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Originally posted by Mugwuffin Mugwuffin wrote:

Originally posted by Rob o'r Bont Rob o'r Bont wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

We just don't help ourselves really....

Just had a text from the Scarlets:

"Scarlets v Ospreys Tickets are on sale now!
17/10/2022 | 17:15 KO

Link to book"

So amateurish. 
Poor really, and could cost the club money in terms of missed ticket sales.

But who gets these text messages anyway? I used to get texts but not any more.  I get texts from the Blues and Ospreys mind which winds me up a treat. I even got a phone call from the Ospreys last year to ask if my company would sponsor them. 
I’ve had a text, email, plus I’ve seen the club advertising the fixture on social media. 

They probably only retain phone numbers for a certain period of time. I’ve seen criticism of the Ospreys over the past few weeks relating to them trying to advertise season tickets to a lapsed customer who passed away a number of years ago.
Good point about only retaining phone numbers for a certain period of time.  You would think they would keep regular ticket purchasers on their  lists though.

I like the Captain's idea of forum members offering help. Wouldn't be a bad idea for the club to set up a focus group or something where the club could test their marketing material.  I'm sure they would get good and constructive feedback.
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Originally posted by Captain Captain wrote:

I accept it may not be the best, but why don’t you (everyone who is complaining) off some of their time to help out with marketing. 

Then we can complain about you
why stop there? Why not let a few  of us have the odd game? If we are poor the forum can give us some stickWinkWink
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Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

We just don't help ourselves really....

Just had a text from the Scarlets:

"Scarlets v Ospreys Tickets are on sale now!
17/10/2022 | 17:15 KO

Link to book"

So amateurish. 

I think thats a great proposal, delay the game until both sides can field all their top players.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2022 at 9:22pm
Originally posted by Seagultaf Seagultaf wrote:

Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

We just don't help ourselves really....

Just had a text from the Scarlets:

"Scarlets v Ospreys Tickets are on sale now!
17/10/2022 | 17:15 KO

Link to book"

So amateurish. 

I think thats a great proposal, delay the game until both sides can field all their top players.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2022 at 9:23pm
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Originally posted by Captain Captain wrote:

I accept it may not be the best, but why don’t you (everyone who is complaining) off some of their time to help out with marketing. 

Then we can complain about you
why stop there? Why not let a few  of us have the odd game? If we are poor the forum can give us some stickWinkWink
You’re in good form tonight. 

Anything to share on the Wine and Other drinks thread?
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It's quite a sorry state of affairs really. Tickets have been on sale for the Ospreys game for well over a week, and I've barely seen any promotion or marketing for it, and this is supposedly our biggest payday of the season at the gate. As a result, early ticket sales look very slow. A month to salvage it, but I've seen more promotion from unofficial scarlet twitter pages like the Supporters Group and Sosban Rugby than I have from the club itself. 

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Originally posted by hartson11 hartson11 wrote:

It's quite a sorry state of affairs really. Tickets have been on sale for the Ospreys game for well over a week, and I've barely seen any promotion or marketing for it, and this is supposedly our biggest payday of the season at the gate. As a result, early ticket sales look very slow. A month to salvage it, but I've seen more promotion from unofficial scarlet twitter pages like the Supporters Group and Sosban Rugby than I have from the club itself. 
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Originally posted by hartson11 hartson11 wrote:

It's quite a sorry state of affairs really. Tickets have been on sale for the Ospreys game for well over a week, and I've barely seen any promotion or marketing for it, and this is supposedly our biggest payday of the season at the gate. As a result, early ticket sales look very slow. A month to salvage it, but I've seen more promotion from unofficial scarlet twitter pages like the Supporters Group and Sosban Rugby than I have from the club itself. 

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Originally posted by PritchyTheScarlet PritchyTheScarlet wrote:

Originally posted by hartson11 hartson11 wrote:

It's quite a sorry state of affairs really. Tickets have been on sale for the Ospreys game for well over a week, and I've barely seen any promotion or marketing for it, and this is supposedly our biggest payday of the season at the gate. As a result, early ticket sales look very slow. A month to salvage it, but I've seen more promotion from unofficial scarlet twitter pages like the Supporters Group and Sosban Rugby than I have from the club itself. 

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Originally posted by PritchyTheScarlet PritchyTheScarlet wrote:

Originally posted by hartson11 hartson11 wrote:

It's quite a sorry state of affairs really. Tickets have been on sale for the Ospreys game for well over a week, and I've barely seen any promotion or marketing for it, and this is supposedly our biggest payday of the season at the gate. As a result, early ticket sales look very slow. A month to salvage it, but I've seen more promotion from unofficial scarlet twitter pages like the Supporters Group and Sosban Rugby than I have from the club itself. 


That was tweeted after my post. Maybe they're listening Smile


Edited by hartson11 - 17 August 2022 at 6:31pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SA14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 August 2022 at 9:16pm
If the Ospreys game doesn’t get a massive crowd any argument that kick off times are the reason for poor crowds is dispelled immediately. 
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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

If the Ospreys game doesn’t get a massive crowd any argument that kick off times are the reason for poor crowds is dispelled immediately. 

I tend to agree. I think kick off times, whilst important, is not the be all and end all - It would simply appear sadly that professional rugby just isn't a draw at the gate anymore. A combination of apathy, poor performance, covid and poor governance has set it back years.

It's not just the Scarlets, it's the same for Wales. The number of tickets available for the Argentina, Australia and Georgia games is staggering. Doesn't appear that more than 15-18k has been sold for Argentina. Even the All Blacks game has plenty of availability. 

Other than somehow being successful all of a sudden on the pitch at pro club level, I'm not too sure how we arrest the slide either.


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Originally posted by hartson11 hartson11 wrote:

Originally posted by PritchyTheScarlet PritchyTheScarlet wrote:

Originally posted by hartson11 hartson11 wrote:

It's quite a sorry state of affairs really. Tickets have been on sale for the Ospreys game for well over a week, and I've barely seen any promotion or marketing for it, and this is supposedly our biggest payday of the season at the gate. As a result, early ticket sales look very slow. A month to salvage it, but I've seen more promotion from unofficial scarlet twitter pages like the Supporters Group and Sosban Rugby than I have from the club itself. 


That was tweeted after my post. Maybe they're listening Smile
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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

If the Ospreys game doesn’t get a massive crowd any argument that kick off times are the reason for poor crowds is dispelled immediately. 
Not quite that simple. I expect that both sides missing some internationals, and the fact that some people have drifted out of the habit during covid, will make it harder for all sides to sell tickets.

Plus the fact that everyone is expecting to be a lot worse off this winter due to energy prices.

So we can’t compare this game to anything pre-Covid really.
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Agreed, our biggest earner in ticket sales & both sides are without our front line internationals. I would like to think that those who didn’t play a minute will be available. 
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