Two brothers with a decade-long background in the food and beverage industry decided to come up with a business concept to serve gourmet burgers at industry-competitive prices. They came up with a unique concept of offering a fully customizable burger with unlimited toppings for a low flat fee while also offering seven signature burgers that are hand-crafted by their head chef.
GOALS & NEEDS
As an entirely new business going under major construction for six months, Mix & Match Burger needed to start their brand and web presence immediately. Their goals and needs were to build a strong web presence with a strong fanbase and to create customer anticipation before their grand opening. Since their concept was unique, they also needed an innovative way to help their audience better understand their "custom burger" concept. The team at Alecan Marketing Solutions developed a marketing strategy which included creating a strong brand identity, an award-winning website design, creative social media marketing, and reputation management.
- Brand Identity
- Award-Winning Website Design
- Social Media Marketing
- Grand Opening
- Reputation Management
What’s a company without a strong band identity? For Mix & Match Burger, it was important to design a logo that would stand out from their competitors. We came up with a color palette that would work well with their logo and would also stand out at their storefront location. It was important to keep a consistent logo image through every marketing channel.
Our team of designers at Alecan designed their to-go menus, as well the in-store display menu. With limited space, it was vital to design a display menu that would succinctly explain the custom burger concept, while not minimizing the seven signature gourmet burgers the restaurant offers.
Photography And Video Production
As we all know, people eat with their eyes first. It was essential to have professional photos that truly reflected the quality of the gourmet burgers. We used our in-house video and photo production team to coordinate photo shoots to get the perfect images we needed for marketing materials. The images and videos were used throughout their website, marketing campaigns, and menus.
As a result of our passion and dedication to Mix & Match Burger, Alecan was bestowed the “Award of Excellence” for multiple categories by the Communicator Awards. The awards were for Visual Appeal and Aesthetic, Interactive Marketing, and User Interface and Concept for 2017.
- 6800Acquired Visitors
- 22723Page Views
- 33%Bounce Rate (Below Industry Average)
Visualizing The Business Concept
Since the business concept at Mix & Match revolves around fully-customizable gourmet burgers, it was vital to get that message across in a fun and easy way during development. Our team designed an interactive burger design feature for the website that would allow customers to play around and design their own burger. This inviting feature was able to allow customers to truly understand what Mix & Match Burger is all about, and to show them the limitless possibilities they can create.
We needed to create awareness amongst Mix & Match Burger's target audience to generate exposure for their brand. This required curating content purposely designed to draw new customers in and to circulate it throughout social media.
Alecan worked hand-in-hand with the local Chamber of Commerce to bring awareness to Mix & Match Burger. We developed press releases that were dispersed online to authorities within the industry.
Audience engagement was crucial to creating awareness for the Mix & Match Burger brand. We developed the #MondayMixr hashtag to produce a new audience. Engaging with users on social media platforms also helped to boost brand awareness and to build anticipation.
With the grand opening only a few months away, we knew it was of the utmost importance to build anticipation in order to achieve a successful grand opening. Our strategy included communicating with fans through social media and publishing mouth-watering content that would be etched in their minds. This content created such a desire in customers' minds that many traveled upwards of 20 miles to try the gourmet burgers on opening day.
Our plan of attack included paid social ads and social influencer marketing, which expanded Mix & Match Burger's fanbase in a very short period of time. Being active and engaging on social media platforms was paramount to riding the wave of fans that paid social ads and industry influencers helped procure.
- 22%Average Reach
- 3.5%Average Post Engagement
One component of our overarching strategy was to partner with social influencers that aligned with Mix & Match Burger’s target audience. This method allowed us to capture a larger audience that our research led us to believe would be responsive to our client. Our influencers used their built-in fanbase to help us deliver awareness and boost anticipation.
“I’ve been doing business with Alecan for several of my companies, for over ten years. That should tell you a lot. With our most recent company, we knew we had a lot of competition in the industry, and it was very important for us to increase our brand presence. The Alecan team helped bring our vision together, helped get our name out there before and after our grand opening through digital marketing, and they continue to work hard to keep our branding going strong. I look forward to continuing to work with Alecan for many years to come.”
Rafi H., Mix & Match Burger Co-Founder