13 SMS Marketing Templates to Use This Father’s Day
The next big retail event in our eComm calendars is Father's Day, which falls on June 20 this year. Brand marketers should start preparing their dad-themed campaigns soon and use the opportunity to attract shoppers who want to buy something special as a gift.
No matter what creative ideas you’re considering, there are a few key components to any winning text marketing strategy:
Consider the situation: The pandemic still has an impact on our daily lives and even if things are slowly getting back to normal, for many people all over the world this Father's Day might still not be the long-awaited family reunion. So you can once again be your customers' hero, keep them on the safe side and help them pick the best gift for their dad online.
Make it personal: Approach your subscribers with their first names to make your message more personal, to create a sense of connection, to show appreciation and respect for their family bonds.
Add a sense of urgency: By making your offers time-sensitive you’ll see an increase in sales, because most people wouldn’t want to miss out on a good value. Impose a sense of urgency with wording like “Limited time offer” or “Items are low in stock” to spark FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).
Offer good value: Make a deal that your subscribers can’t resist. Emphasize on the value and the benefits to shoppers if they decide to purchase from your store.
Add a pinch of humor: if there is one time of the year when cracking dad-jokes will be well received, it is around this holiday. So when you draft the copy of your text messages don’t forget to inject some humor into it.
The templates we are going to give as an example here follow all of the above guidelines and will make your promotions suitable for Father’s Day and, at the same time, really effective in terms of engaging your subscribers.
#1 - Universal Offers, Gift Sets and Discounts
This Father’s Day merchants should consider offering their subscribers special themed gift guides, product bundles or holiday related special collections. Shoppers would really appreciate the extra time and effort you put to offer a wide variety of dad-products to make their choice as easy as possible.
Here are few examples of text messages that can easily fit your brand’s strategy:
#2 - Style/Hobbies
Finding creative gifts for dads could become a challenge. But in the past few months, as dads all over the world had more free time to catch up on stuff at home and in the garden, it's safe to assume they need special tools and equipment for that.
That is why it is important to consider their hobbies and general interests: maybe it’s a tech gadget, a grooming kit, backyard barbecue tools, or home exercise equipment.
Here are a few text templates that tap into dads passions and interests:
#3 - Subscription - Based Templates
Subscription-based services are another great way of matching Father’s Day offers to their hobbies and interests, one that lasts longer than the holiday itself. Some dads coped successfully throughout social distancing by improving their cooking abilities, others - by honing totally new skills.
Subscriptions could be anything from food products, coffee bundles, books, CDs or event board games.
Here are a few examples for corresponding templates:
With the help of our diverse and creative 13 templates you'll make sure your text marketing game will be on point this Father's Day.
They say that for every type of shopper looking to buy something this Father's Day there is a product and strategy to match. So it is important to know the latest trends and reports on what people are interested to purchase this year so that you could adapt your marketing efforts to it.
Check our latest Father's Day blog post for special offers that will boost your subscribers and increase sales. Incorporate some of our ideas into your next campaign and let us know how it went!
Mariya Arabadzhieva Todorova
Mariya is a Content Creator at SMSBump with strong passion for writing, crime novels and puzzles. Travel & Gaming enthusiast.