March 2014 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!
March will be here before you know it! This comes with good and bad news. I’ll start with the bad news: March is probably just going to continue to be cold. But luckily, we have some good news to counteract that bummer: March means that we’re getting closer to spring and spring promotions!
Spring is a great season to sponsor an outing or activity because everyone wants to get outside and stretch their legs after this insane winter. Community festivals, garage sales, block parties, downtown shopping promotions – there are a ton of ways to get noticed this spring. Just make sure that you have some season-appropriate promo items on hand.
Let’s check out what’s happening in March:
My first impression after looking over this calendar: March is going to have a lot of partying in it. Since the Easter season falls late this year, Mardi Gras is in March this year. Pair that with St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th and you’re looking at a pretty busy month for the bar and restaurant industry. Make sure that you have imprinted coasters and plenty of custom drinkware to serve your customers. You could throw a promotion where everyone who attends on Mardi Gras gets a wooden nickel that they can bring back on St. Patrick’s Day for a free drink.
And that’s just the tip of the party iceberg. We also have March Madness coming up! Sports bars can create punch cards that reward guests for coming in for a certain number of games. However, just because your company or organization isn’t directly related to sports or in the bar industry doesn’t mean you can’t have a March Madness promotion! You can set up a bracket with your products or have your employees do a one-on-one March Madness challenge. There also tons of basketball related giveaway items so any event can have an instant tie-in to the games.
For those of you not into sports? March is National Craft Month and there are plenty of ways to thank your customers who choose to DIY.
Employee Appreciation Day also falls in March. So if you’ve been looking for a time to thank your staff, this is it! Useful items like fleece jackets or custom portfolios are sure to impress, and you’ll also be advertising your company when they’re used! Don’t have the budget for promo items? Consider letting your staff go home early. Even just 30 minutes will show them how much you care.
As always, we’d love to help you plan your March promotions! So don’t hesitate to contact one of our representatives! You can reach Quality Logo Products’ customer service representatives by phone (866-312-5646), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), via our live chat, or by leaving a comment below!
Have any cool promotions planned this month? What are you looking forward to in March? Who is going to win March Madness this year?
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