Hownd Promotional Marketing Helps Local Merchants Through Rain and Shine

As the economic weather continues to shift, Hownd is ready to help local merchants! What a strange few years it has been for local merchants: Prior to Covid-19 – “Goldilocks” – A strong but balanced economy Covid Lockdowns – Screeching Halt – Government-mandated restrictions mean closed locations and no consumers Covid Reopenings – Vaccinations Save […]

Why You Need More Than ‘First Time Customer Only’ Offers

Friends, let’s get one thing straight: your current customers are just as important as a new customer! They all use the same money after all. So why is it so popular to only offer discounts to new customers? We understand the allure of drawing in customers with a good offer – that is what FetchRev is […]

The Red, White, and Beyond—Planning Your July Marketing Calendar

Add some spark to your summer campaign strategy. You’ve already composed your out-of-office reply, taken your new flip-flops for a spin in the fresh sand, and broken in the barbecue for a new season of char-grilled burgers and dogs. Yes, we’re officially in the heat of summer, but that doesn’t mean your marketing efforts need […]

3 Ways for Family Entertainment Centers to Capitalize on Summer Break

Most students have June and July off of school, and during this time kids and their parents, guardians and babysitters are desperately looking for things to do. Here are 3 ways for your family entertainment center to capitalize on summer break and get these families coming to your center: 1. Offer “Beat The Heat” Specials […]

Summer Warm Up—Creating a June Campaign Calendar

Because it’s your time to shine. In the spirit of beach days and poolside selfies, summer hits us all like a heatwave, providing inspiration as the days grow longer and the temperature routinely flirts with triple digits. However, for business owners, the annual sight of seeing their favorite customers depart for weekend excursions and outdoor […]

All Skate Forward: Filling Your Roller Skating Rink

With the Roller Skating Association’s Skate Con 2018 in the books, we thought it was important to point out that there was a lot of talk on how to stand out among competing rinks. The desire to be the best was obvious; and it makes complete sense. Everyone wants to be top dog, but actually becoming […]

The Best is Yet to Come—Creating a May Marketing Calendar

Setting the stage for summer success. Acting as the bridge between spring and summer, the merry month of May never ceases to build the toe-tapping anticipation levels of everyone from students on the cusp of graduation to employees subtly cashing in their vacation hours and planning their great escape to parts unknown. For business owners, […]

Special Delivery—Why Using “Free” in Your Subject Lines Can Cost You Big

Using free in your subject line can harm deliverability

Free. But not quite clear. For the first two parts in our email deliverability series click here and here.  At some point, Webster’s Dictionary should have to re-write the definition of a headache as creating a perfectly legitimate online offer only for it to end up being flagged and sent hurtling helplessly into the infinite […]

Showered in Success—Creating a April Marketing Calendar

Cloudy with a chance of revenue. April may be notorious for its precipitation, but a true small business rainmaker knows that revenue is ripe for the picking during these 30 spring days. Before hunting down your galoshes and umbrella for a stomp in the puddles, make note of these upcoming dates and events to target […]

Timely Results—3 Bright Ideas for Spring Success

Spring forward. This past Sunday, we set the hour hand back on our collective alarm clocks, cuckoo clocks, pocket watches, and Apple Watches, praising the high heavens for that oh-so-precious extra hour of daylight. All this sunshine naturally brightens our mood, our outlook, and our approach—and this is said with no disrespect to those  2:00 […]