Advertising Benefits

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Exposure & Absorption

We catch people during the most relaxed time of the day – mealtime. Restaurant patrons will have your message 18’’ from their faces for 15 to 30 minutes, absorbing it consciously as well as subconsciously.

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We give restaurant patrons something much more interesting to read. These full-color, custom-designed ads are right under the nose of your potential customers and they’ll be sure to have them talking.

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Permanent Image

When you look at one of our tables, it is solid, high-quality, and permanent, which are three things you definitely want to say about your business, and tabletop advertising says it all!
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Our tables are in place for a minimum of 2 years. Restaurant patrons will consistently view your ad several times during their visit. But it doesn’t stop there! Repeat customers will be back sitting in front of your ad over the next 2 years while our tables are in place.

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Low Cost

When compared to traditional media such as newspapers and magazines, Tabletop Advertising can save your business thousands of dollars.
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QR Code

Once viewed as a clunky marketing solution, today QR codes are virtually indispensable in the restaurant industry. Beyond delivering a touchless menu, QR codes can create a more engaging diner experience, whether that’s by embedding video content within the menu, or allowing customers to pay seamlessly.

Your business prospers by using ads to sustainably grow and maintain a strong customer base. As the owner or operator of a small to medium-sized business, you want to make sure that every dollar you spend toward advertising counts.

Here are five benefits you get from using tabletop advertising to spread the word about your business.

Get the Right Exposure with a Permanent, Repetitive Image

Your prospective customers see your ads at mealtime, one of the most opportune moments of the day. As long as they sit at the table, your ad is inches in front of them, giving your business the right kind of visibility.

Furthermore, the patrons at the restaurant table actually pay attention to your ad and absorb its message because their mind is relaxed. Memory retention is at its highest when patrons’ minds are at ease and have the cognitive bandwidth to process the information they see.

One of the main drawbacks of digital advertising is that your ads on digital advertising platforms have a limited shelf life unless you fork over more money. In contrast, table-top ads give you a permanent image because your ad is present on the table for at least two years.

Within that period, you can be sure that prospective customers are seeing your ads as long as the restaurant is open and patrons visit it. The ad images are not only permanent, but they’re solid and high-quality.

Having a permanent image lets you tap into a powerful element of marketing: repetition. The people who see your table-top ads are likely to be frequent patrons of the restaurant.

These customers tend to sit at the same table if they have the option. Therefore, with each visit to the restaurant, they see your ad, again and again, cementing your brand into their psyche.

Spread the Word Cost-effectively

To this day, word of mouth continues to be one of the most effective forms of advertising. When restaurant patrons are seated at a table with friends, family, business associates, or significant others, they’re in conversation mode.

With your ads right there in front of them, your business and the products or services you offer may find their way into the conversation. Having people in your community talk about your business as they break bread is a powerful marketing advantage.

Conventional advertising, such as print, TV and online advertising can be costly. Not so with table-top ads. They deliver all the benefits discussed here at a fraction of the cost of advertising on TV, billboards, social media and so on.

Tabletop ads are a lifesaver for small businesses and start-ups that lack the budget for big dollar ads but still need to get their message out. You can redirect the savings you make on ads toward business growth.

Turn the Tables on Your Competition

Tabletop ads give your business exposure and a permanent image. They also let you harness the power of word of mouth and repetition. Contact us to learn about how to get your message out.


  • “They are the most beautiful tables I’ve ever seen and they didn’t cost me any money!  It’s a really smart idea and one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  It’s a great concept as I get beautiful new tables every two years and could not be any happier!  The ad spaces are coveted spots on the tables and we are thrilled with the success it has brought to local businesses that participated since 2013. Catherine is also the consummate professional and awesome at what she does!”
    Laura Benedict, Owner – Red Barn Restaurant, Augusta, Maine
  • “The tables were a great addition to our dining and deck areas here at The Porthole Restaurant & Pub in Portland Maine. Very sleek and clean looking. Our advertisers were eager and willing to participate as it was a great advertising tool at a very reasonable price! Catherine is professional, very competent, knowledgeable, personable and so easy to work with. They did all the work and we received all the benefits!”
    Beth Poitras, General Manager
  • “We are proud to be part of the tabletop project. The tables look amazing and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Great job.”
    New Dimensions Federal Credit Union
  • “We have advertised with Catherine for four consecutive years. It has been a great marketing tool for branding our company. We have had great feedback on our ads displayed on the tables, and have gained some new clients as a result.”
    United Insurance Agency
  • “…impressed with the ad and how much we have benefited from it. We are participating on our eigth consecutive tabletop project. Catherine gives us the kind of service we always give to our customers. A true joy to work with.”
    LP Appliance, Westbrook
  • “I’ve been an advertiser since 2010, it has allowed us to keep our brand and stores top of mind. I mean let’s face it, whether you are dining alone or with others, there is always a lull in the experience. So, why not attempt to engage customers with a business message that might translate into a future sale?”
    VP of Marketing, Aubuchon Hardware
  • “Catherine’s standards are high and her morals are sincere. You will always have the opportunity to make your tabletop ad as perfect as possible. I have no doubt you will be satisfied with her service to you!”
    Dr. Wayne J Yee, D.D.S., P.C. , Portland
  • “…consistency in advertising in a medium that is close to our location. We recently participated in our fifth consecutive project and look forward to future projects.”
    Logan Oil, Portland
  • “Thank you, they look great! We love The Red Barn!”
    Cayer Security Services
  • “We’ve been in business for 35 years and the biggest challenge is keeping up with the trends. The tables are state of the art and really dress up our dining room. Better yet, every two years we get beautiful new tables! Catherine is a professional at every level. She is very easy to communicate with and she takes care of everything from the start to finish, right to the installation of the new tables. One of the things I do notice is how our customers use the QR codes in the ads. We can tell you this this has been a win-win situation for everyone since 2012!”
    Chris & Gloria Rizeakos, Owners ~ The Golden Rooster Restaurant, Saco, Maine
  • “Catherine designs beautiful tables. We just got a new set of tabletops a few months ago and they did not disappoint! They not only give the dining room a fresh new look, but they’re also a great source of advertisement for several local businesses that support us often. It’s a great way to spruce things up every couple years, all while providing other businesses with a way to advertise. We are already looking forward to the next set of tabletops in a couple years! Many thanks to Catherine and her team.”
    Lauren Roy, Roy’s All Steak Hamburgers Auburn, ME
  • “Hotham Concrete is proud to be displayed on the tables at the Red Barn. We are so pleased with the ad and the tables are gorgeous! We really enjoyed our evening. Thank you Red Barn and Four Top Media.”
    Larry & Tristan Hotham & Olivia Moody

    QR codes are replacing menus

    Many customers were hesitant to touch reusable menus and fretted about the unnecessary waste generated by single-use menus.

    There’s no question that QR codes are here to stay. One survey found that 88% of restaurants are considering replacing physical menus with digital ones. “We all expect to use our phone for more aspects of the restaurant experience, whether looking at the menu or placing an order,” say’s Waze’s Mike Wilson. “New use cases will continue to explode.”

    QR Codes – Have come a long way & are better than ever!

    • QR code usage is on the rise

    • Interactive experience for customers

    • Direct customers to a special offer, promotion or website

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