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This Jeweler’s Successful Wedding Promotion Could Be Copied By Most Retailers

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It would take some work, but it could pay off.

Here’s an idea that jewelry retailers should consider adding to their promotional playbook. Ben Bridge Jewelers, a Warren Buffet-backed retail chain, is contemplating whether to hold its fifth consecutive $100,000 Wedding of the Century contest after it proved more successful than anticipated, as Southern Jewelry News explains.

“Our bridal business has doubled in the last five years,” Marc Bridge, the company’s VP of marketing, told SJN. He added that he believes a similar yet scaled-down promotion could be done by any jeweler of any size in most markets. He advises: “Store owners that sponsor wedding related contests need to commit a lot of resources to manage it carefully, to make it easy and fun, but also beneficial to them as business owners.”

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