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Archive: April 2019

On April 12th, 2019

Franchise Sales Hack – Why You Should Hide Lead Source From Your Salespeople

Listen to This Podcast: What This is About: If you manage franchise salespeople who handle organic, non-broker leads, how often do you hear passionate feedback from them that leads from a particular source are poor quality? That leads from a particular source have no money, are not qualified, are just kicking tires, ect? Is this ...

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On March 18th, 2019

How Content Marketing is Changing for Franchise Development

Content marketing is not just writing, it is a lot more complex than ever before and it is changing rapidly Creating a real, contextual connection with your franchise buyer prospect requires more content and different styles of content than ever before. Listen in as we discuss the challenges and talk about strategies for winning at ...

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On March 10th, 2018

Thomas Scott Named to Titus Board

Scott Named to Titus Center Board of Advisors Brand Journalists’ CEO Thomas Scott has been appointed to the board of advisors of the Titus Center for Franchising, a center of excellence based at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The Titus Center provides franchise-oriented academic coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in franchising. The ...

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On May 5th, 2017

How to Get More Franchise Sales Results From Portal Advertising

Don’t be quick to write off portals – they produce 20% of the sales in the franchise industry We recently collaborated with Franchise Growth Network to talk shop about franchise portals. The conversation with Matt Alden and myself encapsulates my best advice for clients I work with and is an important read for anyone involved ...

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On December 7th, 2016

Why Franchise Salespeople Miss the Mark with Younger Buyers

As the number of younger franchise buyers surges, franchise salespeople still don’t know how to connect with them Younger franchise buyers are flooding the market these days, and the franchising conferences – from Franchise Leadership and Development Conference (FLDC) to FranTech — spent some focused time exploring that reality. Smart franchisors see the benefits of ...

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On October 6th, 2016

Takeaways from the 2016 Franchise Leadership & Development Conference

Gradual growth, record demand and younger buyers force change in franchise development It’s hard to believe it is the 18th year of the Franchise Leadership & Development Conference (FLDC). From humble beginnings with fewer than fifty people, the event has grown to become one of the premier places for franchise recruitment professionals to learn about ...

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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 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 August 3rd, 2012

Why Brand Journalism is the New Key to Franchise Lead Generation

Quick, close your eyes and try to recall a business mailing, magazine advertisement or online banner ad that you’ve seen in the last week. It should be easy — the average person is exposed to several thousand display ads a day. But are you able to recall a single one? It’s hard, isn’t it.

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