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What should our restaurant marketing budget be?
2 advice Category: Financing, Marketing
Brook PriestI would hesitate to use any kind of ""average benchmark" for setting a marketing budget, because the amount a restaurant owner spends on marketing is going to vary so greatly depending on location, price point, quality, your relationship with your customer... (more)
How can we increase sales in our catering business?
7 advice Category: Expansion, Marketing, Startup operations
Brook PriestKyle has provided some very good ideas for marketing your catering services to local businesses. In addition to what he said, I would also recommend that you revise your catering menu online to be more specific as to what your price includes (will you dro... (more)
How can we use social media to market our Thai restaurant?
3 advice Category: Internet, Marketing
Brook PriestThis is a really broad topic, and there is a lot of information to share, enough to fill a short book. The bottom line with social media is you're trying to get customers who love your restaurant tell their network how great you are, so their network beco... (more)
I want to start an organic noodles business; how do I begin?
4 advice Category: Startup operations
David KimIn Silicon Valley, there's this idea of rapid prototyping and bootstrapping. Basically, you want to make sure you have a product that customers want before you make heavy investments that may have zero return. For example, have you asked the question - "... (more)
What are the biggest problems facing restaurants and retailers that mobile apps could help solve? Alternatively, what are some of the best ways restaurants and retailers could use mobile to increase their customers, sales, customer service levels, etc?
2 advice Category: Internet, Marketing, Production, Startup operations
Chris J GallantIn my opinion, there are two sides to a restaurant, 1) the consumer, and 2) the inventory. Mobile applications solve many issues because of their portability and availability. The first thing I would consider is; what does the consumer require to be eating... (more)
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Recently solved problemsSocial media strategy to engage bartenders at high-end restaurants
Problem: 65% of the people who walk into a bar do not know what they want. Therefore it’s especially critical for lesser-known spirits to be familiar with the bartending community.
Solution: Developed a comprehensive strategy for Altamar Brands to engage bartenders and brand ambassadors in meaningful ways through a limited number of social media platforms. Training was also done on an ongoing basis over the three month project.
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Listen, the experience with Whinot and Kyle in particular has been very satisfying. Kyle is very thoughtful, he listens very well...The level of engagement that we have been able to generate is something that I was not really able to imagine. I have been shocked by the level of one-on-one interaction I can get with people who can be directly responsible for selling my brand when I am thousands of miles away.
- W.L. Lyons Brown III
- (Owner, Altamar Brands)