Jill McFarland
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  • The Colony, TX
  • United States
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Jill McFarland was featured
Mar 23, 2012
Jill McFarland liked Sarah's blog post Restaurant Social Media Explained
Feb 8, 2012
Jill McFarland commented on Steven Groves's blog post Using Social Log-in On a Website or In a Loyalty program
"Miguel, I'm not familiar with wix.com.  We're working with an eCRM partner that can pull that data in and allow us to use it to target guests based on demographics. We also work with some social media partners that can gather info for…"
Feb 1, 2012
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Jan 31, 2012
Jill McFarland commented on Steven Groves's blog post Using Social Log-in On a Website or In a Loyalty program
"Miguel, it depends on the level of complexity.  You can add sign on with Facebook or Twitter fairly easily but collecting and processing the data in a useful way could be a bigger investment.   Steven, I read a similar article last…"
Jan 31, 2012
Jill McFarland shared FSMU's blog post on Facebook
Jan 9, 2012
Jill McFarland was featured
Jan 9, 2012

FSMU liked Jill McFarland's blog post Did You Know Your Franchise Has an App?
Nov 17, 2011

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Jill McFarland's Blog

Did You Know Your Franchise Has an App?

Last week I presented on DeMystifying Mobile for restaurants with the awesome founder of Talent Revolution, Amanda Hite at the People Report Best Practices Conference.  I thought I’d share some of the things we presented that the audience found interesting.


In researching the current state of Mobile use in the restaurant industry I came across something really interesting.  Larger restaurant…


Posted on November 8, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

FourSquare, Gowalla, Whrrl... Names Your Business Should be Familiar With

If you haven't paid attention to location-based services like FourSquare, Gowalla, Whrrl, etc. its about time you do. Location-based services are at the intersection of where online and offline circles meet. When someone checks into a location on LBS they can allow their online community to see their physical location through the service… Continue

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 2:24pm — 3 Comments

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At 11:22am on March 11, 2010, Patti said…
Good Afternoon - I wanted to touch base with you to network - I am looking for a International Marketing person in the restaurant industry for a position located in California - If you or someone you know might be interested, please email me at patti@capodice.com
At 3:02pm on December 18, 2009, Terri Hitchcock said…
Jill, welcome aboard! Enjoy!
At 2:58pm on December 17, 2009, Sarah said…
Welcome gorgeous! Glad to have you....finally:)
At 2:12pm on December 17, 2009, Jeffrey J Kingman said…
How come you're profile pic is a paper bag? That's gonna open up a teasing, ya know.. :)))

Not that I would do that - I was the 1st one to nominate you for Hot HR Pros of Twitter Calendar. :) Mr. Barron was the 2nd.
At 12:59pm on December 17, 2009, Howard Appell said…
Welcome Jill, you will find this site useful.
At 12:17pm on December 17, 2009, Jeffrey J Kingman said…
Jill! You're here! (muttering - about dang time) :)))

Welcome to FohBoh!
At 12:12pm on December 17, 2009, Jill McFarland said…
Hi Jill,

Welcome to FohBoh! We are the leading social-business network for the global restaurant industry and growing fast. Thanks for joining.

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