Bee in the City: The Rundown

Posted on 18/11/14

Now that the dust has settled on Bee In The City, and we’ve finally had a chance to recover – let’s break down how everything went.

We can’t thank everyone that took part enough, and we were overwhelmed by how well it went. We’ve sent out the last of the smaller prizes this morning, and we’re meeting with our Halloween winners on Wednesday.

We put out a staggering 92 tweets and replies on Friday 31st alone, and our second to last tweet on that same day was seen by a staggering 1,894 people – a figure which is actually dwarfed by our Mike Summerbee picture clue from the previous Friday, which was seen by nearly 3,000 people.

Our clues and tweets from both days were seen 75,635 times overall, and we were quick off the mark with replies, leading to 106 replies to Twitterists feverishly hunting for prizes after our clues went live.

Speaking of the locations we ended up choosing, it might be worth us explaining how we arrived at some of them, in case you thought any of them were a little on the left field side!

The locations that we arrived at were chosen for one of three reasons – either for their significance in relation to Barney & Taylor’s history (as discussed in one of our previous blog posts), to Manchester itself or their relation to bees.

Now, when we talk about a location being related to bees – that was a deliberately vague description. In the end, we didn’t want every bee-related location to be identifiable purely because it featured a bee in its frontage or interior decoration. This gave us the freedom to include Manchester City Art Gallery as a location (they keep bees on the roof, after all!), and the National Football Museum (home to Manchester City hall of famer Mike Summerbee – Summer-bee? Get it? Like a bee in Sum-hey where did everyone go?), for instance.

Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages to see our happy winners in all of their glory, and we’ve got plenty of other competitions planned for the coming months, so stay tuned for those too.

Thank you once again to everyone that took part, along with the wonderful people who have contributed prizes and worked with us to make Bee In The City the roaring success that it was. That’s you, Shindigger Brewing Co.The Oast HouseI Love ManchesterAHOY and who could forget Mancsy too?

Now we just need to think about how we could top this next year…

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