We’ve got to hand it to Pizza Hut … clever marketing tactics bring in the bucks for the Texas-based pizza chain. The company’s latest stunt? Setting up an OKCupid account for the brand, according to an article in Time. For those unaware, OKCupid is an online dating site that pairs would-be suitors together. Seriously. Check out Pizza Hut’s profile here. Body type: light and airy. Education: PhD in Delicious.
The company is frequently courted via social media, so in a marketing campaign in correlation with Valentine’s Day, they’ve set up the dating site profile and is encouraging fans to send in marriage proposals. The best proposal idea nets the suitor free pizza for a year.
So what does this mean for you as a small business owner? Think outside the box when it comes to advertising and marketing. Got a cult favorite in your restaurant? (Toppers Pizza, we’re looking at you, kid. Love those Topperstix.) Create a Twitter handle for that item and run a promotion. Start a fan page on Facebook and encourage your customers to LIKE it. Even as a LTO promotion, these moves can generate attention, especially if you make it worthwhile to your fans. The biggest boon? Creating instant buzz for your menu, which has long-reaching potential.
February 22, 2018 | Pizza Expo News
Our first episode of the Pizza Expo Update Show will get ready for International Pizza Expo next month. Managing Editor Mandy Detwiler sits down with show director Bill Oakley to give you the skinny on what to expect on the show floor. Bill outlines this year’s show floor changes. Pizza Expo will take place in… Read More ›
Find out what to expect on the show floor at International Pizza Expo, March 20-22. Managing Editor Mandy Detwiler interviews show director Bill Oakley on show floor changes and its new location in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Read More ›
February 21, 2018 | Pizza Headlines
By Jeremy White Want a first-hand glimpse of what’s going to be happening at International Pizza Expo 2018 in Las Vegas? Well, you’re in luck — Pizza Today is launching the Pizza Expo Update Show tomorrow! From an interview with show director Bill Oakley to a look at the competitions and everything in between, the… Read More ›