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Case Study

Mercado District

How PRIME establish itself as a leading steakhouse in the Rio Grande Valley.


The Mercado District needed a way to effectively promote its food hall business and establish itself as an RGV destination. They turned to CODESM for a holistic and robust approach. By developing a unique messaging strategy and multi-channel approach, CODESM was able to establish The Mercado District as one of the area’s most desirable locations.

The Challenge

As the first food hall in the region, The Mercado District offered McAllen a vibrant, artisanal community of 28 businesses and 9 distinct eateries showcasing the area’s best chefs, crafters, and curators. Its challenge was not only to brand itself as a destination in the community, but also to brand its individual eateries and create a cohesive message for the entire experience. For assistance, it turned to CODESM,
whose diverse marketing experts brought together a cohesive and powerful marketing campaign.

The Approach

CODESM’s solution was to create a holistic marketing approach. This approach leveraged multiple marketing channels to deliver a cohesive messaging strategy focused on The Mercado District’s unique selling points (USPs). CODESM identified these USPs and crafted a powerful messaging strategy to unify each of Mercado’s individual marketing campaigns.

Once developed, these tools became part of a marketing campaign that leveraged top marketing channels. These channels included an organic Facebook and Instagram social media strategy that presented carefully chosen content and images to promote Mercado’s USPs and highlight individual eateries and businesses. In addition, CODESM sought to dominate the search resu lts for related keywords through a robust SEO and content marketing approach. In order to drive interest through the holidays and to drive commuters toward Mercado during the slower lunch hours, CODESM also developed a variety of themed campaigns and a lunch special campaign.

Integrated Marketing & Branding

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Search Engine PPC Ads

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Video Marketing

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Social Media Advertising

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Marketing Automation

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Reputation Management

Control and influence your reputation across social channels and online pages.

Conversion Rate Optimization

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Enterprise-level Analytics

Make use of in-depth data and analytics to better understand your customer, make strategic decisions, and optimize every aspect of your marketing.

Print Fullfilment & Coordination

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Marketing Strategy & Plans

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Media Planning & Placement

Reach your audience at the right time and in the right place.

Tailored Solutions & Targeting

Tailored Solutions & Targeting

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Social Media Management

Create and run effective ads tailored to each unique social channel and target audience.

Communication Strategy

Communication Strategy

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Content Planning

Create a content plan tailored to reach the right audience, effectively position your brand, and encourage readers to take action.

Graphic Design

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Website Design & Development

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Direct Mail Marketing

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Search Engine Optimization

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Content Creation

Deliver powerful, branded content that consumers will want to read.

Commercial Photography

Capture the attention of your target audience with professional photography and re-touching services.

Traditional Marketing

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Conversion Optimization

Push high-quality traffic further down the conversion funnel.

Email Marketing

Send out strategic email sequences to remain top of mind, increase customer retention, and drive more sales.

Lead Generation & Tracking

Attract leads by means of different campaigns and channels, then track the entire lead journey to optimize lead generation and conversions.


Since the beginning of our journey in 2020, CODESM has helped PRIME expand their digital presence.

  • All
  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Print
  • Video

The Results


Increase in Leads (Within 6 Months)


Cost per Engagement with Facebook Video


Facebook Post Engagements (with $100 Budget)


Avg. Increase in Organic Clicks from Google (MoM)


Position in Google for Target Query


Since beginning to work with The Mercado District in 2020, CODESM has helped Mercado to expand brand awareness in the McAllen area and establish itself as a desirable food, shopping, and entertainment destination in the Valley.