Cash mobs are coming to Prince George! Social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, have long been blamed for flash mobs that have rioted, looted and vandalized. But now, social media is being used in a positive way! All across the planet, with absolutely no warning, large mobs of economic angels are showing up at businesses and making huge positive impacts on people’s lives.
It’s an awesome new phenomena called ‘Cash Mobs’. The recognized founder of the concept, Cleveland lawyer, 32-year-old Andrew Samtoy, thought of the idea for Cash Mobs last year after spending time in Britain during summer riots that unleashed looting and vandalism. His first Cash Mob, in Cleveland last November, saw around forty shoppers pack into the Visible Voice book shop, where each of them spent, on average, $40.00 within an hour-and-a-half. The stunned independent book store’s owner, Dave Ferrante, estimated that he made about eight times his normal take that day.
Cash Mobs harness the power of social media in a positive way, and are primarily targeted at small, local businesses. They do not damage property or steal, and there are only three simple rules: You have to buy something, meet three people you have never met before, and have a lot of fun. Today, Cash Mobs are taking place in cities and towns all around the world, very pleasantly surprising their chosen targets. Cash Mobs are a great way for you to get out of the house, to visit new restaurants and businesses, and are such a huge encouragement to small business owners, who work and struggle so very hard. So people, get the ball rolling. Pick a business to descend upon, then tweet, post, email and call. It’s a great way to meet new friends, eat, shop and have a Cash Mob ball!