Jo Fontaine


With over 20 years of experience in marketing and the hospitality industry, Jo started her career at Freud Communications with the London launch of Planet Hollywood and Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust, before moving to Florida as Head of Marketing for a Real Estate company. Later as Marketing Director for an American chain of Microbrewery restaurants, Jo opened more than 50 stores across the US before returning to England. Nine years ago she set up Fishbowl’s UK division, building solid client relationships and industry partnerships that has driven the UK operation’s strong growth. Working closely with her clients, Jo and her team develop actionable insights, strategy and solutions using high quality customer data. This drives incremental revenue and increases footfall through customer database design and data collection strategy, targeted and automated messaging campaigns, promotion redemption tracking and analytics for clients such as - Ed’s Easy Diner, Hall & Woodhouse, Fuller’s, Peach Pubs, Busaba Eathai, Corney & Barrow, Patisserie Valerie and Las Iguanas.

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Establishing a Data Driven Approach for Optimal Guest Experience

There’s a fundamental shift taking place in the hospitality industry where communication en masse is no longer a viable strategy for consumers that expect and respond better to targeted and relevant communications. Deep insights about guest experiences, preferences and buying behaviour are all critical factors in intelligent and profitable decision-making when it comes to effectively engaging guests. Join Jo Fontaine, MD of Fishbowl UK, to explore how leading restaurants are taking a high quality data-driven approach to gaining valuable guest insights, developing relevant communication strategies and delivering customer engagement, that results in repeat customer visits and improved sales.