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Your Local Area Marketing Is Key To Any Business

Get 2019 planned with these five great business promotion tips.

Local area marketing will increase the brand and reputation of any business in your local community.

Firstly, Get Involved. All towns and villages have fund-raising days, coffee mornings and other local events that mean something to the local people so try to get involved in these and maybe have a way of raising money for these events or offer a little prize for example. You can also get involved in local community initiatives, things like litter clearing, building projects, park maintenance and many other things that the local communities all have to do.

Give Something Back. Local people like businesses that do something for the local area, especially in the smaller and more closer towns and villages. You could sponsor the local football team, buy something for the nearest hospital or simply give some money to the Christmas lights fund, but whatever you do the local people will take notice and this will increase your reputation in the local area.

Speak To The Community. Encourage local feedback about your business and try to find out what you are doing well and even more importantly what you can improve upon. Hold regular meetings where the local people can come and speak to you and find out what you are doing as if they feel engaged with your business then your reputation will rise.

Attend Local Events. Although you are undoubtedly very busy with your business, try to find the time to attend local events in your area. Making an appearance at charity events, themed evenings, local meetings and all the others things that happen in a community driven society then people will come to know who you are and therefore respect you for giving up your time to attend.

Use Local Services. If the people in your local area know that you as a business are using other local businesses for your requirements, then you can rest assured that they will be more likely to use you instead of some of your rivals. For example, if you needed 500 business cards and 10000 flyers, yes you could get them cheaper from a company two hundred miles away but if you just spent a bit more and used a local business then this will not only reflect favourably on your company but would hopefully reciprocate the business.

Increasing your reputation with local area marketing will take time and a lot of effort, but you have to bear in mind that your easiest business is often the business that is in your local community. These are the people that will see you through the hard times and help to increase business through their friends and family, so you must make the effort now to make sure it all comes together positively in the future.

Build your business with local area marketing and let Hallway Distribution do all the hard leg work for you in 2019.

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Leaflet Distribution Food For Thought

Leaflet distribution is perfect for a whole range of industries and companies. However, there are a few industries that we tend to work with more often than others. The fast food industry is one that we work with on a regular basis.

So, what does the fast food industry see in leaflet distribution and why do they seem to be able to achieve such success?

A Menu in the Home

Takeaway menus are one of the most popular forms of leafleting. The great thing about this simple form of marketing, is that it gives your customers instant access to what you sell and how to buy it.

In fact, delivering menus through letterboxes is so effective that 35-46% of orders still come from these menus.

This is good for food franchises who can avoid paying steep commission rates to 3rd party companies that offer apps for ordering fast food. When relying on these websites and apps, you are also putting a great deal of trust in the 3rd party that there won’t be any online issues that could result in an evening with no orders. Unfortunately, this can be a regular issue which could be avoided if your customers have other means of contacting you.

Delivering Discounts

Menus aren’t the only things that can be delivered to your customers. Discounts, vouchers and other offers often prove to be extremely popular with customers. This is a great way of encouraging customers to engage and puts you at the forefront of their minds when they consider ordering food.

Again, when doing this through the post, you eliminate the possibility of facing issues with technology which could result in unhappy customers.

Control Your Brand Image

With many fast food establishments relying so heavily on 3rd party companies, their brand image can often become confused with the branding of the site they are selling through. Sometimes, this can have a positive impact, but it also means running the risk that you pick up any negativity towards the 3rd party.

However, when using traditional forms of marketing such as leaflet distribution, you regain control of your brand image, delivering directly to the doormats of your customers.

As your customers are encouraged to contact you by phone or by visiting your website, you can have more of a relationship with your customer, enabling you to build up a loyal base of customers who know you as a brand.

There are many factors that make leaflet distribution a great form of marketing for the fast food industry. If you would like to find out more about how leaflet distribution could work for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team here at Hallway Distribution. You can, email us at [email protected] or fill out our online contact form with your details and we will be more than happy to advise you further.

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