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Should Gigabyte launch a new marketing campain ?

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Member Discounts, Competitions and awards

Aussie Allan

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Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« on: May 05, 2011, 01:22:43 am »
   I noticed there's only been "ONE" entry in promo and competitions for 2011, what gives Gigabyte, are you guy's making too much money or are you still hungry for the top spot..........there's sooooooooo much marketing going on out there to attract new business, let us help you get the word out. What's the.......Fastest growing form of new advertising........The internet!
What's the....... Cheapest form of advertising.....................The internet!

 Cast your vote and help Gigabyte understand how we can help with there advertising budget.

 Aussie Allan
« Last Edit: May 05, 2011, 11:07:18 am by runn3R »
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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 08:26:59 am »
Hi Allan,

I'm with you on this one and feel more regular promotions/competitions would be a great thing to see.

runn3R, the forum's main moderator, does his best but you have to remember that he is just one man and I'm not really sure how Gigabyte really regard the forum. I, along with others, have benefited from his efforts and have a few things sent by Gigabyte as a thank you for my activity on the forum, so it does happen.

Another thing to consider is that Gigabyte seems to have separate forums throughout the world and this one is really for the UK and Ireland and although we try and help anyone Gigabyte feels it should be country specific. This may make any competitions a little harder to do as they may be limited to those members resident in the UK and Ireland as is currently the situation.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 09:06:46 am »
Hi Allan

Thanks for your suggestions, I will track this pool and take its results into consideration.

Please mind that we also do competitions with some of our partners or media, for example:
http://forums.aria.co.uk/showthread.php?t=60005
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=22631
ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 09:29:49 am »
I certainly think that Gigabyte doesn't make anywhere near enough use of this forum as a marketing or advertising medium. Over the past year we have taken it from an insignificant 2000+ members to approaching ten times that amount. The company just isn't capitalising on this audience and don't really seem to appreciate what they have available here.

runn3r does his best but even he can't spend his full time devoted to the forum as he has other tasks to perform and I think the company views the forum as a side issue. It is a bit of a dated view in my opinion and one they should be grasping with both hands and making the most of.

The multinational aspects of this forum shouldn't have a bearing on the prizes awarded as it could easilly follow other websites leads where the competition entry is compliant with a certain regional residence. Other Gigabyte forums could offer their own prizes for their local members.

I think that some more competitions/prizes would be a good idea but that is only a start the forum needs to be allowed to reach it's full potential as both a help centre and a advertising/promotional vehicle.
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Aussie Allan

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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 09:43:45 am »
 
 Runn3R

 Thanks for taking the time out to have a squizzy at the post, I follow Aria and there forum myself so I know you are out there, although the GA forum has consistently produced better results for me even with non-gender components,....there seems to be some pretty handy people out there that purview this site to keep there finger on the pulse of the industry in general, being able to communicate with assumed names like RunnR3 or dark Mantis you don't know who your dealing with be it the MD of Gigabyte.UK or the retired NASA Engineer.........for a site with such depth (World wide audience) it seem a "no brainer" to market the site itself directly.........And at the very best the stats will be invaluable marketing data, ...and at the very least a bit of fun.

  Best Regards

  Allan Thomson  aka Aussie Allan
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Aussie Allan

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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011, 09:50:00 am »
Hi Allan,

I'm with you on this one and feel more regular promotions/competitions would be a great thing to see.

runn3R, the forum's main moderator, does his best but you have to remember that he is just one man and I'm not really sure how Gigabyte really regard the forum. I, along with others, have benefited from his efforts and have a few things sent by Gigabyte as a thank you for my activity on the forum, so it does happen.

Another thing to consider is that Gigabyte seems to have separate forums throughout the world and this one is really for the UK and Ireland and although we try and help anyone Gigabyte feels it should be country specific. This may make any competitions a little harder to do as they may be limited to those members resident in the UK and Ireland as is currently the situation.

 So be it then! UK only draws!...I do understand that this is a UK arm of Gigabyte support/forum but it still amazes me as to the number of US flags that adorn the pages I read.

