Spring has only just sprung, but already summer is looming just around the corner. That’s how it is in marketing and advertising; you’ve always got to stay one step ahead of potential consumers. For most people, summer means relaxation and time away from the grind of everyday life. Families with children can make travel plans and schedule vacations during the school holiday. For a business looking to market themselves, summer presents a veritable gold mine of opportunity.
But what makes summer so special? Why will the summer of 2023 be the perfect time to start thinking seriously about your marketing strategy? Read on for the answers to these questions and more.
First, although summer is typically considered an “off season” for many folks, the reality is that the business never stops. More specifically, the internet, and all of its marketing potential, never sleeps. Don’t make the mistake of falling into a summer slump! Now is the time to push forward and begin brainstorming your best ideas for the season ahead. While other businesses may ease off and coast through the summer, this is your opportunity to get ahead and make your mark, especially in saturated markets.
Consumers generally respond well to seasonal marketing tactics. Summer is the perfect chance for you to infuse a little fun into your campaigns. The weather is warm, people are spending more time outdoors, and Independence Day provides the perfect climactic event before families turn their attention to the upcoming school year. Experiment with different strategies and different media. Think outside the box, and you may be rewarded with an influx of interest in your product or service.
Even if you and your marketing team decide to capitalize on the benefits of the season, please remember that your team members need to enjoy the summer as well. In fact, careful scheduling of vacations and time off can actually prove to increase productivity. Rather than pushing straight through, your marketing team will be more relaxed, more focused, and more inspired after a little time off. Who knows? The next brainstorm session might lead to some outstanding ideas. Learning the ins and outs of the business can be tough, especially when it comes to keeping up with the ever-advancing rotation of marketable seasons and holidays. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. Sumner Group has been helping businesses with brand creation, identity development, marketing, PR, and much more for over 30 years. Contact us today, and let us be a part of your business’s success story!