Friday, November 11, 2022, is this year’s Veterans Day. This legal holiday is dedicated to American veterans of all wars. The weekend is often an honorary event to celebrate retired military personnel. This celebratory event is also a chance for brands to offer promotions and discounts for veterans.
To honor veterans on this day, brands can also include special merchandise such as custom flags, t-shirts, bags, and badges that veterans would like. Running such campaigns, even if they are small, would be a great way for businesses to show their appreciation and gratitude for the ex-soldiers that served their country.
Other than the discounts and offers being put up at multiple stores during Veterans Day, veterans also receive other benefits all year round, both during and after retirement. For example, disability compensation (which can be calculated using a VA disability calculator), support for veteran-owned small businesses, and even more life insurance options.
Coming back to the main topic, here’s what you need to know about offers and discounts on Veteran’s Day.
Veterans & Active Military Discounts
Veterans and active military members are most drawn to brands that offer specific discounts catered to them. If you run a physical store, consider custom signage honoring Veteran’s Day and announcing the discounts so nobody can miss them. They’ll be more likely to purchase from a brand offering a specific discount and will be more loyal to that brand going forward.
Our recommendation: Work with [b]+studio to include Veteran’s Day and military promotions in your creative assets. Promotions consistently see the highest engagement in creative assets. Maximize Bidtellect’s first-to-market context demographics targeting to skew supply towards target demographic characteristics.
of members of the military say that when a brand offers a military discount, they know that brand is military-friendly-and when they recognize that, they become quite loyal customers (SheerID)
of military members said they would shop at a brand more often when given a personalized offer (SheerID)
Veterans Day is a Big Retail Sale Weekend
Veteran’s Day is another chance for general retail sales and promotions. Reach consumers already shopping and researching online – trends show consumers are preferring online shopping or at least researching online versus in-store.
Our recommendation: Many sites will compile lists of upcoming veterans’ discounts along with general Veteran’s Day sales across verticals. Utilize Bidtellect’s contextual targeting technology combined with predictive audiences to reach target consumers researching relevant veterans’ and sale content. Utilize keywords to find sites with these keywords and phrases.
of respondents preferred to both browse and purchase online when shopping for apparel (eMarketer, 2022)
On average, respondents estimated that 58% of their total apparel spending over the previous 12 months took place via online channels (eMarketer, 2022)
We hope these Veterans Day digital trends and strategy recommendations help you plan your campaigns! Remember to keep veterans and military discounts in mind, and reach consumers with retail sales and promotions in your creative assets and using context-driven technologies.
Reach out to your Bidtellect representative if you want more information or a head-to-head performance test.
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