Pure Silk
Years ago

36ers Season Launch

Does anyone think its not right that the Season Launch which is on right now was not advertised so the members can attend if they wish ?. In the AFL its a great way to kick start the season ahead ans i sort of feel that it should be opened up rather than to just the sponsors if that is the case. After all without members you dont have a club.

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Spinner  
Years ago

That is insane! Who DOES go if we members aren't even invited?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

At least I got my season tickets in the mail today.

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Marcus Camby  
Years ago

Going by Twitter (see guys the 6ers do use social media to share news), its not a very packed out event (Invite Only?).

Nontheless, would have been nice to give fans the opportunity to see the entire squad.

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Spinner  
Years ago

Marcus.....not all of us thrive on Twitter and Stalkbook.......we actually talk to each other.!!

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Annon  
Years ago

Marcus, social media is a lazy way of communicating and does not single out members as loyal and special.... Members should be treasured and communicated directly with via email on issues relative to members. No excuses now as there is plenty of time for a launch but not 5 minutes to type up an email and group send regarding member nights, memberships and so on. It is not hard just requires a desire to take care of those paying the way for the Sixers. Respectful..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

6ers have so much they need to improve on off the court. The photos from the star studded event on facebook were so poor quality.

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Marcus Camby  
Years ago

Look I agree with both of you.

The Sixers should have sent out communication that a season launch was soon and give them a chance to attend.

For whatever reason it was not an option.

Like i t or not.....Social media has become an acceptable medium of communication too.

Each of you have complained about the lack of social media activity. Well...they tweeted this.

I get it, its not perfect...but its something.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Its a cheap option, and it comes across cheap. Sorry but the 6ers simply arent that popular to be pulling this stuff. Especially now they have happily let every other team sign great players and not bothered to compete in the off season game!

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Very Old  
Years ago

Look, its clear that cheap is essential, the additional cost of 30 emails to those with season tickets emails would have been exorbitant, and no - my tickets were not in today's mail, but that's OK, envelopes are expensive too.

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Spinner  
Years ago

No - it isn't perfect is it. So, let's look at what about the current form of the club is even good. Doesn't have to be perfect, but just good. SILENCE. SILENCE. SILENCE

- COMMUNICATION. - Not counting Twitter or Stalkbook, no formal communication with the very people they are trying to attract and keep interested - the members. No email, no letter, nothing.

- INTERNET - Official site not up to date. No player info, no member tally or countdown to season commencement. Nothing to stir interest or show that they give a stuff.

- PUBLIC PROFILE - Nothing. No advertising. Players making calls. Again, nothing to stir up interest and improve public perception.

- TEAM - Budget team. No desire to build on last year's performance and increased attendances. Let's put a budget team on the floor and hope they do OK against marquees and ex Euro players.

Let's forget about keeping interest and building, let's just miss out on all the above essentials and hope the faithful will keep coming and our crowd numbers miraculously increase, particularly given the average Jo or Jane wouldn't even know when the first game is, or even care.

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Marcus Camby  
Years ago

Spinner to say that there is total silence is a bit rough mate.

What about Gibbo on the news talking about the upcoming season?

Isn't that worth something in a prime time slot?

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Spinner  
Years ago

30 seconds (if that) of a surprise appearance, does not a season make. You hung your hat on that in another post and as I did then, I ask you - so what? That is the entirety of the communication effort to raise public perception - WOW impressive!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Agree with you Spinner, I didnt have a clue Gibbo was on tv! ts so B grade, and then they wonder why the stadium why the stadium is never full until the playoffs start, or in the Marty Clarke era, not at all.

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Statman  
Years ago

The Blaze did plenty wrong in their time but one great thing I always enjoyed was the season launch. Platinum members were given free tickets to the launch night (as were all sponsors) and lower level members had the option of purchasing tickets if they wanted to. Was a cocktail party set up and went for a couple of hours. A great opportunity to actually mingle with the players and staff away from the court and was always fun.

To hear that the Sixers this didnt open this up to members to attend is just bizarre.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

The Season Launch was more of a singlet presentation and was open to everyone, but maybe not over-promoted in a manner that would satisfy. Club members could attend at a cost, and I think the sponsors got a complimentary ticket.

It was actually a good night. Brett Maher was a very good MC and the crowd was putty in his hands. The team was introduced and "Creek Dogg"s new number explained (5 for me, 5 for Dad). The singlets have a new supplier this year (ISC) and look pretty slick with some embossing on the back which added a dimension (sounds more like a Milan fashion review!)

The cheerleaders should be popular again this year, and the players look pretty sharp and fit. A couple of seasons ago they were over muscly, but this season expect a vert fast paced entertaining game.

It was evident the team is a pretty tight knit group this year too

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Isaac  
Years ago

That is insane! Who DOES go if we members aren't even invited?
Sponsors?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

A wise man once said, if you always do what you have always done, you always get what you always got!
Shit Club.

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Baller#3  
Years ago

I just dont understand, the level of professionalism is less than the SEABL... Coming up to the season they should be doing everything in their power to sell the brand, attending every public event, Rundle etc. TV and Radio Ads, plus plenty of social media and regular media coverage. Involve as many current and potential fans as possible. Its not rocket science.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The point is that members weren't notified so how were we supposed to know it was on? I've been a member for nearly 20 years and this has been the worst off season I can remember in terms of communication.

