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When Is the Best Time of the Week for Restaurant Owners to Attend Webinars?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Sides Feb 23, 2012. 2 Replies

Restaurant Owners and Managers will soon be able to attend Training Session Webinars through our site.I was wondering, which day of the week is the best day to hold the webinars to avoid high traffic…Continue

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"@ryan - yes, the Twitter app is brilliant. Definitely a "best in breed". I tend to use HootSuite a lot, on desktop and mobile, but that's mainly because I am used to the interface and because I use Twitter lists extensively to divide…"
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"@magnus - thanks for reading and for the comment. I too fill my lag time with mobile time. :) To be honest though, I truly dislike the fb mobile app. I use safari and go to the desktop version. The app is too restrictive for pages. It's great…"
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Social Media and Mobile Marketing Strategist
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Bacon Social Media
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@RyanSides225
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I teach restaurants and retailers how to build repeat business and find new customers online through sites like facebook, foursquare, twitter, and YouTube. After working as a manager for a few years in the restaurant industry, I know first-hand the time crunch that owners are under. They wear many hats and marketing is usually not their main concern. I can help reduce that burden.
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3 Tips for Choosing Which Social Media Site Is Best for Your Restaurant

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 7:00am 6 Comments

Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, UrbanSpoon? HELP!

Restaurateurs are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the many options for social media marketing today. How do you decide which site is best for your restaurant?

 

(This article was originally featured in the Louisiana Restaurant Association's eNewsletter, The Dish.) 

 

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At 4:27am on March 6, 2012, Magnus Hultberg said…

He he. :) I find myself spending a lot of time doing that. Some would say it is because of a lack of preparation up front. I'd say it is because the climate we work in today is to a large extent unplannable...

Followed you back, and added you to the Freebookings paper.li auto curated "Restaurants Biz & Tech" thingamajig too. :)

At 8:02am on February 24, 2012,
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Saw you blog in Restaurant Smart Brief this morning. Great stuff, keep it coming!

At 5:21am on January 19, 2012, Marcus Guiliano said…

Congratulations on joining FohBoh! This is a wonderful online restaurant community with lots of great postings. Enjoy the site and keep active with pictures, comments and postings.

Chef Marcus Guiliano

 
 
 

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