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Curious about the best ways to attract new business during the holidays? Check out the latest trends in holiday shopping -- and marketers' top holiday marketing techniques for 2013.

Curious about the best ways to attract new business during the holidays? Check out the latest trends in holiday shopping -- and marketers' top holiday marketing techniques for 2013.

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47 Stats for Remarkable Holiday Marketing 47 Stats for Remarkable Holiday Marketing Presentation Transcript

  • The holiday season is quickly approaching – an exciting time for B2B and B2C companies alike. Consumers shop for gadgets and gifts, while businesses buy new products and wrap up budgets for the following year. All companies need to think about how to make lovable marketing that will earn them business in this high volume, high stakes season. This SlideShare will dive into important stats from the past couple of seasons to help you take advantage of the top marketing trends that successful businesses are using. Happy Holidays!
  • The 2013 State of Online Holiday Shopping
  • The number of online shoppers is expected to grow from 167 million in 2012 to 192 million in 2016 SOURCE: FORRESTER RESEARCH
  • 47% of consumers say that the internet is their favorite shopping destination SOURCE: DELOITTE
  • 49% of marketers have created and launched a holiday campaign before Halloween this year SOURCE: STEELHOUSE
  • In 2012, 129 million consumers shopped online on Cyber Monday SOURCE: EXPERIAN
  • 3 in 5 retailers dedicated Over 20% of their total 2012 online marketing budgets to holiday efforts SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  • 34% of shoppers plan to shop online and in-store equally this holiday season SOURCE: THOMSON REUTERS
  • SOURCE: IPSOS MEDIACT/GOOGLE
  • Takeaway: Shoppers are going online at an increasing rate to find the right products and services for them. All the while, businesses are taking advantage of this growing trend by increasing budgets for Q4 and making holiday marketing a priority. Take advantage of this important time of year and consider increasing your marketing focus during the holiday months. But what’s the best way to attract new business during the holidays? Learn what channels and tools other marketers are using in the next sections.
  • Mobile & Search
  • This year, 66% of tablet owners will use their tablets to make holiday purchases SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  • 76% of smartphone owners will use their devices to research & make holiday purchases SOURCE: NATIONAL GOOGLE 2013 HOLIDAY SHOPPING INTENTIONS STUDY
  • SOURCE: IPSOS MEDIACT/GOOGLE
  • 74% of shoppers search online to get ideas for their holiday wish lists SOURCE: CATALOG SPREE
  • 82% of retailers are making investments in mobile technology this holiday season SOURCE: INTERNET RETAILER
  • 84% of marketers use mobile-optimized websites SOURCE: EXPERIAN
  • SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  • 77% of retailers are enhancing the search capabilities of their website this season SOURCE: INTERNET RETAILE
  • Over 25% of retailers will make significant use of smartphone & tablet paid search campaigns SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  • 55% of retailers are using search marketing to persuade customers to snatch up in-store deals SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  • Takeaway: Be prepared to have all of your web content just as accessible on a tablet or iPhone as it is on a computer. How do your emails look on a smart phone? Can people access your coupons via their iPads? Are email buttons clickable and web content easy to find? Don’t miss out on an opportunity to gain new customers because they couldn’t consume your marketing while on-thego! Mobile content consumption is growing rapidly, and being unprepared could cause your marketing to take a big hit.
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  • Email
  • 49% of all emails are opened and read on a mobile device SOURCE: YESMAIL INTERACTIVE
  • 1/3 yet … of top ecommerce brand emails linked to a non-mobile optimized landing page SOURCE: YESMAIL INTERACTIVE
  • 80% of online shoppers and 71% of in-store shoppers say email offers influence them to buy SOURCE: YESMAIL INTERACTIVE
  • 55% of brands use email as their #1 holiday marketing channel SOURCE: ACCENTURE
  • 44% of shoppers learned about the best Cyber Monday deals through retailers’ emails in 2012 SOURCE: BIZRATE INSIGHTS
  • 74% of holiday retailers are using email to get customers to cash in on deals SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  • 56% of businesses plan to increase their investment in email marketing this year SOURCE: SEARCH ENGINE PEOPLE
  • 93% of those marketers plan to increase or maintain the same level of email investment SOURCE: EXPERIAN
  • Takeaway: Email is a powerful tool to offer your potential customers valuable information and offers directly. In fact, consumers have grown to expect it! Use email to send enjoyable holiday content, product coupons, or last minute special deals to your network. But don’t abuse the technology – be smart about what you send. Making marketing people love is crucial year-round, but especially important during the holidays.
