#BuffCashMob Nominations Now Open

9 Aug

Last week, we held the first Buffalo Cash Mob at the City Wine Merchant. You may have read about it here, on Twitter, Facebook or seen the story in The Buffalo News. Here’s a recap of last week’s event.

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Last week, we brought about 60 people into City Wine Merchant and they spent a little over $2,000. So, we made a big difference for a valued member of our local small business community. Want to do it again? Maybe bigger and better this time? Before we get to that, let me give the backstory for the new readers.

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you like social media? Are you someone who digs doing cool stuff with cool people? Do you love supporting local small business? Well, welcome to the hastily formed #BuffCashMob! This is a tough economy and many small businesses in Buffalo and WNY are looking for ways to increase cash flow.

That’s where we, the organized social media denizens of Western New York, come in. Rather than do the slacktivist thing, posting links to businesses we like and writing on their Facebook pages, let’s get out, en masse, and show them some straight up cash love. Buy their goods, pay for their services, patronize their establishments. And have a great fucking time doing it! The goal will be to get 100 people to “flash mob” a local establishment to spend $10-$20 each on the goods and services offered. No discounts, no coupons, no special deals. Just spend $10 in their business.

We’ll take nominations for businesses who will get a visit from the #BuffCashMob on the WNYMedia website . We’ll also keep our eyes on Twitter to check for other nominations there as well, but make sure you use the #BuffCashMob hashtag so we’ll know to look for it. Your nomination should tell us something about the business, what they sell and why they deserve some #BuffCashMob love. Lets show local businesses that social media isn’t just about nerds talking about “branding”, that it’s about bringing people in the door to spend some cash.

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9 Responses to “#BuffCashMob Nominations Now Open”

  1. peteherr August 9, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    I cannot attend this week as I will be out at the Erie County Fair. So if you wanted to do any of the Gentle Dentistry Centers this week, that would be OK with me.

  2. Pauldub August 9, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    Not a bad idea. Just broke a tooth.

  3. Buck Turgidson August 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Schwabls in West Seneca…$10 will get you the best beef on weck in the city

  4. Mark August 10, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    Is there a way to be notified of the next beneficiary without following on Twitter?

    • Christopher Smith August 10, 2011 at 10:25 am #

      Yes, we’ll post all the information here as well.

  5. Carlucci August 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    Ooh, Schwabls! Good call. So hungry. 

  6. Leo Wilson August 11, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    I felt accomplished after participating in last week’s mob, and really look forward to those to come. This is a great idea, Chris, that warrants emulation in other places. How does one get word of it out to other communities and encourage copy-cats? Write Fox & Friends?

  7. Nate August 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    @Pete. From what I’ve heard from insiders you should avoid gentle density and pick a more reputable doctor. Things I’ve heard of bizarre and unethical and potentially dangerous

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  1. Buffalo Cash Mob swarms local businesses with customers and money | WNY Online and Social Media Marketing News - August 15, 2011

    […] week, we brought about 60 people into City Wine Merchant and they spent a little over $2,000,” wrote Smith on his blog.  So, we made a big difference for a valued member of our local small business […]

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