Blog Hero

How to Market a Trunk Show for Eyewear

How to market a trunk show for eyewear

As an eye care practice, hosting a trunk show is an excellent strategy to showcase new eyewear collections, engage with your patients on a personal level, and ultimately boost your retail sales. However, the success of your trunk show largely depends on effective marketing strategies that not only create buzz but also ensure your target audience walks through the door. In this blog post, we’ll dive into actionable tips on how to market your eyewear trunk show, ensuring it’s a hit.

Understand Your Audience

Before you dive into planning, take a moment to understand who your audience is. Are they fashion-forward individuals, parents looking for children’s glasses, or perhaps a mix? Tailoring your marketing messages to the needs and interests of your specific audience can dramatically increase engagement and turnout.

Leverage Social Media

Social media platforms are powerful tools to create excitement and inform your audience about your upcoming trunk show. Here’s how you can use them:

  • Teasers and Countdowns: Begin posting teaser images of the eyewear you’ll be featuring at the show. Use countdown features to build anticipation as the event approaches.
  • Live Previews: Consider going live on platforms like Instagram or Facebook to give a sneak peek of the products and share details about the event.
  • Event Pages: Create an event page on Facebook, where you can regularly post updates, engage with your audience, and answer any questions.

Utilize Your Email List

Email marketing is still one of the most effective ways to reach out to your patients and potential patients. Send out a well-designed, eye-catching email invitation with all the details of the trunk show. Consider segmenting your email list to tailor messages based on specific interests or past purchases.

Offer Exclusive Deals

Everyone loves a good deal, and exclusive offers can be a compelling reason for your patients to attend. Perhaps offer a discount on purchases made during the trunk show, a gift with purchase, or entry into a raffle for everyone who attends.

Partner with the Eyewear Brands

Reach out to the brands you will be showcasing and see if they can offer support in terms of marketing materials or even co-promotion on their social media channels. This partnership can extend the reach of your marketing efforts significantly.

Collaborate with Local Influencers and Businesses

Partnering with local influencers and businesses can create a symbiotic relationship that’s beneficial for your trunk show. Influencers with a strong following in your community can increase visibility and lend credibility to your event. Identify influencers who align with your brand values and have an audience that matches your target demographic. Reach out to them with a proposal that outlines the mutual benefits of promoting your trunk show. Additionally, collaborating with local businesses can help you tap into their customer base as well. Consider joint promotions or offering reciprocal discounts to customers, which can encourage cross-patronage and generate a greater buzz around your event.

Use Traditional Marketing Techniques

Don’t overlook the power of traditional marketing techniques. Posters, flyers, and direct mail invitations can still effectively reach certain segments of your audience. Ensure these materials are visually appealing and clearly communicate the event’s details and benefits.

Leverage the Free Event Planning Checklist

To keep your marketing efforts and the event itself on track, use our free event planning checklist. This resource will help you organize every aspect of your trunk show, from initial marketing efforts to the day-of logistics.

For more detailed guidance on planning events such as trunk shows, don’t forget to view our webinar on planning a grand opening. This webinar offers a wealth of tips that apply to planning any event within the eye care industry, not just grand openings.

In conclusion, a successful trunk show does not happen by chance. It requires careful planning, targeted marketing, and engaging content that resonates with your audience. By following these tips and utilizing available resources, you can ensure your trunk show not only reaches but exceeds your expectations. Remember, the goal is not just to sell eyewear but to create an experience that strengthens relationships with your patients and positions your practice as a leader in eye care and eyewear fashion.

Written by natasha

More Articles By natasha

Our Website Products


Our essential websites are perfect for new start-ups and small practices. If you are ready to create – or upgrade – your online presence and want to get started right away, our essential website is for you.


Our essential+ sites are a step up from our essential sites. You’ll get all the ease and speed of our essential sites, but with 5 extra pages of custom content to tell your patients about your specialty or area of focus.


Our premium sites are highly customized websites with 20–25 pages of unique medical content written especially for your practice’s brand and target market, built following foundational SEO practices, and featuring a fully custom design. 


Custom sites are completely custom sites, and are available only by request.


If you have multiple locations or require multiple websites, our Enterprise option is built for you.

Discover Our Website Solutions

What We Can Do For You

We’ll work with you to build a customized plan that respects your budget, represents your unique practice, and achieves your objectives.

Marketing Membership

Search Engine Optimization

Google Ads

Digital Awareness Ads

Email Marketing

Social Media


Dry Eye Marketing

Medical Niche Marketing

Partnered With Industry Leaders in Eye Care

Lumenis logo
Canadian Dry Eye Summit logo
Otto logo
sunbit logo
jobs 4ECPS logo
4 Patient Care logo
Payments 4 ECPS logo
Birdeye logo

Our Lumenis Partnership

We understand that specializing in a niche service can help elevate your practice – and how it is crucial for your patients to understand what you offer.

Marketing4ECPs’ partnership with Lumenis was developed to support its clients with innovative marketing solutions. We support the marketing behind the OptiLight system, helping practices drive awareness to this specialized treatment and make the most of promoting their investment.

What Industry Leaders Are Saying

Our work speaks for itself, but don’t just listen to us. See what industry leaders have to say!

Get In Touch

instagram facebook facebook2 pinterest google-plus google linkedin2 yelp youtube phone location calendar share2 link star-full star star-half chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down chevron-up envelope fax