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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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Customer Retention for Auto Repair Shops image

Almost more so than any other industry, auto repair and service shops depend on customer loyalty to survive. After all, people aren't rushing out and buying a new car every six months - they keep the one they already have for as long as possible. Therefore, the goal of your direct mail marketing campaign is simple: you need to convince them that taking care of this most precious of investments is the right thing to do, and that if they want to do that properly, they need to book an appointment with your shop and nobody else's! The nexus where those two ideas meet is where customer retention is born. Powerful Automotive Marketing Ideas For Your Shop By far, one of the most ...

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Increasing Restaurant Revenue with Direct Mail image

Any seasoned marketer will tell you that in terms of response rates and return on investment (ROI) alone, the choice between targeted mailing vs. digital offers for your restaurant isn't actually much of a choice at all. Only targeted direct mail campaigns, coupled with a consistent and forward-thinking marketing strategy, will generate you the types of increased revenue you need when you need it the most. Making Targeted Mailing Work For You One of the best ways that you can increase your restaurant revenue with direct mail comes by way of the unique opportunity to target new movers in your area. People move into your city all the time - people who might not have local friends or family members, and ...

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Making the Most Out of Your Retail Valentine’s Day Marketing image

Despite the fact that there are so many other marketing channels out there, direct mail is still the biggest marketing opportunity for your retail business - whether you're a brick and mortar store or an e-commerce business doesn't actually matter. Collateral like direct mail postcards are tangible - people can hold them in their hands or pin them up on their refrigerator. Make no mistake, that's the edge you need to truly make your retail Valentine's Day marketing shine. Taking Your Retail Valentine's Marketing to a Whole New Level Below are just a few of the many, many examples of things you can do to align your seasonal marketing efforts with your direct mail capabilities: You can send out specific, Valentine's ...

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