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How to Build Your Email Marketing Lists for Maximum Results

Posted by Jonathan Bales on Dec 11, 2018 8:30:00 AM


Email lists have been a foundation for essentially every business over the last several years simply because of the utility of incorporating an email list for customers to subscribe to. Having a way to directly reach customers who want to engage with your product or service holds a much higher value than otherwise broadcasting your business, hoping customers will connect with you. 

Staying connected with past customers is as important or even more important than reaching new customers. Pareto's Principle of the 80-20 rule can be applied to business in the sense that 80% of your business comes from 20% of your customers. Now this is not an absolute for every business or even any business, it simply stresses the point that loyal customers make up a large percentage of a business's margin and should not be neglected. This is why so many business professionals will yell from the rooftop about how important building an email list is.

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Topics: Business, Branding & Marketing

5 Winning Food Truck Start Up Marketing Strategies to Implement

Posted by Niki Pacheco on Dec 6, 2018 8:30:00 AM

So, you've made the leap into the food truck business and you have your brand-spanking-new-shiny food truck and you are ready to hit the road and sell your amazing food to the public. According to IBIS World data, the food truck industry had 870 million dollars in revenue in 2016. So, kudos to you for making the leap!

As successful as it has become, it is also very stressful. Trucks break down, regulations get tougher and people are unpredictable. This is why you must have some solid marketing strategies to pull out when the going gets tough. Below, you will find 5 marketing strategies that can get you through a pinch for your food truck start up. The common thread through all of these is basic... Be Creative.

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Topics: Branding & Marketing, Restaurants

Everything You Need to Know How To Build Your Restaurant Branding

Posted by Mariana Vera on Nov 29, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Whether you are working on branding your new restaurant or rebranding an existing one, restaurant branding is about more than creating a strong visual identity or a memorable dining experience for your customers. It’s about understanding exactly who you are as a company and why people are coming to your restaurant, rather than with your competitor.

Here's everything you need to know about building your restaurant branding.

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Topics: Restaurants, Branding & Marketing

Holiday Email Marketing for Restaurants: 6 Ways How to Get it Right

Posted by Mariana Vera on Nov 27, 2018 8:30:00 AM

For many restaurants, the holiday period, spanning from November to New Years day, is not exactly the most profitable time during the year. A decline in business is noticed by 61 percent of restaurants during the holidays (Chron).

With a little advice on getting your email marketing right can give you the holiday boost your restaurant desperately needs. 

Because who wants to lose money, right?

Let's begin.

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Topics: Branding & Marketing, Restaurants

Why Simple Branding Always Wins

Posted by Jorge Pacheco on Nov 22, 2018 8:30:00 AM


The way consumers feel about a company and perceive their products and services is very important. The success of any company depends not only in sales, but also brand recognition, which would make it very hard for any organization to stay in business if customers are indifferent to its brand

As designers, we consider branding as an emotional feeling. That is why we pay so much attention to a brand as a whole, not only as a logo or a type of font... And this is why we strive to create brands that create a connection with all constituencies in a fast and simple way that does not create indifference because it is too busy or overwhelming. 

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Topics: Branding & Marketing

10 Sure Signs It's Time to Invest in Restaurant Marketing

Posted by Steve Averill on Nov 15, 2018 8:30:00 AM

 

So, you are at a place where you think you might need some restaurant marketing but you are not quite sure? Check out these 10 tips to help you decide if your restaurant is ready to be launched into marketing orbit! If you answer yes to 3 or more of the below then it is a sure sign that its time to make an investment for your restaurant's future. 

1. You have no plan.  This is the single hardest thing to do because it requires management to stop and actually THINK about what they are doing.  Action without planning means running in place.  You need a plan and a sounding board for that plan.  Hire a restaurant marketing company to view your business objectively and get ready to make some changes that will bring you to the next level.

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Topics: Branding & Marketing, Restaurants

7 Proven Ways to Increase Your Web Traffic

Posted by Mariana Vera on Oct 30, 2018 8:30:00 AM

The amount of web traffic your business receives is a way to analyze if your brand is catching the attention of consumers - new and old.

When running a business, it can be a challenge to get your website to rank on a search engine.

If you feel that you are doing everything you can to market your website, but the clicks are just not coming in, then it's time to try something new!

Here are seven different ways you can increase your web traffic. 

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Topics: Branding & Marketing, Websites

Our Graphic Design Studio Welcomes New Client: It's A Grind

Posted by Silvia Lilly on Oct 25, 2018 8:30:00 AM

(Source: It's A Grind)

Kulture Konnect is thrilled to announce our new client...(drum roll)...It's A Grind Coffee House!

For those of you who have never heard of the speciality coffee house, It's A Grind is famous for their high-quality Arabica coffee beans and operates more than 15 locations in 3 states and 3 international locations. We are confident to say they will continue to grow! We are honored to be a part of their future! 

Our creative team happily hopped onboard to take on their design work starting out with two of our favorite design pieces shown below, which is featured inside two of their locations. These designs are very much inspired by city landmarks such as the San Leandro Downtown Gateway, the San Leandro East 14th Street and MacArthur Boulevard Gateway.

Jorge Pacheco, who worked closely with the designs, shared how pleased he was that there were no limitations on how innovative we were allowed to be, "it's been so refreshing to have the liberty to design in such a creative way for the coffee house. Not only was the designs inspired by landmarks but the design style was inspired by ecclectic colorful South American regions."

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Topics: Branding & Marketing

Boost Restaurant Sales With Text Message Marketing This Holiday Season

Posted by Mariana Vera on Oct 9, 2018 8:30:00 AM

The holiday season is among us and you know what that means for your restaurant... less and less seats are filled due to the fact that people are focusing their money on gifts and decorations rather than dining out. Blue Sky Local reports that 61 percent of restaurants notice about a 20 percent drop in their business during the holidays.

But what customers don't realize is how many holiday deals restaurants have to offer! They need to know they can still indulge in great food without breaking their bank.

The game-changer? SMS text message marketing. Everyone will know about the delicious turkey dinner you are bringing to the table. 

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Topics: Restaurants, Branding & Marketing

Print & Digital Marketing: How to Make the Best of Both Worlds

Posted by Mariana Vera on Oct 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM

 

Today, children are asking for tablets instead of bicycles when they turn five, and a two-year-old knowing how to take a selfie before speaking a complete sentence is considered completely normal. This is the age of millennials, the generation that is all about using digital outlets. And it is no secret to businesses, as they have turned to digital marketing as their primary source of advertisement and that's because of how inexpensive digital marketing is to gain brand awareness.

This is telling of our society and the way we have allowed the internet to play everyday roles in our lives. Statista shows that 77 percent of the US population has an existing profile on a social media platform in 2018. The American Press Institute reported that 88 percent of millennials get their news from Facebook alone. Does this tell us that we are no longer relying on print?

Is print truly dead? Believe it or not, people are still using print for their advertising needs. One example, it was found that billboard ads still reap benefits. MediaLease found that 56 percent of people will share an ad they have looked at by talking about it. Word of mouth, folks.

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Topics: Print & Web Design, Social Media, Branding & Marketing


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