http://www.localmarketingtoday.com/ If you are not using social media as part of the marketing strategy for your restaurant, then you are losing business to other restaurants in your area. Other restaurant owners are using social media to attract new cusomters and communicate with existing ones.
It is no longer a question of whether or not restaurants should be using social media marketing; the question is now how restaurants should be integrating social media into their marketing mix.
It's Not a Trend
Marketing is one of those tasks in a business that is necessary but daunting at the same time. It may also seem as if a new marketing trend comes along all the time and if you tried every one, you'd be broke.
This however, is not the case with social media marketing. This type of marketing is not a trend. Whether we like it or not, social media is here to stay.
What this means for your restaurant is that you need to learn how to leverage the power of social media now or suffer the consequences of lost patrons and a decrease in profits later.
It Creates a Sales Force
If you're still not convinced that social media is a powerful tool for promoting your restaurant and boosting your sales consider this; the average Facebook user has about 140 friends. Assume that one of your customers mentions they just had a fine meal at your restaurant or they thought the service or live entertainment at your restaurant or club was superb. You just received a positive advertisement for your business that reached at least 140 people.
Now multiply the 140 people the initial message reached by the 140 people each of these friends has on Facebook, and now you're talking about some serious numbers.
And, all you had to do is create the platform for these conversations to take place and your sales force to start spreading the word for you.
It's always music to a business owner's ears when they find out the use of social media platforms are FREE. Of course, you or an employee should put together a social media marketing plan and someone has to implement the plan, but other than the time it takes to do this, the actual social media platforms don't cost you a dime.
Stop fighting it. Join the millions of small, medium, and huge corporations that are using social media as part of their marketing strategy today. If you continue to fight it, you may as well just refer your customers directly to your main competitor that is using social media.
If you are ready to stop fighting it and learn more about the benefit of social media, how it can boost your restaurant business, and the ways that avoiding this type of marketing can make or break your business.
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• The social media networks you should be aware of and the primary features each one offers
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Thank you for stopping by. This is Frank Prieto from http://www.LocalMarketingToday.com/