On Saturday afternoon, the management team of Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Ann Arbor, MI had a bad case of indigestion.
That’s because they faced a week of giving 50% discounts on every check.
Read on for the explanation and marketing analysis, but first the headline.
This is why you need Marketing Discipline. Strategy first, then tactics.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Ann Arbor, MI) decided to implement a sports marketing promotion tied to the local University of Michigan football team.
Beginning with Saturday’s game and running for the rest of the season, the upscale eatery would offer percentage discounts equivalent to the Wolverines’ margin of victory. For example, a 17-point win would mean a 17% discount.
The “Score Big” promo would be in effect, after the game, Sunday through Thursday. Continue reading