December 1, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Soul Food Restaurant

Marketing plays a central role in any company. But when it comes to a soul food restaurant, your ability to market your brand can be the deciding factor between barely making it and achieving stellar industry success.

Marketing is not a siloed business function. It's a cross-organizational discipline with ramifications for your balance sheet and earnings statement.

By leveraging today's best marketing techniques, any soul food restaurant can achieve greater marketing dominance through strategic marketing and robust value messaging

Bundling

Messaging matters - but only to the degree that it communicates value to cost-conscious consumers. Businesses that bundle products tap into the market's psyche by creating the perception (real or imagined) of cost-savings. Most soul food restaurants can use bundling to communicate value to their base. Since the bundling concept is based on discounts, consumers expect to pay less for the bundle than they would if they were to buy the products separately, so you'll need to make sure your bundle offers real value to buyers.

Why Branding Matters

Think of branding as a consumer shortcut. Since the average consumer doesn't have time to thoroughly evaluate every product that crosses their path, they make buying decisions based on the brands they trust. Any and every soul food restaurant has brand characteristics. Smart marketing strategies differentiate and reinforce brand identity. Companies that incorporate brand positioning into their normal marketing routines gradually accumulate higher brand values and are rewarded by consumers.

Media Monitoring

Some marketing initiatives lend themselves to simple measurement while others are more challenging. Direct mail can be evaluated by tallying the cost of inputs (e.g. a premium mailing list, printing, postage, etc.) and measuring the number of customer responses you receive from the campaign. But how do you go about measuring your brand's marketing footprint in geographic and demographic sectors? Fortunately, media monitoring has the ability to give your soul food restaurant a sense of market presence and other variables that are difficult to quantify. If executed properly, media monitoring can help your brand get ahead of negative messaging and exert greater influence over news cycles.

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