Category: Independent Restaurants

  How do you separate your brand from the competition on social media?   Just how important is social media interaction for your brand?   How do you incorporate a human connection in a digital platform?   In my line of work, I find that most small businesses are underutilizing social media. Creating an effective...

Can your customers easily find the information they need to give you their business?   Probably not as well as you might assume and it is costing you sales!   We’ve seen it time and time again – restaurant Facebook pages with outdated, missing, or incorrect information.   Restaurant owners will ask their managers to...

  When it comes to marketing on social media content is key. Creating a plan around your content not only helps keep you organized, it establishes a human connection with your audience.   That human connection is what is going to make you appealing and eventually draw customers in.   Some of the best content...

Think you need to hire a professional to take photographs of your food to use on social media?   No way!   In fact, most people recognize food images that look “staged” as it doesn’t present a realistic representation of what they would receive when they order in person. I think we can all agree...

  Are you struggling with creating content on Facebook for your restaurant or small business?   With Facebook it’s more than just posting, your content has to be engaging so that people will comment, like, and share it. The more they do, the more likely your posts will show up in their newsfeeds and their...

  When it comes to online marketing, one of the most effective ways to target your audience is to use pop-ups on your website.   We have been utilizing pop-ups that specifically target geo-locations for our client’s grand openings recently and have found them to be incredibly successful with very little investment of time or...

Of the over 2 billion active Facebook users, there are approximately 1.45 billion that log on daily (Facebook).   With these numbers and the ridiculously low (most often free) investment, Facebook is a small business owner’s marketing dream.   Since there are so many people to reach on Facebook, business owners often make the mistake...

  I work with a lot of restaurants and small business owners and these are the four most common mistakes I find when evaluating their current social media strategy.   1. Lack of content Content is key! No matter what platform you’re working with, if your content is lacking so is your engagement. Whether it...

Where Restaurant and Small Business Owners Should Focus Their Marketing Dollars   Recently, GroupM, a global media investment management company released a new report, “State of Digital”. This report looked at how the population consumes content and where advertisers are most effective.   Based on the data collected, they are predicting that time spent with...

  Last week, Facebook held its annual conference, F8 2018. Here, Mark Zuckerburg and the rest of the social media giant’s team announced several updates that will impact small business owners.   Here are just five highlights from that event that you, as a restaurant or small business owner, need to consider.   Sharing to...