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Cyber Monday Success

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For an e-commerce company, Cyber Monday is a big deal. This past Monday was my first Cyber Monday experience with Bobbleheads.com and it was a rousing success. However, the real results of this two-pronged attack may not even be realized until early 2014. Why is that you ask? Allow me to explain…

Deal: Buy any standard retail bobblehead and receive a FREE $20 e-gift card.

Details: Gift card (coupon code) is good for custom bobblehead purchases starting January 1, 2014.

Reasoning: We’re always looking to get rid of our standard retail bobbleheads like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson etc. On the other hand, we’re more than busy enough (more importantly the factory is busy enough) with custom bobblehead orders this time of year for Christmas. Unfortunately, we experience a huge drop in custom business early in the new year. This gift card serves as a way to spur Q1 2014 sales. Aside from receiving the e-gift card via email, Cyber Monday customers will also receive a scheduled follow-up email on January 1st reminding them to take advantage of the discount. Most people have January 1st off anyways and they’re looking for something to do. Why not encourage them to build their own bobblehead? The promotion kills two birds with one stone.

Marketing/Promotion Channels:

  • Social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Tumblr.
  • Blog post on the Bobblehead Blog.
  • Press release announcing promotion.
  • Homepage highlight graphics and separate landing pages for both Bobbleheads.com and CustomBobbleheads.com.
  • Email newsletters sent to both customer lists early Monday morning announcing the promotion.

Compared to Cyber Monday 2012, here are the results:

Bobbleheads.com ORDERS UP 39%

Bobbleheads.com REVENUE UP 14%

Again, the real goal here is improving Q1 2014 custom bobblehead sales. That’s where the real revenue exists. Time will tell but we’ve planted the seed for a prosperous 2014!

Quote Images Using Bobblehead Characters

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Statistics show people love a good quote and I have some pretty historical bobblehead characters at my disposal. Hence, #BobbleheadQuotes was born. These images tend to generate more engagement than some other types of media. Again, people like quotes but they’re also fond of these historical characters so it’s a win-win scenario. Enjoy these words of wisdom…

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Graphics: Historical Bobblehead Giveaway

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I created the following images using the CS6 version of Adobe Photoshop. These images were used on Facebook as part of a promotion on The Marketplace’s page. They wanted to partner with Bobbleheads.com for some holiday giveaways. Here we have Ben Franklin, a Tea Party Patriot, and George Washington. Very patriotic, wouldn’t you say?

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