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The Marketing Touch

Michael Attias Feb 23, 2022
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Every touchpoint a customer or prospect experiences is marketing. Some are major like a website, and some are minor like how the aprons look on your staff.

With close to ninety percent of communication being non-verbal, it’s important to take inventory of everything and anything that can persuade or influence a sale.

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Expert Tips for Caterers and Post-Pandemic Catering [PODCAST]

Michael Attias Feb 16, 2022
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Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed for the latest episode of Forktales, the popular restaurant, beverage and hospitality industry podcast.

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Insta-Catering:  5 Tips for Promoting Catering on Instagram in 2022

Michael Attias Dec 29, 2021
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Though I know a thing or two about sales and marketing, I have always been a later adopter of social media. 

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Stay Ahead With an Actionable Catering Marketing Calendar for 2022

Michael Attias Nov 3, 2021
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Leonard Bernstein once said, “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.”

Never having quite enough time feels like a prerequisite for owning a catering business. Something always comes up to throw you a curveball. All we can ever do is roll with the punches.

The one thing we do have control over is the plan.

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Catering Software Feature Highlight: Autopilot SEO Reviews

Michael Attias Jun 17, 2020
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Getting reviews for your restaurant or catering business is one of the most important activities you can do to improve your catering marketing.

CaterZen’s catering software has made the arduous process for getting client reviews completely automated. We also ensure that your reviews are optimized for search engines and prospects.

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Niche Catering: The Epitome of Effective Target Marketing

Michael Attias Feb 26, 2020
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When I first opened my restaurant in 1992, I wasn't thinking about niche markets.

In fact, back then, I had never even heard of Black Friday. I'm a buyer, not a shopper.

But when a local department store, Dillard's, called my restaurant to order a drop-off catering for approximately two hundred people, it piqued my curiosity.

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Increase Your Value (and Catering Sales) Through Convenience and Loyalty

Michael Attias Feb 20, 2020
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Infomercials are full of lies.

When I was a kid, I was into advertising marketing before I ever really knew what it was. I would read magazines from the back to the front so that I could look at the ads first.

Sometimes, I would wake up in the middle of the night and watch infomercials. I remember how cool I thought Ronco Pocket Fisherman seemed, that was one of my favorites.

So I was a fan of direct marketing, long before I had any clue what it was or how it worked.

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Catering Sales Growth Through Operational Marketing Reminders

Michael Attias Feb 12, 2020
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Michael Gerber, author of the amazing book 'The E Myth', was very helpful for me when I was first building my business.

The biggest takeaway a lot of people have gotten from that book is that you should always be working on your business, not in it.

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Direct Mail Isn’t Dead! How To Build Catering Sales With Offline Marketing

Michael Attias Feb 5, 2020
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Anyone who’s followed my career knows about my famous x-ray mailer.

In May, there’s a week called "Hospital Week", where hospitals will feed their staff as a sort of reward and thank you for all that they do.

I printed sales letters for Hospital Week on a black background, with white lettering on a transparency film, so they looked like an x-ray.

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If It Isn’t Broken, Don’t Fix It: Catering Promotion in 2020

Michael Attias Jan 29, 2020
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Don't get bored with the old.

There's a reason why we use the expression 'the tried and true'.

Sure, it's great to try out new ideas and try to think outside the box once in a while.

But when you're planning your marketing strategy for the whole year, the most important thing you should be focusing on is utilizing the things that have already worked for you in the past.

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