Today’s Secret Sauce for Telling Your Franchise Story

Ali Rauch, Director of Marketing with Chicken Salad Chick joins Social Geek Radio hosts Deb Evans and Jack Monson to share their franchise story.

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept was founded in 2008 in Auburn, Alabama by Stacy and Kevin Brown. What started as a small takeout restaurant has quickly grown through the Southeast. Stacy and Kevin instilled a strong culture of hospitality where the take pride on delivering Southern Style Chicken Salad served from the Heart.

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Interview with Robert Cresanti, IFA

Robert Cresanti serves as the President & CEO of the International Franchise Association, the world’s oldest and largest organization representing the franchising industry.

Cresanti joined the IFA in April of 2014 from SAP America, Inc., where he served as vice president of Corporate Affairs & Government Relations since 2009. In his public service, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2006 as Under Secretary for Technology for the Department of Commerce, the highest ranking U.S. official charged specifically with representing and advocating for the United States high tech industry globally. He chaired multiple bilateral technology trade missions for the U.S. government in the European Union, Asia and Russia and served as co-chair for the White House PCAST, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. In his nearly decade-long service on Capitol Hill, ranging from Committee Chief of Staff in the Senate, to Legislative Counsel in the House, he handled legislation before the Banking, Judiciary, Commerce, Government Affairs and Finance Committees.

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2017 Social Media Outlook & Predictions

Liane Caruso, Marketing Communications Specialist joined Deb Evans and Jack Monson as the first Social Geek Radio guest in 2017.

Liane works with franchise brands with an emphasis on social media marketing and management, workshops and presentations, training and consulting. She is passionate about creating brand identities, developing content for all marketing initiatives, and internet marketing through a collaborative effort.

Liane, Deb and Jack share their 2017 predictions for 2017.

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Social Geek Radio 2016 Review

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Small Business and Entreprenuership

MODE® was founded in 2007 by Ciara Stockeland and her husband Jim Stockeland. Through an opportunity to liquidate a truckload of designer overstock, Ciara and Jim created the MODE brand. Always intending to build a brand, they found the franchising was the best way to grow the MODE brand and bring it into communities throughout the Midwest. The first MODE franchise was located in Bismarck, ND.

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