For over 20 years as one of the restaurant industry’s foremost marketing experts, Linda Duke and her firm, Duke Marketing, have specialized in marketing for multi-location and franchise organizations. Ms. Duke, the northern California born and raised bundle of energy, has consulted with top restaurant brands in the United States. Duke has created award-winning advertising, marketing and public relations, and is an accomplished author and speaker.
“Some of the brands we have worked with may have 20 restaurants open, and may not have a marketing executive in place or any materials for their restaurants,” says Duke. “They need a plan, tools and marketing materials for their franchisees or general managers.” Duke provides senior leadership and a full service marketing team including creative and graphic services, advertising design and media buying, local store marketing and more.
Getting media impressions or viewers, listeners and readers is more than just sending a press release. Ms. Duke has built relationships with the media, and manages public relations and media relations for clients worldwide. She has landed TV news segments and media trained top chefs and operators for appearances on The Food Network and Travel Channel, CNN, CNBC, FOX News and local television stations across the country. Ms. Duke also manages investor relations for publicly-held companies and is an expert in crisis communications.