Sometimes the best campaigns are short and simple.
And twitter is providing the perfect medium for everyone to become a campaigner.
In the last couple of weeks the Claremont office has scored some (personal) twitter victories using just a couple of well placed 140-character messages.
My little victory is below (in five easy to follow steps) and Ben’s is here on Storify.
Taking on casual pub homophobia
Complaining is easy. Twitter ensures your complaints are heard.
Storified by Simon Francis · Tue, Sep 25 2012 04:28:07
Step 1) Write short email to pub where homophobic comments were made. Publish it on WordPress (or just take a picture of it and use TwitPic).
Step 2) Tweet about it. Use a relevant hashtag already in use
The only bad experience on my recent trip to Ireland… homophobic bar staff in Farringtons, Temple Bar #lgbt: http://ow.ly/dLl04 Francis
Watch for the retweets from others using the hashtag…
Step 3) Flag the issue to a few other interested parties.
@Outhouse_Dublin @GLEN_News @discoverireland has anyone else had a similar brush with homophobia in Farringtons? http://ow.ly/dLler Francis
Step 4) And don’t forget to tell any relevant media – even if they don’t print the story, sometimes a call from a journalist (or the fear of one) is just as useful.
@HeraldNewsdesk @KevDoyle_Herald do the Smith Pub Group tolerate homophobic staff banter in all their properties? http://ow.ly/dLmb Francis
Step 5) Reward the organisation when they respond to your campaign.
🙂 RT @farringtons1696: @si_francis We do not tolerate that type of behavior in Farringtons & that employee is no longer working for us.Simon Francis
Farrington’s in Temple Bar in Dublin is actually a pretty nice boozer with craft ales, so given they no longer have homophobic bar staff, I suggest a trip there!