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Started by bossab2 on Apr 16, 2018 1:09:50 PM
J D Wetherspoons: "F**k 'Social Media !"

...or why don't you put your phone away and play dominos ( or bar billards, or darts, or backgammon )

monkeymadchick - 16 Apr 2018 13:11:03 (#1 of 77)

Big revelations coming about how social media was used to affect public opinion. Serious funder gets the f**k out early . No big surprise really.

bossab2 - 16 Apr 2018 13:12:45 (#2 of 77)

Tim Martin being the corporate boss, who actually spends most of his time in his pubs !

Shadrack22 - 16 Apr 2018 13:13:18 (#3 of 77)

Ten points

Agaliarept - 16 Apr 2018 13:17:04 (#4 of 77)

He told the BBC he had always thought the idea that social media was essential for advertising was untrue.

The chairman said that it had consulted its pub mangers before making the move, and "90-to-95% felt using social media was not helping the business".

Well yes and no really. I agree, I can't see how a pub needs a social media presence. People can see your pub in their town and will know from talking to people if it's any good.

People like my wife however who run small business are dependant on social media to advertise to their customers.

The only downside to business like this leaving social media is it was a good way for customers to share their gripes about bad service etc...

SheikYerbouti - 16 Apr 2018 13:20:00 (#5 of 77)

The only downside to business like this leaving social media is it was a good way for customers to share their gripes about bad service etc...

Why is that good for business?

Agaliarept - 16 Apr 2018 13:22:50 (#6 of 77)

Why is that good for business?

Sorry, meant that bit was good for consumers. I've had much more success when complaining about a service over FB than trying to complain directly to employees at the shop (Tesco).

I meant it was a downside for the users of the business.

widenation - 16 Apr 2018 13:30:17 (#7 of 77)

If your pub has live music or televised sport, then facebook or whatever can probably make or break an evening event. If you don't (like Wetherspoons) then it'd just be the odd beer/food promotion which isn't going to make a lot of difference.

Tadagee - 16 Apr 2018 13:33:13 (#8 of 77)

Experience your very own Michael Jackson 'Thriller' video by going to a Wetherspoons at 11am.

Electro2 - 16 Apr 2018 13:34:03 (#9 of 77)

Tim'll be charging for wifi next.

widenation - 16 Apr 2018 13:34:39 (#10 of 77)

They open at 8.

Agaliarept - 16 Apr 2018 13:50:29 (#11 of 77)

No annoying jukeboxes!

widenation - 16 Apr 2018 13:59:13 (#12 of 77)

solomongursky - 16 Apr 2018 14:36:47 (#13 of 77)

The Bell in Norwich had an unofficial Facebook page but it was just people taking the piss, underneath complaints people would write "YOU'LL BE DEAD SOON YOU MOANING OLD TROLLOPE."

solomongursky - 16 Apr 2018 14:42:22 (#14 of 77)

Wetherspoons has quit twitter over worries of ‘addictive nature of social media’ to concentrate on selling cheap booze to alcoholics from 8am.


Rendered - 16 Apr 2018 14:43:05 (#15 of 77)

Imagine missing those nuggets.

lapsedcat - 16 Apr 2018 15:22:25 (#16 of 77)

I'd quite forgotten you don't rate the Twitters.

Rendered - 16 Apr 2018 15:27:40 (#17 of 77)

Sorry, Pete.

bossab2 - 16 Apr 2018 16:42:16 (#18 of 77)

I must pop into the local 'spoons and partake of the intelligent conversation with its friendly clientele...

FleurDuMal - 16 Apr 2018 16:48:39 (#19 of 77)

I once made the mistake of going into our local ‘Spoons whe the Royal College of Nursing conference was in town.

Plenty of ‘Conversation’ going on there ...

Tomnoddy - 16 Apr 2018 16:59:11 (#20 of 77)

Well, if you must live in Harrogate... I've been to a few conferences there, and even more pubs.

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