Branding & Social Media

So you’re out on the street, but how do people find you? Social Media is where it’s at for the restaurant on wheels community, which means you should be there too.

Photography:

Nothing makes people want to eat your food more than a great photo posted on one or more of the social media networks. SeattleFoodTruck.com STRONGLY endorses Melissa Fenno Photography – she’s great to work with and takes amazing shoots. Check out our Chateau Ste Michelle Staycation posts for a sample of her work.

Social Media Networks:

  • Twitter – “microblogging”. Tell people where you are in 140 characters or less.
  • Facebook – create a business page. You should be there.
  • Instragram - picture sharing. Can also cross-post on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Foodspotting - Share pics of your food.
  • FourSquare – Location-based sharing.
  • Yelp – website and mobile app for iphone and android

Mobile apps, websites, and services you might want to think about:

  • brandbuddee.com – Word-of-mouth social media marketing website that rewards users for sharing stories about your brand.
  • ChowNow – Custom, branded ordering tools for mobile, Facebook, and web. Your customers can order through your Facebook page, and more! Call for details: 888-707-2469
  • EatSt. – website, tv show and mobile app for iphone
  • Foodspotting – website and mobile app for iphone, android, windows & blackberry
  • Instagram – post photos on the go. mobile app for iphone and android.
  • LevelUp
  • Roaming Hunger – website and mobile app for iphone
  • StreetEats – mobile app for iphone
  • Yelp – website and mobile app for iphone and android

Websites to help your online efforts:

  • Appetas – Beautiful Food Truck Websites – update your location, specials, and photos instantly.
  • Hootsuite - schedule your social media posts
  • WordPress.com - Free website creation and hosting, easy to update
  • WordPress.org - Templates and techy guide to making a WordPress-based website
  • GoDaddy.com - get a domain name (www.yourtruck.com) and website hosting

Places street food is covered in the media:

 

NOTE: These services are not endorsed by SeattleFoodTruck.com. We are simply providing a list of possible resources. As always, do your research, trust your gut, and get EVERYTHING in writing!

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