The inspiration don’t stop at the mattress shop

After 40 years in the retail business, Michael Flynn hijacked social media to spread the good word to the world. Connected took a trip to Mattress Land to see how he did it

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
5th July, 2015
Mattress Mick (Michael Flynn) and Paul Kelly Picture: Maura Hickey

A Delorean pulls up on a Dublin street, young people start hip hop dancing, and a middle aged man starts rapping about mattresses. There’s also a puppet of a monkey, but we’ll get to that later.

“Hello. Michael is my real name.” It came deadpan, with the acceptance of a man who has become synonymous with a character.

Michael Flynn can’t get a haircut anymore. He is more than...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Hard Station: the strange world of tech embargoes

More Tech Brian Lloyd 6 months ago

Podcast: CWSI on securing remote workers during lockdown working

Podcast: Avaya on improving connectivity through the crisis

Tinkerer tailors a solution for property owners to save on water bills

More Tech Emmet Ryan 7 months ago