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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
 


Iphone Article
What iPhone 5 Record Sales Means for Your Business   September 18, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

New features on the iPhone 5 illustrate not only technology trends but more important what the consumer will be able to do in interacting with your brand.

Social Media Article
Satisfy the Social Community Appetite   August 20, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

Struggling to find out how to build or keep your social media community? Try these seven tips.

Social Media Article
How Does Your Company Rank (Socially)?   July 23, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

A recent report by Heardable.com examined and scored the digital footprints of 25 full-service restaurant chains. If you are not one of the top 25, then what can you learn from reviewing each of these chains?

Dave Dronkers Blog
Online Ordering: Adapt or Lose Business to Those Who Are   July 5, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

As technology gets more advanced and cheaper to implement, many smaller operators should seriously consider an online ordering system. If you’re not giving your customers this easy way to order, you’ll lose business to those who are.

Thank You Movement Article
Cause Marketing Does Good in More Ways Than One   June 25, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

Restaurant companies increasingly are turning to cause-marketing initiatives to drive consumer interest and increase brand awareness, as evidenced in a recent Nation’s Restaurant News article titled “Saluting The Troops.” Many restaurant chains, it notes, celebrated Memorial Day and Military...more >>

Facebook Article
What are Facebook Likes Worth?   May 28, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

Dismiss the thought that you have to drive up the number of “Likes” on your Facebook page! Strive instead to increase the number of “People Talking About This.”

Dave Dronkers Blog
Social Media Content: Quality vs. Quantity   May 25, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

Do you find it difficult to post quality content on Facebook or Twitter? Whether you delegate postings or do it yourself, quality and timely social media content will increase fan followers, drive traffic to your website and increase profits.

Dave Dronkers Blog
Pinterest Creates New Customers and Brand Loyalty   April 27, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

Should bar, nightclub and restaurant owners and operators begin using this new social-media channel called Pinterest? It’s too early to tell, but one thing is certain: Its popularity has grown faster than that of almost any other social-media site in history.

Red Robin Article
Facebook Timeline Presents Branding Opportunities   April 16, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

Companies that have adapted to the new Facebook “timeline” format have discovered unique branding opportunities. So what are the major benefits?

Dave Dronkers Blog
Social Media: Are You Pushing the Right Buttons?   March 30, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

To make social media work for your business, be willing to put your “personality” and brand out there. In the social-media world, this is called “creating fans.”

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