Linda Duke to Moderate “Top Ten Marketing Strategies for Restaurant Brands,” 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18th with MEG Executives from Denny’s, Corner Bakery Café and Dairy Queen at Largest Tradeshow for Foodservice Industry, Chicago, IL, McCormick Place
Duke Marketing, LLC., a full service marketing communications firm specializing with multi-unit restaurants, retail and foodservice operations, announced today chief executive Linda Duke will moderate a panel of three Marketing Executive Group (MEG) board members at the upcoming 93rd annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18th, 2013. This annual restaurant industry event is the third largest tradeshow in the Northern Hemisphere and attracts more than 1,800 exhibiting companies and 70,000 attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 100+ countries.
“It is a privilege to be asked to speak at the NRA show this year,” stated Linda Duke. “I am excited to share the stage with fellow MEG members Bill, Diana and Eric who will present their marketing successes and tips for attendees in a conversation around top strategies for today’s restaurant marketing.”
Ms. Duke, a 20+ year marketing expert and editor of Restaurant Marketing Magazine, will moderate three of the National Restaurant Association’s Marketing Executive Group (MEG) board members including Co-Chairman of MEG, Bill Ruby, Vice President of Field Marketing for Denny’s, MEG board member Diana Hovey, Chief Marketing Officer of Corner Bakery Café, and Co-Chair of MEG, Eric Hughes, Marketing Executive from Dairy Queen, “Top Ten Marketing Strategies for Restaurant Brands”, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18th, ROOM: S404ABC at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. Please see: http://www.restaurant.org/show. Panelists plan to tell first-hand how they succeed at everything from social media to brand evolution and send attendees’ home with ten strategies to use for their own brand and begin applying right away.
“Linda Duke is a highly respected marketing speaker and we appreciate her commitment to our industry,” said Julia Kanouse, Vice President of Marketing, National Restaurant Association. “Incorporating our MEG Group to share the stage and their insights will give attendees at least ten great ideas to take away.”
The Marketing Executives Group is one of ten study groups formed by the National Restaurant Association more than 25 years ago to provide education and networking opportunities to those members in the restaurant industry responsible for marketing. MEG hosts two annual conferences which provide time to share ideas with peers, mingle with industry sponsors, and this year is holding its annual event May 15th – 17th at the Westin Michigan Ave. More information at: http://cf.restaurant.org/education/studygroups/meg/
Ms. Duke is a nationally recognized speaker, author and educator. She speaks frequently at industry and client conferences, and is a member of the board of directors of the California Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation and one of the founding members of the National Restaurant Association’s Fast Casual Industry Council. Ms. Duke is an author of “Recipes for Restaurateurs”, and publishes Restaurant Marketing Magazine, an online quarterly industry resource.
Duke Marketing, LLC. was established in 1989, and 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 marketing solutions for multi-unit restaurants, retail and foodservice operations. For more information contact Duke Marketing at 415-492-4534 or please visit www.dukemarketing.com