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Email Marketing Company Emma Delivers Solution-Driven Integration with Venga to Increase Guest Satisfaction, Retention, and Visit Frequency

This Venga Dine Integration is Part of Emma’s Partner Program to Build Best-Breed Tech Stack for Restaurant Marketers

“Restaurants today are challenged to provide premier guest experiences. It’s easy to overlook key details, like authentic personalization, while also keeping guests satisfied and encouraging repeat restaurant goers,” said Winston Lord, Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist of Venga. “Emma’s integration with Venga is the only solution that truly empowers restaurants to maximize guest data and sincerely understand the individual needs of their guests.”


“In the restaurant industry, it’s challenging to find an integrated, single view of our guests and how that relates to the collective. Being able to tap into Venga and see if the loud voice represents the whole, helps us to direct our focus,” said Lauren Keeton, Director of Digital Marketing at Fox Restaurant Concepts. “We’ve been able to analyze feedback and insight on things that matter so dearly to our hospitality hearts, and what’s more important is that we can provide our teams on a shift-by-shift basis singular knowledge on their upcoming guests to better serve them and provide an experience that goes above and beyond.”


Emma and Venga customer, Patina Restaurant Group, a national leader in the fine-dining segment, utilizes the partnership’s capabilities to successfully:


Create custom guest segments (e.g. champagne drinkers, steak eaters, VIP, frequent guests) on the Venga dashboard and sync the lists to Emma
Personalize email content by segmentation to better engage with the intended customer
Measure the impact of emails through Emma’s reporting analytics and demonstrate email’s direct impact on the business through Venga’s connection to the POS and reservation data
Experience an increase in response rates because of Emma’s integration with Venga


“This is a really exciting and important partnership for us. Emma is having a lot of success in the restaurant industry, and this partnership with Venga will enable those restaurants to increase engagement with their customers and build brand loyalty through more personalized interactions," said Wellford Dillard, CEO of Emma. “We provide marketers with a powerful set of solutions and resources to make them successful, and we're focused on continually adding value to all of our customers. This integration with Venga provides an innovative technology solution that will have a big impact on our customers in the restaurant industry."


The integration is free and available to all customers utilizing Emma & Venga Dine. For more information on how your restaurant can deliver best-in-class guest experiences with this integration, register for Emma and Venga’s upcoming webinar on June 19, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CT here.



Emma's email marketing platform makes it easy for teams of all sizes to create and collaborate on beautiful campaigns across all departments or locations, delivering a seamless brand experience that increases engagement and drives more revenue from email. Our team-oriented product design, powerful integrations and award-winning professional services make it easier than ever for marketers to do their very best work.



Venga’s comprehensive client management solution empowers businesses to provide elevated experiences to their customers. Designed with and for industry innovators, Venga unlocks the actionable data necessary for businesses to increase conversions, retention, and referrals.

By integrating visit, purchase, and social data into one intuitive dashboard, Venga users across organizations can seamlessly and collaboratively nurture individual customer journeys and advance operational performance. Venga offers solutions to restaurants and fitness studios and has preferred partnerships with both OpenTable and MINDBODY.



Katie Chrapla
Finn Partners
On behalf of Emma

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