Veterans Day Meals, Deals & Support

Next month is Veteran's Day and a great chance for you to note their sacrifices and protection of our great country. As a MilitaryAvenue Partner what are you doing to recognize our Military and Families this upcoming Veterans Day? Start preparing now for this day of recognition for those who have frequently given so much for their country.


Welcoming our Military to your place of business

Here are ideas to jump start your recognition of Veteran's Day. Make it something that makes veterans and their families feel appreciated:


Getting the word out

An example of a Military Reward for Veterans Day
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The Reward that you have earned

To show our appreciation for your support to our veterans and their families we are having a "We Thank Veterans Campaign" until November 11th! Make the promise to thank veterans and we will offer you a ten percent (10%) discount on any upgrades with the discount code, "VETERANS". Log in to your account and build your upgrade! During checkout enter the discount code and it will be automatically discounted and your ad year starts again! Thank you!


Supporting the Relocation, Travel and Lifestyle Needs of the American Military Family

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Directory of Military Spouse & Veteran Owned or Managed Businesses

Military Spouses and Military Veterans have a lot to offer.   We want to help you get the word out about your business to the military-families that live around you!
From the restaurant to the PR firm;
from the cosmetic sales to the attorneys;
from lawn care operators to the real estate agents;
you name your niche ...

You have something to offer your military community!

Small Business Advertising, free upgrade

We are offering a free upgrade to a First Class Listing as a sign of appreciation to the businesses that support our troops. 

A picture is worth a thousand words and that is so true of our MilitaryAvenue Partner Program.  We appreciate what you do for our military and their families!  You can always count on a free ad from MilitaryAvenue.com for any business that offers a valid Military Discount.  However, with this promotion we would like to offer you a free upgrade to a First Class Package (a $60 value). What does this mean?

Recognizing the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child

How will you, the small business, recognize these young patriots? Here are just some quick ideas to get you brainstorming about what your business can offer:

  • Come in for a free hero sized meal (a kids meal on your menu) - for a Diner, Restaurant or other food establishment
  • Come in and enjoy a free child's class on us - for a Martial Arts, Art Class, Gymnastics and Dance and more
  • Let us help you empower your military child. Come in for a free book, free class, whatever a military parent might appreciate while helping raise the next generation in the midst of the crazy-military lifestyle
  • Come in for a free gift from our Treasure Box for your military child - Any type of business that might have a collection of fun toys to give
  • Offer a discount off the family's purchase in honor of their military child.


Now that you have decided what you are doing to Celebrate Month of the Military Child let us know.  Build your free ad at MilitaryAvenue.com or update your current ad.  Let's make this month something for the military community to get excited about!




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Expand Your Market Reach to the Military Community with RANK

ATTENTION military friendly businesses: We have an offer for your business that gives you additional exposure to the military community! Read more


A Military Discount Helps Your Sales

Do you have a plan to reach your military community?  Will a Military Discount help?

 
Does your business Strategy include a military discount?  What is strategy? To better help me explain why a business should offer a military discount as part of their marketing plan I did some research. Strategy is from a Greek word and basically outlines the policies of the organization to meet goals! Goals like: how much in sales, revenue and profit do we need to keep our doors open? That is what I am talking about! So after establishing some policies, we then need to plan to fulfill our strategy and meet our goals!

Why should I market to the military?


A marketing plan to reach the military community with your products or services means you are aiming at a young demographic of 18-34 year olds (most with families)! They are frequently deployed to many locations around the world in defense of your freedom! That would almost seem like it is enough but that is a patriotic emotional appeal and does not fully explain why a discount should be part of your plan! They have significant choices of product/services to choose from and many will relocate (PCS is military term) every three years.  But the bottom line is will having a military discount increase my sales and profit! 

So lets get started with a series of thought provoking questions!

What should I consider?


Will a discount increase my sales?
Will the increased sales meet my goals?
How much of a discount can I afford? One time? Special events? Continuous?
Does my competition offer a military discount?
Where is the nearest installation? Do you know how many of your customers are military?
Do you want to increase military sales?

What about Social Media?


Are you up to date on social media and does a Military Discount help expand it?
Can you reach the military community with your social media?
Do you want to reach more of the mobile military audience?
Are you connected with Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Google +
Should you reach out through a known and trusted military source like MilitaryAvenue.com to expand my social media reach?

What are the benefits?


Expanded market with larger military presence!
Being seen as a military friendly business is often a draw for newcomers.
Civilian population appreciates your support to the military community too!
Increased market reach through branding of your product/services with military personnel spreading the word for you!

Conclusion


The idea of developing a strategy and planning for your sales to a larger military audience can be exciting! Have you thought it through? Ready to design it? Talk to us and we can help you reach out to the military community today! List with us for free with a discount or upgrade to reach a wider audience! We use multiple social media to spread the word about your ads! Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Links from Government websites, Twitter and more! We want to help the military community connect with reliable, ethical and intelligent businesses who care about their country and want to profit while supporting the deserving men and women of our armed forces and their families!


