2017 Memberships

Discussion in 'Carlton' started by Aphrodite, Oct 5, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. Jabba73

    Jabba73 Brownlow Medallist

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    How does the cost and benefits of our membership compare with other clubs?
     

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  2. Cripps17

    Cripps17 All Australian

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    Last year I paid around $60 each for 2x Junior Interstate memberships which came with a junior package. This year they are $70 but it no longer comes with the junior package (as an aside the junior package looks worse this year).

    Taking the only thing of value to children away from an otherwise worthless membership has, I'm sure, cost them more than just my two memberships.

    I doubt the reasons are so frivolous, as you're suggesting, for many.
     
  3. SkyhorseTamer

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    Just had a quick look at essendons membership packages for interstate overseas and digital - as that is relevant to myself and compared them with carltons. Carlton is ever so slightly cheaper and offers virtually the same things. I would like to see a demographic breakdown of each clubs memberships... I.e. Age location etc. I'm sure the clubs have access to it but I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't.
    Another point, did some Auskick coaching in Sydney and a lot of the youngsters choose their teams based on the mascot... Got a lot of "what even is a blue"
     
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  4. slashin_velvet

    slashin_velvet Norm Smith Medallist

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    Should have pointed out that their state team in the state of origin are the blues.
     
  5. slashin_velvet

    slashin_velvet Norm Smith Medallist

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    We've been expensive historically, but had a price freeze last season, and a less aggressive increase this year.
     
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  6. thylacine60

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    think this is where cc and navy nina can actually earn their money
     
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  7. Jabba73

    Jabba73 Brownlow Medallist

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    We pay them?
     
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  8. dragonsblues

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    As someone who works in marketing, our clubs effort is woeful. Bound By Blue? C'mon, absolute rubbish. Too soft and meh for a football club.

    In the past with efforts like "They know we're coming" may have attracted some jibs, but were the exact sort of slogans that rallied the base.

    The club needs to look at its social media, member engagement and overall marketing campaigns. They do the bare minimum and are risk averse.
     
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  9. HARKER

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    You know what Bill Hicks said about people that work in marketing. :eek:
     
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  10. BigFrizz36

    BigFrizz36 All Australian

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    think that this year
    pretty sure that this is the first year that we are not paying the licence fees to the state government for the pokies. without wishing to open the "should we accept money from pokies" argument again this will make a huge difference to our bottom line. maybe only papering other other cracks in the short term.
     
  11. MEB_

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    Spot on. People are very quick to judge non-members, but if the perceived value for money isn't there, then only the die hards will ever sign up. I posted last year about a family function that Richmond held for their junior members, and we need to be doing a shitload more of that.
     
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  12. dragonsblues

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    I don't, but i imagine it isn't complementary!

    What worries me is how far off the pace we are. For example, Norf achieved 45,000 members last year. We are now but a few 1,000 members ahead of a club that had been pushed to relocate.

    Obviously we are safe from that feat. But our time as a member of the big 4 may be over if we aren't winning our fair share of the next generation.
     
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  13. SkyhorseTamer

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    How have I not noticed that.... Shows how much I pay attention to "new South Wales' sport". Bunch of brick eaters
     
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    It's a colour.
     
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  15. SkyhorseTamer

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    :thumbsu: correct sir
     
  16. Jabba73

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    Can confirm
     
  17. BluStreak

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    I have no problem with 'Bound by Blue'. Did you want 'In the Navy'
     
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    Two years of the same slogan stinks of complacency.
     
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  20. mediumsizered

    mediumsizered Premium Platinum

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    This suggestion has some merit. When SOS interviews prospective recruits, he could take along a photo of the Carlton players & sing to these prospects:
    "They want you, they want you, they want you as a new recruit."
     
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    No. We dont.

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    He may have behaved like an idiot at times, but he made going to the fun and exciting even when we were being belted.

    Also, that is the exact reason he got away with it for so long. The fans loved him. The club were gunshy and it took Juddy saying him or me for the club to draw the line and trade him. There was always going to be a backlash.

    To call people who didn't like the decision morons is uncalled for.

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  24. katmanblue

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    Like any good politician

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    Having players like SPS Fish Curnow Marchbank will grow a new generation of supporters people kids can aspire to be like.

    That is the real genius behind SOS's recruiting.
     
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