I spent yesterday running the tea room at our charity Christmas Bazaar and although it was hard work it was also a lot of fun as well as lucrative – we raised thousands for good causes.
In the spirit of that, I’m going to focus this week on resources that will help you add sparkle and fun to your marketing so you can connect even better with your audience and increase your profits!
First up are 64 creative ways you can boost your business, many of which are a blast as well as highly effective:
Then there are these 59 IM life lessons for success, fun and profit:
One of the most effective ways to market is to evoke emotion, as Sarah Snow rightly says in this fascinating piece on how using humor in your social media marketing can be amazingly powerful:
While Jeff Bullas has some great ideas on how to inject your social media campaigns with that fun festive spirit and add sparkle:
Want to make those emails sparkle at this time of year?
Check this out:
While these 50 tips will help you rock all your holiday sales:
Of course, you’ll need some freebie seasonal graphics to help with all of that – here are some lovely ones for your sites:
Some gorgeous vectors (careful – the ones at the top are premium so scroll down a little):
And some truly beautiful photos, wallpapers and images for all kinds of uses:
Finally, Hubspot will give you 250 professional holiday stock images in exchange for your email:
Your TED talk this week is Stuart Brown on how fun actually makes us smarter – a good enough reason if there ever was one to have even more!