Portland Pedal Power’s first full calendar year of operations was an exciting one for us. We hope it was good for you too! We signed nearly a dozen new partners to participate in PPP’s flagship Food Delivery Service, hired our first employees, expanded our Catering program, and welcomed three companies to our Corporate Client Program. Here’s a retrospective summary of some of the high points for PPP operations in 2010. If we’ve left out your story, please submit a comment or shoot me an email and I’ll post an update.
First, we want to thank all of you — our business clients and ordering customers, admirers and supporters, Twitter followers, those of you who requested our services in your area, and of course, those of you who smiled at us on the streets. Let’s make 2011 as great as 2010!
New PPP Catering partners — Check out their PPP Catering menus
The following new PPP partners all have catering menus on the PPP online ordering system. Spice up your meetings and events with some new yumminess!
Seres Organic Chinese
Cloud Seven Cafe
Sugar Mamas Catering
Elephants Delicatessen — We are honored to be a valued partner to Elephants Deli for their Sack Lunch Delivery program. We were thrilled when Elephants management named their relationship with PPP as an important contribution to their achievement of Sustainable Business Oregon’s 2010 Small Business Winner. (Note: Ordering from Elephants is handled by the Deli themselves and not PPP’s online ordering system)
New PPP On-demand meal partners — Check out their PPP On-demand menus
Seres Chinese Restaurant
Sugar Mamas cafe
Habibi Lebanese Restaurant
Cloud Seven Cafe
Mono Malo Tapas food cart
New PPP Corporate Program clients
What is the PPP Corporate Program? This simple program makes it easy for organizations of any size to get regular meal deliveries for meetings and events. PPP sends a single, convenient invoice monthly or bi-monthly. We can also setup standing meeting arrangement. Call or email us for details and to quickly set up an account.
2010 PPP Promotional campaigns
Paccini Restaurant — PPP handed out pizza samples and coupons at First Thursday and the PSU Orientation block party to promote Paccini’s introduction as a PPP Food Delivery Service partner
Leo & Co organic dog treats — Leo & Co used PPP as an integral part of their company launch campaign and included Pedal Ads, sampling and delivery to dog parks and doggie shops. Results included several new dog shop retail clients and a huge boost in new orders for Leo & Co. Success!
Portland Truffles and Botanica — PPP delivered chocolate samples and Botanica flyers and delivered an elevator speech to select hotel managers
Seven Planet — PPP partnered with Seven Planet to execute their Green Friday promotional event and geo-cache in Old Town/Chinatown
Chipotle — PPP and Chipotle partnered to announce Chipotle’s delivery service through PPP with an introductory two-for-one burrito offer (note: orders are placed directly with Chipotle and not PPP’s online ordering system)
The Bike Show by Pedal Nations — PPP carried Pedal Nations Pedal Ads and delivered materials to promote the event. Several people attending the show told the organizers they learned about it from PPP. Love that.
Trailhead Coffee Roasters — PPP promoted TCR at the farmers market & Park in the Park event downtown
Cookie Pedalers — PPP provided targeted samples and flyer delivery to downtown retailers
Little Green Grocer — gourmet munchies were handed out to participants at Sunday Parkways in the Pearl
Forkfly —promotional partnership
Sponsor of Green Drinks
All Portland Pedal Power campaigns were supported by social media coverage via Twitter and Facebook.
2010 PPP Pedal Ads advertising campaigns
What are PPP Pedal Ads? These are highly visible, professionally produced advertisements that grace the sides of Portland Pedal Power’s unique deliver bike enclosures. Pedal Ads are a healthy part of a complete marketing strategy — whether you are launching a new business, promoting an event or simply making sure the 80,000+ people downtown every weekday know about your business.
Leo & Co.
Green Living Guides
Redirect Guide iSaveGreen.com
Little Green Grocer
Rex Burkholder Campaign
Our first employees
Welcome Zach, Parker, Matt and Fitz! You guys make it happen. We look forward to growing our team in 2011 as we continue our growth.
A new owner-partner to head up marketing
If you are not a regular reader of the Portland Pedal Power blog, you may wish to peruse our previous posts. There you will find the stories and pictures of many of our new 2010 partners and campaigns mentioned above. Of course, we’ll be posting stories on the ones we’ve missed in the months ahead.
Following is a collection of pictures that correspond with many of the 2010 activities highlighted above.