Marketing your catering business doesn’t have to be stressful. In an earlier post, we touched upon the ways to market a new catering company. Once your company is up and running and have gathered some momentum, however, your marketing strategy should be upgraded. So here are some tips on how to market an already established catering business.
1. Use influencer marketing
Influencer marketing is when you utilize the authority of an influencer in your niche to market your services. For instance, if a lot of people follow a famous wedding planner for tips and advice, he is the influencer. If you post an article on his blog and link it back to your website, it would be helpful. You can also do guest posting for a popular wedding blog. All you need is to contact the owner and request him to post your article on their blog.
Since hundreds of people are already following the blog, there’s a good chance that some readers will contact you with a catering order. However, convincing the influencer could be a challenge. So offer them value first. For instance, if you can convince them that your article would give new information to his audience, then he’ll probably give you a chance. Make sure that your article links back to your website, so that you can boost your SEO. Speaking of SEO, it would be a good idea to hire an SEO consultant or digital marketing expert for the job.
2. Organize taste testing
When it comes to winning new catering contracts, nothing works better than getting your prospects to taste your best dishes. But it also helps in your marketing. For instance, keep updated about any news about upcoming corporate events in your city. Contact the event organizer and tell them that you want to organize taste tastings session for them. You can also organize tasting sessions in local open-house programs. This would cost you some bucks, but it’s a good way to promote your catering business.