Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Media Coverage on La Casita Tacos

It is my pleasure to see how the La Casita chain of restaurants succeeds and expands, and even greater pleasure it is to be part of the team as Web Marketing and Marketing Manager. If you want to grow your business give me a shout and we will discuss details. I work with all types of companies including start-ups. You will see the difference within a month .. guaranteed!

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It's the delicious 2 bite food that Vancouverites just can't get enough of and La Casita Tacos on Robson street is providing an authentic experience that will make you feel like you're in Mexico. Join Food & Drink Host Momona Komagata as she grabs her taco platter, heads to the Salsa Bar, and relaxes with a Margarita on their patio.

24/604 is a New Vancouver Lifestyle show that will introduce you to the Adventurous Activities, Amazing Food, and Exciting Night Spots that make up the Gems of Our City. Like the Friend you call who is filled with great ideas, our hosts will be your best resource to discover these incredible places and adventures.

By watching we will introduce you to places that will push your own personal boundaries, and open your eyes to the many new and different experiences to have in this beautiful city of ours.

24/604 is a Red Line Media Inc and Novus TV Production. Executive Produced by Novus Entertainment Inc. Produced by Var Bhalla and Derek Wong. Hosts include Angelina Rai, Christina Meng, Levi Hildebrand, Momona Komagata, and Stephanie Florian.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Vancouver Pride Parade 2014 Photos

Here are some of the photos I took for one of the La Casita Mexican Restaurants in Vancouver, BC

La Casita Tacos
Dine in, Take out and Delivery!
1773 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1C9
ph: 604 685 8550

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Photo Shoot at the Mexican Restaurant La Casita Tacos in Vancouver BC

Lady is having a strawberry margarita and chips at the Mexican restaurant La Casita Tacos in West End Vancouver, BC, Canada

Model: Julia
Photographer: Nauris Nikans
Location: La Casita Tacos in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Year: 2014

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Friday, 27 June 2014

Work on Dos Equis XX Amber Beer Specials at La Casita Tacos

Pushing La Casita Tacos new summer specials in Vancouver, BC

Photos by Nauris Nikans

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La Casita Tacos
Dine in, Take out and Delivery!
1773 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1C9
ph: 604 685 8550

Monday, 23 June 2014

2014 Ligo at Jericho beach in Vancouver BC

This is how some people celebrate midsummer holiday - lots of eats and beverages, and a ginormous bonfire in the middle.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Web and Traditional Marketing Brings More Customers to the Restaurant

What a pleasure it is to see how the hard work is paying off! For example on the June 17th, 2014 the Mexican food restaurant La Casita Gastown was packed with the people of different ages to watch the FIFA World Cup 2014 soccer game Brazil vs Mexico. Keep in mind it is a Tuesday noon, which for other restaurants is a slowest time of the week.

Shoot me a message and I will make magic happen for your business too.

Video by Nauris Nikans filmed and edited in less than 6 hours total.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Meeting With VMAC Marketing Team in Nanaimo, BC

On the 9th of June, 2014 I had an awesome trip to Nanaimo, BC to meet with the VMAC (Vehicle Mounted Air Compressors) marketing people. What an excellent place to be at!

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Shooting Nissan App Commercial in Vancouver BC

Having a good time on set in downtown Vancouver, BC on the 18th of May, 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Promoting New Friday Special at La Casita Gastown in Vancouver BC

$10 Bulldogs - margarita with 100% agave tequila and Coronita

La Casita Gastown
Mexican Food Restaurant
101 West Cordova str, V6B 1E1
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Phone: 604 646 2444

Friday, 16 May 2014

Web Marketing Professional for Hire in Vancouver BC

In this day and age World Wide Web determines success or failure of your company or business. It is an investment you make when you hire me:

- I will increase your generic and organic leads
- Your company will have an advanced web presence so that you can take business away from your competitors
- Your website will always be on top of the relevant search results
- People will spread the word of mouth about your products or services
- I copyright content before posting it online so that whenever somebody downloads and shares your content people will know where it came from
- I use multiple levels of web marketing techniques to make sure that your company fulfills long term and short term goals
- The purpose of social media is to share and I take advantage of it by creating your company’s brand awareness
- I will make content for your business – photos, videos, graphics and articles

Social media specialists
There is a completely wrong perception about Social Media Specialists. People believe that it is an Internet savvy schoolgirl who knows how to post on Facebook and Twitter, which is completely wrong. I believe all of us we know how to use Facebook and Twitter and you don’t have to be a brain surgeon to do that. Besides there are hundreds of other social media networks you can use. The most important thing is what you post, where you post, how you post, when you post and who your target audience is. If you are a business owner, ask yourself a few simple questions:

- what purpose does the social media serve to your business – are you another news agency reposting articles found on the Internet or your social media specialist’s personal “I like this stuff” world?
- how many leads does your social media department generate?
- do you actually have tools to track performance of your social media department?
- how does your business benefit from the posts your social media department makes?
- where do the pictures come from your social media department posts, do you have permission to use them and how relevant are they to your business?

Social media likes and followers
You can buy likes and followers in bulk for the price that is approximately $10 per 1000 depending on the country of origin. If you are a business owner, ask yourself a few simple questions:

- who followed and liked your social media profiles - are they your existing or prospective customers?
- if your social media department is using seeding or leaching techniques to obtain likes and followers, how relevant is the audience they are targeting?
- what is the follower’s engagement in viewing your posts?

Burning money through PPC
It breaks my heart to see how people burn money on PPC. Don’t get me wrong it is an awesome complimentary tool to your existing web strategies. If you use PPC alone it will gradually increase your cost to acquire a customer. It is not an investment, but expense because as soon as you stop the PPC campaign your website stops getting visitors. On the other hand if your business has already well-established web presence PPC will boost your leads for cheap. If you are a business owner, ask yourself a few simple questions:

- how much do you spend on PPC campaigns?
- what is your cost to acquire a customer through the PPC campaigns?
- how many leads do the PPC campaigns generate for your business and how many sales do you close?

Content killers
What blows my mind is how people kill their content. You cannot upload photos online without copywriting them. It looks like there are thousands and millions of people who don’t know or just don’t care. If you are a business owner, ask yourself a few simple questions:

- how much do you pay for the photos to promote your business?
- how do people know that it is your company’s photo if they find it on a random website on the Internet?

I’ve seen companies spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on videos that generated only a few views and no leads, but the people in charge kept spending company’s money. It is not what you like or what you think is cool, but what your target audience would watch and share with their friends. If you are a business owner, ask yourself a few simple questions:

- how much money does your company spend on videos?
- how many people watched your videos willingly without you paying money to Youtube for pay per view?
- how many leads did your videos generate?

Cooking books
Spreadsheets and graphs are cool because they give a nice overview, but what is not cool when the heads of departments start feeding you with the half-truth, which is a lie. For example, VP of Marketing tells the CEO that a video generated 2 million views, but what he doesn’t disclose is the fact that 99% of the views were generated by paying company’s money to Youtube for pay per views. If you are a business owner, ask yourself a few simple questions:

- have you asked your heads of departments to break down stats and show them in real time by logging on to e.g. Google Analytics?
- do you go through spreadsheets and compare them with the source?

Give me a shout and we will have a chat. Make your business successful by hiring me!