MP TV with Matt Plapp – My FIRST Employee!

This week on MP TV were throwing it back… WAY BACK! I had my first employee EVER in the studio. Ashley Mullins has been with me for 11 years now and I thought it was about time we had her on the podcast considering she is the H.B.I.C. If you don’t know what that stands for you’re going to want to check out this episode!


You can expect to hear about:

  1. How we met.

  2. What Ashley does for America’s Best Restaurants.

  3. The growth she has had throughout her career.

  4. What it means to be the H.B.I.C.

  5. Things she loves most about her job.

  6. Much more!


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MP TV with Matt Plapp – The New Host of America’s Best Restaurants!

In episode 122 of MP TV, I got to have our new host, Greg Hutson in for a great conversation! Some of you may recognize him because he’s coming to us from the world of WWE! Greg spent the better part of a decade traveling with the WWE around the world to do their ring announcing!


In this episode, you can expect to hear about:


  1. Greg’s history with the WWE.

  2. How he got into ring announcing.

  3. The story behind finding America’s Best Restaurants.

  4. Samples of his incredible announcing ability.

  5. Much more!


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MP TV with Matt Plapp – Creating Effective Direct Mailers with Kevin Slaughter!

In Episode 121 of MP TV I had Kevin Slaughter from Mailwise solutions in the studio. Kevin works at Mailwise Solutions and understands the importance of creating an effective mailing campaign!


We touch on:

  1. What Mailwise does for their clients.

  2. How Kevin got into the direct mailing business.

  3. The process of taking on new clients.

  4. How direct mailing ties into a larger marketing strategy.


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MP TV with Matt Plapp – New Product Developments with Kristian Cotta

In episode 120 of MP TV, I had the opportunity to have Kristian Cotta in town from Arizona! He owns Local 480 Media, and has been working with America’s Best Restaurants for some time! While in town he got to hang out with the team, immerse in our company culture, and explore new product developments. His visit wouldn’t have been complete if I didn’t have him in the studio for an episode of MP TV!


In this podcast you can expect to hear about:


  1. Who Christian is.
  2. His backstory and how he has made a career in social media marketing.
  3. What Local 480 Media does.
  4. How America’s Best Restaurant works with Local 480 media.


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MP TV with Matt Plapp – Creating Engaging Conversation!

MPTV What Are you missing EVERY Month?!

In episode 119 of MPTV were talking about July! I’m going to give you a deep dive into how my brain works and different opportunities for successful restaurant marketing throughout the month. Sure you’re probably saying “the month is almost over” and you’re right, but if I told you what to do next month it would be too easy!

In this podcast you can expect to hear about:

  1. How to outsmart your completion.

  2. The correct way to use social media to promote a holiday.

  3. Ways to create a conversation with your fanbase.

  4. What’s to come for our social media guide.

  5. And much more!

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Own Their Phones – Episode 4 – Outsmarting your competition!

If you can’t outspend your competition how can you outsmart them?


In this episode of Own Their Phones, Shawn and I dig into outsmarting the completion by driving engagement on social media while simultaneously creating brand loyalty that will last a lifetime!


Learn more about:

– Building a VIP list

– Outspending or Outsmarting

– Customer Impressions

– Brand Loyalty


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MP TV With Ryan Yauger AKA The KING of Donuts

In this episode of MP TV, I have a great AMAZING conversation with The KING of Donuts, Ryan Yauger! 

Ryan creates BADASS donuts at Peace Love & Little Donuts, and in this episode, you can expect to hear about:

– How he got into the donut business.

– What it’s like creating some of the best donuts in the city.

– How he staffs his stores and what he’s looking for in an employee.

– Telling stories through his donut creations!

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MP TV With David Schlotter and How He Got His Start!

Episode 117 of MP TV features our very own Marketing Director, David Schlotter!

In this episode you can expect to hear about:

How David came onboard the ABR Team.

The career risks he took at an early age.

Stories from early success.

Where he’s steering the ship!

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Doug Smith’s Take On The Sales Rep’s Intel

Today, I sit down with a long-time friend, Doug Smith! He’s the director of sales for America’s Best Restaurants and today, we dive DEEP into some of our favorite stories and valuable lessons we’ve learned over the years.

Tune in as we talk about:

– Intel – Fake Names

– Wrong-Sized Chests

– Frequency

– Pure Laziness

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How Did Delta Blues BBQ GROW During The Pandemic?!

Travis GREW his business during the pandemic. He didn’t run. He didn’t hide. He took the opportunity to run harder and faster because he knew the success of his business was in his hands. In this episode of MP TV, I chat it up with Travis to learn more about his story and the steps he took to building a successful BBQ Restaurant.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What the future holds for Delta Blues
  • How Travis grew during the pandemic
  • What Travis has learned over the years
  • Why location matters
  • What he learned at BBQ competitions


All this AND MORE on this episode of MP TV


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