Jul 31, 2018
Jill Donovan came on the show today to talk about the growth
of catering company Donovan's Dish, and her positive perspective in
the face of overwhelming tragedy.
In March of 2016, Jill's husband, business partner, and the
chef of the company, TJ Donovan, tragically passed away. Jill
was left with businesses to run and 3 young girls to raise. With
the help of her amazing village surrounding her, Jill has not only
survived but has continued to grow both personally and
Listen in, it's truly an inspiring story!
Episode 22 Guest Jill Donovan
TJ and Jill Donovan
Jill Donovan and her 3 girls
Donovan's Take-Out Market. The first take-out market opened 4
days before TJ passed away in 2016.
Weddings for Real on Social Media:
At the top of the show, Megan mentioned an online marketing
seminar. It's at The Umstead Hotel in Cary NC on September 6th.
Here are some of the details, and you can
sign up at Eventbrite. We can't wait to see you there!
What you can expect from this intimate
An Insider’s Guide to Social Media Strategy & Etiquette,
SEO Tips and Tricks, and Generating More Legit Inquiries!
The Social Media Strategy:
• Breaking down
Instagram components and how to maximize use of them for your
• How to build the
right following and continue a steady growth of followers/future
• Social Media Vendor
Etiquette and how this translates into real life referrals
• Best use of
Instagram stories, polls, etc
• What to post, what
not to post, and best times to post
• Tools and tips to
streamline your Instagram posting
How are millennials finding their wedding vendors? What
factors determine whether you get the job? Learn some easy best
practices for attracting and communicating with the generation that
is your biggest client base.
The SEO Component:
• Setting up/Refining
your Google business page
• Online directory
tips to improve your rankings
• Getting reviews
(the formula Megan uses!)
• Titles, tags and
descriptions and how these help or hurt your business
• Writing SEO
friendly and user friendly content for your site
• Image optimization
Sign up at Eventbrite. See you there!
Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.
The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead
consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event
Planning. She's also available for wedding and
hospitality business consulting and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for