Pub Entertainment Systems
John Griffin runs The Northumbrian Piper pub in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
“We are literally quid’s in with the Mediatheme system. I had the Entertainer system installed in September 2013, and I am delighted to now announce that we achieved a massive £4,000 worth of local advertising revenue in the first two months of trading with the Entertainer system. We achieved this by following the Mediatheme exclusive advertising programme, which we found to be an easy to follow and very effective system!
We are still today constantly receiving enquires about our £1 advertising offer, which people just can’t believe to be true! We have also saved a substantial amount of money by not now having to pay for expensive DJ’s and quiz masters etc. We have also substantially increased our wet sales business by now offering a much wider variety of entertainment, which our regulars love. I have no hesitation in recommending this amazing product to anyone who wants to increase their profit margin!"
For further information, please contact John Griffin on 0191 2856793; email@example.com.
Ben Smith runs S&S Enterprise pub The Kinleith Arms in Edinburgh
Since we had The Entertainer™ installed 6 months ago, we’ve started a regular quiz which our customers love which creates a fantastic atmosphere, and more than covers our costs.
We use the DJ Player most of all, and we make play lists of our customer favourite requested tracks, ready to play when they want.
We recently held a Race Night for Marie Curie Cancer Care, and it was a great success. We raised lots of money for the charity, and of course the pub did really well that night with all the drinks.
Gordon Brown runs the Riccarton Arms in Edinburgh
We’ve only had the system for 4 months, and already we can see how beneficial it’s going to be in helping us make extra revenue. We make money by selling adverts to local businesses, and holding community events generates extra footfall in the pub.
We’ve held Race Nights and Bingo nights in support of local charities, which help out youth and football groups, as well as being beneficial for our profile. We use Smart Play during our food operations through the day for very very good background music, then put on our favourite play lists in the evening. The staff all have their own favourites, and we have Scottish Pre-Football lists ready to go on sports nights.
I can see that within the year, we will really have transformed our pub and increased our footfall and profit.
Proud to be a Mediatheme Operator
We have just installed two system into an old customers sites, The Kings Arms, Lanchester, and The Jolly Drovers, Consett. Both of these are in County Durham and Brian Proud is the operator of both of these sites. Brian was one of our first customers in 2003 and has used our system right up till a year ago when a well-known pub operator proposed a new product and pressed Brian to take it in both of his venues. Brain called Mediatheme in May and asked our Sales Manager Ian Ball to visit him at the Kings Arms where he expressed his disappointment at the new system and his wish to switch to the Entertainer ™product. He has now purchased two new Entertainer systems and said he is happy to go on record to say our product is by far the best kit on the market. Here’s what he told us after the two Entertainer™ systems were installed:
“Hello my name is Brain Proud and operate two large Punch Tavern venues in County Durham (The Kings Arms and The Jolly Drovers). I have had the Entertainer™ system installed in my businesses for over a decade now and I can honestly say I am delighted with the product and the service received. I am especially pleased at the way the Entertainer™ systems has kept pace with technology and is actually ahead of anything else available on the market today. I am happy to recommend this product to anyone in the business who is looking for a way to increase footfall and advertising revenue.”
William Fry Pub Rotherham - 52 Wellgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2LR
The William Fry has increased revenues via Mediatheme’s exclusive advertising feature – The Ad Manager
The William Fry Pub (Punch Taverns) in Rotherham, run by Shaun Mason, is yet another example of how landlords can use Mediatheme’s exclusive advertising feature – The Ad Manager - to increase revenues. Shaun had this to say:
"Since having The Entertainer™ installed, I’ve used the system not only to increase footfall and dwell time, but also increase my weekly revenues through Mediatheme’s Ad Manager.
In my first week of using Mediatheme’s system, I signed up 30 local businesses to run weekly adverts using The Ad Manager.
I did this by designing adverts for local businesses, which took a couple of minutes each, and then showing /emailing a mock-up of the ad to those business owners. By charging local businesses just £1 per week each to advertise, I secured 100% of the businesses I approached.
The Ad Manager also allows individuals to advertise items they are trying to sell (similar to Gumtree or eBay).
The Entertainer™ is very user friendly and all of my staff use it on a daily basis with no issues. The karaoke, disco bingo, horse and dog racing, not to mention all of the games exclusive to Mediatheme, are amazing and have allowed me to develop an action packed weekly entertainment schedule, increasing my turnover week by week!
I have looked at other systems but nothing compares to The Entertainer™ system. I would recommend this system to anyone who wants a full entertainment solution that defiantly increases turnover!"
Shaun Mason, landlord of The William Fry, with Mediatheme’s new remote tablet
To find out how you can increase your turnover call Mediatheme today.
Lesley Tuckwood runs GK pub The Wharncliffe in Sheffield
Lesley Tuckwood has had her Entertainer™ system in three pubs now, and wouldn’t be without it.
Lesley was first attracted to the Entertainer in her first tenanted pub, after paying £400 per week for 4 nights of entertainment. “The Entertainer saved us a lot of money, as we could put on all the entertainment ourselves”.
Lesley puts on karaoke every Sunday, and Bingo on Tuesday afternoons. She’s about to start a new Games and Bingo night.
“We also often ask our customers what they’d like us to play, so we just load up their requests and keep them happy. And it’s great on customer’s birthdays, as we can offer them a birthday song”.
“I use Advert Manager a lot, mainly to advertise my own promotions and events coming up. I’m going to start uploading photos of our good nights too, so that our customers can see themselves on the screens! I also use Scrolling Text to send messages out to my customers, to tell them about offers, notices, or announcements.”
John and Diane Green run The Cleveland Huntsman in Middlesbrough
Getting the Mediatheme™ system installed in our pub has been the best thing that's ever happened to our business. No more paying out vast amounts every week for disco and karaoke, as the machine does it all for you. Before you know it, the system has paid for itself. One of the best features as far as the disco is concerned is being able to cater for the individual’s taste. If someone wants a 50th birthday party, with specific tunes then you just programme them in and then let the machine do the work, and the same goes for an 18th, or Christening, or whatever the occasion maybe. Then there is the karaoke which has all the up to date songs, to keep everyone happy.
All in all we would not be without the system, it’s got everything you could possibly need to keep your customers entertained and coming back for more.
Paul Gurney is at The Galleries in Cheddar Gorge
We’re in a lovely tourist location here, and so often use welcoming background music during the daytime for the tourists. We have regular dance nights on a Friday and Saturday, and that’s when we make use of the livelier modern tunes on the system.
It’s great to be able to offer our customers requests for their favourite music. We like to do it for free as it makes for a welcoming atmosphere and pleases our regulars.
We often gets groups and hen nights come in, and it’s great because if they want karaoke we can put it on instantly for them, or we can refuse – it’s under our control.
We love the picture rounds on the picture quiz – it’s so different to what everyone else in the area has got, and it’s very clear for the customers to read the questions and answers. It really easy to set up, and we try to make most of the questions pretty easy to make for a “feel good” atmosphere. We do put some hard ones in there too, but it’s most popular when almost everyone can answer about 75% of the questions.
We love the fact that The Entertainer™ gives us so many different options for different types of customers and different times of the day. We’ve had it for 3 years now and it’s really helped our business.