Social Media for Restaurants – Why Should Restaurants Be On Social Media?

 

If you are a restaurant owner looking for an avenue to reach out to a large number of people in one go, look no further, as Social Media Marketing is the perfect solution (and we have an exciting FREE OFFER) for you! Worldwide, there are over 1 billion people using social networking websites. Facebook, the social networking leader alone has a billion of these users – some of whom could become your customers if you have an attractive Facebook Business Page and a winning Facebook marketing strategy!

 

Social Media Marketing works on similar lines with basics of social networking – people want to share what they are doing, what they are liking and what they are feeling. It is such a strong networking medium that businesses should make their priority building a Social Media online presence.

 

Consider the scenario: a person visits your restaurant along with his friends and family, and likes the restaurant. They take pictures of the lovely looking meals, post immediately to Facebook (picture posting) and share on Twitter. Chances are high that they will  update their profile with where they currently are (check in feature on Facebook), and possibly even recommend your restaurant to their followers (recommend feature for Local businesses).

 

Last weekend I have visited one of the restaurants and did all of the above and even more… My photos of meals had a potential to be seen by almost 5000 friends and another couple of thousand of friends of my friends, that I have tagged into the photos, over 1500 of my followers  and many more, as my status updates are Public, my Recommendation for that restaurant was not only seen by all my friends in a news feed and a real time ticker, they were also “liked” by 8 of my friends, which means all their friends saw the fact they liked my recommendation. I already lost the count, but you can do the maths, if that’s possible at all…

Now imagine, that restaurant DID NOT have a Facebook page..!

 

I would have been devastated (only joking) and business would have missed out on SUCH A HUGE EXPOSURE.

As you can see, a Facebook business page is crucial as the user would be immediately able to identify your company by ‘tagging’ your business in his message. Then his friends are one click away from finding out about your services, and you’re one step away from gaining a customer.

 

The advantage of having a presence on such social networking sites is that people will do a lot of your promotion for you! So, after launching your page and growing your followers through advertising, those followers will in turn spread your name and enhance your brand name socially.

 

Other advantages of using social media for your restaurant include instant advertising. Updating your page with your latest offers, specials or vouchers means that it reaches all your followers at one go! Periodic updates on your restaurant, your menu, as well as interaction with your followers will continue to increase your fans, and in turn, your online presence. Moreover, if your followers are impressed with the offer or new product, they’ll be more likely to share your page with their followers… therefore, if your products or offers are good enough to excite people, your popularity could increase exponentially.

 

Businesses like restaurants survive on the basis of good reviews by existing customers, and there is no better platform than social networking websites like Facebook, which can provide a huge and loyal customer base. When it comes to setting up your business on Facebook, there’s no time to wait… your potential customers are waiting and competition would love you to do nothing!

 

I personally think, that restaurants are among other few types of businesses, that benefit from Social media THE MOST! I am really excited to work with restaurants, so here is a very special offer: email me personally:  jurgita@gocreatemarketing.com to arrange a 20 min FREE Social Media review for your business. During this review I will look into your current Social Media presence and activities and suggest the ways to improve it.

It’s FREE, so CONTACT US or email me to book your review today: jurgita@gocreatemarketing.com!

 

 

 

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Jurgita Glodenyte

   

Jurgita Glodenyte

Jurgita Glodenyte is an online/digital & social media marketer, manager, strategist, consultant, trainer and public speaker. Her goal is to give companies she works with the tools to make them successful in a technology based economy. Jurgita has written a few books on digital marketing & social media.
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