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Promotional ideas for the holiday season and what to look out for in the new year | Ninja Notes

Ninja Notes is a bi-weekly feature showcasing the most noteworthy blog posts, tutorials, and news for creatives from around the web.

Promotional ideas for the holiday season and what to look out for in the new year | Ninja Notes

Ninja Notes is a bi-weekly feature showcasing the most noteworthy blog posts, tutorials, and news for creatives from around the web.

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This week’s theme is “Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.”

The following posts were selected to give small- and mid-size business owners promotional ideas for the holiday season as well as what to look out for in the new year. 2018 is nearly upon us—are you ready to tackle it and achieve your goals?

>Top 25 Christmas Promotion Ideas from the Pros

Anna Dizon at FitSmallBusiness covers a lengthy array of promotional ideas for small businesses to consider this holiday season. This comprehensive post covers methods to reward your most loyal customers, tips on how to solve seasonal “pain points” for your customers, and much more. This collection of actionable information is gathered from marketing directors, advisors, and business owners.

>10 Christmas Crazes: The Procrastinator’s Guide to Holiday Marketing

Michelle at the Beeketing blog covers ten digitally-focused ways to reach out to your audience and get them engaged with your business over the holidays. Some of these tips serve as good reminders for tried-and-true Christmas marketing strategies (e.g., time sensitive offers) and others are unique and imaginative. This post should get your inner marketer feeling very merry!

>How To Avoid Burnout At Your Job

Brian Wallace covers a topic many of us struggle with at this time of year: feeling “burned out” at your job. The holidays are supposed to be about spending time with family and friends, but many of us spend the time working. Being productive is good, but burning out is most certainly not. Whether you’re an employee or a business owner, his advice can help you overcome the winter work blues.

>Audio Content Marketing: How To Reach Your Busy Audience [Research]

The rich media “trend” most certainly isn’t going to end in 2018. This informative, research-based post from Heidi Cohen digs into the continually growing arena of audio content marketing. If you’ve considered incorporating audio marketing (such as podcasting) into your overall marketing strategy, this post will show you why it’s a good idea.

>4 Christmas marketing ideas to take your business to the next level

Max Greene tackles a handful of holiday marketing concepts that can help you boost sales this season. The one that stood out to us the most was his advice to start working on next year’s marketing immediately—it’s easy to get caught up in the holiday marketing spirit to try and make the most of the current holiday season, but it’s an even better time to start thinking ahead.

>9 Ways to Market Your Small Business During the Holidays

Another set of ideas for holiday marketing from Entrepreneur.com, but what we liked about this post was the advice shared about personalized messages that include a strong call to action (CTA). A lot of small businesses send out holiday cards that say something along the lines of “Thanks for being our customer!” but don’t include any actionable offers or information. A great read!

>Seven Smart Tips For Starting A Small Business In 2018

Are you thinking of starting a business next year? This no-nonsense Forbes post from contributor Rohit Arora will give you the information you need to start the new year off right.

From everyone at Design Ninjaz, we wish you all the best this holiday season and in the new year to come!

A California native, Elijah currently lives and works in Colorado. He enjoys writing killer copy, reading out of print fantasy novels, developing websites, and spending time with his family.

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