Great Examples of How to Reach Out to the Military Community
Why are some businesses successful at reaching out to the military community?
Fantastic Sams shows their colors!We just attended a special event for military spouses at Ft Knox, called a Field Exercise that was a wonderful time! It brought together 300 Army spouses (most had seen their soldier deploy multiple times – some up to six times) and provided them an opportunity to learn coping skills and laugh together about military life and its challenges!
Hosted by Tara Crooks and Star Henderson of Army Wife Network, the Field Exercise also gave away some wonderful gifts!
Super Military SupportersMilitaryAvenue.com was there as a sponsor and coordinated with three local businesses to provide gifts! All three outdid themselves and now have an audience at Ft Knox! Think about what you can do that would be special for a military spouse or family or veteran! Reaching out is more than the sale on Memorial Day for the general public. These folks did more than that! They provided pizza gift cards, coupons, spa packages and salon gift cards and coupons as well! When we approached them we had simply ask for a door prize from each. They responded with what else can we do? When we described the program they reacted with coupons and business menus for each of the attendees in addition to their wonderful door prizes! Their total giveaways to attendees were more than $4,000!
Smart folks at all three companies! Military folks are very loyal and spread the word about companies that support them! A big thank you to Alpha Salon and Spa, Papa Murphy’s Pizza in Radcliff KY and Fantastic Sams in Radcliff as well!
Coupons and gift certificates at Field ExerciseDo you want to reach out? Do you have a military discount? It does not have to be huge! Just a small token of appreciation will do! Build an ad on MilitaryAvenue.com to tell them about your company and how it supports the military community! Read why our followers like to follow MilitaryAvenue!Posted byColonel KonMonday, May 23, 2011Labels:Col K,Military Appreciation Month,military family,Military Reward