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19 hours ago, SueSue said:

Yes I do think that should happen.

i also think there should be more features in the programme regards the players. Interviews, their likes etc etc.

There is very little interaction with supporters and the general public.

get some first team players doing questions and answers at schools. Handing out free tickets to games. Have open training sessions at Palmerston and invite schools and any public to come along. Even if it is a Sunday. 

Number every programme and the winning number gets a free home or away shirt. It may increase programme sales.

Just things to bring a new young team and supporters closer together. 

Maybe player interviews which go on the club website in build up to games.l rather than always after a game.

even if it is done on a phone and then written into a feature on the club website.

Please don’t shout me down. I know it’s easy to suggest it and a whole lot harder to do......

there is definitely a closer bond between the players and the 300/400/500 away supporters. 

we need to have that bond with possible 2000 home support also.

 

 

Some good suggestions for content, particularly for programme and social. Be great to see a Q&A session with a player once a week. Wouldn't be hard to do and would be great content - most clubs seem to do it.

The programme is pretty meh. I get that programmes are a dying thing, sadly, but it's quite threadbare and generic. I get its done on a budget and the club won't have resources to really make it an all singing, all dancing affair but even still... 

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The programme is generic in the main but it does have various pages which are printed for each home game which has latest league updates etc.

just make one of those pages a page for a player feature every home game !!! 

 

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59 minutes ago, SueSue said:

The programme is generic in the main but it does have various pages which are printed for each home game which has latest league updates etc.

just make one of those pages a page for a player feature every home game !!! 

 

Or even an interview with an ex player. I'd be right into that sorta content.

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Just wondering what kit tomorrow.... neither ideal against Morton’s home one.

could be yellow warm up tops for this one !!! 

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10 minutes ago, SueSue said:

Just wondering what kit tomorrow.... neither ideal against Morton’s home one.

could be yellow warm up tops for this one !!! 

We're wearing the away kit.

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For avoidance of doubt, during term time we do regularly give out free tickets to schools, though not as often as when the Hollywood Trust used to effectively underwrite the Community Programme. As a rough average, every 150 free tickets given out tends to result in less than 10 actually being used. At the end of the day with a kids season ticket £18, most kids who want to go already have a ticket. 
As far as I know all player kits are already sponsored but its possible the recent signings of McCarthy and Paton arent as the Commercial Manager was on holliday when they were signed.
The catering outlets are rented though its clearly in the club interest for them to be as busy as possible.


Commercial manager on holiday when the season has already started???

Shocking if true, that is the best time to get businesses to get involved in the club try and big the club up. I know people are entitled to holidays but surely common sense from the club would tell him to have a break as soon as the season.

Queens are miles behind every club on all aspects even social media. I know we rely on volunteers but there should be a piece on the website atleast once a week from the manager.

About programmes I buy a programme every home and away queens game and ours aren’t the best. A player interview or something would be a start, I enjoyed the fans stories last season and I hope they continue as me and my grandson liked reading them before the game started it was interesting seeing how different people got supporting our club.

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13 minutes ago, the tactician said:

 


Commercial manager on holiday when the season has already started???

Shocking if true, that is the best time to get businesses to get involved in the club try and big the club up. I know people are entitled to holidays but surely common sense from the club would tell him to have a break as soon as the season.

Queens are miles behind every club on all aspects even social media. I know we rely on volunteers but there should be a piece on the website atleast once a week from the manager.

About programmes I buy a programme every home and away queens game and ours aren’t the best. A player interview or something would be a start, I enjoyed the fans stories last season and I hope they continue as me and my grandson liked reading them before the game started it was interesting seeing how different people got supporting our club.

 

The social media is particularly poor. Stuff like this : 

 

I've also never understood how come some games have no live coverage. I've always wondered why...

 

Edited by Alex Nesovic's Barmy Army

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6 minutes ago, Alex Nesovic's Barmy Army said:

The social media is particularly shite. Stuff like this is w**k: 

 

I've also never understood how come some games have no live coverage. I've always wondered why...

 

Thats an auto generated tweet from a 3rd party site. It just appears, no one has to do anything.

There isnt always someone available to attend the game and provide live coverage

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2 minutes ago, Mr X said:

Thats an auto generated tweet from a 3rd party site. It just appears, no one has to do anything.

Aye but you can turn them off...

2 minutes ago, Mr X said:

There isnt always someone available to attend the game and provide live coverage

Do we  not take a media officer with them to all games?

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Commercial manager on holiday when the season has already started???

Shocking if true, that is the best time to get businesses to get involved in the club try and big the club up. I know people are entitled to holidays but surely common sense from the club would tell him to have a break as soon as the season.

