. Being honest and transparent is the only way to build strong relationships based on trust. Simplify your language by communicating with your audience as if they were part of your team.

Make good use of your data, and only use data that will improve the user's experience. Automated experiences through email, SMS, and live chat will improve their journey, making it personal, and set you apart from the rest.

Takeaway: Keep it simple, fun and relevant to your audience.

The Holiday Season is arguably one of the best times of the year to strengthen relationships with your target audience. Don’t miss out on such an opportunity by not engaging with them at all! Use the tips and tricks in this article, and watch your brand become the season star!

Do you have a holiday-themed event, sale, or promotion that you’re planning?

Let Elephant in the Boardroom help you power through the holidays!

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