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OK, people…time to get on the Social Media bandwagon, even if you think it’s stupid or don’t understand it.
The fact that YOU think people don’t care about what someone tweets or says on FB doesn’t change the fact that they DO.
Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Foodspotting….these are all basically free advertising, so what are you complaining about? Set up the accounts, and get goin’!
I’ve said it many times before on Roadfood, but if anyone needs help to set up a Twitter account, or how to use Twitter or Facebook, I will be more than happy to help.
I have two Twitter accounts – 1 personal, with 1,418 followers, and 1 for my Examiner.com Milwaukee Restaurant Reviews, which has 1,713 followers.
I am on over 100 Lists on each account. I interact daily. I have Twitter and Facebook on my Droid, so I can interact even away from a home computer.
I follow dozens of food trucks and restaurants on Twitter and Facebook – many tweet their location, daily food specials, and generally interact with people that are (potential) customers. THAT is the key…Social Media is social. If you start a Twitter account, don’t follow anyone and just tweet at people, then Twitter will not help you very much. You need to interact; talk to people. Ask for suggestions for a location or a special or “what’s your favorite ____?” (topping on a dog, cheese on a burger, etc). Customers and potential customers like the feeling that someone is listening to them…that someone has replied to them…that they are heard.
If you need examples, Google AJ Bombers Milwaukee and Streetza Pizza Milwaukee – 1 restaurant and 1 food truck that are Social-Media savvy to the point that they’ve written a book about it, as well as featured nationwide in many different publications.