Category Archives: Social Media/Digital Marketing

What is FranchisEssentials?

My name is Paul Segreto and FranchisEssentials is my personal blog.  Since 2009, my objective has been to utilize this site to share information, insight and perspective on franchising. My goal remains steadfast, to help individuals on all levels learn … Continue reading

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Social Networking & Franchise Lead Generation Revisited

In light of recent discussions at the recent International Franchise Association Convention about “new” ways of generating franchise candidate leads, and as I continue to field an influx of questions from start up and emerging franchisors trying to find a “silver bullet” to jump-start franchise sales, I am again sharing the following article I wrote back in 2011 as the principles continue to apply to this day. Actually, they may apply even more today as more and more have adopted social networking platforms as major sources of securing information and for communicating.
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Financial Performance Representations in Digital Space – Friend or Foe to Franchising?

Considering the linking capabilities within social media, often to the point of creating a cross-platform, multi-tiered effect, some so-called, self-professed industry professionals apparently believe they can get away with improper FPRs. Especially, as social media is still “relatively new” and growing into new areas, misunderstood by many, and virtually under the radar of most authorities. It appears the thought is if enforcement of franchise disclosure is lacking in traditional areas, social media has become the new wild west! Continue reading

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Can you handle the truth about your social media efforts?

Running a successful social media strategy isn’t as easy as many small business owners think it will be. Your company’s online success depends on several factors, and if you don’t account for all of them, you could find yourself stuck in the social media wastelands. That’s not something many business owners like to hear, but the good news is that getting out of the Internet desert is simply a matter of redirecting your efforts. While thousands of businesses struggle to establish a presence online, they all tend to have trouble with the same issues. Continue reading

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Social Media: Looking Back to 2010 – Has Anything “Really” Changed?

A frequently-cited impediment to the franchising industry’s adoption of social media is the perceived time commitment required to achieve optimum results. There are many implementation methods and technology tools that can be utilized to execute a firm’s social media program in a way that will maximize ROI, minimize time requirements and achieve complete integration into its overall marketing strategy, all of which will serve to achieve optimum results. Continue reading

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