Business Promotion Ideas from Left to Right for Election Day
By Mary Kay Rossi on November 6th, 2012
Unless the end of Daylight Saving Time completely threw you, your clocks, and your calendar for a loop, you’re well aware that today is an important day here in the U.S. Small businesses have been at the forefront of many debates, political discussions, and all-around election conversations, so it’s important to cast your ballot. On a lighter note, once you’ve successfully gotten your I Voted Today sticker, consider having a bit of fun at your business with some Election Day promotions.
Looking for ideas? One article suggests bars offer drink specials to get patrons to come out and watch the polling results (a Mitt Julep or an Obama Bahama Mama, anyone?), restaurants provide an election-themed menu, or coffee shops serve beverages in red and blue cups. Even yoga studios are getting in on the Election Day excitement by offering free classes for voters as a way to relax after going to the polls. Hopefully they’re extending that offer to Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney as well.
An important thing to note: remain neutral throughout your promotions. Make all patrons feel welcome at your business no matter who gets their vote. And if we haven’t already mentioned it: Please vote!