Social Channels Driving Business for Franchisors

  IFA FranTech


I am excited to share a bit of a preview of one panel at this year’s IFA FranTech. This is the 4th annual event (formerly FranCamp) focusing on Marketing and Technology for Franchises. 

I am even more excited to be moderating a panel of Franchisors including Paul Segreto, CEO of Franchise Source Brands International, and Gina Svendsen, Director of Marketing of Scooter’s Coffee.

We will discuss the most successful social media channels that franchisors and franchisees are using to:

  • Market their brand to consumers
  • Drive traffic to franchisees
  • Engage with potential customers
  • Acquire leads in these channels

 

If you’re looking for a conference to hear self-described “experts” drone on and on about how cool they are, then this is not the session for you. 

No PowerPoints. No phony stories about how Harvard Business School was holding them back. No sales pitches.

This will be an open discussion with CEOs and CMOs chatting with you about what’s working for them in social media and what’s not.

See you in Denver!

 

 

Franchise Social Media Summit

Franchise Social Media Summt 

I am thrilled to be speaking at Franchise Social Media Summit 2011.  As part of Social Media Week 2011, organizers Paul Segreto and Jeremy LaDuque have put together a one-day virtual conference for franchisors, franchisees, and any one involved in franchising.

 


Date: September 21, 2011

Time: 8am – 4pm (CT)

Place: Online and everywhere!


Here’s what you will learn at the summit:

> Why social media is different for franchising than other business models

> How to develop a social media program, including policies and procedures, specific to the franchise organization

> How to integrate new technology with traditional marketing and why you shouldn’t be afraid to do so

> Why today’s consumer and franchise candidates act differently than from years past

> How to create multiple benefits to the franchise organization through powerful brand awareness methods 

> How to generate genuine interest in franchise opportunities and why a seamless transition from virtual world to in-person is essential to closing franchise sales

> Why improving communications and information sharing at all levels of the franchise organization is necessary for stability and future growth

 

Summit Speakers:

Keynote: Lon Safko, author of The Social Media Bible

Jon Carlston, Vice President, Process Peak

Joe Caruso, President, Capital Area Franchise Association

BJ Emerson, VP Technology, Tasti D-Lite

Jack Monson, Vice President, Engage121, Inc.

David Murray, Social Web Communications Director, re:group

Lee Plave, Partner, Plave Koch PLC

Nick Powills, CEO, No Limit Media Consulting

Debra Vilchis, COO, Fishman Public Relations

Paul Segreto, President & CEO, franchisEssentials

Jeremy LaDuque, President & CEO, Elements, Inc.

 


 

Social Media in Real-Time at The IFA

IFA

Here are lots of links to sites, apps, and content surrounding the 2011 International Franchise Association Convention
 

 

Thanks to Paul Segreto for hosting me today on Franchise Today. We discussed how to experience the conference in real-time via social media channels. Listen to that conversation on demand here.

Also, check out Social Geek Radio’s discussion on Social Media at IFA here with Deb Evans, AK Stout, and Greg Pitkoff.

 

Twitter Searchable Hashtag for IFA conversations: #IFA

 
RSVP to Tweetup, Sunday 2/13 at 8:30pm:
http://tweetvite.com/event/ifa


IFA Blog:
http://franblog.tumblr.com/


IFA Convention
Downloadable Application  


IFA’s
Tweets


My
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Do you have others? Let me know and I’ll post them here!

Franchise Today: Social Media and The IFA

IFAPlease join me Thursday 2/10 at 12pm CT on Paul Segreto’s radio show Franchise Today.  Here’s a preview:

 

 
 
 
On the next segment of Franchise Today, Paul Segreto welcomes as his guest, Jack Monson, Vice President at Engage121, a social media and pr software solutions providor.

With the International Franchise Association Annual Convention kicking off in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 13th, attendees will be able to enhance their convention experience with real-time social media. Jack and Paul discuss how to effectively utilize the IFA Mobile Application to create a personal convention schedule, navigate the exhibit hall and interact with exhibitors, download powerpoint presentations from education sessions, and stay on top of breaking news and alerts.

Effectively integrating the relatively new Foursquare, along with social media mainstays, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and You Tube into the mix also lends to an enahnced convention experience. As Engage121 is a co-sponsor of the IFA Convention Tweetup, Jack and Paul also discuss the benefits of attending the event and interacting with fellow IFA Tweeters.

 

 

Listen Live!

 

 

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