Serving Up Marketing Insights from the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit

Sep 08, 2021

A primary goal of industry conferences is to make important connections – with customers, prospects, partners, peers and others, who can help you advance your business goals. So, it was great to be doing just that – after more than a year away from the in-person event circuit – at the recent Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, in Atlanta.

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Tags: direct mail, employee engagement, brand consistency, QR Codes, local marketing, franchise marketing, data-driven marketing, Actionable Marketing Data, Restaurant marketing, direct mail campaign

Use Data to Stop Guessing Your Way to Marketing Campaign Success

Jun 11, 2021

For marketers, a primary goal is to maximize marketing ROI by ensuring marketing spend produces the best results. This means sending campaigns to the right people, at the right time, with the right message. But how can you know what’s right?

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Tags: marketing ROI, campaign management, brand consistency, marketing campaign, target marketing, marketing data analytics, data-driven marketing, market research, data-driven marketing campaigns

Podcast Transcript: How to create sustained data-driven, organic growth

Aug 20, 2020

Our Guest: Jim Stadler, Executive Vice President,
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Company: First Midwest Bank

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Tags: branding, bank marketing, brand consistency, customer experience, strategic bank marketing, Bank Marketing Today by Vya, podcast, mergers & acquisitions, brand story, brand awareness

Streamlined Marketing: Tips for Templating Success

Jun 05, 2020

These days, flexibility is a powerful tool for maintaining balance and navigating uncertainties. This applies especially to marketers who may be managing campaigns across multi-location businesses, facing dynamic local market conditions.

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Tags: brand consistency, local marketing, streamline marketing, distributed marketing, flexible marketing

Podcast Transcript: How to bring a brand story to life in an industry undergoing consolidation and acquisitions

Mar 16, 2020

 

Our Guest: Eric Giesecke, Chief Marketing Officer

Company: WesBanco

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Tags: branding, bank marketing, brand consistency, customer experience, strategic bank marketing, Bank Marketing Today by Vya, podcast, mergers & acquisitions, brand story, brand awareness

How Effective Local Marketing Drives Franchise System Growth

May 28, 2019

In a recent post, we touched on the ever-increasing competition for qualified franchisee candidates. According to data cited by the Franchise Performance Group, some 4,000 franchise brands are competing for just under 14,000 new franchisees entering the marketplace. This level of competition requires franchisors to differentiate and create value for franchisees across every aspect of the business.

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Tags: brand consistency, growth, franchise, franchise local marketing

IFA 2019 - Recapping the International Franchising Association’s Annual Convention

Mar 27, 2019

I recently attended the International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention (IFA 2019) in Las Vegas with my colleague Allan Greer. This was my first time at IFA, which is a bigger conference, with a broader franchise focus than the consumer marketing franchise events I regularly attend. What I liked about IFA 2019 was the chance it provided to learn more about the various roles within franchisor organizations and the challenges they face.

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Tags: branding, brand consistency, franchise, franchise marketing software, franchise local marketing

Brandemonium Breaks Out in Cincinnati

Oct 25, 2017

Cincinnati, the “brand capital of the world,” recently served as the backdrop for Brandemonium, a week-long, experiential, brand-focused conference and festival. Vya was fortunate to have a front row seat to this first-ever international brand event, which took place right here in our own back yard.

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Tags: branding, brand consistency, marketing technology, marketing productivity, brand experience, marketing staff

Getting the Banking Customer Experience Right

May 16, 2017

Relationships have always been at the core of bank marketing success. While face-to-face transactions and handwritten notes have largely given way to mobile deposits, online bill paying, emails and texts, knowing and connecting with your customer on a personal level is as important as ever.

On the path to building lasting customer relationships, bank marketers must distinguish themselves from ever-increasing competition. There’s also the pressure to rise to elevated consumer expectations that are based on the streamlined, personalized experiences perfected by companies like Amazon and Uber.

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Tags: bank marketing, brand consistency, financial services, local marketing, banking customer experience

How to Support Your Local Associates for Successful Community Sponsorships

Apr 20, 2017

Whether you’re a bank with local branches or a franchise business with multiple locations, local sponsorships offer a powerful way for your local representatives to build relationships and visibility in the communities they serve. Sponsorships are effective because supporting local sports teams, charitable causes, the arts and other cultural organizations puts your brand in front of the customers and prospects you most want to reach at the local level.

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Tags: bank marketing, brand consistency, financial services, local marketing, legal and regulatory compliance, franchise, community sponsorship, local advertising

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