Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Trend Challenge

The Promotional Frenzy Team wants to help online small businesses sell their products through smart marketing. One way you can really help the visibility of your shop is by keeping up with current trends. If your shop has items each month that people are looking for, and you tag them appropriately you should get good traffic just from listing and tagging items with current trends!

With that in mind we will be giving Challenges to help Inspire and Motivate you to keep your shop current. For this challenge, there is a list below of trends to watch for this Spring. Your challenge:  Make 1 NEW item for your shop inspired by something in the list below.

Once you have made a piece, list it in your shop, tag it with the trend keywords and then POST YOUR NEW ITEM in the Comments of this blog!  

We would really love it if you would add to your description of your listing, "Inspired by The Promo Frenzy Trend Challenge: http://promofrenzyteam.blogspot.com "

With links to your items on our blog and links in your item listings to our blog we should all receive valuable back-links for our shops and wonderful exposure!

 You have to post a link to the comments of this blog NO LATER THAN MARCH 27th Midnight (eastern/etsy time). We will pick a winner at random (using random.org ) from the links posted in the comments.  The winner will be announced and given a feature on the blog in April.

*** PRIZES  ****
 
The random winner will receive a blog feature here on this blog.

** PLUS **  The winner's items will be BLASTED via Tweet bombs to over 40,000 twitter followers.

We will set up tweet bombs and RT the items to our networks!   We will also Pin to our Team Pinterest Account the winning items!  http://pinterest.com/etsypromofrenzy/


 ****** LIMIT OF 2 ENTRIES ******

WE ENCOURAGE you to make treasuries based on these trends, and include the people who post links in this blog!  Tag: Promofrenzy for extra exposure!!  You can feel free to post the treasuries in a comment here too!

TRENDS
Bright Colors for a Pop
Florals
Polka Dots
Geometric shapes/patterns 
Emerald Green
Reclaimed Materials (Earth Day theme)
Personalized Mother's Day Gifts
Easter Themed

Have fun and get creating!!!



104 comments:

  1. Hmm I have to start thinking what to do for this great challenge:)

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  2. Great challenge! I will need to think on this one :)

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  3. I can NOT wait to see all the beautiful creations you guys come up with! Please help promote so we can see some new shops!!

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  4. Ooh, I'm excited. I needed a little inspiration, and this has got my mind going!

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  5. Oh boy!I haven't had many torch days! I'll have to take this list with me!!

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  6. Great idea! I like the challenge. Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates.

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  7. What a fun idea! I'll have to come up with something :D

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  8. Wow love this challenge already had a few of the trends in mind to do just haven't gotten around to doing them NOW I will :)

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  9. combination FLORAL and EASTER
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/104812803/vintage-deer-fawn-figural-hand-painted

    so cute!! great Trend challenge!

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    2. Bill.... your item needs to be a new listing... this one has been up for sometime.. can you give me another one as I already assigned you #1 before I realized it was not a new listing... thanks.

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  10. Hmmm.... I love a challenge! Better put my mind to this! You were quick Bill!!

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  11. I love a challenge... have to get my thinking cap on for this one... If I remember correctly we had numerous entries for our last challenge.

    Have fun everyone, create gorgeous things to share...

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  12. You nailed the Trends, Janet ... all wonderful ideas!

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  13. Great ideas - I'll have to give this one a think. :)

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  14. I love this challenge! I see polka dots in my future!

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  15. I love this challenge! I see polka dots in my future!

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  16. Can't wait to enter this contest. I have some new items entering my shop that fit perfectly into the reclaimed materials trend.
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/Reinventedbyme

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    1. Samantha.. you must enter one item not your shop!!

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  17. I love the idea of the challenge! Most themes I find inspiring so I'd better get creating!

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  18. How great is this. here is my items www.etsy.com/listing/125599408

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  19. oh i have one :)
    In Colors that Pop category :)
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/126329925/statement-ring-cocktail-ring-hot-pink

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    1. #2 for our challenge... lol.. look out - I do believe Peeli won our last challenge!

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  20. What a fun challenge! I'll be back with something to add to the list! *Ü*

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  21. Love this challenge here is mine for the challenge for the Emerald Green

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/126347255/emerald-green-beadwoven-earrings

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  22. Great challenge! This listing has Colors that Pop, Floral, and Polka Dots all in one :-)


    www.etsy.com/listing/124994836/reading-eyeglass-case-with-magnetic?

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    1. Nan... gorgeous but must be new item since challenge was made!! You have lots of lovely items I am sure to list!! Deleted you double post, ok!

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  24. How about bright colors and patterns?
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/126371489/crocheted-plastic-bag-holder-bee-striped

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  26. #5 Charlene... adding you to the list.. cute.

