Today was another great day in helping spread the word to consumers and pubs alike. Speaking on The Jeremy Vine Show on Radio 2, our founder Stuart Mills said, "What we really want to do is to help put pubs back at the heart of their local communities and get them more customers, more often."
If you missed it why not listen to it on the BBC iPlayer. Follow this link to today's episode and fast forward to about 1hr 11mins if you don't want to listen to the whole show. Thanks JV!
Published on 14/12/2009
Today has seen the launch of our latest idea to help pubs cement their place at the heart of their local communities.
LOCAL NEWS - users can now PUBlish their own local news against their local pub, making it really easy to let everyone know exactly what's going on in their local community.
It's free to use too, so why not give it a go by following the new links to Local News.
Published on 08/12/2009
We're delighted to announce that leading Welsh brewer and pub operator SA Brain are showing their support for useyourlocal.com by offering the service to their entire tenanted estate at the same time as starting to sign up their managed pubs this week.
Richard Baker, from Brains commented, "This is a perfect opportunity for so many of our pubs that we just couldn't miss - we're really excited about getting our pubs onboard."
Thanks Brains - you certainly are a clever bunch!
Published on 02/12/2009
Here at useyourlocal.com we support everyone who's behind helping the pub keep it's place at the heart of local community - so we're right behind the The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) new "I'm Backing the Pub" campaign launched today at Westminster. For more information just go to www.backthepub.com - but make sure you've also shown your support for your local pub by joining them at useyourlocal.com too!
Published on 25/11/2009
World famous regional family brewer, Robinsons, are backing useyourlocal.com in their estate of over 400 pubs. Established in 1838 there's nothing old fashioned about Robinson's approach to getting more customers through their doors in 2009. Commenting on the tie-up William Robinson, part of the family's sixth generation, said, "We're always looking for new ways to help our pubs get more people through their doors and to help them cement their place at the heart of their local communities. Useyourlocal.com is an innovative, easy and cost effective way to help them to do this."
Thank you Robinsons - P.S. We love your World Beer Awards winner Old Tom too!
Published on 22/11/2009
Yesterday at 2pm GMT we made the switch from our server in the USA to a dedicated server in the UK. The move was seamless and none of our users should have noticed a thing. By moving to a dedicated server in the UK (although it costs a little more!) we should see our search engine results go even higher. Good news for everyone!
Published on 19/11/2009
Our friends at Samsung are running some great competitions to win some fantastic prizes - ranging from a top of the range 40" Samsung LED TV to everything you need to have the best experience ever playing FIFA 10 with full surround sound like only Samsung know how!
So, we're off to find a great pub to watch the match this weekend and enter the competition at the same time.....brilliant! www.samsungfootball.co.uk
Published on 18/11/2009
David Murray, the landlord at The Woolpack pub in Rossendale, has become a bit of a celebrity in his local paper by letting everyone know how fantastically useful useyourlocal.com is proving for him and his customers. Go David! You are a great example of how useyourlocal.com really can work for everyone.
Published on 02/11/2009
Useyourlocal.com has joined forces with online printing specialist promoteyourpub.co.uk to give our registered pubs a massive 20% discount off all their print supplies.
Announcing the new tie up, Stuart Mills, founder of useyourlocal.com said: "We know that licensees currently spend an average of more than £1,000 a year with promoteyourpub.co.uk on everything from menus & posters to banners & flyers. As a result of this new deal, joining useyourlocal.com for just £50 would deliver an annual saving of £200 on these printing costs alone."
To get the 20% discount registered pubs just need to follow the links from their new 'My Marketing' tab when logged into their account with useyourlocal.com.
To take advantage of this great new deal simply register your pub at www.useyourlocal.com/registermypub.
Published on 20/10/2009