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MARKETING MONDAYS
Marketing Mondays - Line Up Your Ambassadors!

Big brands and designers know the power of celebrity endorsements. You don’t need to have a big budget or live in Hollywood to get that same type visibility. What you need are ambassadors.

Rally your troops

Every town, big and small, has their annual galas and balls. Who attends those events regularly or seems to always get into the society section of the local newspaper? Seek those people and ask them if they’d like to be one of your ambassadors.

Marketing Mondays - Come In … We’re Open!

As gift and home retailers, wholesalers, and designers, most of us work in a particular space, whether it’s a retail store, warehouse, or studio. We’re paying for that real estate 24/7 whether or not we’re using it. Why not invite people into your space to host events, classes, or fundraising nights? Let me be clear—these aren’t events you’d be responsible for planning.

Marketing Mondays - 5 Ways to Appeal to All 5 Senses

As independent gift and home retailers and wholesalers, we’re accustomed to focusing on our products and displays as much as the customer experience we offer—or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. More often than not, searching for those perfect products and displaying them takes up more of our time than making the customer experience one they won’t soon forget.

Fountain of Youth

One thing is well known in retail: Acquiring a new customer costs at least three times as much as selling to an existing customer base. At Journeys of Life in Pittsburgh, we believe our customers of tomorrow are already shopping in our stores today. We just may not see them that way ... yet.

Marketing Mondays - Blogging

Blogging for your business is a great way to let your customers learn more about you, create dialogue with them, share your knowledge, establish yourself as an expert, and increase your SEO ranking. So why aren’t more business owners blogging, especially when free and easy-to-use programs such as WordPress and Blogger exist? Because it takes time to come up with great content for a blog.