Tag: Local Store Marketing

Can You Rely on Corporate Marketing to Drive Sales to Your Local Franchise Location?

Can You Rely on Corporate Marketing to Drive Sales to Your Local Franchise Location?

Every franchise and multi-unit retailer faces this question all the time.  Many franchise organizations require a contribution to a national marketing fund and when Continue reading “Can You Rely on Corporate Marketing to Drive Sales to Your Local Franchise Location?”

Who is Your Marketing Target?  I Bet You Don’t Really Know!

Who is Your Marketing Target? I Bet You Don’t Really Know!

Local Store Marketing 101:  The first question we all learn is “Who is Your Target?”.  Initially, we want to understand basic demographics:  age, sex, ethnicity.  Those are the easy data points that we can learn from any US Census.  Today’s CRM and big data strategies allow companies Continue reading “Who is Your Marketing Target? I Bet You Don’t Really Know!”

MINE! MINE! MINE!  Six Keys to Earning Customer Loyalty

MINE! MINE! MINE!  Six Keys to Earning Customer Loyalty

We all say it.   I have My Dry Cleaners, My Grocery Store, My Gas Station, My Pharmacy.  They are all MINE.  Of course, I don’t own any of these businesses—but, I am a loyal customer of the locations that I fondly refer to as “mine”.   The value of them making me one of their “My’s” is huge.  I am a repeat customer and probably a heavy user from their perspective.

But, I didn’t become one of their loyal customers easily.  Continue reading “MINE! MINE! MINE!  Six Keys to Earning Customer Loyalty”

Why Don Draper Doesn’t Fit Your Business Needs

Why Don Draper Doesn’t Fit Your Business Needs

I spent the majority of my career either working for advertising and marketing agencies or as the client of an advertising or marketing agency.  These agencies were top-notch and among the elite marketers in the U.S.  As a client, they did a great job of meeting my needs at the national and even local market levels.  However, when it came to knowing the needs for an individual franchise location—they just didn’t get it. Continue reading “Why Don Draper Doesn’t Fit Your Business Needs”