“Oyez”, says the Town Crier, ringing the bell, calling you to gather round.
‘Oyez’ means ‘hear ye,’ an Anglo-Norman word for listen, and you really want to listen to what the guy with the bell is saying, even if it’s just to shut the bell up!
Running promotions is ideal to promote latest products and services; it creates excitement and interest and gets people to stand up and take notice. Some town criers’ announcements are considered so important that they are recorded in books called a Proclamation Book, whereas in Modern Times, we call them newspapers, brochures and online ads. Either way, they draw your attention, without running the risk of being hit by a swinging bell.