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7 Must-Have Restaurant Marketing Tools That Are Super Easy to Use

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 09:30 — EZ Texting

Maybe you just had a grand opening for your restaurant. Or perhaps your daily lunch crowd just isn't what it used to be since a competitor opened up next door.

Whether you own the local trendy coffee shop or a full-service fine dining restaurant, you still have the same problems. You have a business to run that requires a lot of your attention every day. This means that your marketing often falls to the wayside and your seats aren’t staying as full as you’d like.

The solution to your marketing troubles may be simpler than you think. By adding a few simple tools into your toolkit, you could start generating results without a huge time investment. Let's take a look at a few restaurant marketing tools that could help you launch new marketing ideas for your restaurants.

7 Restaurant Marketing Tools That the Pros Use

We have worked with a lot of restaurant owners over the years. Along the way we have learned which tools have helped them succeed. Keep reading, and we will show you seven must-have tools that you can use to implement effective…

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Marketing for Real Estate Agents Made Easy: 7 Action Items for 2019

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 09:00 — EZ Texting

As a real estate agent, your job involves so much more than just selling homes. You have the dual roles of marketer and salesman. And while a lot of seasoned agents learn through trial and error, we're here to give some real estate marketing shortcuts that are perfectly positioned for young, Millennial home buyers.

You are responsible for marketing your clients’ properties to potential buyers. To be successful, you also have to constantly market yourself, your knowledge, your value, and your services. Sounds exhausting, right? But you can start on our strategic marketing for real estate agents action items right now on your laptop or your mobile phone.

To help kick this year off strong, we've compiled a list of essentials that are actually easy and budget-friendly.

Strategic Marketing for Real Estate Agents in 2019

We've worked with hundreds of real estate agents over the years and found some strategies that they use to be successful. We narrowed that list down to seven essential real estate marketing ideas that we think every agent should have in…

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6 Effective Gym Marketing Strategies for the Truly Bold

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 09:00 — EZ Texting

For gyms and fitness centers, turning prospects into long-term members is a huge challenge. As a gym or fitness center business owner, you’re probably familiar with this story:

There is a flood of new sign-ups beginning in January on the coattails of lofty New Year's resolutions. Then, throughout the year, memberships start to trail off. In fact, 80% of gym members quit within the first five months.

In this article, we’ll show you some of the most unusual but effective marketing strategies that we’ve seen gyms and fitness centers use to meet their membership goals. Use these expert insights to increase member engagement, boost renewals and attract new customers.

6 Proven Marketing Strategies for Gyms

In order to build a marketing plan, you’ll need to leverage the power of a few mission-critical practices and tactics. When done correctly, effective marketing strategies help people reach their fitness goals and, in turn, those customers help you to meet…

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The 5 Best Real Estate Marketing Tools to Use in 2019

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 18:39 — EZ Texting

The real estate industry has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the past several decades. Since it hit rock bottom in 2012, the number of real estate agents has been steadily increasing. The National Association of Realtors reported having over a million members in 2018, and that number has been steadily increasing.

To stay competitive as an industry-leading realtor, you need to constantly reevaluate the effectiveness of your marketing activities. There are a number of real estate marketing tools available to help you attract more home buyers, promote new listings, sell more homes, and more.

To take your real estate marketing to the next level this year, you need to invest in the results-driven marketing tools on our list.

Real Estate Marketing Tools Agents Must Use in 2019

In this list of tools, you’ll learn how to turn a competitor into an asset, discover new ways to communicate with customers, figure out how to save time on routine tasks, and even transform your smartphone into a powerhouse virtual tour…

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7 Fresh and Easy-To-Implement Restaurant Marketing Ideas

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 17:53 — EZ Texting

As a restaurant owner, you’re tasked with a multitude of mission-critical responsibilities including managing your staff, keeping customers happy, organizing inventory, keeping the restaurant clean, building a reputation in the local community, and more.

No matter how busy you get, you still have to find time to increase your per table ticket sales and bring more guests. To help get you started on the right foot, we put together this list of quick and easy restaurant marketing ideas for attracting more customers.

7 Fresh Restaurant Marketing Ideas to Make Your Restaurant Sizzle

Follow these quick and easy marketing tips to make your restaurant sizzle. In most cases, the following restaurant marketing ideas can be implemented in less than 30 minutes — it’s that easy!

1. Show Off Your Staff

The human element is a major component of any successful marketing campaign. People don’t buy from businesses, they buy from people. This is especially true for restaurants.