Queens are miles behind every club on all aspects even social media. I know we rely on volunteers but there should be a piece on the website atleast once a week from the manager.

About programmes I buy a programme every home and away queens game and ours aren’t the best. A player interview or something would be a start, I enjoyed the fans stories last season and I hope they continue as me and my grandson liked reading them before the game started it was interesting seeing how different people got supporting our club.
The season ends in May, the schools don't go on holiday until the end of June. If the commercial manager has kids they can't be expected to take their holidays before the kids are off.

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Queens have ALWAYS been in the backwater as long as I can remember. Since the current board have been in charge, I've never known such marketing shambles since the Harkness days. I take it the Commercial Manager being on holiday is a windup?

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6 minutes ago, Alex Nesovic's Barmy Army said:

Aye but you can turn them off...

And you can leave them on - its one tweet a week

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Do we  not take a media officer with them to all games?

Yes, but the media officer doesnt do live reporting for the website, or match reports

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30 minutes ago, Mr X said:

And you can leave them on - its one tweet a week

Yes, but the media officer doesnt do live reporting for the website, or match reports

Leaving them on makes you look pretty chip shop tbh. 

The media officer doesn't cover social media? Surely you can see that's ridiculous? 

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8 minutes ago, Grant228 said:

Leaving them on makes you look pretty chip shop tbh. 

Really? One tweet a week about metrics is that big a deal?

8 minutes ago, Grant228 said:

The media officer doesn't cover social media? Surely you can see that's ridiculous? 

Not really. She deals with the media. She does cover announcements etc just not match day stuff other than interviews

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1 hour ago, the tactician said:

 


Commercial manager on holiday when the season has already started???

Shocking if true, that is the best time to get businesses to get involved in the club try and big the club up. I know people are entitled to holidays but surely common sense from the club would tell him to have a break as soon as the season.

Queens are miles behind every club on all aspects even social media. I know we rely on volunteers but there should be a piece on the website atleast once a week from the manager.

About programmes I buy a programme every home and away queens game and ours aren’t the best. A player interview or something would be a start, I enjoyed the fans stories last season and I hope they continue as me and my grandson liked reading them before the game started it was interesting seeing how different people got supporting our club.

 

Aye, it's totally "shocking."

How dare they go on a holiday in the summer holidays. 

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41 minutes ago, Mr X said:
43 minutes ago, Alex Nesovic's Barmy Army said:

 

And you can leave them on - its one tweet a week

Yeah but it makes you look tinpot, especially as Twitter now has its own analytics feature.

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1 hour ago, Mr X said:

Really? One tweet a week about metrics is that big a deal?

Yep. 

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I agree that metrics tweet looks tinpot. So does the "our biggest fans" one. You can turn them off, so why would you leave them on? I also think it's odd that the media officer has nothing to do with social media. But

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Commercial manager on holiday when the season has already started???

Shocking if true, that is the best time to get businesses to get involved in the club try and big the club up. I know people are entitled to holidays but surely common sense from the club would tell him to have a break as soon as the season.


Queens are miles behind every club on all aspects even social media. I know we rely on volunteers but there should be a piece on the website atleast once a week from the manager.

About programmes I buy a programme every home and away queens game and ours aren’t the best. A player interview or something would be a start, I enjoyed the fans stories last season and I hope they continue as me and my grandson liked reading them before the game started it was interesting seeing how different people got supporting our club.

 

How do you know when is the best time to get businesses involved? Hypothetically, the best time would be the off season so you have cash flow while there are no games and money to build a squad. That's a hypothetical. Neither of us really know, do we? But I know another club which is doing really well commercially and know both their commercial manager and chairman have taken holidays during the season. It doesn't have to be a big deal.

I mean look at what you are posting. It is just foaming at the eyes stuff. What do you get out of sitting at a computer raging about someone's holidays? Take a deep breath, go for a walk, listen to some soothing music while you have a bubble bath, and after a few months of that you might be in a mindset where you can contribute positively to our club.

But yeah, Mr X you have gotta turn off those metric tweets!😁

Edited by Margaret Thatcher

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This stuff again?

I can't imagine that the Social Media thing makes much difference.  We are run as a small-time outfit because we essentially are one, with only 1500 people sufficiently interested to pop along each fortnight.  

As long as that sign on Lochfield Road (which won't make much difference either) is maintained, I'm happy.  Well done to those that bother with any voluntary contributions.

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It absolutely makes a difference. It’s why advertising is the massive business it is. People see so much advertising every day there are lots of attractions/causes all pulling for peoples attention. If you don’t appear in front of people eyes and form a connection with them you will easily get forgotten.

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