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Why Direct Mail Continues to Work for Restaurants image

According to one recent study, the restaurant industry as a whole will bring in about $863 billion in sales by the end of 2019. Yes, running a restaurant is difficult and sure, a large number of them fail. But if you can establish a solid foothold for yourself, especially in those fragile early days, there's essentially no limit to what you'll be able to accomplish. For years, restaurants have been leveraging direct mail as a core part of their restaurant marketing campaigns to do precisely that. It's a powerful technique when utilized correctly, and this is true for a number of reasons that are certainly worth exploring. The Power of Direct Mail Restaurant Marketing: Breaking Things Down When restaurants use collateral like plastic ...

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Marketing Tips for Restaurant Delivery Services image

If you had to make a list of some of the industries that are becoming increasingly competitive with each passing day, restaurant delivery services would undoubtedly be right at the top. Thanks to the rate at which technology continues to advance, it's easier than ever to get the critical infrastructure of such a service off the ground. However, that means that competing services are cropping up all the time - which is problematic when you're dealing with already razor-thin profit margins. The right marketing campaign, however, can very well be the key value differentiator that you need when you need it the most. If you truly want to make the most of your marketing strategy in an effort to improve ...

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The Top Restaurant Direct Mail Fails to Avoid image

Direct mail is a perfect way to not only leverage the power of targeted mailing to your advantage for your restaurant, but it can also help improve your response rate and your ultimate ROI at the exact same time. It is not, however, a silver bullet. Case in point: there are a few key restaurant direct mail fails that you will do well to avoid at all costs moving forward. Mistake #1: The Fast Expiration Date On the one hand, the logic is somewhat sound: if you want to create a sense of urgency for your restaurant, you want to have an offer that inspires people to act sooner rather than later. That might include sending out a coupon with a ...

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Building a Better Franchise Marketing Strategy image

Whether you own a franchise or are supporting a network of franchises, one of your key jobs is to create a strong, all encompassing marketing strategy that will A) help maximize the full potential of your brand, and B) that will help each specific location stand out among competitors in increasingly crowded marketplaces. Sounds easy, right? In truth, building a better franchise marketing strategy IS a lot more straightforward than you probably think it will be. You just have to keep a few key things in mind. The Art of Franchise Marketing: Breaking Things Down By far, the most important things to understand about franchise marketing is that you need to prioritize brand consistency across the entire franchise. Yes, each location is different ...

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Take Advantage of Moving Season image

Spring is almost upon us yet again, which means only one thing: moving season is right around the corner. Beginning in April, countless people around the country will break free from the winter blues and move into new homes in a veritable tidal wave of activity that lasts until the end of September. The most important thing for franchises like yours to understand about this is that according to one recent study, during this period new movers are literally five times (!) more likely to change their buying habits and give your business a try than they are at any other point of the year. They've just moved into a new area, they don't really know where all the cool stuff is ...

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Marketing Strategies for Landscapers image

The warm summer weather is almost upon us yet again, which can mean only one thing: the busy season is about to kick into high gear for landscapers across the country. If you had to make a list of all the things that were difficult about seasonal marketing, timing would be right at the top. As a landscaper, you can't wait until warm weather arrives before you start your next campaign. You need to catch people while they're still only thinking about summer - getting into their heads early so you can stay there from May to August, and beyond. The Art of Seasonal Marketing for Landscapers To make the most out of your direct mail campaign this summer, start by ...

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How to Market Pest Control Services for Summer Customers image

Any marketing veteran can tell you that seasonal marketing is every bit as much an art as it is a science. If you're a pest control business, summer is probably your busy season. However, just because summer has yet to arrive doesn't mean that you shouldn't already be ramping up your marketing campaign. If you wait until warm weather finally hits, it'll be far too late - and nearly every other company around you will have beaten you to the jump. Instead, you need to start thinking TODAY about how you're going to best position yourself to reach all those relevant customers when the temperatures finally start to rise outside. That, of course, requires you to keep a few key ...

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Get Your Customers to Market FOR You: The Power of Advocacy image

When it comes to your direct mail marketing strategy, one of the core elements that you always need to be positioned to use to your advantage is loyalty. People have grown weary of traditional advertising to a certain extent, as evidenced by the millions of people who use ad blocking software online. But the one thing that people will always look for is a good recommendation from a friend or loved one - and make no mistake, that is absolutely what you want to get in on. Not only is this why a customer retention strategy should always be a priority (remember that it's less expensive to retain an existing customer than it is to get a new one), but it's ...

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Tux and Formal Wear Marketing for Wedding and Prom Season image

Wedding and prom season isn't here quite yet... but that doesn't mean that it's too early to start thinking about your next big campaign. In truth, now is the perfect time for tux and other formal wear companies to kick their marketing campaigns into high gear. Your direct mail postcards should start going out as soon as possible, so that people have all the information they need to find the right provider when that big day arrives (and if you play your cards right, that provider will be YOU). The Art of Wedding and Prom Season Marketing When it comes to this type of marketing, you need to take a more intimate and personal approach than most. Weddings and proms are ...

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Restaurant Grand Opening Marketing Strategy image

The day has finally arrived. You've worked harder than ever, you've put in long hours and now, thankfully, your restaurant is about to open. As this day approaches, remember that direct mail is the most successful tool you have available to you in order to both geographically and demographically target the people who are most likely to become repeat customers for your business. If you truly want to use your marketing to make the most out of your restaurant grand opening, there are a few key tips you'll want to explore. Building the Best Restaurant Grand Opening Ever One of the keys to building your marketing strategy to support a restaurant grand opening involves the realization that this isn't something you're ...

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