January is packed full of marketing opportunities. What outrageous advertising can you come up with to entice customers into your business?
I’m partial to candy so if you mailed me an offer including free candy I’d be tempted to make and extra trip into your store.
You can run a contest on egg recipes since January is National Egg Month.
Or have a Bake-Off with National Bread Machine Baking Month. Which you your customers can up with the best bread recipe? Have them post recipes to your Facebook Fan Page. You can send out tweets for people to vote for the best recipes.
National Candy Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Fresh Squeezed Juice Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Prune Breakfast Month
National Bread Machine Baking Month
National Wheat Bread Month
National Soup Month
National Egg Month
National Meat Month
January 1 – National Apple Gifting Day
January 2 – National Cream Puff Day
January 3 – National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 4 – National Spaghetti Day
January 5 – National Whipped Cream Day – I heard it now comes in peppermint flavor.
January 6 – National Shortbread Day
January 6 – National Bean Day
January 7 – National Tempura Day
January 7 – National Fruitcake Toss Day – Sounds like Punkin Chunkin – Have a competition.
January 8 – National English Toffee Day – Tasty treats to send your top clients.
January 9 – National Apricot Day – I like them glazed and dipped in chocolate!
January 10 – National Bittersweet Chocolate Day – Use it to bake up cookies!
January 11 – National Milk Day
January 11 – National Hot Toddy Day
January 12 – National Marzipan Day
January 12 – National Curried Chicken Day – Namaste! Let’s eat.
January 13 – National Peach Melba Day
January 14 – National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day – Oh, yeah, go for it Delis.
January 15 – National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 15 – National Fresh Squeezed Day
January 16 – National Fig Newton Day
January 16 – Hot & Spicy International Food Day – Heat up your sales!
January 17 – National Hot Butter Rum Day
January 18 – National Peking Duck Day
January 19 – National Popcorn Day – Healthy treat
January 20 – National Buttercrunch Day
January 20 – National Cheese Lover’s Day
January 20 – National Granola Bar Day
January 21 – National New England Clam Chowder Day
January 22 – National Blonde Brownie Day – I make some yummy ones!
January 23 – National Pie Day
January 23 – National Rhubarb Pie Day
January 24 – National Peanut Butter Day
January 25 – National Irish Coffee Day – Keep your customers warm while they shop – Make sure its non-alcoholic
January 26 – National Peanut Brittle Day
January 26 – National Pistachio Day – I love them!
January 28 – National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29 – National Corn Chip Day
January 30 – National Croissant Day
January 31 – National Brandy Alexander Day
Post which days you use and how the promotion worked. I’d love to see samples of your mailers or flyers or screen shots of your outrages ads. I’ll post them on this blog for others to see your great ideas.