Small Business Saturday® is on November 24, and VerticalResponse has tons of resources and goodies to help you get those registers ringing! Shoppers will be out in force on that day looking to buy from local merchants. You want to be front and center to get those customers through your door and buying, and we're here to help.
Scroll down for free email and event marketing templates, pre-written tweets and posts that you can publish to your social media networks, a photo contest to show off your small business, and more.
Get the Word Out
Free Email and Event Marketing Templates
Email and event marketing are two of the most effective ways to let your customers and opt-in subscribers know that you're participating in Small Business Saturday®. Log into your VerticalResponse account (or sign up for a free 30-day trial) and choose from five free, pre-designed email and event templates (email templates are in the "Retail" category).
Use our pre-written Facebook posts and Twitter tweets to let all your "likers" and followers know that you're rallying behind Small Business Saturday® – and so should they.
Create Your Awesome Offer
With our VerticalResponse Social Coupons tool, you can create an unbeatable Small Business Saturday® offer in just minutes. Share the coupon in an email campaign and on social media right from your VerticalResponse dashboard.
Get the Kit from AmEx
Get more free marketing materials from American Express OPEN Forum, the folks spearheading Small Business Saturday®. Head over to their Small Business Saturday® microsite and download their free personalized marketing resources kit. You'll get:
Free online advertising (available until November 19)
Online banners and logos, to place on your website, blog, social media profiles and more
11x17" posters and signage, to display at your store
Enter Our Photo Contest!
Take a Photo of You and Your Company for a Chance to Win a $100 American Express Gift Card and 5,000 VerticalResponse Email Credits (a $50 Value)
What Do You Need to Do?
Step 1: Say cheese!
If you're a bricks-and-mortar company – Take a photo of yourself in front of your store
If you're an online company – Take a photo of yourself in front of a computer screen with your website home page
Step 2: Post your pic to social media using one of the following ways:
On Twitter, with the hashtag #VR4SmallBiz somewhere in the tweet
On Instagram, with the hashtag #VR4SmallBiz somewhere in the photo caption