December Blog Rewind: Preparing Your Business for 2017

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 12:50 PM

December Blog Rewind: Preparing Your Business for 2017 | Wicked Local Media Solutions

Every December, local businesses try to find the best marketing strategies to reach and retain customers in their community. To help , the Wicked Local Media Solutions blog offered ideas to help your business connect with consumers and also make their experience in your store as memorable as possible.

If you’ve missed any of our posts during this busy holiday season , here is our December blog rewind.

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The Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

As the year draws to an end, it’s not unusual to look back and reflect on what campaigns worked for your business. It’s a strategy that we encourage and also practice. Throughout 2016 our blog posts were written with the intent to help local businesses grow by sharing strategies, statistics and popular trends. By looking back at our analytics and seeing which blogs connected with the most readers we can determine what type of posts our customers want to read in 2017.

Your Business and the Post Holiday Season

As the holidays start to wind down, your business will begin to return to normal. But as the new year starts, there are some post holiday hurdles that you might need to pay attention to.

Five Ways to Help Boost Holiday Sales

With a little over a week left in the holiday season, your business may be looking for ways to attract more customers and increase sales during the final gift rush. Here are five strategies you can use to try and connect with consumers.

Coming Soon: The 2017 Readers Choice Awards

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to look back and see which marketing plans worked best for your business. As you go through your records, hopefully you’ll find your 2016 Wicked Local Readers Choice campaign and remember just how much this annual program can help grow your brand within the community.

8 Promotional Ideas for Your Small Business

A great way to invite customers to your store, and encourage them to return, is to offer a variety of different in-store promotions. From sharing a coupon on social media to offering a customer reward card, here are eight promotions your business can use to engage with consumers.

Joining Your Local Chamber of Commerce

Networking has always been an important part of being a small business owner. These days, digital resources, like LinkedIn, offer a place to connect virtually. But, the best way to connect with other local businesses is still to join your local chamber of commerce.

Using Technology to Create Portable Cashiers

The cashier is one of the most familiar parts of any local business. However, in the digital age, even this concept is changing. Shoppers are more eager to just find and buy their items right away, leaving the store as quickly as possible.

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Nick Pizzolato is the Marketing Content Manager at Wicked Local Media Solutions. For questions, topics for future blogs, sending facts, or to share your favorite moment from the film “Back to the Future,” email him at

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