Successful Restaurant Marketing In 10 Easy Steps

After approximately 20 years of being involved in every aspect of the restaurant business from serving to being a one-person marketing department, I’ve seen first hand what successful restaurant marketing looks like. I have worked in national franchises, regional chains, and locally-owned restaurants that tripled in units. I grew from marketing brand manager into assisting […]

7 Restaurant Instagram Marketing Tips for 2021

2021 is just around the corner, and with the new year comes new ways of connecting with potential patrons and curating branded content. Instagram is quickly becoming the most invaluable methods brands have to grow their audience and interest consumers. Within the restaurant industry, it’s all about elevating the experience. While the end goal is […]

Welcome Rachita Vasandani, Jr. Copywriter

Rachita’s sense of humor made her stand out from the crowd during our search for our next Jr. Copywriter. Her resumé had us laughing out loud (who knew “bolding words” in Microsoft skills could make such a great impression.) That lighthearted humor and confidence made us sure that she would fit in with the rest […]

Welcome JP Myler, Marketing Strategist

JP joined the Vigor team earlier this year to head up the marketing strategy for our key client accounts. Since joining the team, JP has played integral roles in building the brands across marketing channels for companies like eegee’s and Erik’s DeliCafé. Her keen sense of what’s trending and your ability to “listen” to data […]

Using Social Media to Attract Top Restaurant Talent

Let’s flip the script in this article. It’s no secret that employers look at applicant’s social media profiles before calling for an interview. But if you are leading a brand right now and/or in charge of marketing your company to attract employees, go look at any of your social handles right now. No, seriously, I’ll […]

Three benefits of strong social media marketing for restaurants beyond sales and traffic

Social media marketing for restaurants illustration

More often than not, when I get into a conversation about social media marketing for restaurants, there are numerous pushbacks. “Social doesn’t drive sales and traffic” and “what good is engagement if sales don’t increase” are usually top responses in a mix of many other perceptions that devalue social media’s role in the restaurant marketing […]

2018’s Restaurant Instagram Wins

Instagram wins from Vigor clients

Happy New Year everyone! As we look back at 2018, we took notice to some of our clients who were absolutely exceptional at leveraging Instagram. Instagram offers so much value as a long-form ongoing storytelling platform that increases your brand’s reach and ability to optimize frequency. It’s THE best way to tell your story day-in […]

Don’t let Facebook tank your marketing

Originally published on FSR. Read the article on their site. For a few years, we marketer-folks were on our soapboxes touting the amazing opportunities Facebook offered restaurants, especially start-ups and mom-and-pop cafes. You’d catch us saying, “It’s where the people are,” “They want to hear from you,” “It gets results,” and—the big one—“It’s free!” Who […]