I waited for this moment almost three years. The WAITR app is in town. The first concept of the app was introduced at the LRA 2014 . WAITR wanted originally reduce the waiting time at busy hours in restaurants by offering the option to order in advance via their app. This concept had changed. Now you can order via the app even home delivery and they developed a whole marketing concept to build a further sales channel for restaurants via the app. Where ever you are, the order get delivered! The company started in Lake Charles. Served the local market first and is now established in Lake Charles, Houston, Brazosport, The Woodlands and started this year also in Baton Rouge in February. A Public Relaese was published July 5th: “WAITR GOES LIVE in NEW ORLEANS.” That´s exciting. Last Monday I saw a little sticker at the entrance door of Brick & Spoon. Ardel Guillory recently opened there her branch and we were invited for a party there. The homemade food is delicious, the hospitality is very welcoming. And you can Build Your own Custom Bloody Marys like no other….
This week was the so called “seat holder” meeting of the Crescent City Business Referral Network. Monthly we meet at the 33. floor of the Energy Tower on 1100 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70163. Conducted was the meeting by Michael Sackett. M1 USA. We started something new, even this organisation exists since 2003 so far I know. Mission Statement, Goal setting. Internet Marketing and last but not least a commitment to sign and confirm the still (current) ByLaws.
Everything within one hour – early in the morning. That was fun. I brought three books with me as food for thoughts: Start with the WHY. Talking about the WHAT #ASKGARYVEE and understanding the HOW The Conversion CODE. At the end of the meeting Michael asked all participating members if they would like to elect me to become their so called “Internet Director.” The group elected me. Thank you Mike and all participating members for your trust. CCRBN has got around 20 active (paying) members and over 600 passive members who signed up within the meet up group. My first step is now a “strategy session” at the BarCampNola event at the coming weekend. I really don´t know the outcome of this idea but I am curious…
One thing is for sure: The view is great up there at the 33. floor. You should enjoy it. If you are a local entrepreneur and think you can help to grow the group you are invited!
Cole is a cool gal. “IT” (out puts) just makes totally sense what she has to say. Who is interested in “naked” numbers or bars? Why don´t you integrate your personal life situation packed like this. Very normal. Very thoughtful. If you are a presenter you will like her! Cole´s eye-opening presentation help is attention grabbing. She does what she says and she says what she does.
My journey to meet her today in the internet? Infusionsoft asked me to evaluate their product on GetApp. I did it. And on GetApp I was invited to join the CloudAdvise Community from Gartner. And on CloudAdvise the community manager Amalia Katz-Doron asks about “Business Intelligence Books” which motivated Scott S. McGeary to mention Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic´s “Story Telling with Data” Make a long story of 30 minutes distraction short…
This week Margarete saw this sign at the back of a car on the Riverroad and asked herself what is the meaning of GRITS = “Girls Raised In The South” and who is behind it…? Deborah Ford Rogers founded this brand 20 years ago in 1996. You can find more about it at her website or follow her on Twitter. “They’re called Steel Magnolias, Ya-Ya Sisters, and Southern Belles,but at heart they’re just plain GRITS — Girls Raised in the South!” says it all.
Food related branding also catches my interest, of course.
And I also found her book…Some sort of “Renaissance” or status quo? Margarete wasn´t her when this all happened…
Gary Vee had an interesting guest in Episode 207: Max Tucker. He was invited to introduce his new (ad)venture called Book In A Box .How to write a book without writing but speaking. I am sure it will have a great success because there are so many people out there who could easily talking a book but not writing. The beauty of his marketing: He offers you his whole blueprint for free How? As a book, of course…for those who are not willing or able to invest in themselves or just want to review the creating process. I love it.