Franchise Blog

Category: Brand Journalism

On February 23rd, 2016

Important Franchise Sales Takeaways from the 2016 IFA Conference

Changing customer expectations and rapidly emerging technology creates both an opportunity for growth and a performance gap for franchise systems By Thomas Scott, CEO Brand Journalists 2015 was a great year for the franchising industry and in the early months of 2016, the next few years look like an even better time to be a part ...

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On January 12th, 2016

How Documentary Video Can Drive Your Franchise Leads in 2016

Brand Journalists CEO and well known franchise lead generation expert Thomas Scott was recently interviewed for Social Geek Radio by Deb Evans, President Deb Evans Consulting, and Jack Monson, Global Head of Strategic Accounts, Manalto, about the compelling case for documentary style video used in franchise development. Here’s the transcript of the interview: Jack: Thomas tell ...

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On December 15th, 2015

How Much Should I Invest to Start a Franchise Company?

Why some fail and  what can be done to help more new franchise systems succeed Talk to any number of franchise brands at the IFA Convention with fewer than 100 franchisees or locations, and a troubling theme will emerge: An alarming number of them have not been able to grow as they expected. Some have ...

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On June 2nd, 2015

Franchise Lead Generation Featured on Brand Journalism Advantage

Brand Journalists CEO Thomas Scott talks about his approach to using brand journalism to generate leads and engage buyers Brand Journalism Advantage, a national podcast covering content marketing and brand journalism, features interviews with the country’s top content marketers. This week Phoebe Chongchua interviewed Franchise Performance Group’s Thomas Scott about his work in the franchise industry ...

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On March 16th, 2015

Why You Should Use PPC and SEO For Franchise Lead Generation

Smart use of SEO and PPC can make a big difference in your results SEO and PPC are mysterious, smoke-and-mirror tools for business owners. They are attractive and complicated and offer great return if intelligently executed. However, franchisors appear to get deluged with a staggering amount of bad advice and mixed messages from vendors. Here is the ...

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On February 25th, 2013

What are Franchise Buyers looking for? A takeaway from the IFA Convention

Marketing is in the midst of a revolution. The internet, and social media in particular, has wrested control of the conversation away from companies, turning traditional top-down marketing messages into quaint dribbles amid a tide of information being shared and commented upon by the public. How do you navigate the maelstrom? By moving beyond slogans, ...

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On September 18th, 2012

10 Pieces of Business Jargon That Suck

I think I’ve finally decided which piece of horrid business jargon I detest most: “core competencies.” So help me, the next person who starts rambling on about their “core competencies” — especially if they’re referring to “utilizing” or “perfecting” them — gets a vigorous lashing from a noodle. It’ll be a wet noodle — this time. What makes “core competencies” such a nauseating term is that it expresses a simple idea with words that suggest complexity, the kind of arcane notion only the best and brightest MBAs could possibly grasp. It is not. A pre-schooler could grasp it. Your core competencies are the things you do well.

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On August 31st, 2012

Why Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech Is a Model For Brand Journalism

People don't want perfect; they want real. Eastwood shot from the hip and sounded like any interesting person you might run across at the bus stop or corner bar during your day. That’s why his speech is the one people will remember more than any other this political season. People tune out anything they think is “crafted” or “scripted.” Eastwood was real, and real is what people crave.

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On August 27th, 2012

What is Brand Journalism?

Today, the typical person no longer trusts a company at face value. It is human nature to hate being sold, so most people avoid salespeople like the plague. When we want or need a service, we look to sources we trust and ask others for their opinions. You might say we are in the age of the expert opinion, and the expert is just about anyone besides a company trying to sell us something! For companies, the implications are huge.

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On August 16th, 2012

Brand Journalism Tactics: Are You Using the Right Language For Your Audience?

[googleplusauthor] Choosing the right words is critical when telling your company’s stories How do you know you are using the best words in your online stories so they resonate with your target audience? That’s a question that we ask ourselves constantly while creating brand journalism content for our clients. Language can be tricky because language ...

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