Franch Lessons

hot dish team at their event booth

The IFA Convention is the largest event in Franchising. Every year, thousands of people in the franchise industry come to learn and connect with others. We’ve been in franchising for 20 years and have found the IFA Convention educational and look forward to attending it each year. And there is no better place to immerse … Read more

Franchise Experts Share Top 10 Tips for Franchise Growth

Top Ten Strategies for Franchise Development

We’re excited to share a panel that our President and Partner, Jen Campbell, participated in along with Michael Rozman, CEO, and Co-Founder of BoeFly, and Charles Watson, Interim CEO and CDO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The panel—moderated by Keith Gerson, CFE President of Franchise Operations and Chief Marketing Officer at FranConnect—addresses the top 10 strategies … Read more

Hot Dish Advertising Shares Expertise at the 20th Annual Franchise Leadership & Development Conference

Hot Dish staff at 20th annual franchise leadership and development conference

Team Hot Dish attended the Annual Franchise Leadership and Development Conference on October 9-11, 2018, for the 8th straight year. Fresh off the conference, the team is busy activating new ideas and leveraging the content shared from the industry professionals, as well as inspirational speakers. A key data point from the conference is the results … Read more

We Are the Leaders Others Look Up To

Hot Dish baby looking up

We really hate to age ourselves, but the fact is we’ve been doing franchise advertising for almost 20 years, and with that kind of experience comes a lot of expertise. With over 375 franchise brands and the ability to conceive, execute and track lead generating campaigns that deliver real results, we are the agency those … Read more

Hot Dish Advertising Does a Deep Dive into Marketing Best Practices at the Springboard Conference

Jen Campbell and Emilee Sirek at the Springboard Conference

It was an action-packed few days for Hot Dish’s President, Jen Campbell, and Account Supervisor, Emilee Sirek, at the Springboard Conference in Philadelphia. Springboard is a conference designed for emerging franchisors—and companies just starting to explore the possibility of a franchise model—to learn industry best practices from established franchisors and industry experts. Being the leading … Read more

Hot Dish Advertising Makes Entrepreneur’s First-Ever Ranking of Franchise Suppliers

Entrepreneur Top Franchise Supplier 2018

Super successful franchises don’t just happen. There are many moving parts, lots of behind-the-scenes action, and some major marketing to be done. Entrepreneur magazine has been reporting on the world of franchising for over 40 years, with a steady focus on the brands and the franchisors themselves. As a full-service advertising agency for franchises and … Read more

Hot Dish Advertising Calls Top Hipster Neighborhood Home

Hot Dish building

We hate to #humblebrag, but we are delighted—although not surprised—to learn that our agency’s neighborhood, the North Loop, was ranked as one of the 14 Coolest Hipster Neighborhoods in the US by TripAdvisor. It was 19 years ago when we first fell in love with this neighborhood’s spacious warehouses from the 19th and early 20th … Read more

Hot Dish Advertising’s Got the Dish on Facebook’s Changes and What They Mean for Franchise Development

Facebook graphic

Wondering why you’ve seen a significant increase in leads from your paid social tactics on Facebook and Instagram? The answer is simple. In an attempt to make their advertising policies more secure, Facebook has removed the ability to directly target 3rd party data segments on its ad manager platform. Confused? Don’t fear, Hot Dish is … Read more

Complete Nutrition’s Franchise Website Gets A Makeover

Complete Nutrition Logo

When it comes to helping people achieve life change, Complete Nutrition has it all. With proprietary product lines at the core of the business, the brand established a loyal customer base through its Your Complete Solution system, an all-encompassing consultation where you meet with a staff member to develop a custom program to achieve your … Read more

Congratulations Tropical Smoothie Cafe for Best Campaign of the Year!

Fran Tech October 25-27 | Austin, TX

A digital campaign developed by Hot Dish Advertising for Tropical Smoothie Cafe received First Place at the FranTech Awards in Austin, Texas on October 26, 2016. The campaign was lauded for its ability to generate a significant increase in franchise leads for the Atlanta-based Tropical Smoothie Cafe. From this campaign Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s overall cost … Read more