what's the best book or compilation of promos and contests for offline marketing?

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Hey guys,

can you recommend any author or book that has a list of promotions or contests that we can use for offline promotions for restaurants, hotels and bars? I'd appreciate if you can help me with my research.

Do let me know. thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author James Foster
    I don't know of any book... You're talking about kind of a wide range of ideas.

    Get creative.

    I've got colleagues who do really well putting together non-profits and organizations with restaurants (and the like) to create small events that bring people in.

    And the nice benefit is, by having a non-profit's name attached to the event, you can get bands to play for free, suppliers give discounted rates, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author francisj
      Yes, I am. I just want to know if there's a book out there on promotions and contests. I also brainstorm and conduct a few promotions already, however if there are successful ones in a book, I think it is worth buying/studying.

      All the best,

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      • Profile picture of the author Tam Chancellor
        I don't know of a book that lists promotions and contests, but "Street Fighter Marketing Solutions....." by Jeff Slutsky is a goldmine for marketing ideas. I highly recommend it. It's for local businesses, not just restaurants. He does do a case study covering restaurants. It was published in 2007, but don't let the date bother you. The marketing ideas are timeless.

        He co-wrote a book with Dan Kennedy that was released last year. I haven't read it, but I can't imagine it being a disappointment. "No BS Grassroots Marketing..." Both are currently available on Amazon.


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