Ellish Marketing Group restaurant client Pollo Campero debuts new prototype

Pollo Campero LogopollocamperoexteriorpromoChicken concept, Pollo Campero, aims to keep Latin consumers and appeal to a broader customer base. Ellish Marketing Group, restaurant marketing consultants, is proud to have assisted Pollo Campero and the Pollo Campero management leadership team on concept brand positioning, menu engineering, new menu item development, strategic marketing plans, food photography, menu board creative development, point of purchase material creative as well as direct mail creative and program implementation.
See Nations Restaurant News article for more information on the new Dallas Prototype.

International Franchise Association Emerging Franchise Conference: Warren Ellish Delivers Keynote Address

Warren Ellish Franchise and Brand Positioning SpeakerGreat day in Dallas presenting the Keynote Address to the International Franchise Association Emerging Franchisor Conference. I enjoyed sharing insights on world-class branding and brand positioning with the future great franchise leaders. Great turnout and enthusiastic group. Met so many new wonderful people and some old friends at the conference.  It is always a pleasure to add thought leadership to a great association.

Warren Ellish to Address International Franchise Association Emerging Franchisor Conference

Warren Ellish Franchise and Restaurant SpeakerWarren Ellish, President & CEO of Ellish Marketing Group and Senior Lecturer at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management will be the opening speaker at the International Franchise Association 2014 Emerging Franchisor Conference. The convention will be held on November 18, 2014  in Dallas, Texas at the Sheraton Hotel.  Warren will address “The Three Critical Steps to Positioning Your Emerging Franchise Into a World-Class Brand.”

The International Franchise Association Emerging Franchisor Conference is designed for franchise operations executives, CEOs, COOs, Presidents, franchise development executives, franchise marketing experts, franchise relations specialists and anyone responsible for the growth and efficient operation of their franchise system. The conference is specifically designed to address challenges and opportunities unique to franchise systems who are looking to grow. This is a prime networking and educational conference for franchisors that are ready to take their systemInternational Franchise Association to the next level. This program will feature franchise leaders sharing what they learned when they were trying to build their brand. Attendees will hear motivational stories, expert tips and proven strategies that helped them attract new franchisees, build brand recognition and a loyal customer base, increase productivity while streamlining operations. Simply put, this is a must-attend event!

Don’t Let A Point Of Similarity Become Your Point Of Difference

Successfully identifying and securing a powerful brand positioning is of critical importance to every brand. It is helpful to anyone who wants to influence other people. Whether you are promoting a product, a service, a cause, a candidate, an organization, an institution or even yourself and your own career. Positioning will aid in getting your desired message across to the people you want to reach and make an impression that lasts. One of the critical steps in developing a powerful brand positioning is to identify your brands point of difference – – the specific consumer benefit which you want consumers to associate most readily with your product or service. What does your brand do that no one else’s brand does as well and that your target cares about? When defining your brands point of difference, don’t let a point of similarity become your point of difference. So often I see this.  When speaking recently to industry audiences on branding and brand positioning (National Restaurant Association ShowInternational Franchise Association National Convention and Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Leadership Conference) or to the executive teams of clients, I ask three short questions: How many of your grew up wanting to be average? Or just like everyone else? Or of good quality? Rarely do I see any hands or much of a positive response. However, many brand leaders are perfectly OK about making their brands just like this – – average, just like everyone else and good. Many of the items that are an integral part of your product/service but are not preemptive, ownable and defendable become points of entry into your competitive set and are nothing more than points of similarity. Yes, they are all important to your product or service and in many cases you must deliver on these flawlessly just to be in business. But this is not what sets you apart, not a reason a customer should or will choose to use your brand over competitor brands, and most definitely this is not a reason for them to ever become a brand advocate. For more information on how to quickly and affordably position and brand your business to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, visit www.ellishmarketing.com, or reach Warren directly at 303-762-0360 or moc.gnitekramhsillenull@hsille.nerraw.

Soccer Shots Selects Warren Ellish to Keynote 10th Annual Franchise Convention

_DSC4454Warren Ellish, President & CEO of Ellish Marketing Group and Senior Lecturer at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Soccer Shots National Fracnhise Convention. The convention will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014  in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.  Warren’s keynote will address “The Three Critical Steps to Positioning Your Franchise Into a World-Class Brand.”

Soccer Shots is the leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8. Their nationally recognized program offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Their innovative curriculum emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. Their goal is simple: “to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve”.

Warren Ellish 2012 Center for Hospitality Research Brand Mangement Roundtable Participant

The 2012 Cornell Brand Management Roundtable presented by the Cornell Hotel School Center for Hospitality Research, sponsored by Hilton Worldwide and lead by Professor Chekitan Dev, is by invitation only, and took place on Monday, April 2nd, and Tuesday, April 3rd, on the Cornell University campus.

Af few of the featured topics and session provocateurs included: Brand Champions-Insights from the Best Global Brands (Jezz Frampton, Group CEO Interbrand);  Brand Innovation-New Brand Development (Christian Hempell, VP New Business Development and Delivery, IHG); and Digital Branding-Social+Search+Mobile (Jezz Frampton, Group CEO Interbrand).

The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) roundtables provide an opportunity for a small number (approximately 25) of invited senior-level executives and educators, Cornell faculty members, and scholars affiliated with CHR to share experiences and exchange ideas. Roundtable events are divided into several focused sessions. Each session typically begins with a short presentation or guiding question offered by the moderator. After initial remarks, the conversation is then open for lively discussion. Given the relatively small number of attendees, all participants have ample opportunity to ask questions and express their views. Cornell School of Hotel Administration faculty members and students often observe the roundtable discussions and interact with the invited attendees during session breaks.

Warren Ellish to Address International Franchise Association (IFA) Convention

IFA’s Annual Convention, February 11 to 14 in Orlando, FL, is designed to aid franchise professionals who are seeking new ways to more effectively and profitably build their businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Warren Ellish, President and CEO of Ellish Marketing Group and Senior Lecturer at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management conduct a session on “The Three Critical Steps to Positioning Your Franchise Into a World-Class Brand”.  The session is scheduled for 10:15 to 11:45AM on February 13 and immediately follows the keynote address by David Novak, Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands.  Attendees are encouraged to check out and download the IFA Convention AP, to maximize their convention time and experience.

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