Ally Svenson, co-founder of MOD Pizza with her husband Scott, is no stranger to starting and growing a business.
Social media is a regular function of our franchise development team. We use it to generate leads, nurture existing prospects, and validate that the franchise candidate is right for our brand.
"Global Director of Buzz" was Stacey Kane's title when she worked for AmRest Holdings, a Wroclaw, Poland-based company with more than 900 restaurants in 12 countries in Eastern and Central Europe.
Successful franchise development hinges on proactive validation--what a candidate discovers before completing your lead generation form.
Keith Gerson & Tim Johnson
If you've been around the sales and marketing world for any number of years you know the concept of an "Aha!" moment.
We believe in utilizing many different marketing channels to reach our candidates, and more importantly, in targeting those in the right markets and for the right category or model.
Arby's has come a long way in the past few years. Over that time, the legacy brand has launched a series of innovative, meat-focused menu items, including the sizzling Brown Sugar Bacon sandwich lineup, the most successful limited-time offer platform of 2015.
Public relations is witnessing something of a tactical evolution these days, but at its core it's still all about communication and relationships. No two elements are more fundamental--or effective--in designing and executing a franchise PR strategy.
As a franchise organization you've recognized by now that your competition is more diverse and complex than it has been in the past.
Consumer marketing around the world is both the same and different from country to country. Adapting to the differences is critical in marketing a brand successfully overseas.
When it comes to a successful social media strategy, Valerie Kinney's advice for franchisors is succinct. "Stay focused, yet nimble," says Kinney, vice president of marketing for CertaPro Painters.
Franchisors, take note! Your franchisees have the ability to own a moment--many moments in fact. For example, the moment an office team needs to take a working lunch and an intern types "sandwiches" into Google Maps..
Bank lending cycles last about 7 to 10 years, and in every cycle bankers find some "out with the old, in with the new" approaches to lending.
With so much attention on social media and digital marketing, it's easy to neglect one of the oldest, most effective ways to reach your customers and attract new ones: four walls branding and neighborhood marketing.