Pepsi has just revealed their new “social vending system” hoping the trend will be “the next generation in interactive vend technology.”
Foodie blogger Molly Wizenberg stresses that the story surrounding a food experience is more valuable than the food itself.
Whole Foods has nearly two million followers. Meaning, even if just 1% of them ever set foot in a store from a promotion like a “Twitter Tasting”, that’s 20,000 people. If even just 1% visit the website, that’s 20,000 unique visitors. The ability to reach this large an audience via one portal is unprecedented and this a great case study to illustrate that.
Foursquare is a location-based mobile social network that exists thanks to today’s smartphone . If Twitter lets you share your status, Foursquare lets you share your location. You check-in at businesses and friends can see when and where you check in.
The OC Fair & Event Center uses social media to elevate major seasonal and weekly events.
Social Media events are a great way for hotels and restaurants to gain easy, free exposure. Though offering up freebies to a large audience could initially feel like a loss rather than a gain, the potential ROI of doing so in this context is uniquely unprecedented.
Restaurants can learn a lot from bloggers and the factors that play into their decision to dine or not dine at certain spots.