People love to be served by joyful workers. When…

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5 Sizzling Restaurant Marketing Strategies You Can Swipe

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 15:05 — EZ Texting

As a restaurant owner, you’re probably wearing more than one hat. From managing inventory to coordinating staff, a restaurant owner’s work is never finished.

In the hustle and bustle of your normal work week, it's easy to pass over the marketing items that are on your to-do list.

Then that mid-week slump hits.

Now all of a sudden those marketing to-do’s that you didn't have time for are back at the front of your list. Are you attracting the right kind of customers? And if so, how do you get them to come back in more frequently and bring their friends and family?

To help, we have compiled some of our top attention-grabbing tips into one list to help you get started strong in 2019.

5 Attention-Grabbing Restaurant Marketing Strategies for 2019

This year, there are a few things you’ll need to do as a restaurant owner.

  • You need to promote your business.

  • You need to show customers who great your food is.

  • You need to encourage repeat business and word-of-mouth referrals.

Keep reading to learn exactly how to accomplish these…

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Real Estate Digital Marketing Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:51 — EZ Texting

When it comes to home shopping, buyers are turning to the internet more than ever before. In fact, prospective home buyers spend valuable time researching the home’s history, amenities, and price point before contacting the real estate agent.

This new way of shopping means that you need to make a shift in your marketing strategy. Establishing your online presence and leveraging digital marketing is no longer optional for real estate professionals.

You have to upgrade your playbook if you want to compete. In this article, learn more about the latest real estate digital marketing hacks you can use to attract more customers and sell more homes.

The Top 5 Real Estate Digital Marketing Hacks

Over the years, we've helped thousands of real estate professionals use text messaging to maximize the effectiveness of their digital marketing efforts. Additionally, beyond text…

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Real Estate Marketing: 6 Disciplines to Master in 2019

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 21:42 — EZ Texting

What are home buyers and sellers looking for in a real estate agent in 2019? They're looking for professionals who are responsive, objective, detail-oriented, helpful, innovative, and knowledgeable.

As a real estate agent, the challenge is to convey these traits to prospects. What do these traits look like in action? How will they know that you're the right agent to assist them in their home transition journey?

We'll show you how to master the disciplines of real estate marketing to make 2019 your best year yet.

Master Real Estate Marketing with These 6 Disciplines in 2019

Real estate marketing is unique in that it combines both service (yours) and product (the home) marketing. You have to both make homes look great and show buyers and sellers that you have the local home market expertise, dedication to service, and attention to detail that will help them make their dreams come true.

Follow these six disciplines to make 2019 your best year yet.

1. Deliver the Details (Creatively)

When you put a home on the market, your service is on display as much as the home itself. Make sure that the photographer covers the…

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5 Restaurant Marketing Tips to Attract More Customers On Demand

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 21:32 — EZ Texting

Is it possible to boost restaurant business on-demand?

Restaurants experience lulls during certain times of day or periods of the year. Chron contributor Laura Woods points out that the timing of these slow seasons may vary for individual restaurants.

A restaurant may experience a slow season for a number of reasons, including holidays and seasonal changes, most commonly determined by its location. For example, the summer season is often slow for many New York City restaurants, as many residents spend a great deal of time out of town. Restaurants in some areas experience heavy traffic during holidays such as Christmas, while others receive a significant drop in business.

If it was possible to get more people in the door during those down periods, would it benefit you?

It is, in fact, possible, and it's not that hard.

Take advantage of these five restaurant marketing tips to fill your tables when you want and grow your business.

5 Restaurant Marketing Tips to Get Customers When You Want Them

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7 Quick Hacks for a Marketing Strategy for a New Restaurant

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 20:04 — EZ Texting

Opening a new restaurant has its unique challenges and opportunities. You don't have an existing customer base, so there's no guarantee of success. Before long, your window to capitalize on "the new restaurant in town" effect will have closed.

Getting off to a strong start could make or break your business. Depending on the depth of your cash reserve, you only have a few days or weeks to get to a self-sustaining profit level.

So you need to get as much mileage out of your first few marketing campaigns as you can to keep your dream alive. We've helped a lot of new restaurants launch well with text marketing. We'll cover mobile marketing and a lot more to help you put together a marketing strategy for a new restaurant.

7 Growth Hacks to Develop a Marketing Strategy for a New Restaurant

Follow these seven tips to nail your new restaurant marketing strategy, and you'll be off to the races.

1. Nail Down Your Niche

Every business has a target market: a portion of the population which they can serve well. You'll have to take some guesses about your market when you open a…

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