Posts Tagged “promotions”

How to Capitalize on Sports Fandom — Even If You’re Not a Sports Bar

How do sports impact restaurants — and even the revenue of non-sports-theme restaurants? Here are a few quick statistics: When Lebron James returned to Cleveland and the Cavaliers, the city saw a 30%-200% increase in local restaurant revenue.

His return boosted restaurant revenue all year long, including during winter, Cleveland’s traditional restaurant off-season.

Experts estimate that his return was worth $500 million to the city of Cleveland.

Sports mean big money for the restaurant industry — with or without your city’s own Lebron James.

But it’s likely that if you’re not a sports bar or sports-themed restaurant, you may have viewed sports promotions as outside of your purview. Not only is that a mistake, but it’s a costly one.

The sports industry is worth $73 billion and growing. In a nutshell, there are four ways to take advantage […]

Christmas in July: Why Now is the Time to Start Thinking about your Holiday-Themed Gift and Comp Cards

The summer is in full swing and the holidays are probably the last thing on your mind. As much as we don’t want to think about snowflakes and holly branches, now is actually the best time to start thinking about your restaurant’s holiday-themed gift and promo cards. Here’s why:
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Consumer Demand

In a recent survey, 73 percent of adults said they would purchase at least one gift card to give as a gift during the holidays. Those same adults said that 34 percent of the gift cards they planned to purchase would be for restaurants. With gift cards being such a hot item, restaurants should make sure they have an ample supply of holiday-themed cards and carriers.

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Using Instagram as a Restaurant Marketing Tool: Running Contests

Dennys InstaOne of the simplest, cheapest ways to increase guest engagement and foster meaningful relationships in today’s world is to run promotions and contests on social media platforms. Promotions and contests excite fans about what your brand can offer them, and using Instagram makes it so easy for fans to participate. Creating the content for these campaigns doesn’t have to be complicated – according to Senior Director of Brand Engagement Erik Jensen, Denny’s (already well-versed in using mobile marketing) aims to authenticate their Instagram content by “taking conversations that happen in a diner booth and bringing it online.” Here’s how to optimize engagement and foster real customer relationships with Instagram promotions and contests:

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