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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
 


Dave Dronkers Article
5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Running Social-Media Contests   March 19, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

Operators may be enamored with — or overwhelmed by — the various ways social media can be used to drive traffic and increase sales. Kyle-Beth Hilfer of Collen IP Intellectual Property Law has identified five mistakes that can invite trouble when launching a social-media prize promotion:

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5 Tips to Improve Beverage Product Quality   February 21, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

Lift lids, open doors and ask questions to improve beverage product quality! These steps should take place regularly within your restaurants to ensure that the drink quality is on par with the food:

Dave Dronkers Blog
Tips to Bolster Your Foursquare Presence   February 6, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

With more than 10 million users, FourSquare may be the most-used social network, behind Facebook and Twitter. Therefore, you most likely serve guests who check in on FourSquare. Are you strategically engaging your customers?

Dave Dronkers Article
8 Best Practices to Promote Drinks on Facebook    January 9, 2012
By: Dave Dronkers

Wondering how to legally and effectively promote your restaurant's bar program on Facebook? Here are eight steps to make it happen and stay in compliance.

iPhone Article
QR Codes Demystified   November 14, 2011
By: Dave Dronkers

While everyone wants to know how to use Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and YouTube to better their online marketing strategies, in our work, the conversation inevitably turns to quick-response (QR) codes: What are they, and how should they be used?

Dave Dronkers Blog
Six Steps to Effective Facebook Posts    October 17, 2011
By: Dave Dronkers

Facebook can be a valuable marketing tool, but only if you are posting at the right time and with the right type of message. Check out these six steps to effective posts.

Social Media Article
Six Steps to Effective Facebook Posts    October 17, 2011
By: Dave Dronkers

Facebook can be a valuable marketing tool, but only if you are posting at the right time and with the right type of message. Here are 6 steps to effective posts.

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