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5 Creative Marketing Ideas for Halloween

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Creative Marketing Ideas for HalloweenWhere has this year gone? A few days from now we will be celebrating Halloween, one of the biggest holidays (at least where candy sales are concerned) here in the U.S.

There are 36 million kids ages 5-13 in the United States, and more than 93 percent of them report going trick-or-treating, according to the Washington Post.

Do you realize that all of those little ghosts and goblins who will be coming knocking at your door for some tricks or treats can help you spread the word about your business?

Absolutely! Halloween presents a great opportunity to get really creative and think outside the box as far as your marketing is concerned.

Here are 5 creative marketing ideas that will
make this Halloween both fun and profitable for you….

 

  1. If you are planning on giving out Halloween themed suckers, (or any other kind), they work really well with your business card tied on to them.
  2. The pumpkins on your front door make for ideal advertising spaces.  Just carve your company logo into them. Or if you are really talented with the carving tools then carve in a QR code leading to your website.
  3. Hand out little bags of candy with your company logo printed on it or use Halloween themed baggies and include your business card.
  4. Send Halloween cards to your customers and clients to keep on top of their mind. Maybe attach a coupon for special Halloween savings on your favorite products.
  5. For those of you who love marketing with videos, why not make a special Halloween marketing video. You could dress up as your favorite scary character and present your marketing message in a frightful way they’ll be sure to remember.

One of my favorite Halloween marketing ideas I shared earlier on this blog, but I’ll repeat it here again.

Trick or Treat…

Why not make your own Halloween Mix? Here’s my favorite recipe…

2 cups of candy corn
1 cup of nuts
some M&Ms
some salted peanuts
& some Apple Jacks cereal

Each of these stand for something. Mix them all up and put them into a fun plastic back or other fun container. Tie your business card to it and a note that reads:

“Are you mixed up thinking about how you pay for Christmas gifts this year? Consider a mix that’s the answer. If you like to have fun and you are a little nutty consider joining XYZ company. You decide how many zeros you want on your paycheck. If you’re curious about mixing it up and making a little more money, let’s get together so I can tell you about our treats.”

I hope these ideas gave you some inspiration. For more creative marketing ideas for the holidays and beyond check out my post … “Thinking Outside the Box in Your Marketing? | Creative Marketing Ideas for the Holidays and Beyond.

Do you have any other  ideas  for creative marketing you would like to share? If so, feel free to leave your feedback in the comments below. (PLEASE READ the Commenting Rules here!)

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Ilka Flood
The Enlightened Networker

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Luving your creative tips Ilka, the business card slip rocks! Why not have fun, give sweets, and prosper all involved? Works for me.

Thanks for sharing!

RB
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Hi Ryan,

Thanks! Absolutely! Why not make it a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Happy Halloween!

Ilka

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Loved the post Ilka!

Coincidentally I just put up a post about Halloween just yesterday on my blog, and was nice reading your post about it as well! Great ideas to go about and I like the recipe mentioned as well.

My kids just love to try out various different things and simply go crazy as soon as its party time for them! It does liven up the atmosphere as well.

Thanks for sharing :)
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Hi Harleena,

Thank you! Oh, I miss the time when my sons were little. We always had fun going trick-or-treating. Now I only see them when they rush out the door and holler …”please don’t take a picture, Mom.”(My oldest went to a party as “Banana” this weekend and I so wish he would have let me take a picture.)

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Ilka

P.S. I’ve got to go check out your Halloween blog post.

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great treat Ilka, I love it…
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Thanks, Kenny!

By the way, did you know that you can link your photo to the email address you regularly use for commenting at Gravatar.com? It’s really easy to set up an account and best of all it’s FREE!

I just recently changed my commenting rules and actually don’t approve “faceless comments” anymore. But I made an exception for you.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Ilka

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These are excellent tips! Thanks for sharing.
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Hi Ana,

Thank you very much for your kind words and have a wonderful Halloween!

Ilka

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Now aren’t you the creative one. Why am I not surprised. Great ideas Ilka.

Unfortunately for me, I live in a gated community and we are all single families, mostly just single who live here. Kind of why I found this place so attractive for me. But what I’m getting at is we don’t have trick or treaters.

I will be checking out your other post though for the holiday ideas. I know this is a great time of the year to get other people interested in what you have to offer.

Thanks for sharing these tips Ilka! You’re the best.

~Adrienne
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Wonderful post, Ilka. It’s all about being creative. As the holidays approach, it’s important to think of ways to grab people’s attention and cut through all the advertising that will be going on.

Thanks for sharing!

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Hi Ilka,

Even though I am reading this after the day, the ideas are still awesome Ilka. Well done!

I like your idea about thinking about how to use other holidays to support marketing drives too.

~Marcus
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