Online Marketing

  • Unwrap Success: Crafting a Winning Holiday Marketing Strategy

    The holiday season is a magical time, not just for celebrations and gift-giving but also for small businesses looking to connect with their audience and increase their sales. At Tidal Creative Group, we believe that a well-crafted holiday marketing strategy can be the ultimate gift to your brand. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the key elements of an effective holiday marketing strategy and how our Holiday Marketing Strategy Sessions can help you achieve your business goals this season.

    The Power of a Holiday Marketing Campaign

    The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone. There’s gift shopping to do, cookies to be baked, holiday parties to attend, decorations to put up, and so much more. If you’re a small business owner, it’s critical to be prepared.

    Around the holidays, you may notice revenue changes and higher competition in your industry. Some businesses slow down this time of year, while others begin to see more customers than usual. The November and December holiday season yielded a 6% jump in sales in 2022.

    If it’s a slower season for you, you can spend this time preparing for next year when things go back to normal. Another option is to ramp up your marketing and try to overcome the lull in business.

    Advertising costs tend to increase around the winter holidays because of two reasons. One, people are spending less time using their devices, and two, so many businesses are advertising. Based on what I’ve seen with Facebook and Instagram ads specifically, it’s not unusual for costs-per-click (CPC) to increase by double or more than their averages.

    That’s where a powerful holiday marketing strategy comes in.

    With a well-thought-out plan and proper execution, you could see significant increases in your holiday sales. Consider the success story of a Northeast Florida acupuncture and wellness clinic we assisted in holiday marketing – they reaped an extra $15,000 in sales over three days during Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday, and Cyber Monday specials in 2021. And here’s the kicker, they spent less than $150 in ad spend!

    In the subsequent year, they outperformed themselves, garnering nearly $3,000 more in sales during those same three days. There is potential for a substantial return on investment. Imagine what hitting numbers like this would do for your conscience around the holidays. How much time could you take off without any guilt of making your business goals for the year?

    Exclusive Holiday Marketing Strategy Sessions

    Our Holiday Marketing Strategy Sessions are priced at $250, a fraction of the expected ROI. We’ll begin our 90-minute session by reviewing your:

    • Business details and goals
    • Current marketing efforts and budgets
    • Past marketing successes and failures

    Then we’ll jump into possible sale ideas, effective copy you can use, and even design recommendations. You’ll leave our session with a multi-channel plan for every step you need to take and a schedule for when you need to complete it. If you’re feeling pressed for time, we can explore options for us to take the reins.

    About a week later, we’ll touch base for a brief check-in meeting before your promotions go live to see how everything is looking.

    Ready to supercharge your holiday season profits? Secure your spot now!

    Boost Your Holiday Sales with a Marketing Strategy Session

    The holiday season is fast approaching, and you can unwrap success for your business with an impactful strategy. Our Holiday Marketing Strategy Sessions are here to help you easily navigate this festive time of year. I’ve been working with wellness professionals on their holiday campaigns for four years now, and I’m excited to share what’s worked for others.

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your holiday marketing game and ensure a successful and joyous season for your business.

    Click here to book your Holiday Marketing Strategy Session now. Availability for the Holiday Marketing Strategy Sessions ends on November 10th. Let’s make this holiday season one to remember for your business!


  • 3 Marketing Efforts That Deserve a Permanent Spot on Your To-Do List

    Marketing is always changing. That’s a fact. With every new trend, new technology, and new world event that occurs, your marketing strategy needs to be flexible and adaptable.

    When you’re running a business, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by these constant changes. Do you feel yourself falling into either of these categories?

    The Marketing Overhaul: You’re convinced that each time something new comes out, you need to completely revamp your marketing strategy. You’re always starting from scratch, which can be exhausting and actually set you back further than if you’d just stuck with one solid plan.

    The Marketing Underachiever: You hear about all these changes but you just can’t keep up. You’re too busy running your business to worry about Marketing 2.0 or the latest trending sound on Reels. As a result, your marketing strategy is outdated and you’re not reaching your full potential.

    Neither approaches are ideal, but there is a middle ground, and focusing your marketing efforts has a lot to do with it.

    Where to Focus your Marketing Efforts?

    You can’t be expected to do everything, but you also shouldn’t be completely ignorant of the changes in social media and digital marketing. We’ve put together a list of three areas that we think business owners and healthcare providers need to continue to focus their marketing efforts on for the rest of 2022 and likely beyond.

    Watch this video, to learn more, or continue reading to fully understand why I believe these marketing efforts should always be on your to-do list.

