#BUZZ: #TBT to when we did a Foursquare campaign for a local Jamba Juice franchisee.

#TBT to when we did a Foursquare campaign for a local Jamba Juice franchisee.

We launched a Foursquare Photo Contest where consumers had a chance to win a $25 Jamba Juice gift card if they took a photo of their smoothie and uploaded it to Foursquare after “checking in” at their local South Florida Jamba Juice store.

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About Sociallybuzz:

We provide buzz worthy services and products to help businesses grow using social media.

For more information about Sociallybuzz, please visit our website: www.Sociallybuzz.com

Check out our social media services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs – Click here

2) Social Media Services for Franchises – Click here

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants – Click here

4) Reputation Management – Click here

5) Social Media Management Tool

6) Social Media Services For Start-ups

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Three unique ways franchisees can use social media to reach local customers

Reaching new local consumers and building brand loyalty with existing customers is probably the number one goal for franchisees looking to establish a stronger local presence. Reaching consumers within a seven to 20-mile radius using social media is easier said than done. If successfully achieved, it could mean more seat fillers; increased traffic through your doors; and sales growth.

Here are three quick and unique ways you can use social media to reach local customers.

Yelp Events

Yelp is known for their reviews, but also for their community of highly engaged local users and the Yelp Elite Squad. Members of this exclusive, in-the-know crew reveal hot spots for fellow locals, act as city ambassadors, and are the true heart of the Yelp community -both on and offline.  Get connected with your local Yelp community manager and find out about their localized events and how you can host at your location. Hosting an exclusive Yelp event at your business like this one done by CREAM (http://sociallybuzz.com/sites/default/files/uploads/case-studies/using-yelp-increase-brand-awareness.pdf) will give specific Yelp Elites one-on-one personalized time with your brand and products, which can blossom into the ultimate free word-of-mouth local marketing.

 

Foursquare

Foursquare helps people find the perfect places to go with friends. You can utilize the existing customers that are already using Foursquare at your location to connect with their friends and family.

First thing you need to do is claim your location on Foursquare. Upon claiming your location, you will get access to a list of tools to help you determine who’s checking in at your business along with how and where they are sharing their experience. When logged in, navigate to see customer stats, then click on real world analytics on the top right. Scroll to the bottom to see a list of your most recent visitors and top visitors that check-in at your location.

Foursquare allows you to click on the respective customer’s profile to see how active or engaged they are as well as the additional social platforms they use. If they are connected to Twitter,  you can tweet them a thank you message for stopping by.  More times than not, they will retweet the message to their followers and friends – so make sure your message is short, sweet and to the point! This can also lead to free word-of-mouth local marketing, helping you to reach other potential local customers.

Instagram

Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way for people to visually share their life with friends and family. Your customers are capturing hundreds of photos and videos of your business and products. It’s your job to turn those photos and videos into meaningful content marketing.

To reach local customers, while logged in your business’ Instagram account, click on the icon to the far right on the Instagram toolbar located at the bottom ( will be the circular icon with three lines within a box) which will take you to your profile. Click on the “Photos of You” icon (the icon with the profile face in a box) located on the far right.

“Photos of You” is a way for your customers to share and discover your business on Instagram. When a customer uploads a photo of your brand or products, they can tag your business’ Instagram profile to that photo. When you’re on the “Photos of you” page, you will see photos uploaded by existing customers. Click on each image and engage with those customers, leave a short thank you message, like their page or even follow them. Customers gets excited when businesses engage with them and they will engage more with your brand.

The more they engage with your brand on Instagram, the more their friends will see your business name and photos. You can also utilize the “Photo Map” to engage with customers that add your business  as a location to their photo. This is another way to receive free word-of-mouth local marketing from your customers.

Although social media marketing sounds easy, it can get a little time consuming. Investing this time into your business to localize your marketing initiative can reap lots of great benefits (from new customers to local brand awareness). Each situation and franchise is unique, but following the steps above will help jump start the process of reaching new local customers to help you build, engage and grow your business using social media.

Andre Kay is CEO and chief marketing officer of Sociallybuzz, which provides social media management, campaigns and reputation management. Sociallybuzz exisit to help restaurants, franchises, nightclubs and retail owners grow their business using social media by helping them reach relevant customers, build customer loyalty, mange reputation and increase revenue.

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As appeared in Franchising USA magazine.

BUZZ: Sociallybuzz Launches New Redesigned and Responsive Website

For Immediate Release

Sociallybuzz Launches New Redesigned and Responsive Website

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The new website has been designed to provide an enhanced viewing experience with effortless navigation and functionality throughout, allowing restaurants, franchises, nightclubs and brands to access social media and reputation services.

