Feeling the crunch-time stress of planning your holiday marketing strategy? There's still time to repurpose content and reach prospects and leads before the end of the season.

Think you have all the time in the world to plan a seasonal content marketing strategy? According to Google, over half of all holiday purchasers start researching before Thanksgiving.

Naturally, some purchases and business relationships happen in the blink of an eye. But for every transaction that takes place as the result of a trade show handshake or spur-of-the-moment social mention, there are dozens involving careful research and steady content consumption.

That’s never more true than at the end of the year – especially online. At this point, the one-third of customers who started digging early (before Halloween) might have made up their minds, but there are still lots of users who will be sorting through product ratings and thought leadership pieces before they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner.

So what can brands do to grab their attention? Start building a content calendar – immediately. Think about the buyer’s journey, and determine which touchpoints likely customers are likely to brush against. This means coordinating social media marketing, email and content production.

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Alex Butzbach is a Marketing Writer at Brafton. He studied Communications at Boston College, and after a brief stint teaching English in Japan, he entered the world of content marketing. When he isn't writing and researching, he can be found on a bike somewhere in Metro Boston.