Tag: local

With a projected over $123 billion dollars to be spent online this holiday season, it’s no question that you’re going to want to get in on some of that action.   And you definitely want to get in on those holiday sales if you’re a small business owner!   Whether you have an online shop...

  Contests have been a part of marketing campaigns since the dawn of advertising. So how do you make it work for you and your small business? 1 - Giveaway something everybody wants For restaurants this is pretty easy – food! If you provide a service like pest control, home repairs, or consulting this can...

  Still not sure if email marketing is right for your restaurant or small business?   Have you had a bad experience with email marketing in the past?   I’ve heard my fair share of horror stories when it comes to email marketing, but the fact is email marketing works when it’s done right.  ...

  With the holidays coming up, now is the time to get your brand on social media.   The National Retail Federation defines the holiday season as the months of November and December. This is the biggest time of the year for retailers of all shapes and sizes – this includes your small business or restaurant....

We have a saying in our line of work – what you do offline, you do online.   As a small business owner, you have the ability to provide a level of customer service that big business just can’t compete with. From a friendly welcome to personalized service and follow up, you have the ability...

  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   We’ve seen it time and time again – restaurant Facebook pages with outdated, missing, or incorrect information.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...

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...

  Understanding your target audience is essential to creating an effective social media marketing plan to driving sales. If you have fantastic content and you’re showing it to the wrong audience, you’re missing the mark.     When developing a social media strategy for a prospective client, we always ask these two questions prior to implementation:...

  Are you wasting time trying to market your brand across every social media platform?   Do you know which social media platform is best to focus your limited marketing funds and time?   Are you making marketing decisions that are actually detrimental to your success?   As a small business owner or restaurateur, we...