Sociallybuzz, the number one social media management company and pioneer of the social media management phenomenon, is launching its new website built on the new responsive design platform today. As the first social media management company to fully use this type of web technology, the new design will give potential clients an enhanced viewing experience.  New features include effortless navigation and reading of their social media services, case studies, as well as minimization of browser resizing and scrolling. The new website will work seamlessly across a range of different devices, from desktops to smartphones.

Sociallybuzz boasts clients such as Domino’s Pizza, Jamba Juice, T.G.I Fridays, Allstate, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery, and many more innovative leading brands in a range of industries.  Furthermore, the leading-edge social media management company services the restaurant, franchise, nightclub and retail store industry.  Sociallybuzz is once again setting the trend for the industry.

“It was necessary for us to take this step to continue being at the forefront of the ever changing social media and online industry.  We’re consistently looking for new and improved ways to make the experience simpler for potential clients,” said CEO and Founder, Andre Kay.

Sociallybuzz is known for their social media management services, successful social media campaigns, unique approach to reputation management and social media products.

The new website launch ahead of Sociallybuzz’s biggest contribution to the social media industry. A huge announcement will be made by CEO and Founder Andre Kay in the coming weeks.

To view the new website visit www.Sociallybuzz.com from any device.

About Sociallybuzz

Sociallybuzz launched in 2009 based out of Miami, Florida, is a social media marketing, management, reputation & campaign company. Sociallybuzz provides social media management, marketing, fan page management, event online digital marketing, and social media consultation using our “Build, Engage and Grow” methodology.  As the industry changes, Sociallybuzz is evolving along with it. Sociallybuzz is designed to help all companies, brands and businesses with simple or advanced social media development and marketing while delivering businesses and brands the greatest number of options in how they define and reach their relevant audiences.

BUZZ: Domino’s Pizza Buzzbadges [PIC]

We created custom buzzbadges for Domino’s Pizza.

Pretty Cool!

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BuzzBadges:

Social Media awareness products including window clings, window stickers, door clings, door stickers, napkins, counter display, and table tents to be placed on windows, doors, tables and counter tops at your establishment/store-front. This will increase social engagement and encourage customers to check-in via Facebook Places, Yelp and Foursquare. As well as engage with your business on Urbanspoon, Google Places, Instagram and Pinterest.

About:

Sociallybuzz, provides social media management, marketing, fan-page application development and social media consultation. The company is designed to help brands and businesses develop a firm foundation in social media and marketing while delivering the greatest number of options in how they define or reach their relevant audience and increase sales. We also have a robust team that is responsible for handling each and every Yelp, Urbanspoon, Google, TripAdvisor and Foursquare review for our clients. For more information about Sociallybuzz, please visit our website: www.Sociallybuzz.com

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Services for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants

4) Reputation Management

Foursquare 6.0 is Ready!

Foursquare has launched a major update to its app.  With the new Foursquare 6.0, they are crunching all their data to show the best of what’s nearby, anywhere in the world, the second you open up the app.

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To help you discover all this, they redesigned the Foursquare app into four main sections:

  • Search is now front-and-center at the top, so you can quickly find what you’re craving, or see things like trending places (in real-time) and top picks.
  • Below that, you’ll see a map with nearby friends and interesting places highlighted. Tap on the map to expand it so you can see great places around you.
  • After that, we show you the best things at that moment – our top personalized recommendations, along with your friends’ check-ins around the world.
  • And, at the bottom, we have the new check-in button, for when you want to share and remember the places you go to.

See the most interesting things around you, as soon as you open the app.
When you open up the new Foursquare, it immediately show your nearby friends and the most interesting places around you.

  • Just finishing a movie? We’ll show you a dinner spot people tend to go to after, or a beer garden that’s trending nearby.
  • Lunchtime? We’ll show you our top meal recommendations nearby, or places on your to-do list.
  • In a familiar city? We make sure you know about a new cafe that just opened up in the neighborhood.
  • In Paris for the first time? We’ll show you the top sights and attractions, approved by local check-ins.

Read more here via the Foursquare Blog

About:

Sociallybuzz, provides social media management, marketing, fan-page application development and social media consultation. The company is designed to help brands and businesses develop a firm foundation in social media and marketing while delivering the greatest number of options in how they define or reach their relevant audience and increase sales. We also have a robust team that is responsible for handling each and every Yelp, Urbanspoon, Google, TripAdvisor, Foursquare review for our clients. For more information about Sociallybuzz, please visit our website: www.Sociallybuzz.com

Check out our following services:

1) Social Media Services for Nightclubs

2) Social Media Services for Franchises

3) Social Media Services for Restaurants