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  27. #1 https://www.etsy.com/listing/126561077/vintage-signed-kramer-flower-brooch-and

    New listing FLORAL!!

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  28. My second entry GEOMETRIC SHAPES

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/126528204/vintage-double-square-gold-brooch-with

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  29. MY 1st entry - Either POP of Color or Spring Flowers

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/126818319/spring-flower-button-necklace-mother-of

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  30. Here's mine. Mothers day gift, emerald green and floral and maybe we could even squeeze in bright pop of color and pattern, lol! https://www.etsy.com/listing/126766219/emerald-green-floral-monogram-pendant?

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  33. I listed this for spring/ summer trends or for Mothers day gift
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/126999776/orange-heishi-white-butterfly-pendant

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  34. Trend Challenge item ... www.etsy.com/listing/126422054/ombre
    Bright Colors for a Pop & Emerald Green

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  35. Trend Challenge item

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/126941120/dicloric-glass-necklace?

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    1. Cindy - put you under Mothers Day and Easter #10!! Pretty.

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  36. Okay, here is my item: Emerald Green
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/126937766/chandelier-earrings-with-emerald-green

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  37. fun fun fun

    here is my 1st item

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127063194/tiny-sterling-silver-post-earrings

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    1. Eva...put you under Pops of color #12 - cute idea.

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  38. Great idea!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127029432/peter-pan-collar-knitted-collar-crochet

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    1. Lovely Ineassa... #13 under Emerald Green!

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  39. Here's one I thought would work well with the Easter theme:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/126440155/white-dove-handmade-lampwork-glass-bead

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  40. Here is my first item for the challenge for the emerald green theme
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127310109/emerald-green-fused-glass-twig-bowl

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  41. Here is my first item for the challenge - Polka Dot theme
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127097501/polka-dot-makeup-bagzippered-pouch

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  42. Here's my first challenge item - Reclaimed Materials (Earth Day Theme)

    www.etsy.com/listing/127451584/earth-day-raven-pendant-reclaimed

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  43. Here's my second item for spring! New wash cloths for mom!
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127524464/cotton-dish-cloths-wash-cloths-pink-and

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  44. My entry for the Floral category (could be geometric too I suppose...)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/127561904/geometric-flowers-copper-cuff-bracelet

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  45. Here is my second entry. This one is for Pop of Color!
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127514800/nectarine-orange-magnet-vase-li-304

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  46. Here's my second entry - Bright Colors for a Pop

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127581419/green-recycled-glass-pendant-colorful?ref=shop_home_active

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  47. Here is our entry- Reclaimed Materials (Earth Day theme)
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127583052/wood-bottle-stopper-upcycled-wine

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  48. Floral item (also mothers day gift)
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127608646/floral-wine-charm-gift-set-wine-bottle

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  49. Floral trend, here's my entry:)
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/126405912/fabric-earrings-rose-floral-bright

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  50. Here is Alex's new item, not sure whether to put it in FLOWERS or EMERALD GREEN category???

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127634236/sterling-silver-flower-posts-green

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  51. Submission #2. Florals Category.
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127637243/lilac-purple-flower-earrings-dangle

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    1. Very pretty!! #26 - I am impressed 2 submissions! Can you do one for me....lol

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  52. Second submission. GEOMETRIC category

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127640129/geometric-topaz-pendant-statement

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  53. Here is my entry...
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127657501/springtime-bracelet-in-blue-green-and

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  54. Here's my second entry: Pop of color https://www.etsy.com/listing/127666291/pop-of-color-printable-bookmarks-fine?ref=af_shop_favitem

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  55. Pop of bright color
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127610732/fruit-wine-charm-gift-set-wine-bottle

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  56. Waited until the last minute to do a polka dot necklace :)
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127658610/polka-dot-ribbon-and-bead-necklace-light

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  57. My 2nd entry. Mothers day gift idea
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127595338/mothers-day-gift-jewelry-blue-turquoise

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  58. my 2nd item

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127562060/steampunk-dragon-ring-industrial-modern?ref=shop_home_active

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    1. Not sure what category you want this one in but it is entry #33!

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  59. Here are mine:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127692345/happy-glass-bead-set-pink-red-yellow-on?

    and

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127691830/happy-floral-glass-bead-focal-red-pink?ref=v1_other_2

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    1. Lovely HOlly.... #34 - pop of color adn #35 - florals

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  60. Here's mine finally!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/127706411/triangle-necklace-geometric-jewelry-fine

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  61. For Geometric:
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127646045/makeup-bagzippered-pouch-padded-flat?ref=shop_home_active

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  62. Awesome idea...many thanks for sharing this article...
      Promotional Products

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