Restaurants and other businesses are loading the monster new mobile game Pokemon Go to find out if their location is part of the game or near a spot which is a goal for players to visit. There’s no way to pay to be a location, but you can purchase “lures” within the game that attract the virtual creatures that inhabit the game, and thus attract real players that could be customers.
Read about this crazy popular game and how businesses are making themselves part of it here.
~~ April 4 is Pillow Fight Day and apparently this has been a worldwide flash mob thing for 10 years. Great idea for a bar promotion next year with a couple months pre-promotion. Something different in our business where promotions have gotten way too boring!
~~ Read about it here in the New York Times.
~~ Looking for fun, sales building promotions and events for your bar, nightclub or restaurant? Reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter or contact me privately via this blog. — Tim
~~ And here’s a pillow fight prank that could probably get out of hand in a bar where people are drinking.
The OSU bar across the street from the Oregon bar in Chicago. Not the only ones in town but will be a very interesting block for the “Ducks V Bucks” College Football Championship Game tonight!
As a Big 10 Alumnus from Wisconsin who has that ingrown Ohio State hatred along with the Ducks beating the Badgers in their last Rose Bowl (which I attended), I really can’t have a preference…
Everyone bar does an “ugly sweater contest,” it’s getting kind of lame. But one of my favorite Chicago bars “Three Aces” recently came up with a fresh idea – a “Bad Santa” contest!
I would suggest “Bad Santa and Sleazy Elf” to add more costume ideas and get women more involved. Go!
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We have fun with “shot skis” at many of my clients’ locations. It’s a new twist on shots and makes celebrating even more of a group activity.
Someone needs to put a GoPro camera on a shot ski to get some great video “shots” – I might have to be the one to do that over the big TG holiday weekend!
Have a great Saturday Night and rest of your weekend — TimTheBarGuy