Monday, June 13, 2011

Top 10 Chicago Bars & Clubs on Twitter







Over 150 Bars & Clubs in Chicago are active on Twitter.

The Free EyesAndFeet application has all the details!

Here are the top 10 (based on number of followers), along with a summary of what they do that's unique and beyond special offers and greetings on special occasions. And no, we haven't included the big chains in this analysis - so there you have it, all independent establishments!

Read on...to get some ideas on how you could engage with your followers.


Congratulations to these Twitter rock stars:


#10 @Market_Bar- 1,790* Followers

Re-tweeting what your happy customers told you is the easiest and best way to market yourself.





#9 @SmallBarDst - 1,996* Followers

Mentioning conversations that feature competing businesses is always a good way to communicate how open, and confident you are.




#8 @BuddyGuys - 2,155* Followers

Notifications, notifications and more notifications fills the twitter page of this legendary Bar! Obviously it works - they have 2155 followers.





#7 @RedHeadPianoBar- 2,206* Followers

Another local business using Constant Contact, clearly shows that integrating your Email Marketing campaign and your Social Media needs is a smart way to go forward.





#6 @EnclaveChicago- 2,405* Followers

Tweeting personally to your customers on their B'day is an awesome way to show customer loyalty.





#5 @UncleFattys- 2,467* Followers

Uncle Fattys certainly knows their customers' sweet spot - with offers like this, who can resist!





#4 @MetroBrewing - 3,261* Followers

Quirky nuggets about your business gives your business a personality and helps customers relate to it.





#3 @Lockdownbar - 3,983* Followers

This bar keeps reminding people about all its specials at regular intervals. Surely, at some time, you'll give in to the temptation!






#2 @PieceChicago- 4,680* Followers


Putting interesting pictures on your planned event instead of stating it in text is a good way to get your followers to engage with your tweets. Eg: http://twitpic.com/58uag7






#1 @LincolnHall- 5,115* Followers

Telling your customers about tonight's events is one thing...but tweeting about it with @mention of who is coming conveys "red carpet".

With over 5000 followers Lincoln Hall is the Number 1 tweeting champion amongst Chicagos Clubs!





Check out Eyes And Feet for more.

*Followers as of 14th June 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Top 10 Seattle Restaurants on twitter









Over 900 Restaurants & Cafes in Seattle are active on Twitter.

The Free EyesAndFeet application has all the details!

Here are the top 10 (based on number of followers), along with a summary of what they do that's unique and beyond special offers and greetings on special occasions. And no, we haven't included the big chains (McDonalds, Starbucks, etc) in this analysis - so there you have it, all independent establishments!

Read on...to get some ideas on how you could engage with your followers.


Congratulations to these Twitter rock stars:


#10 @Pagliaccipizza- 3,452* Followers

This popular pizzeria is 10th on our list of top 10 Social Restaurants on twitter. Twitter is the perfect place to invite your customers over for a special events like "Learn how to toss a Pizza - for Kids".




#9 @DelanceySeattle- 4,201* Followers

Your most popular dish is out of stock? No Problem. Tweet about it and make your customers want more it!




#8 @Canlis- 4,378* Followers

This unique Seattle dining destination has the right blend of quick replies, interesting tweets, and pictures from their restaurant. No wonder they were earlier nominated for The Seattle Web Awards!




#7 @BlackPearlSEA- 4,428* Followers

This Chinese restaurant not only provides authentic Chinese food on your plates, but also provides nice advice to its followers - Chinese fortune cookie style, like this one:





#6 @Mollymoon- 4,952* Followers

If you own a mobile restaurant, then twitter is just perfect to let your customers know where you are, and what's up, so they can swing by for a quick bite.





#5 @Curb_Cuisine- 6,108* Followers

Retweet interesting posts by your customers and share the love on twitter to make your happy customers happier - & hungrier for your food.






#4 @CupcakeRoyale- 6,416* Followers

It is summer time and this Royal Cupcake start their summer royally on twitter with new Raspberry Rhubard Cupcake offer.





#3 @skilletstfood- 6,496* Followers

Need a new spot for your mobile restaurant? Just tweet about it and let your customers decide where they want to see you next. What better way to tell customers that their opinions matter.




#2 @trophycupcakes- 6,761* Followers

Even their twitter wallpaper design looks delicious. With quirky tweets around celebrations like father's day, they ensure their followers knows about specials they're cooking up - like this one: http://twitpic.com/597wy7





#1 @tidbitbistro- 18,486* Followers

Wow! With more than 18,000 followers on twitter this Italian restaurant is the ultimate twitter rock star. They seem to have everything from Happy Hour Specials to pictures from their restaurant and their speciality "Tidbit of the Day" where they give out interesting information - with an italian twist.




Check out Eyes And Feet for more.

*Followers as of 10th June 2011

The Social Media Revolution 2011




"We don't have choice on whether to DO Social Media, the question is how well we DO it."

- Erik Qualman






Monday, June 6, 2011

Top 10 Miami Restaurants on Twitter








Here are 10 (based on number of followers) Restaurants & Cafes that do their social media in style. We've also provided a brief summary of our take on what they do that's different - beyond typical 'special offers' on Valentines Day. Want to know more about local businesses rocking social media in your own neighborhood ?

The Free EyesAndFeet application has the details.


PS: We haven't included the big chains (Like McDonalds, Starbucks...) in this list - it just wouldn't be fair - or interesting for that matter. So there you have it: all independent establishments!

Read on...to get some ideas on how you could engage with your followers.


And...Congratulations to these Twitter Rock Stars from Miami:



#10 @SweetnessBakes- 1,076* Followers


Want to decide on a new addition to your Menu? Just ask your followers on twitter like this Miami bakery does with its tweets.

#9 @YellowTwiter- 1,668* Followers


The Yellow Submarine burger & hotdog place always supports their home team with questions and posts relating to the games.





#8 @SugarCaneRawBar- 1,726* Followers

Quirky tweets are always more interesting to read, and also they are more likely to be clicked on, as intriguing tweets like: "What is the Truffled Toad in the Hole" illustrate.






#7 @LatinHouseGrill- 2,007* Followers

Yummy recipes straight from your kitchen is a nice way to engage with hungry people. The Latin Grill House picks up several of their speciality dishes and posts them on twitter.







#6 @2GirlsnCupcake- 2,171* Followers

Being part of a community is always helpful to get new connections on twitter. 2 Girls and Cupcake post interesting information and also connect with other cupcake businesses like @KarasCupcake





#5 @MrYumMiami - 2,313* Followers

You don't need to wait for Memorial day or Games night to wish your customers on twitter. A Friday wish with an invitation to Sushi & Cold Sake can be a potent combination.





#4 @LaCamaronera- 3,430* Followers

Being part of interesting events like the Great Food Truck Race is always an advantage - for businesses to tweet about. Needless to say, this also keeps followers' interest high.



#3 @MsCheezious- 3,437* Followers

Polite and speedy replies to their customers' tweets make this Miami Cheese Comfort food truck a hit on twitter.




#2 @vocellipizzaNMB- 4,026* Followers

They mean business in most of their tweets with mention of their phone number and web address. And hey, it seems to work!



#1 @Latinburger - 5,790* Followers

In twitter SIZE does matter and this Latin Burger joint knows just that with interesting tweets and treats at regular intervals throughout the day.

Its almost like they have a machine working for their twitter id churning those tweets as fast as their fast food burgers. This, and presumably great burgers - makes them Miami's Numero Uno Tweeting champion.




Check out Eyes And Feet for more.

*Followers as of 7th June 2011