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My Digital Farmer | Marketing Strategies for Farmers

Nov 1, 2023

Do you wish more of your current CSA members would renew their share early?

I just wrapped up my end-of-season "early renewal" promotion campaign to my current CSA members, and it's October 23. I asked 400 members to give me their commitments for next summer.

My results?... 310 of 385 spots were pre-sold in 7 days before November 1st! That's 7 months before we start our season. And most of them came on day one of the promotion period.

In today's podcast, I'm doing a full-scale audit of the whole process, and sharing my 4 step framework that can guide your own planning process behind big promotion launches. This framework can help you build any sales promotion for your farm.

If you're a CSA farmer, this will give you some great ideas for how to build hype and turn your renewal promo into an event.

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CSA Early Renewal Campaigns -- Online Course! Today's podcast does an overview of my 2023 CSA renewal campaign, but I have a deep-dive digital course that will help you personalize the material and build out your own "launch" promotion strategy. The course is called CSA Early Bird Campaigns that Convert. In this program, I teach you my exact process for how I build my renewal promotion campaign every fall, that gets 80-90% of my members to sign up again by November 1st. You'll learn how to build a compelling offer, write the sales emails and social posts, how to create a pre-launch runway, what to talk about in your messaging, and more. I also include swipe files for email copy and social media posts to show you what kinds of messaging you can create over a 7-10 day period to drive the sales.

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