 Aussie Allan
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Aussie Allan

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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 09:57:06 am »
I certainly think that Gigabyte doesn't make anywhere near enough use of this forum as a marketing or advertising medium. Over the past year we have taken it from an insignificant 2000+ members to approaching ten times that amount. The company just isn't capitalising on this audience and don't really seem to appreciate what they have available here.

runn3r does his best but even he can't spend his full time devoted to the forum as he has other tasks to perform and I think the company views the forum as a side issue. It is a bit of a dated view in my opinion and one they should be grasping with both hands and making the most of.

The multinational aspects of this forum shouldn't have a bearing on the prizes awarded as it could easilly follow other websites leads where the competition entry is compliant with a certain regional residence. Other Gigabyte forums could offer their own prizes for their local members.

I think that some more competitions/prizes would be a good idea but that is only a start the forum needs to be allowed to reach it's full potential as both a help centre and a advertising/promotional vehicle.

 Mantis!

 Great to see we carry the same Rifle and ammunition.......I think the numbers are starting to get into an area that may "pic" Gigabytes intrest.

 It's only through this media (and polling stats) that we can make them hear the Drums!

 Aussie Allan
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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011, 10:44:44 am »
Hi Allan

I have been banging those same drums for ages! As you might have noticed without much success.

The regional aspect of this prize allocation is more due to the physical constraints of delivery etc if the winner was overseas. Some times it can make it a costly affair for a not very valuable prize. This is a shame as you quite rightly point out that the internet is a non area specific medium and ideally the competitions should be open to all. As Gigabyte Taiwan would be funding the overall venture it could be a global enterprise  for all the forums and the prizes could easilly be sent form the winners local Gigabyte centre.
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Aussie Allan

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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2011, 10:55:29 am »
Hi Allan

I have been banging those same drums for ages! As you might have noticed without much success.

The regional aspect of this prize allocation is more due to the physical constraints of delivery etc if the winner was overseas. Some times it can make it a costly affair for a not very valuable prize. This is a shame as you quite rightly point out that the internet is a non area specific medium and ideally the competitions should be open to all. As Gigabyte Taiwan would be funding the overall venture it could be a global enterprise  for all the forums and the prizes could easilly be sent form the winners local Gigabyte centre.

 Giabyte redemption vouchers could be a cost effective option for gigabyte to look into!!! then there down to a letter by local snail-mail.

 P.S is there any chance/way of reversing the order of the post that appears under the poll so it's above the poll ???

 Aussie Allan

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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 11:08:47 am »
If it is within the 4 hours allotted for editing the poll then you should be able to change it's layout. After that you would need to leave it to the allotted Moderator of that section.

EDIT: I am afraid I misunderstod your question and thought you wanted to re-arrange the poll.

The redemption vouchers are a good idea and wouldn't even need to be sent by snail mail. They could be printed out by the recipient as a barcoded voucher with personal details for proof.
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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2011, 11:09:50 am »
(...) is there any chance/way of reversing the order of the post that appears under the poll so it's above the poll ???

I'm afraid no. But I have made this topic / pool sticky.
ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2011, 11:12:06 am »
Well done runn3R I think it deserves that at least.
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Aussie Allan

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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2011, 11:46:19 am »

 The balls rolling, getting faaaaaaaaaaaastttaaaaaaaaaaaaa Aussie Allan
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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2011, 11:57:00 am »
If it is within the 4 hours allotted for editing the poll then you should be able to change it's layout. After that you would need to leave it to the allotted Moderator of that section.

EDIT: I am afraid I misunderstod your question and thought you wanted to re-arrange the poll.

The redemption vouchers are a good idea and wouldn't even need to be sent by snail mail. They could be printed out by the recipient as a barcoded voucher with personal details for proof.
Good thought but there's nothing like the anticipation of the postie tripping the "B9"  movement censor on the front drive,
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Re: Member Discounts, Competitions and awards
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2011, 12:09:40 pm »
Oh I agree but it is also nice not to have to wait for the delivery which can take days! I like the benign sensor though!
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