Go team!

Congrats are in order for Simon at The Samson Blewitt in Hednesford – he's been awarded BT Sport Manager of the Month.

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Like many forward-thinking pub operators, Simon knew that to take his pub to the next level he needed to embrace new technology. So, he took time out to travel all the way to the BT Tower in London for a BT Sport Google Digital Garage event.

He said: “I got so much out of the event. I learnt about algorithms – which I thought was something that grew in water – and how to use social media to engage potential customers.”

Simon and his team post daily on the pub’s website and Facebook page and they’re seeing really positive results. “We plan our posts by looking at the BT Sport website to see what’s coming up and now we get an average of more than 1,000 views on each one!” he added.

The criteria for the award, aside from a passion for sport, is consistent sports performance and engagement with the BT Google Garage event – The Samon Blewitt ticked both boxes!

Simon’s now the proud owner of the BT Sport Manager of the Month trophy and £1,000 in BT Shop vouchers to spend on the pub. He said: “It’s all down to my team because they get really involved, writing, liking and sharing the posts. It’s really great for them to get this recognition.”

Simon’s already planning his next social strategy to use Instagram and Twitter to engage with a young audience – keep up the great work 🙂

Click here to watch a special interview with Simon.

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