Mid-to-late summer is often a slow time of year for many businesses. People are on vacation, kids are out of school, and the warm weather often creates an air of sluggishness around the office. But even if the phone’s not ringing, clients are out of town, and nothing much seems to be happening, there are still several important things that marketers can do right now—even during the “slow” time of year—to help boost their sales results.
Each year, the movie industry churns out a line-up of summer blockbusters that bring people out in droves, and each year the bar gets higher, with opening weekends topping a whopping $208 million. So how does Hollywood generate the buzz needed to get people into the theater? It’s all in the marketing.