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  • Social Media
  • 64% of shoppers have bought a product because of something they’ve seen on Twitter SOURCE: CMO.COM
  • 30% of Twitter users tweet about holiday shopping before October SOURCE: CMO.COM
  • 64.8% of consumers will turn to social media sites to find the perfect gift SOURCE: CROWDTAP
  • 24.8% of consumers trust peer recommendations on Facebook and Twitter when deciding to purchase a holiday gift SHOP.ORG That’s more than banner ads, magazine ads, TV commercials combined SOURCE: CROWDTAP
  • On Pinterest, revenue per visit is up by 150% SOURCE: CMO.COM
  • 67% of consumers would be likely to share a digital coupon on Facebook during the holidays 63.4% would be likely to share a link to a holiday contest SOURCE: CROWDTAP
  • 49% of marketers plan to include social sharing tools & buttons from their website (up from 36% in 2012) SOURCE: EXPERIAN
  • 53.9% of shoppers will use social media while shopping in-store, and 38.4% will tweet about promotional offers, deals, and finds SOURCE: CROWDTAP
  • SOURCES: CMO.COM AND GOOGLE 2013 HOLIDAY SHOPPER INTENTIONS STUDY
  • Takeaway: People and businesses are using social tools for product suggestions and reviews, both from their friends and from the vendors themselves. That means you need to share your best content on social, as well as have your content easy to share by others. Also, consider how you can use social channels to collect and promote reviews and ratings from your best customers. Finally, have a visual product? You never know, Pinterest may become your best performing channel!
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  • 39% of shoppers hear about the best holiday deals by visiting a company’s website directly SOURCE: MONETATE
  • 41% of consumers visited a retailer’s site directly to learn more about Cyber Monday deals in 2012 SOURCE: BIZRATE INSIGHTS
  • 92% of holiday shoppers will go online to research and/or purchase gifts this season SOURCE: CMO.COM
  • 39% of marketers plan to incorporate ratings & reviews into their customers’ holiday shopping experience SOURCE: EXPERIAN
  • Compared to 2012, consumers are viewing an average of 35% more pages on retail websites SOURCE: INTERNET RETAILER
  • SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  • RCE: INTERNET RETAILER & EXPERIAN
  • Nearly 40% of retailers will use free shipping offers on their website to entice customers to shop online this holiday season SOURCE: STEELHOUSE
  • yet, less than 1/2 of retailers will use homepage messaging to get the word out about in-store offers SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  • But for the 2012 season, marketers used fewer site-wide promotions in favor of Personalized Discounts SOURCE: SHOP.ORG
  • Online holiday sales will reach $82 billion in 2013, up 15% over 2012 SOURCE: NATIONAL RETAIL FOUNDATION
  • Takeaway: Don’t forget the value of a true-blue, user-friendly website. Use your homepage to promote your best performing marketing materials, whether it be coupons, a specific CTA, or a piece of content. Use that real estate to your advantage. Another key piece of your website is, of course, your blog! Are you creating blog content that tees up the promotion of your products and services? You should! And of course, just like we mentioned before, make sure you have a mobile version of your websites so your best customers can research your products from anywhere.
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  • Checklist: Mobile & Search q  Make sure your website is mobile-optimized q  Check that your emails are easy to read and buttons are clickable on a mobile phone q  Consider creating a mobile app to support your marketing q  Check that your product pages come up in search, or optimize those pages if they don’t Plan ahead with the On-Page SEO Template: Free Download
  • Checklist: Email q  Plan your holiday email calendar q  Decide what offers you will send via email, like coupons or special deals q  Make sure your emails link to an optimized, mobile-friendly page on your website q  Have a plan and tool in place to measure your emails effectiveness Craft the perfect email with the Anatomy of a Five-Star Email: Free Download
  • Checklist: Social q  Share your best content throughout your social accounts q  Have a plan to monitor social engagement while taking any holiday vacation q  Showcase customer reviews via social channels q  Consider experimenting with product visuals on Pinterest q  Make sure all your content and product info is easy to share Use visuals on social media with 250 Holiday Stock Photos: Free Download
  • Checklist: Website & Blog q  Use some of your homepage real-estate to promote your best offers and CTAs q  Keep visitors up-to-date with deals on your website q  Use your blog to write great content that tees up product promotion q  Work with guest bloggers for third party reviews Create remarkable content with 5 Blog Post Templates: Free Download
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