Cali BBQ Media evolved in 2019. Are you ready to join us in 2020?
What a year it’s been in Digital Hospitality. In the last quarter of 2019, the Cali BBQ Media team continued to prove our Digital Hospitality thesis every week by producing video, audio and written content in new innovative ways for our partners in San Diego and beyond.
Check out the amazing video recap of the last few months of Cali BBQ Media to get a sense of the fantastic things that are happening. You can also click here to watch on our Cali BBQ Media YouTube channel.
Digital Hospitality Year in Review 2019
We’ve put together a look back at our year of Digital Hospitality, with links to the video episodes and audio podcasts we published in 2019. We hope you enjoyed learning from the episodes as much as we enjoyed creating them.
Each of these episodes was only possible because of our amazing guests who opened up to tell their stories about evolving themselves and their businesses for an increasingly digital world. They inspired us, just as we’re certain they inspired you.
Email the Cali BBQ Media team at [email protected] to find out how we can help you digitally evolve in 2020 and beyond.
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Cashless mobile payment technology is transforming the dining out experience. Nothing is more frustrating than going to a restaurant or a bar, having an incredible meal, and waiting to pay for that meal. Up n’ Go has fixed this problem with its mobile payment solution.
What is the secret to becoming a celebrity chef and brand ambassador? Chef David Rose flew out from Atlanta all the way to Del Mar, California, for our #BetOnBBQ Turf and Surf Championship to share his secrets of how he became a food star, brand ambassador, and why he does what he does.
Solomon 2.0 is inspiring the next generation of hospitality leaders to “Dream Big.” Howard and Debra Solomon are hospitality industry veterans who have used digital media to grow their Solomon 2.0 consulting business.
How do you set yourself apart as a brand in a crowded market? We visited Hilton’s new Carté Hotel in the heart of Little Italy San Diego to speak with Chans Rock, director of food and beverage. Learn how a large brand like Hilton is giving guests a customizable experience to remember.
Around 78 percent of Millenials would rather spend their money on an event instead of buying something. On this episode we talked with Chris Biele, director of marketing and digital for AEG Entertainment Group at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego about live event marketing and building partnerships.
Is the radio business dead? Scott Kaplan argues that audio storytelling is not dead, but very much alive and thriving thanks to technology and digital distribution. He talks in-depth with Shawn Walchef about a fascinating broadcasting career, his tech startup Sided.co, digital broadcasting, online marketing, and much more in the uncensored conversation between great friends.
The Wonderfront Festival was created for San Diego by San Diego. On this episode, Shawn sat down with “Mr. San Diego” Ernie Hahn to talk about the inception of the Wonderfront Music and Arts Festival, how to plan and pull off such a big event, while building rewarding relationships along the way.
The Spring Valley Tailgate and BBQ Festival started as an idea — a way to give back to the community. After 10 years it grew into something much bigger. This special episode was recorded live on the main stage of the 10th annual Spring Valley Tailgate and BBQ Fest with event organizers Shawn Walchef and Derek Marso.
For more than 670 episodes, Restaurant Unstoppable podcast host Eric Cacciatore has interviewed many in the hospitality industry to explore what they’ve learned in their journey. Hear his story and get tips and inspiration about how to start your own podcast on this episode.
Uncle Ed’s Damn Good Vodka was a brand built with purpose and passion. On this episode brothers Ed and Walt tell the story of their purpose-driven vodka company live from the Wonderfront Festival in San Diego, where they were a major sponsor. Wonderfront Festival co-founder (and previous guest of Digital Hospitality) Ernie Hahn makes a special appearance.
It’s hard to know when to pivot your business. On this episode we talked with Steve Miller, a listener of this show, about transforming his family’s successful baking operation at the Rock Creek Lakes Resort into a BBQ business.
Josh Casillas took an idea almost 20 years ago in his garage and turned it into reality. In this episode we went “Behind the Smoke” of the American Factory Wheel location in Santee, California, to talk about making a new e-commerce website, adapting a business for the mobile phone era, sobriety and self-improvement, and providing Digital Hospitality in all ways.
Early on, Tommy Sablan learned the power of asking for help. The KUSI and iHeartRadio producer has a long history in media, and the accolades to show for it. Find out how he’s devoted himself to giving back to others however he can.
When you find your center in life, you’ve found your purpose. The Digital Hospitality crew traveled to Renegade Fitcamp in San Diego to record a podcast from the amazing facility with part-owners Nick Hardwick and Jayme Hardwick.
If 2019 was this rewarding, just imagine how great 2020 will be!
If your brand is ready to take the next step in implementing a new media content creation strategy for 2020, reach out anytime.
Email [email protected] to get in touch and make sure to check out the Digital Hospitality podcast archives at https://calibbq.media/podcast-episodes/ and our Behind the Smoke blog at https://calibbq.media/blog/
Special praise always to our Cali BBQ Media team and family members: Aaron Roberts and Blue Vision Entertainment, Kyle Pflueger of Mithril Media, producer Stover Harger III, George Ricoy of Ricoy Creative, and all the others who supported our crazy dreams.
And many thanks go to YOU for supporting Cali BBQ Media and our Digital Hospitality podcast.
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