Ever hear of cash mobs?
In a cash mob, a local store or restaurant is designated by the community as the recipient of a one day promotion where customers spend at least $20, using Twitter and other local media to broadcast the event. Cash mobs can also promote arts events, like youth symphonies, and causes like walk-a-thons. They are an impromptu, viral method for supporting local businesses and institutions, and enhance community spirit because it’s entirely cooperative. All cash mobs need are ringleaders.
You can find out more about cashmobs here:
Using Social Media to Mobilize a Local Community. Explains the history of the flash mob as precursor to cash mob.
How to set up a cashmob from the Cashmob blog. The blog also has a list of local Twitter feeds devoted to Cash Mob promotion.
Our friend Chrissy Morin has already managed a few cash mobs around Parker; here’s an Examiner slideshow at Swirl’s Frozen Yogurt in March.
We can retweet your cashmob announcements automatically! See our article “Why we want to retweet your tweets and get your word out“, and apply below so you can publicize your cash mob through our community Twitter feeds.
Second, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org … we can try to mobilize forces we have in each city to help make your cash mobs a success.