Writing this blog post on one of the hottest days of the year, you could easily think I’m going mad! However, this is exactly the right time that restaurants, hotels, venue hire facilities, shops and many other services need to start thinking about their Christmas 2014 and New Year marketing.
Getting your Christmas 2014 graphic designs ready
- Consider what offers you’ll be planning for this December 2014 and what events you’ll be running, including the prices.
- Get your design work commissioned, allowing a few days for it to be created and for any revisions to be completed.
- Order your Christmas flyers, leaflets, brochures, banner / pull-up stands or any other marketing products that will promote your Christmas services.
How early should you start marketing Christmas promotions?
Well, last year I spotted Christmas flyers being handed out at a casino in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, at the end of June.
Surprisingly, this year I managed to beat that by seeing Christmas promotions being advertised at the beginning of June (over half a year before Christmas Day!), which was at The Beerkeller / Shooter Sports Bar in Liverpool (see this poster below).
Then, just a few days later, this was being advertised on the Revolution Bars website and, despite the World Cup only days away, they decided to give Christmas their top banner slot!
Need a graphic designer? Christmas flyers printed?
We’re here to help at Primary Image and have a lot of experience in working with the hospitality and events sector. (If you run a restaurant or café – also check out our free marketing tips guide!).
Whether you need Christmas or New Year flyers designed and printed, your website updated, or any other marketing needs – get in touch today!
Tell us about YOUR requirements and find out how we can help.
158 days to go…
We’ve just created a Christmas e-commerce website for one of our clients and are getting ready to do some other Xmas and New Year work too, so the countdown is on…
Finally, I received this envelope through the post earlier today and loved the festive stamp!!
It looks like everyone is getting in the Christmas mood!!
Mike is the founding director of Primary Image. He specialises in the WordPress website platform and speaks regularly at national web design conferences. Mike became a member (MCIPR) of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in 2015. Outside of work, his interests include photography and politics.