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Restaurant Omnichannel Marketing for More Revenue and Higher ROI

by: Allen Graves
5 min read

In today’s digital age of constant transformation, restaurants are striving to understand their guests more intimately than ever before.

As a restaurateur, this means knowing not just what your guests like to eat, but understanding their habits, preferences, demographics, and behaviors across all touchpoints. Omnichannel marketing, a strategy that integrates data from multiple channels, is the key to unlocking this depth of knowledge.

What is Omnichannel Marketing?

Omnichannel marketing is a holistic approach to guest engagement that seamlessly connects all customer touchpoints across both online and offline channels.

Unlike multi-channel marketing, which sees individual channels working in isolation, omnichannel marketing considers the entire customer journey.

Omnichannel marketing for restaurants is a strategic, customer-centric approach that provides a seamless and unified brand experience across all channels and touchpoints.

Rather than operating independently, channels like social media, websites, email marketing, mobile apps, online ordering and reservations, and physical locations work cohesively to engage customers.

The idea is to collect as much data as possible from these various channels to form comprehensive customer profiles for your restaurant guests,

This approach leverages data across all channels to better understand guest behaviors, preferences, and needs, enabling the restaurant to deliver personalized experiences, send targeted engaging marketing messages, enhance customer loyalty, and ultimately increase sales.

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Gathering Guest Data from Multiple Touchpoints

To paint a clear picture of your guests, you must collect data from various sources to understand the complete customer journey. This includes WiFi logins, website forms, social media, online ordering platforms, Point of Sale (POS) systems, reservation systems, and online review sites.

Each data point contributes to a fuller understanding of your guest’s habits, preferences, demographics, and overall behavior.

– Guest WiFi Logins

With the widespread use of smartphones, WiFi logins are a gold mine of guest data. When guests log in to your WiFi at your place of business, you can capture key performance metrics and demographics within a captive portal, all of which help you understand your guest’s on a more granular level.

– Website Forms and Social Media

Website forms can help capture crucial guest information, including email addresses and preferences, while social media interactions can offer insights into a guest’s sentiments, preferences, and engagement with your brand.

– Online Ordering Platforms and POS Systems

Analyzing data from online ordering platforms, reservation systems, and POS systems can reveal restaurant insights into guest patterns in a guest’s dining habits, menu preferences, and spending behavior.

– Online Review Sites

Online review sites offer a wealth of information on customer satisfaction and areas for improvement. Using AI, a platform like Bloom Intelligence can even respond automatically to your reviews in a timely manner, with branded voice, and relevant responses.

Bloom Intelligence can collect data automatically for you from all these different channels, building your guest database faster and easier.

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Building Comprehensive Guest Profiles

By aggregating and analyzing this multi-channel data, you can form comprehensive guest profiles that reflect the complete customer journey.

These profiles can then be used to segment your customers based on various attributes like behavior, preferences, demographics, and loyalty.

With these segmented lists created it becomes possible to execute targeted, personalized marketing campaigns. Personalization is the essence of a successful marketing strategy.

The segmented guest profiles enable you to create and deliver personalized marketing messages that resonate with your guests – messaging that they are more likely to engage with, leading to increased loyalty and repeat visits. These could be personalized offers, menu recommendations, first-party surveys, or targeted, triggered automated marketing campaigns.

This type of targeted communication ensures that your marketing resources are being utilized effectively, resulting not only in improved marketing ROI but saving you time and resources to spend on other areas of your business.

Saving Time and Money

One of the key benefits of an omnichannel marketing approach is that it saves time and money. By having a comprehensive view of your guests, you can make more informed marketing and advertising decisions.

The guesswork is eliminated. Instead of casting a wide net with broad marketing messages, you can create targeted restaurant email marketing campaigns that appeal directly to the specific segments of your guest profiles.

Furthermore, the automation of data collection and analysis dramatically reduces the amount of manual labor required, freeing up your time to focus on other aspects of your business.

Having a deep understanding of your guests not only enhances their experience but also leads to an increase in marketing ROI. By delivering personalized messages that resonate with your guests, you’re likely to see increased engagement, repeat visits, and higher spending, all of which positively impact your bottom line.

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In Conclusion

Omnichannel marketing, fueled by data from multiple touchpoints, can revolutionize the way you engage with your guests. By understanding your patrons on a deeper level and personalizing their experiences, you set your restaurant apart from the competition.

The result? Increased loyalty, improved marketing ROI, and an enhanced reputation for your restaurant.

In essence, every WiFi login, online order, social media interaction, and customer review tells a story about your guests. The power of omnichannel marketing lies in weaving together these individual narratives into a comprehensive customer profile, helping you understand and cater to your guests in an unprecedented way.

Insightful interpretation of data can reveal patterns and trends, offering invaluable guidance for your marketing efforts. Segmented customer profiles allow for precision targeting, enabling you to reach out to your guests with relevant messages that inspire action.

This level of personalization has a profound impact on guest engagement. When your guests feel understood and valued, they are more likely to engage with your brand. This not only improves their overall experience but also boosts their loyalty, leading to increased frequency of visits and higher spending.

Plus, the ability to track and monitor the effectiveness of personalized marketing efforts means you can tweak and refine your strategies in real time. This agility is a significant advantage in a landscape that’s constantly evolving, helping you stay ahead of the curve.

Furthermore, the time and cost savings are significant. Omnichannel marketing, with its integrated approach to data collection and analysis, eliminates the need for manual data handling. This not only streamlines your operations but also reduces the risk of human error, leading to more accurate and reliable guest insights.

It’s not just about marketing smarter; it’s about creating meaningful connections that drive long-term loyalty and growth.

Schedule a Free Demo Today

Bloom Intelligence is an AI-powered restaurant marketing platform that includes a powerful customer data platform, automated data collection, automated WiFi marketing, and reputation management tools.

Guest data is collected from multiple sources and aggregated into one single platform, making it simple and easy to analyze and segment your restaurant’s guest profiles.

Bloom makes guest data collection effortless, allowing you to quickly execute the strategies listed above, saving you time, increasing customer lifetime values, attracting new guests, improving your reputation, and boosting your bottom line.

To see more of what Bloom can do for your restaurant, schedule a free demo today, or call us at 727-877-8181.

Restaurant Marketing FAQs

What is Restaurant Marketing?

Restaurant marketing is the process of getting people to visit your restaurants. Restaurant marketing creates loyalty, provides data to research, analytics, and allows restaurants to gain a better understanding of their ideal customer profile. It utilizes all customer channels: guest WiFi, website, social, rating sites, mobile apps, email, text, and advertising.

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What is WiFi Marketing?

WiFi marketing is a marketing technique that uses guest WiFi to collect & clean customer data such as names, emails, phone numbers, customer behavior, and demographics. This data is used to personalize marketing campaigns to increase customer loyalty, build online reviews, and save at-risk customers. The performance of every campaign can be tracked down to the tangible ROI of a customer walking back in your door.

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What is Restaurant Reputation Management?

Restaurant reputation management is the process for restaurants to manage customer feedback and creating systems to improve customer experiences, passively build positive online reviews, and save at-risk customers. It is a very important aspect of running a successful restaurant business.

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How Does Bloom Identify and Bring Back Lost Customers?

Bloom Intelligence uses machine learning to identify at-risk customers. When one is recognized, the system will send them a message with an incentive to get them to return and re-establish their visit pattern. Bloom users are seeing up to 37% of churning customers return.

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