For Brands Going Places

From daily coffee stops to weekend lunch capades to once-in-a-lifetime vacations, consumers are always on the go. Brands that meet them where they are with the products, services and experiences that delight will win. Marlin Network is a destinations marketing agency that understands where guests are going, what makes them stay and what brings them back for more.

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Who We Are

Marlin Network is a group of foodservice and culinary marketing agencies. Together we deliver guest intelligence, culinary and sales experience, branding, creative channel marketing, as well as video and photography production. Our hunger for creative excellence is unmatched.

For campaign, culinary, content and digital marketing support, get in touch.

Turnkey Solutions for Big Business Challenges

The foodservice landscape has changed a lot in our many years in the industry, particularly with the e-commerce boom and the pandemic. When we see widespread needs across the industry, we turn them into turnkey solutions we’re happy to share. Stay ahead of the game, build demand and increase loyalty with easy-to-implement systems. Check them out below.

 

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The Fast Track to e-Commerce

We offer a turnkey, end-to-end e-Commerce solution that covers everything from store setup to customer service to distribution. Let us show you how we can boost sales and drive customer insights that empower your entire business. Schedule a kick-off call with a Marlin Network e-Commerce expert now.

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REDEFINING HOSPITALITY

Guest Xperts™

Guest X is the culmination of people, technology and systems working seamlessly together to provide guest experiences that consistently deliver your brand promise.

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Marlin Network Culinary Arts

With more than 20 chefs and decades of experience in culinary innovation for top-tier clients, CSSI combines the independent spirit of a startup with the diligence of a full-service agency. We’re culinary, consultative and creative strategists who craft thoughtful recommendations that result in actionable outcomes for our customers.  

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RECIPE MANAGEMENT FOR CULINARIANS

Whipstir™ Recipe System

Are your delicious recipes trapped on someone’s computer? Or stuck in a Google Sheet? Perhaps they are safely kept on a SharePoint server, somewhere, right? Empower your culinary and sales team with Whipster. This recipe management tool will streamline recipe creation, sharing, finding and much more.

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GS1 Standards & Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®)

GS1 Made Simple — Start Here

Poor quality data leads to unhappy customers, wasted labor and inefficient shipping. Protect the integrity of your brand through synchronized data. Our product data content audit identifies the things you’re doing right and uncovers opportunities to increase conversion.

Learn from best-in-class culinarians and marketers

Full Course™ Training

Full Course is your dynamic, virtual training program for industry veterans as well as those entirely new to the game. But it’s also no cookie-cutter, all-day snooze fest. Sessions can be supplemented with actual culinary education, meal kits, swag bags, games, prizes and real conversations. While the training content is fact-filled and insightful, it is also fluid to create the most memorable program possible. 

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Virtual Events

Virtual Sales Meetings and Trade Shows Made Here

The way people get together to organize, inform, entertain, and energize has changed. With a virtual event planned and executed by Advantage Marketing Partners, you can leverage the combined skills of experts in technology, content, communications, and other relevant areas needed for a successful digital meetup.

Virtual Event services from Marlin Network

Our Latest Perspectives

Six Factors That Drive Every Consumer Choice

Ron Halverson

Ron Halverson

SVP of Halverson
Some decisions are easy. Some are painstakingly hard. The rest fall somewhere in between. Where do your category and brand fit in? Knowing will allow you to influence the consumer decision. Halverson Group can help you find out.
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What’s the Hubbub?

Jeff Daniel

Jeff Daniel

SVP of Integrated Connections
Apple, namely Tim Cook, has been talking about the need for transparency around data collected on consumers and to give consumers control over whether they want data collected about them or not...
Digital data security

Making Pandemic Lemonade

Christopher Wolf

Christopher Wolf

SVP of Insights
It will take many years to assess and mourn the devastating and lasting effects Covid is having on our collective mental, physical and economic health. But we can already begin to understand the ways the hospitality industry has adapted for the better and created new opportunity,directly as a result of the crippling lockdowns that laid waste to so many businesses and livelihoods in the past year...
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BENTONVILLE, Arkansas
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama
CHICAGO, Illinois
DALLAS, Texas

IRVINE, California
KANSAS CITY, Missouri
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri
ST. LOUIS, Missouri

For brands that are going places.

From daily coffee stops to weekend lunch capades to once-in-a-lifetime vacations, consumers are always on the go. Brands that meet them where they are with the products, services and experiences that delight will win. Marlin Network is a destinations marketing agency that understands where guests are going, what makes them stay and what brings them back for more.



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