This one is especially for the downtown businesses.
Standing in downtown Waterville, Maine, surrounding by big crowds for the Memorial Day parade, Marc Pitman tweeted in frustration:
The marketer in me is going nuts. Hundreds of people here downtown. WHY AREN’T BUSINESSES OPEN!? Selling coffee, anything for foot traffic!
— Marc A. Pitman (@marcapitman) May 27, 2013
I know you want time off. I know you want to see the parade.
But don’t you dream of seeing hundreds of people downtown? Well, here they are. How can you serve their needs right now?
Yeah, I know the crowds are used to showing up, sitting around, watching, then dispersing. But you could:
- sell coffee or snacks
- give away coffee or snacks
- hand out flags
- give away samples
- hold a prize drawing
- offer free wifi
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