Restaurant Marketing 101: Build relationships with local food bloggers

Kim Ranjbar

While many restaurants try to appeal to major local newspapers and weeklies, keep in mind that in the Internet age, many writers have created their own platforms on which to share their reviews and people are paying attention. When sending out press releases, events or dining specials, be sure to include local bloggers! Not only will they be interested, they might share that news on their blog or social media outlets.

You might also try to host a few local bloggers for a free luncheon or perhaps offer a free appetizer or cocktail to get them in the door. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best kind and if you have an influential foodie on your side, the sky’s the limit!

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