We put the in Mmmmm
Because we know that people eat with their eyes, we elevate the food appeal to create work that feeds customer’s appetites and keeps them craving even more.
Feast Your Eyes
From snack-sized content to four-course creative meals, we know how to whet the appetite of your customers. Add to the recipe leveraging all flavors of delicious data to drive insights, analysis and optimization, and we can keep them coming back for more.
With a fresh visual identity, a smart, nimble national media strategy, and a breakthrough creative campaign, we’ve helped Marco’s become America’s Fastest Growing Pizza Chain and on their way to #4 in the pizza category.Grab a slice
Defining a vision of finding your unique donut gene through customization of the flavors and toppings, we developed a brand identity, an out-of-this-world retail experience and a brand activation that launched the first donut into space.▶ Lift Off
To delight the hearts and stomachs of foodies everywhere, we brought handcrafted and hand seasoned flavor to the lunch meat aisle through a fully integrated “Makin’ Faves with Bistro Favorites” campaign that after just one year in market, drove dollar share growth of 15%.▶ Pile it high
Despite its iconic namesake, Marley Coffee had low awareness among younger consumers. Through our “Unite for the Love of Coffee” campaign platform, we generated a 30% lift in brand awareness through out-of-home, social, and brand activation. Peaking with an event on the beloved and relevant 4.20 holiday.▶ Breathe it in
A regional beer brand rooted in the heritage of Kansas City’s Cattle and Stockyards era, we brought Stockyards Brewery to life through tasty packaging design and a website rich in history and flavor to tell the story of KC Stockyards to those near and far.▶ Take a Sip
CREATE BREAKTHROUGH CREATIVE
Through storytelling we build a deeper emotional connection with guests at every point in the journey.
INCREASE SALES & AUV
All to stimulate brand preference, drive traffic, build loyalty and drive purchase.
CREATING A FRICTIONLESS EXPERIENCE
Through technology we build a mobile-first, personalized experience with each interaction for every guest.
Expertise in Restaurant Marketing
Our Food Clients
Winning the Numbers Game
Marco's stores nationwide, riding their best ever year of sales.
Land O’ Frost Premium increased purchases 72% over three years while competing against giant brands.
Marco’s Pizza media strategy increased same-store sales at 4x the category rate.
MERGE has been a key partner in the acceleration of Marco's to one of the fastest-growing national pizza brands. Their partnership in developing breakthrough creative and strong national media strategy is priceless to our team.
Chris Tussing, Chief Marketing Officer, Marco's Pizza
MERGE is much more than other agencies. They play a key role in building our brand strategies, developing key consumer insights and then building forward-thinking marketing plans that drive our businesses from the shelf into the shopping cart.
Mark Miller, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation, Land O'Frost