    1. Creating authentic relationships

    The most important thing you can do for your marketing is to create and nurture authentic relationships with your audience. In a world where consumers are bombarded with marketing messages, they’re more likely to pay attention to – and buy from – brands that feel like friends.

    2. Maintaining consistency

    With so many channels and platforms to choose from, it can be tempting to try to be everywhere at once. But when you’re spreading yourself too thin, you risk diluting your message and confusing your audience. It’s important to find the right mix of channels for your business and then focus on delivering a consistent message in the proper format.

    3. Reaching new prospects

    Even if you have a great product or service, you won’t get very far if you’re not reaching new prospects or patients. That’s why it’s important to invest in marketing efforts that will help you reach new people. From paid advertising to PR to content marketing, there are a number of ways to get your brand in front of new eyes.

    Get Started with Your Marketing

    Now that you know where to focus your marketing efforts, it’s time to get started. If you’re not sure where to begin, we can help! Here at Tidal Creative Group, we work with small businesses and healthcare providers to create tailored marketing plans that get results. Contact us today to learn more!



  • 5 Ways to Market Your Local, Small Business on a Budget

    The idea of marketing is a daunting task to many. Something you may have little time for, and even less of a budget. But it doesn’t have to take endless hours, and you don’t need thousands of dollars to build the online presence for your local, small business. The suggestions below require a small time investment, but little to no monetary expense.

    1. Create a Website

    According to Inc. Magazine, 60% of small businesses with 1-5 employees don’t have an online presence. Don’t let that statistic include you! If you have a Facebook page for your yoga business, great. But that’s not enough.
Facebook goes down sometimes, and there are a number of adults who chose to veer clear of social media.

    Creating a website for your business will cost money, but it will also help new clients to discover you and is worth the investment. 

    2. Publish Blog Posts

    Consistently posting to a blog can assist in increasing your page rank on search engines and it humanizes your brand. Each time you publish a piece of content, Google comes back to index your website.

    Using your blog to communicate discounts with customers is one thing, telling your brand’s story is another. Publishing regular blog posts will encourage your audience to visit your site giving you another opportunity to connect with them and take one step closer to converting them into a client.

    As a private yoga teacher, you could break down the anatomy of asanas in a weekly column, post recipes related to Ayurvedic spices, or discuss the metaphysical benefits of energy healing. You should post about whatever it is that differentiates you from other yoga teachers. What else do you know that many yogis have an interest in?

    Take a similar approach to your industry by answering your buyers’ questions and sharing content that will interest them. 

    3. Host a Twitter Chat

    Conducting a Twitter chat can be a very productive way of marketing your business and reaching a new audience. Involving a partner or an influencer from your industry with a substantial Twitter following is even better. Here’s a 6-step plan to launching your first Twitter chat.

    1. Find a partner/influencer in your industry.
    2. Decide on a topic that you can conduct your Twitter chat around and create an event-specific hashtag. Be creative and try to make it on the brief so it doesn’t take up many characters when people respond.
    3. Promote your Twitter Chat! Start early on this and include any involved parties requesting that they join in sharing the event.
      {This handy infographic on using Canva to create images will come in handy here.}
    4. Generate five questions you can ask attendees.
    5. Provide the questions to the involved parties before the Twitter chat so they can prepare their responses in advance. Doing so will allow them to interact with other attendees more because they won’t have to spend time crunching their responses down to 140 characters.
    6. Launch your Twitter chat at the scheduled time and be sure to engage with attendees.

    4. Guest Post

    Writing for other businesses’ sites will allow you to reach a new audience. Search out companies that attract similar clients, but are not competitive with your business. When pitching an idea on your proposed post consider the problems that your products or services address.

    An insurance company could look for local organizations to partner with on a guest post. Do your research and approach non-competitive, industry-related businesses. You can even offer a trade, where they guest post to your site too.

    5. Video

    Live video is an inexpensive way to get your face in front of customers. It doesn’t require much to air a video. Decide on the platform you’d like to use (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), come up with a topic and maybe a general outline of what you’ll say, and go live! People don’t expect videos that were published in real time to be edited.

    Here are five ideas of videos you can create at your business:

    1. Offer a behind the scenes look at the production.
    2. Show the product in use.
    3. Answer FAQ’s.
    4. Interview a customer on their experience.
    5. Interview an employee about their job.

    Sharing videos is a great way to get yourself and your brand in front of customers, invite shares, and create an awareness of your brand.

    There are a number of other budget-friendly marketing strategies you can employ as a small business. I hope that the ideas listed above provide some guidance and initiate the next step in your social selling efforts.


    Are you ready to start marketing your small business but aren’t sure where to start? Contact me and let’s build a strategy to generate more sales for your company!