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On June 21st, 2016

What You Missed At the 2016 International Franchise Expo

Interest in franchise opportunities continues to rise and franchising is more diverse than ever before By Thomas Scott, CEO of Brand Journalists The International Franchise Expo is the largest franchise trade show event for potential franchise buyers in the world. This year’s attendance was one of the largest on record, and the event has seen ...

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On March 15th, 2016

Why Your Franchise Development Video Campaign Is All Wrong

Leverage prospects’ emotional connections to your brand and unlock results By Josh Harrell, VP of Video Strategy When Keith and Chris McBrayer opened their first Captain D’s franchise two years ago, they were overwhelmed by the support of their local community they loved so much, by the business they brought in, and ultimately, by fulfilling ...

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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 October 16th, 2015

Important Franchise Development Takeaways from the 2015 Franchise Leadership and Development Conference

The franchise buyer takes control – are you prepared to meet them where they are? By Thomas Scott Franchising is an unusual industry. For an industry that generates more than $25 billion a year in sales and has thousands of competing companies, it remains one of the most transparent. Attend any franchise conference, and you’ll find ...

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On October 13th, 2015

Google Reports More Visitors on Mobile Devices Than Desktops for First Time

Percentage of visitors increases from 29% to more than 50% in one year Google quietly announced on its blog recently that in 10 countries the number of users using the search engine on mobile devices was larger than the number of desktop / laptop users for the first time in history. Last year, the number ...

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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 November 13th, 2014

Why You Shouldn’t Focus On Franchise Lead Generation Quantity

Don’t make the mistake of focusing on leads – focus on franchise buyers By Thomas Scott  Franchise lead generation is a mistake. You might think, “Wow, a mistake? I’m spending upwards of $250,000 a year to generate interest in my franchise opportunity.” That’s true. Companies across franchising typically spend $200,000, $240,000 or $250,000 a year ...

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