18 May 2010
Livebookings, the online marketing experts for restaurants, held its first US Livebookings Academy event today at the Landmarc restaurant in the Time Warner Center, New York City. The packed room was attended by more than 50 NYC operators (see list below) who benefited from a insightful presentation on social media by Livebookings’ Strategic Advisor Magnus Hultberg followed by a panel discussion on 'How to leverage the web to drive traffic and customer loyalty'. The panel discussion featured Hakan Swahn (President Aquavit/TownHouseGroup), Alexis Halejian (Online Marketing Supervisor at BR Guest), Alex Hasbany (GM at SpiceMarket) and Peter Niessen (Director Restaurant Industry Development at American Express) and was moderated by Christopher Persson (co-founder of Livebookings).
The event was attended by representatives from the like of China Grill, Benoit, Myriad Group, Culinary Concepts and Boqueria to name a few.
Commenting on the Academy, Hans Lindh, Acting Country Manager Livebookings, North America said: “With thousands of restaurant partners worldwide, Livebookings is now expanding into the US, and we have been thrilled with the positive response which also was reflected in the great attendance and energy at the Academy. This speaks both to the increasing importance that restaurateurs place on online marketing and the great need for acees to ‘hands on’ best practice and easy to use solutions that can help operators build their brand online.’
“Thank you for the opportunity; it was a big eye opener.”
Marco A. Moreira, President, Toqueville
“Very useful discussion and a treat.”
James Taylor, Marketing Director, I Trulli
You can download the presentation by Magnus on social media by visiting the Best Practice section of the Livebookings website.
If you are interested in attending and/or participating in the next Livebookings Academy, please contact David.Miller@livebookings.net