Digital Strategies for Franchise Success

At Location3, we understand that no two business locations are alike – even when they are part of the same company and brand. That understanding is what drives our strategic approach to franchise digital marketing. Our in-house digital marketing experts and best-in-class technology combine to increase your company’s brand awareness and most importantly – drive customers into your stores.

If you’re a franchise owner or corporate marketing executive, it’s important to understand the unique opportunities that a customized digital marketing strategy offers to franchise models. Whether it’s Local Listings Management, Paid Search, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), or Franchise Developmentour services and skills are exclusively tailored to the franchise experience for both the brand and franchisees.

At the end of the day, we focus on turning online traffic into offline customer actions, so franchisees can simply focus on what matters most – running their businesses.

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Contact us today for a complimentary Franchise Digital Marketing consultation! Please fill out this form and our Franchise Team will follow up.

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The Franchise Opportunity

Consumers are already searching for the products and services you offer, even if they aren’t aware you have a location nearby.  Through optimized business listings, strategic ad copy, and hyperlocal geotargeting, we make sure consumers find your business locations before they find the competition.

  • 89% of people search for local businesses on their smartphones at least once a week 
  • 86% of people look up business locations on Google Maps 
  • 72% of consumers who conduct local searches visit a store within 5 miles 
  • 50% of consumers visit a store within one day of a local search on their smartphone 
  • 18% of local smartphone searches led to a purchase within one day 

The Franchise Digital Marketing Experts

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In addition to our decade-plus of experience in managing franchise digital marketing strategies for Fortune 500 brands, and our franchise marketing platform LOCALACT, we’ve long been committed to supporting franchise systems and their respective franchisees through our extensive involvement in a number of key industry organizations like the International Franchise Association. As a dedicated member of the IFA for more than a dozen years, we are actively involved in promoting our franchise client partners and fostering a culture of education and leadership within the franchise community as a whole. Location3 CEO Alex Porter is also a Certified Franchise Executive and IFA Committee Member.

The Location3 Difference: People + Platform

Location3 and LOCALACT offer a unique Software-with-a-Service model that combines in-house digital marketing experts with software that efficiently integrates client data into a single, centralized platform. This model allows our digital experts to customize strategy for a human experience, while allowing our technology to bring data to the surface for ultimate business success.



Our proprietary platform allows franchise systems and brands with a large brick-and-mortar footprint to effectively scale and power digital marketing programs. With a custom online dashboard and real-time reporting, our clients can easily see the impact of their marketing campaigns on both national and local levels.

Franchise Digital Marketing Services

Local Listings Management

Local digital marketing for your brick-and-mortar business locations starts with optimized local business listings. Our approach to data optimization, direct distribution, and ongoing management increases ranking as well as customer foot traffic to your business locations.

Paid Search & Social Strategy

We develop customized campaigns to fit the marketing needs of every franchise system at both the national and franchisee levels. Through extensive keyword research, strategic ad copy, and hyper-local targeting of relevant audiences, our experts continually optimize paid search and social ad campaigns to increase performance for budgets of all sizes.

Search Engine Optimization

In addition to paid initiatives, we optimize your franchise sales site for organic rankings. These optimizations include on-site and technical enhancements as well as identifying opportunities for additional content and link-building in order to maximize visibility.

Franchise Development

A successful development strategy requires a digital presence at every step of the decision funnel. Our integrated digital strategies ensure your franchise system is listed prominently on the right sites at the right time in order to attract the right prospects.

Client Results

“Location3 has been incredibly helpful in making sure that we’re really laser-focused from a targeting perspective, and that we’re meeting the consumers’ needs when they’re searching, while equally serving both the corporate and franchise sides of our business.”  – Lianne Cornell, Director of Marketing, HoneyBaked Ham

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