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A Way to Support the Military Child

Are you a business that supports the military child?

Operation Purple Camp needs help!  This is a great opportunity for military children that have been thrust into the whirlwind of deployment to enjoy a week with other military kids.  They will experience camaraderie, activity, smiles, resiliency and just plain fun.  The program is free for military families that are paying for the stress of war in so many other ways.


However, many kids will be unable to attend Operation Purple Camp this summer due to lack of funding. THEY NEED YOUR HELP! Help us continue supporting military kids next summer by donating to Operation Purple Camp today.

The National Military Family Association is a 501(c)3 charity helping military families of all ranks and Service branches. Their network of more than 1 million military family members is among the largest in the U.S.   They need your help.  Will you consider donating to help send a military child to camp this summer? 

If you have just a small budget that you can give please do that.  It will be money well given!

Thank you.




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MilitaryAvenue has no affiliation with National Military Family Association.  We only recognize an opportunity for local businesses to reach out where they are needed most.

Grab the Eye of the Military Community with a Banner Ad!

Military Avenue is offering a 50% Discount for Featured Partner Banner ads for 10 days!

Reach out with the Featured Partner Banner as seen below and take advantage of this offer before the end of February.  Grab the eye of the eye of the military community that is just beginning the PCS season and relocating to your area. 
Featured Partner Banner Example

A Featured Partner Banner (and General's Package) means you are seen on every page at your installation(s) with a rotating banner that links to your ad.  The Generals Package includes your logo and five other images!  Perfect for realtors, auto sales, product images, area tourism and much more.  With your BANNER discount you are saving $300!  This will place you at the top of your category and increase your ad traffic for an entire year. 

Current Advertisers: Log into your account and select the upgrade, you do not need to create a new account. Log in here: Account Log in. Use the coupon code "BANNER" for the 'Featured Partner General's Package' option. BANNER has to be all caps. Here are some step-by-step directions if you would like some assistance.

Featured Partner Banner Example
New Adverstisers: Click on Business Sign up, Scroll down to 'Featured Partner General's Package' and fill in your information. At the end of the process please use the coupon code "BANNER" to get the package at 50% OFF. BANNER has to be all caps. Please call us with any questions at (877) 425-9992 or email Dale@MilitaryAvenue.com

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Pictures are worth a thousand words!



We are offering a free upgrade to any business that offers a military discount through February 15th. This upgrade will allow you to place one image, a hot link to your website along with your business information.

Eye Candy increases traffic. Using images such as your logo, product or personal photos draws people in - and makes them pay more attention to your content.  Plus images on your ad will make customers zoom into your adspace and will increase search engine hits.  Face it:  Eye Candy increases traffic and that equals increased sales!  Within your adspace, captions on the images will also benefit your ad traffic.

Here are a few examples of current ads with the upgrade:

Mountain Brook Lodge
Jardine's Restoration and Painting Company
Rock of KC
First Home Mortgage
The Inn at Tabbs Creek

Consumers relate more to images that you have taken of staff, facilities, houses, or any image within your market.  Make yourself and your business more relatable, this builds trust and trust builds long-term customer relationships.

Take advantage of this offer before February 15th.

Current Advertisers: Log into your account and select the upgrade, you do not need to create a new account.  Log in here: Account Log in. Use the coupon code "VISUAL" for the 'First Class Package' option at no charge.  VISUAL has to be all caps.   Here are some step-by-step directions if you would like some assistance.

New Adverstisers: Click on Business Sign up, Scroll down to 'First Class Package' and fill in your information.  At the end of the process please use the coupon code "VISUAL" to get the package at no charge.  VISUAL has to be all caps.

Please call us with any questions at (877) 425-9992 or email Dale@MilitaryAvenue.com

Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.  The internet is finally catching up with what the offline world has known for a long time.

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Pilot Program: Military Discounts by County

You talked. We listened.
Learn more about our Pilot Program for veterans not near a military-installation.
Military Discounts and support by county.
We are happy to announce a pilot program for two counties, Kent County, Michigan and Monroe County, New York.   Each of these counties are home to thousands of veterans and their families.  Specifically, there are more then 36,000 veterans alone in Kent County and 49,000 veterans in Monroe county. (https://www.va.gov/vetdata/Veteran_Population.asp)

These veterans want the support of their communities and we are ready to help get the word out.  They are not located near a military installation and so previously there was no local outreach on MilitaryAvenue.com.  We are about to change that!

We know that we will find local businesses in these counties that want make veterans their customers.  As these pages on MilitaryAvenue grow we will consider adding additional counties.  Tell us where should we reach out to next?

If you know of businesses that wants to reach our military, veterans and their families tell them about MilitaryAvenue.com.  They can create their free ad today!  http://militaryavenue.com/ListWithUs.aspx

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