2012 Holiday Marketing Online: Flash Sales and Guerilla Advertising

By Shannon Kinney | Dec 17, 2012

This year I get an email, tweet, Facebook update, LinkedIn invitation, Google+ update, Pinterest contest, and blog article advertisement about a holiday deal or sale about four times a day. And I swear, I’ve opted out of almost everything except the places where I actually shop.

Here are the top 5 things I’ve seen from my favorite online retailers, large and small:

  • Targeted Tweets
  • Email insider sales
  • Facebook promotions
  • Pinterest contests and promotions
  • Gift Guides from my favorite publications on Google+ and LinkedIn

Not to mention Macys, Lane Bryant, Nordstrom, Banana Republic/Old Navy/Gap, Food Network, Microsoft Store/Xbox, Thinkgeek.com, E.L.F. Cosmetics, several Magazine publishers, and Amazon.com – have all come out with flash sales, insider deals, and special one day coupons in the past week and I’m sure we are about to see it ramp up further before December 24!

Check out the full blog here, then share in comments - What are some of the new internet holiday marketing schemes that have blown you away and made shopping for the holidays fun again?



About Dream Local Digital:

Dream Local Digital, LTD: is a digital marketing agency serving small-medium sized business and non-profit clients nationwide providing social media and online marketing services founded by Shannon Kinney. Since their inception in 2009, the goal has been to help these businesses succeed in their online and Social Media marketing efforts and help save them time while they run their business. The company has been recognized by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce with their Innovation in Business Award, and has offices in Rockland and Bangor Maine, and nationwide through partnerships with media companies, entrepreneurs, and advertising agencies. For more information on Dream Local Digital, visit our websiteFacebook, and blog. If you are interested in having Shannon speak to your group, email dream@dreamlocal.com

Comments (1)
Posted by: Catherine Cooper | Dec 18, 2012 09:52

I am a self employed local media consultant and Shannon Kinney and Dream Local really shine! Thanks for some wonderful tips!

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