Store Promotions Offer New Customer Engagement

Store promotions get customers excited

Consumers love contests that involve a mix of foods and ingenuity. They enjoy taking a well-loved family favorite and putting their own spin on it. That was on full display when the latest of Papa Murphy’s store promotions, the hugely successful “Bake Outside the Lines,” wrapped up recently.

“We had more than 7,000 ‘recipe hacks’ entered, from all over the country, which showed that people really enjoy Papa Murphy’s, and they love that we have products that they can customize when they order, and do even more customizing when they get them home,” says Leslie Thompson, Senior Director of Brand and Customer Marketing. “It was a huge win for us, and for our franchise owners, because they were able to really engage with their communities and benefit from all the interest the contest generated from in-store promotions with codes to download recipes, as well as all the social media campaigns we did around it. And the contest still has a lot of life, because we created a page on our website to showcase the winners and some other hacks.”

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Giving franchises the support to grow

Contests such as “Bake Outside the Lines” are just one way Papa Murphy’s supports franchise owners through store promotions. Others include customer-activation programs that generate new traffic and ramp up repeat business. Those are held throughout the year, and are anchored by robust, ongoing social media campaigns that have created nationwide buzz for the brand. These marketing initiatives are just one element of the wraparound support every Papa Murphy’s franchise owner can expect.

“Our goal is to drive traffic for our franchise owners, whether that’s for a special occasion or event, or simply to create awareness day in and day out,” Thompson says. “This baking contest really focused on how we are different in that you are buying a raw product, so you can be really creative and customize it however you wish. We wanted it to be a way for guests to tell us, and each other, how they would leverage all our products. It also was a way to get them to try additional products from the menu, so boost total visits as well as visit frequency.”

Learn more about the Papa Murphy’s franchise opportunity

Papa Murphy’s take and bake pizza franchises is a low-cost investment opportunity, offering high growth potential. Join this dynamic brand as we expand our footprint across the United States. Initial investment costs range from $308,469 to $557,879, depending on numerous factors, including geographic areas, condition of the premises, and construction costs. We have grown to more than 1,200 locations thanks to a business model built for entrepreneurs who are passionate about quality, service, integrity, and most of all — pizza.

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