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Dave Dronkers

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Dave Dronkers

Dave Dronkers founded Dronkers Beverage Solutions in and Social Media Solutions in 2001. As President, his mission for 10 years has been to elevate people, product and operations to beverage excellence for the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry with outstanding consultancy services.

Dronkers has held numerous senior-level management positions in the hospitality business, specifically focused on beverage operations for multi-unit chains and as a director of national accounts for a worldwide beverage supplier.  

He has assembled an experienced, well-educated team of dedicated professionals with an unparalleled network of resources. Dronkers Beverage and Social Media Solutions is perhaps the most effective and efficient beverage consulting firm in the industry today.

Mr. Dronkers holds a Masters in Business Administration and resides in San Ramon, Calif. He can be reached at www.bevexcel.com or email him at ddronk@gmail.com
 


Social Media Blog
Social Media Hard-and-Fast Facts   September 14, 2013
By: Dave Dronkers

Social media isn’t just a powerful tool for large, corporate-run businesses, but also a great instrument for small to medium-sized businesses hoping to keep and expand their clientele base.

Social Media Game Plan Article
Social Media Game Plan = Success   August 19, 2013
By: Dave Dronkers

Businesses can no longer solely rely on TV commercials and print media to market their products – everything has moved to the online sector; and though that might mean fewer expenses for the marketing department, it certainly means more time spent engaging with current and potential customers.

Marketing Transparency Blog
Marketing Transparency Starts Internally   July 22, 2013
By: Dave Dronkers

In order for your company to effectively reach its targeted consumer, you need to make sure your business and marketing strategies are transparent, accommodating and personable.

Yard House Kitchen Staff Blog
Showcase Your Staff Through Video   June 24, 2013
By: Dave Dronkers

If you’re looking for a marketing strategy to increase your restaurant or bar’s connectivity to your target audience, then look no further – the answer is video.

Facebook Thumbs Down Image Article
Social Media No No’s   May 28, 2013
By: Dave Dronkers

Scottsdale-based restaurant Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro’s (what a mouthful) recent Facebook meltdown has been a hot topic in the restaurant and social media spheres.

Latest News Article
Facebook’s Mobile App Improves Audience Reach   May 14, 2013
By: Dave Dronkers

Facebook is known to constantly reinvent its layout, its most recent variation the most extreme.

Danger Blog
Do You Have A Social Media Policy In Place?   April 29, 2013
By: Dave Dronkers

Over the last year, social media in the workplace has become a hot button topic. A recent incident with a St. Louis Applebee’s has shown many companies where and how their social media policies are lacking.

Social Media Blog
Expectations of Connected Customers   April 12, 2013
By: Dave Dronkers,George Barton

Just because you’ve set up shop on a few social media networks doesn’t mean you’re doing everything right. There are many social media best practices that you can utilize to connect with existing or reach out to new fans.

Vine Blog
Keep It Simple: Six Second Video!   April 1, 2013
By: Dave Dronkers

This is the year that you must differentiate from your competitors through pictures and video content. Many have asked “how long should a video be?” Well, now you have no choice but to create a short six second video through this new app called VINE.

Instagram Blog
Instagram Tips for First-Time Users   March 26, 2013
By: Dave Dronkers

Instagram is the most used photo-sharing application, and has become a great channel for restaurants and bars to not only illustrate food items, but the restaurant as a whole.

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