To make sure this is read within an appropriate time frame, I promised to post this early for those who are new to these suggestions on marketing to your clients.
Others who do provide these items to their clients, will stop by and post their popby ideas and marketing to your clients tips. We are a fine community of very giving and helpful people. Something, that during this season of Thanksgiving, we should be thankful for.
Here we go!
* You can send each of your clients a note with a short Thanksgiving message on it. Everyone receives Christmas cards, not everyone receives a Thanksgiving card.
* Purchase turkey basters. Add a tagline, some curly ribbon, your business card and deliver! Inexpensive and very much appreciated by the receiver.
* Cranberries - Your tagline could say, I am berry grateful for your referrals!
* You could make minature loaves of bread and bring them by, days before the holiday. We have the ChristmasTreeShops.com, and you could access them online. These ceramic bread dishes are $.50 each. Target has them, also.
* Great Harvest Bread Company will make you loaves of bread if you haven't the time to do it yourself. They taste just like homemade. They are usually made fresh, everyday!
* Deliver ears of Indian Corn. I am all ears for your referrals! Or, I am earnestly working for your referrals!
* Hold a clothing drive. Ask for winter coats. Many people will need them this winter. Call your database and let them know about the event. You could ask some of them to come by and help out. Getting them involved makes them feel like part of your community. Call the local press, they will be happy to run a FREE ad for you!
* Have a food basket in your office. Everyone who comes in could leave a canned food item. Before the holiday, present it to the food pantry in your town.
* We have a road race on Thanksgiving Day. in Manchester, Ct. Over 60,000 people attended and/or participated in the race last year. All ages participate. Years ago, I used to walk it. My children ran with their friends. People dress up in themed costumes, several bands play live music along the route; from Irish bagpipes(Manchester is a very Irish town) to polka and rock bands, and even our Govenor Rell attends this event. It has become a Thanksgiving tradition for most! Some of the local mortgage and real estate offices are on the route. They open their doors and serve coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bagels, donuts, soup, etc. A small donation is asked for, and those monies are given to a local charity. Many of the local restaurants open, too! It finishes up just before noon. It's quite the event! Meet new friends and catch up with the old! So, find a local event in your area and go! Be Seen!
Okay, now, let's hear from the rest of you! I know we have many more good tips and ideas! Share with us! I am grateful to all of you for your contributions:)
It's a Good Life!