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News: Lowe aims high in membership battle

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>Sea Eagles boss Graham Lowe said his club has pack leaders South Sydney in its sights after an increase of 3516 memberships on this time last year.</p>


    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/5352-lowe-aims-high-in-membership-battle.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    What about having a sponsor in his sights?
     
  3. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Gee Shane Richardson is a knob!
     
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Lets see if Souffs amke the Top 8 this year first.

    Anyway it will be interesting to see how much membership promotion there is on Friday night and at some of the home games this year.  One thing that has amazed me is how little membership is plugged at home games, just a few annoucements at half time that no one listens to.

    Should be a few offers eg all new members today go into a draw for a dressing room pass, discounts the packages provide eg if you paid $25 to get today you could have got it for $15 and get a hat as well etc etc
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's going to be difficult to get members with the membership team away until March
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'd like to see a sheet with the trialist names and gersey NUMBERS handed out at the gate to the faithful who turn up.  That'd be nice.   
     
  7. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Great planning, no one in the membership team at the time of the year when they are needed most
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    Maybe it could have a membership plug on it as well.  Me I am going to print up the team list from the website as I suspect there will be little info available at the game
     
  8. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    According to Duff that would be asking too much. Just turn up, hand over your hard earned and take whatever you are given.
     
  9. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Not being smart but I have been among a whole team of people handing out membership info at Brookie at a number of games. Every one of us had a 'Are You a Manly Member' maroon Tshirt on. Generally I felt it didn't work that well. A lot of people thought it was to do with the Leagues Club, and a lot of people were obviously financially stressed and anything that promoted putting their hand in their pocket was just too much. Overall hundreds of info packs were passed out but I don't know how successful it was.

    I have found that bbq & kid days seem to make folks sign up on the spot.
     
  10. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    "Souths got the jump on us"

    wonderful comments from our chief executive  :-\
    Very pro-active is our Lowey
    They got a couple of extra million in sponsorship too,  :D
     
  11. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    What do you want him to say mate? What's the point of hiding from it? They are way in front of every other sydney team. Which is why the last thing we need is onother one. Go the Reds!
     
  12. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The free season passes to kids is a very good idea.
     
  13. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's the spirit clon.

    Anything you get from then on is a bonus.
     
  14. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Darren, if you're going to quote something to support your very amusing bashings of the dead horse you can at least be accurate. It was "Souths got the jump on everyone else" not  "Souths got the jump on us".
     
  15. Masked Eagle

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    Not being smart but I have been among a whole team of people handing out membership info at Brookie at a number of games. Every one of us had a 'Are You a Manly Member' maroon Tshirt on. Generally I felt it didn't work that well. A lot of people thought it was to do with the Leagues Club, and a lot of people were obviously financially stressed and anything that promoted putting their hand in their pocket was just too much. Overall hundreds of info packs were passed out but I don't know how successful it was.

    I have found that bbq & kid days seem to make folks sign up on the spot.
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    Agreed.  BBQ and special fans day would be better.  Those already at the game who sit in the same place every week woud be asking why would I fork out extra money to do the same thing I've been doing for years?
     
  16. vidmar

    vidmar Well-Known Member

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    [quote author=Masked Eagle  Those already at the game who sit in the same place every week woud be asking why would I fork out extra money to do the same thing I've been doing for years?
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    Because they probably don't realise it would be cheaper if they purchase a membership (not extra?)
     
  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Your man Mayer was running the show when Souths got the jump ;)
     
  18. Stevo

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  19. Jonesyv2

    Jonesyv2 Active Member

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    I actually like this membership approach and i think the club will see great returns in a few years as Lowe mentions.

    The under 9s will go to many games on their free memberships with their friends etc... some of them will have to have adults to accompany them who may just come on a one off and look after a group of them or may even buy an adult membership to go with their kids.

    When the kids turn 10 they will be so used to going ot watch manly play a great birthday or xmas gift will be a full membership (GA as its cheap) thus converting them into a member for many years which should carry on until adulthood if they enjoy it.

    Obviously going to the footy every 2nd week doesn't keep everyone interested but if we get them young maybe they will have a higher % of people doing so in the future.

    If they convert even 10% - 20% of these free memberships i think its a great move.
     
  20. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Your man Mayer was running the show when Souths got the jump ;)
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    My mate from Souths said this ..............................
     

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