Summary: Filling Tables is a podcast designed to help restaurants keep up with all of the marketing options available to them using the Internet. We cover daily deals, such as Groupon and Living Social, website design, email marketing, Yelp and Open Table.
Episode Four of Filling Tables, the podcast that helps independent restaurants stay current on how to use the Internet for marketing. Sure your food tastes good! But, how does it look? Do your pictures of your food look as appetizing as they can? Do you need to spend big bucks to get a professional photo shoot? Today, you can learn how to take great photos of your dishes (and your staff and venue), so visitors to your website will want to hurry in. Taylor Young, 16 year veteran of restaurant photography and product of the New York Institute of Photography will share insights on how you can take great pictures of your great food. How satisfied are users of Groupon and other daily deal sites? Do those daily deal customers come back? You'll get some interested survey results, as part of "Dishing it Up," or news on Internet marketing for restaurants.
Episode 3 of Filling Tables, the podcast about Internet Marketing for Restaurants. This time, we hear about Patch.com, which offers restaurants a way to engage visitors in the communities they serve. Communities between 15,000 and 80,000 people are targeted. Andrew Margie, Patch VP of Directory is our guest. Also, learn how Google Place reviews have changed, and other online marketing news.
Our guest is social media expert Tom Humbarger, who shares with us the seven most important things for restaurant marketers to do in social media. Find out how to get your customers to leave reviews, use Facebook and Yelp to your best advantage, and learn about the new Patch.com opportunities. Could you get your restaurant on Wikipedia? Tom did. Learn how. Plus, get your regular news on that latest from Google, Yelp and foursquare.
This is the debut podcast of Filling Tables. We share a little background on how the podcast came about, our background and what listeners can expect from a podcast that's centered around Internet Marketing for Restaurants. Our guest is Mark Brandau, Associate Editor with Nation's Restaurant News.