Full Service Marketing Firm Specializing with Foodservice, Franchise and Retail Multi-Location Brands, Celebrating 25 Years in Business 1990 – 2015
Duke Marketing, LLC., a full service marketing communications firm specializing with restaurant, retail and franchise multi-location organizations, will celebrate 25 years in business this year with numerous events and announcements.
For 25 years, Duke Marketing has specialized with multi-location organizations (chains), offering a full range of marketing services and serving as Agency of Record for numerous top brands. Services include: strategic planning, thought-leadership, brand creation and refresh, public relations, consumer promotions and cause marketing, local store marketing, training, crisis communications, franchise communications, market-by-market planning, creative development, in-store communications and collateral, advertising, social media planning and management, and media buying.
Duke Marketing was founded by California native, Linda Duke, in 1990. “I knew what I wanted to do when I was just a kid,” said Linda Duke, founder and CEO. “I went to school to be an artist and create product packaging and labels, but I wasn’t any good! Fortunately, I figured out my passion was marketing and food, and I met my friend and Creative Director, Janet Berge, over 18 years ago, and together we have created some amazing work for Duke Marketing clients!”
Duke Marketing has served the foodservice industry for 25 years and has won numerous awards for clients over the years including, Best Promotion, Hot Concepts and Top Movers & Shakers. Today, the small northern California shop contributes its success to keeping its client roster short thus enabling Linda Duke to focus her energy on the client’s brand. “My passion is to take brands from under the radar, to top of mind with guests and, drive sales as uniquely as their brand,” says Duke. “I am immersed in our client’s brands and our goal is to increase sales by double-digits!”
Duke Marketing’s multi-location clients over the past 25 years include:
California, Bay Area: Strings Italian Restaurants, Skip’s Music, Noah’s Bagels, Round Table Pizza, Il Fornaio, Red Boy Pizza, Pasta Pomodoro, Papyrus Stationery stores, Chevys Fresh Mex, Valu-Rite and HeathMart Pharmacies (McKesson Corp.), Cartridge World, Republic of Tea, Armadillo Willy’s, Togo’s Sandwiches, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, High Tech Burrito, Straw Hat Pizza, Yogurt Mill, Black Angus Steakhouse, A.G. Ferrari Foods, Frank Howard Allen Realtors, Kinder’s Deli & Meats, Powell’s Sweet Shoppe, Mary’s Pizza Shack, Tavistock Restaurants, Firewood Café, Wipe-out Bar & Grill, Pacific Catch, Left Bank restaurants, and BoudinSF.
National clients: Jenny Craig Centres, WineStyles, , MOOYAH Burgers & Fries, Massage Envy, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, Go Roma, Rita’s Italian Ice, Villa Italian Kitchen, FREEBIRDS World Burritos, Starbucks, Cowboy Chicken, Party America, Java City, Pizza Patron, Pei Wei, Sandella’s Flatbread, Mama Fu’s, Elmer’s Restaurants, Genghis Grill, Bear Rock Café, Spicy Pickle, Bruegger’s Bagels, Papa John’s Pizza, H.Q. Business Centers, Grand Traverse Pie Company, Extreme Pita, Arby’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Rockin Baja Lobster, Quiznos, Furr’s Fresh Buffet, Pollo Campero, Sammy’s Wood-fired Pizza, Daphne’s Greek Café, Honeybaked Ham, City Wok, Hagen Daz, Boston’s Pizza, Big Bubba’s Bad BBQ, and more! Complete Portfolio of clients and case studies can be seen here: http://www.dukemarketing.com/portfolio.html
Ms. Duke is a nationally recognized speaker and educator. She will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART), conference in February, and speaks frequently at industry and client conferences across the country. Ms. Duke was a founding member of the National Restaurant Association’s Fast Casual Industry Council, FCIC, and a member of the board of directors of the California Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation, CRAEF. Ms. Duke is a published author, “4 Star Restaurant Marketing Cookbook-Recipes for Restaurateurs™”, created a national educational training program, Local Store Marketing University LSM-U™, offered to multi-unit retail and restaurant operators, and is a contributing writer for restaurant, hospitality and franchise industry trade and business publications, and publishes Restaurant Marketing Magazine.
About “Four Star Restaurant Marketing Cookbook—Recipes for Restaurateurs™”
“Four Star Restaurant Marketing Cookbook—Recipes for Restaurateurs™”, published by Duke Marketing Publishing in 2008 and written by Linda Duke, one of the restaurant and franchise industry’s foremost marketing experts. “Recipes for Restaurateurs provides restaurant owners and operators with proven marketing tactics in a reader-friendly format with over 250 photos and real restaurant case studies. This recipe format cookbook includes 100 field tested tips, tools and tactics of successful marketing recipes, ingredients needed, and directions with a tactical guide to generate trial of new guests, build frequency and loyalty of existing guests, increase awareness, check averages and sales for any restaurant. For more information please visit: www.marketing-cookbook.com
LSM-U, Local Store Marketing University™, is an educational program devised to enhance restaurant marketers’ ability to understand, create and implement local store marketing strategies to increase sales and awareness. LSM-U offers educational seminars and online resources as well as educational scholarships for future restaurant leaders. www.lsm-u.com
About Duke Marketing, LLC®
Duke Marketing, LLC, established in 1989, is a California-based full service marketing firm providing strategic communications and creative brand building expertise for multi-location and franchise organizations. Duke Marketing combines a full range of services with on-target strategies, fresh ideas and break-out creative concepts to offer complete sales driving solutions for multi-unit restaurants, retail, hospitality, and foodservice operations. For more information contact Duke Marketing at 415-492-4534 or please visit www.dukemarketing.com or Facebook
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