With over a billion users, Facebook is a giant in the social media space. Digital marketing managers often refer to the behemoth, in the context of other platforms, as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.” If you’ve found yourself passively accepting your meek performance numbers on Facebook, we hope these 3 simple tips will inspire you to revisit the platform that offers the most in-depth analytics on your customers and their behavior.
According to Wine & Vines, wine sales in the United States are approaching $62 billion annually, and millennials are consuming an estimated 42 percent of it. So, there is definitely a potential to make sales here. In this blog post we are looking at 7 ways social media can help bring in millennials to your winery.
Wine is taking over the drinking game just like social media has taken over TV & News. It's no surprise that millennials are attracted to reds, whites and pinks whether its comes in bottles, plastic or even cans. They want to enjoy a wine after a stressful day and unwind with their friends and family. Sure, they can go to restaurants but did you know they prefer to drink wine at home more often?
Has your company come to a stagnant halt, and your brand just isn't doing it for you anymore? It might be time for a rebrand and that can mean a lot of things when it comes to a company but we're going to focus on the aspect of branding. This allows you to benefit of the market audience and yourself as a company.
Companies tend to base their branding on what the audience and target market is when the company opens their doors to the world. But then, time flies by and as the years pass your company develops and changes during that time. Maybe at the beginning you were a one-stop shop and didn't have anything that you were mainly focused on, and now you have evolved as a company and need to reassess your niche. Typically a company will go through a rebrand every 5-10 years. It is a necessity to keep up with the changing trends. Here iare 5 tips to consider as you contemplate a brand relaunch.
Topics: Branding & Marketing
If your restaurant accepts reservations and has a website or any form of online presence, then you need to have at least one online reservation system in place!
Why, you ask? One reason is simply because they're just worth it for all the benefits they can bring to the table.
If a website is essentially a free round-the-clock sales person for your business, then an online reservation system is the host/hostess version of that. They will save your staff time by essentially taking a task off of everyone's workload. Someone wants to walks in your restaurant for a reservation? Your staff themselves can use the online system in place. Easy. And with most people going online to find places to eat, it's actually a must to have these channels in place.
Even your brand perception can get a boost. A restaurant with no website or online reservation system can easily give a "behind the times" vibe.
The days leading up to the opening night will be sheer chaos. The pressure is on. Opening a restaurant requires an array of essential things to complete before the big day. Training staff is one of them. Some restaurant owners would rather cut corners, scratch training to save money and time. There's no doubt money will be saved on labor costs but in the long run, avoiding this will not do anyone any favors. Untrained staff could mean a pile of costly mistakes and scenarios, which usually leads to losing customers and dealing with negative reviews. This could also lead to high turnover and wasting time and resources looking for new employees. In an attempt to avoid some of these common errors, let's go through a list of things you'll need to cover that'll have you and your staff feeling prepared and confident before your restaurant grand opening.
When it comes to deciding whether your next website should be a single-page or a multi-page one, there can be a lot of subtle and not-so-subtle factors to consider. One of, if not the biggest not-so-subtle factor is, you guessed it: SEO. Below we'll be covering what the differences are between these two and how they can ultimately make or break your website as a whole.
What Exactly Is A Single-Page And A Multi-Page Website?
If you are unfamiliar with this trend (you shouldn't be!), here are some examples of single-page websites to get you started. Essentially, they are websites with all of their information dumped into a single page; the homepage. Sure, they may have one or two extra pages, but the idea is that everything you need to know is on one page. A sort of "quick and easy" version of your standard website.
Why do we have maps and compasses? So, that they can help us to find the right direction we want to go. The same can be said about how proper marketing strategies help with your social media presence. When the incorrect marketing strategy –or no strategy at all– is employed, the results could lead your social media footprint off a cliff.
To say that successful social media brands or personalities are were they are, with thousands of followers, was purely by happenstance would be a great disservice to the strategies and campaigns that have been designed to help bolster their following. Most, if not all, brands and personalities have social media strategies they follow and align with their social media goals and target markets.
It is imperative that businesses have a marketing strategy when they break into social media or if they are currently involved with social media.
Growing a brand's reach is every social media manager's goal. But, social media's landscape can be quite confusing for brands to grasp and understand the differences between organic and paid advertising. Particularly in the systems that are in place by individual social media platforms. So, let's talk about each option:
When people communicate on social media, often times, their personality shows through. Whether it's from the style of media they post or how they respond and comment, every person has a unique personality, or "voice," they use on social media. Businesses are no different, every brand has a voice and personality that their audience can relate to.
There are several brands that focus on posting content, but often miss their target when it comes to defining their own personality and lose the connection of loyal followers. However, businesses can re-ignited this connection through powerful and relevant conversations, which is only possible with a response management solution.
In today's business model, most every decision revolves around ROI (Return On Investment). It would not make sense to spend money and time for any aspect of your business if the return is less than the initial investment. ROI is at the core of every business decision even if smaller businesses or mom and pop shops don't initially approach their business decisions with ROI in mind.
When businesses start to become more ROI cognizant with their decisions, they often start to trim off the unnecessary elements of their business. Cutting programs and decisions that are sucking up time and resources makes complete sense. Unfortunately, many social media programs are neglected or completely abandoned because a brand cannot distinguish a proper ROI in a sea of reports and analytics.
Topics: Social Media