The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 50

Digital delights

By Ed Bedington

How does the digital world fit into the analogue world of pubs? The Lock In team take a deep dive into digital with help from a range of guests including superstar chef Gary Usher.

'Inappropriate clues': CAMRA apologises for any offence caused by the publication of the crossword

CAMRA slammed for ‘racist’ crossword

By Nikkie Sutton

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has apologised after it was criticised on social media for the language used in one of its branch's publications.

Beer Day Britain singing competition


Have you got Beer Day Britain talent?

By Jane Peyton

Beer Day Britain – the national day of recognition to beer – is today (15 June). Brewers, pubs, retailers, restaurants, bars and ale trails are participating in a variety of ways.

Targeting the social media scene


Targeting the social media scene

By James Evison

How to effectively use social media to promote your venue is often seen as the trickiest aspect of marketing. The Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) web editor James Evison takes a look at some fresh and creative examples of how best to approach these...

The future is social media - and you have to be on it


The future is social media - and you have to be on it

By James Evison

Would you let someone stand outside your pub with a loudspeaker, telling the world how awful it is? Many pubs have an online presence, but just having a pretty website won't cut the mustard in 2015.

The best pub food on twitter this week

The best pub food on twitter this week

By Daniel Woolfson

It's time to get vain. Social media's the perfect place to show off your dishes, whether it's a succulent duck breast or an intricate gastro-molecular experiment. Every week, we'll be picking out the top 5 pub dishes on twitter, so...

UK food trend bone broth 2015 London pop ups The Grocer

Trend watch

Trend watch: bone appétit?

By Daniel Woolfson

Bone broth may not sound like a particularly appetising concept. However, the dish is being touted as having immense health benefits and is making a stir in the foodie scene.

Food porn is nothing to fear


Food and social media

By Phil Mellows

Phil Mellows looks at ways licensees are harnessing the power of social media to drive food sales

Liberis pubs business UK competition

Are you Britain's friendliest business?

By Lewis Brown

Pubs, restaurants and other UK businesses are being encouraged to enter a competition to be in with the chance of winning the title of ‘Britain’s Friendliest Business’.

Pub Chef Opinion: Internet bookings are the way to go for pubs

Pub Chef Opinion: Internet bookings are the way to go for pubs

By Lesley Foottit

It amazes me to see how behind some pubs are. Even in my two-and-a-bit years at the PMA, things have changed a lot. From it being more of a rarity for a pub to have a Facebook page or Twitter account, it’s now unusual to find one without some grasp of...

Never underestimate social media's power

Never underestimate social media's power

By Michael Kheng

Do you use Facebook and/or Twitter? If not, why not? If you do, do you use it to your advantage and to its full potential?Social media such as Facebook and Twitter is becoming a great way, in some case the only way, to get your message across.

BBPA delivers bottle duty message to MPs

BBPA delivers bottle duty message to MPs

By Michelle Perrett

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has delivered a ‘message in a bottle’ to MPs warning of the dangers of another huge hike in the tax on beer.

Scotch eggs: 22 pubs in battle

Young's pub holds Scotch egg challenge

By Lesley Foottit

Top Young's gastropub the Ship at Wandsworth is hosting a contest to find out the pub that makes the best Scotch egg in London. At last count, 22...

Digital marketing: important for pubs

Building pubs' social networks

By Ewan Turney

As the social media revolution gathers pace pubs increasingly need to adopt a digital marketing strategy — or miss out. Ewan Turney looks at a...

Lady Gaga: popped in to London pub

Lady Gaga drops into London pub

By Lesley Foottit

Controversial popstar Lady Gaga surprised regulars at a London pub on Saturday night by strolling in for a pint. Arriving at the Raven in Chiswick...

Twitter: potential booster for pubs

Twitter boosts pub's 'quality' bookings

By Lesley Foottit

A London licensee is attracting quality customers by accepting reservations via social networking site Twitter. Since setting up the pub Twitter...

Purity: has over 1,000 followers on Twitter

Purity wants Twitter to boost business

By Ewan Turney

Purity Brewing Co. is offering a case of beer to anyone on Twitter who recommends a pub or shop where they think Purity should be stocked. The...

Highlight: looking for comedy genius

Intertain offers £5k for best joke

By Lesley Foottit

Intertain, the owner of live stand-up comedy chain Highlight, is giving away £5,000 to the person who tweets the best one-liner. The competition is...

Magners: holding prices despite duty hike

Magners absorbs cider duty hike

By Ewan Turney

Irish cider Magners has announced it will absorb the 13% hike in cider duty — duty rises from midnight on Sunday. promoting pub events

New website to promote pub events

By Ewan Turney

A new website allowing users to search for up-to-the-minute real time events in pubs across the country has been launched. The website,...

Twitter: tweet with us

Twitter ye not? Do it!

By Andrew Pring

Adnams is the first drinks company to use the new social networking craze, Twitter. It says take-up among beer fans has exceeded all expectations....