Although I disagree with the name change, I've been impressed with what United have done - lots of communication and media engagement. I'm not even a member and I know a lot more about what they're doing than the 36ers.

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FYI  
Years ago

It wasn't a members event it was sponsors and invitees only

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Spinner  
Years ago

FYI - that's the point! Why wasn't it a members event also?

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alexkrad  
Years ago

Night and day..

Wildcats had their season launch last week, and sold tickets for $99 to members and $129 to non-members, for breakfast.

Maybe the 36ers could reach further with their import budget if they reached further with their front office activities.

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Wilson Sting  
Years ago

Fair go, Wilson and DQ are at least in the top 16 imports for this season.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It was at the Arkaba, enough said.

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Tornado  
Years ago

Lets hope the on court results dont reflect the lacklustre off court effort.

I love the club but the communication and relationship between the club and the fans is very very poor and ownership of that has to lie solely with Dean as the GM - he should be driving that relationship but is failing miserably.

There is more to being a successful club than winning games.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thanks for letting us know Jack Toft.

This smacks of the inner circle of ownership and sponsors feeling elite and not letting members in.

and lol at $99 or $129 for a breakfast? wow Perth people are suckers

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Anonymous  
Years ago

with the season starting in less than 51 hours there are very few posts on the forum. it is so quiet.

so the fans aren't that enthusiastic either. a worry.

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Spinner  
Years ago

I think we are all getting tired of it all. Same group of supporters throwing money at a sport they love and not seeing it grow. What do we see? Clubs (some) and the NBL not promoting or seeking to improve the game or the league. This site is full of threads complaining about the lack of communication and the poor treatment of the fan base being continually asked to put their hands in their pockets, but nothing improves.

What a bloody shame!

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Grovermister  
Years ago

emailed the 36ers yesterday with my concerns got a fantastic personal email reply from the Chairman himself Dean Parker, there is a lot of things going on behind closed doors which i am not allowed to disclose due to confidentiality... but his replies were encouraging and to the point and certainly understanding why the club off the court has not been as busy compared to others...
It is a worry though when he said that as of yesterday they hadn't even received their official playing tops and the online shop only has one piece of merchandise available due to supplier issues...
he personally apologised that the club's communication ahs not been as good as it could have been and said due to venue size for the launch they could only have corporate sponsors attend the season launch... noting that the club no longer OWNS Adelaide Arena...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dean is not the chairman
They do have their uniforms
Curios that he can reply to you but can't email any of us members
United also don't have anything for sale online
The 36ers have never owned the arena
They must be so busy that no one can communicate with the members or organise advertising or organise players to call members who haven't renewed.

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Grovermister  
Years ago

wow... way to nit pick...

and to do it behind an anonymous tag...

he explained why he hasnt emailed the members...

ok... 36ers never have owned the arena but they are not the 'sole' occupant... suppose you are now going to tell me they Never WERE the sole occupant... which they propbably never have been...

the email was postive and answered my questions...

i was happy with the outcome obviously haters gonna hate...

WOW

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Spinner  
Years ago

Grovermister - I wrote to Dean a couple of months ago with some concerns and he responded with a personal email to me also. I was so taken by the responses, that I posted a "thanks Dean Parker" on this site.

Well, no wonder the call me Spinner! None of the responses he gave have proven to be anything other than lip service and he and the club have not lived up to any of it. He was actually confused that I raised a concern about the lack of communication!

I get that these investors putting all their money into the club for no return are frustrated, but if they fixed the back office and treated the members with some respect, they may be in a better situation. If it's all too much, then don't bother and we can just support our district clubs!

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Annon  
Years ago

I too emailed with my named attached and got the standard thank you for you honesty we have had technical issues and we hope members will be happy soon. Typical manager speak with no heart or care factor treating me like I was just a troll and that I definitely am not. We have been through this all before and some of the same staff are in the same positions making the same mistakes or excuses. Time for the Sixers to say goodbye to some of the staff who despite being really great people, are not great at their job. No excuses for lack of communication from Dean. You could even write an open letter to members on the 3 mediums available to them now, Facebook twitter and the web and capture many members explaining the issues.It would take 30 heartfelt minutes to write and open letter.... we all have 30 minutes but avoidance is much easier…

On the 'issues' factor. We hear this every year and still the same issues pop up. IF it isn't working for you, fix it ! If it continues to be an issue then change the way you manage the issue.. If then it is still a problem, change the person who manages the issue.

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Annon  
Years ago

JACK - where was it advertised for members ? Prove it !!

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Annon  
Years ago

Behind Closed Doors makes me laugh... Must be Bloody Big Doors to fit everything they are keeping to themselves contained….Have been putting things behind those doors for years… This is not a government department, it is a sporting club!!!!!

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Ano  
Years ago

we had members day! big turn out hardly. plus the ark is on the other side of the city. its like eastern side drivers driving to west lakes to see football. #toohard

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Anonymous  
Years ago

why not use a premier function room not the Ark.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

btw what is with the Sixers brass and their fascination with the Arkabia? it really is getting annoying

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Isaac  
Years ago

Because the Arkaba are a sports-oriented venue and presumably a sponsor/supporter of the club. Not every venue would be.

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Annon  
Years ago

Ask Forestville

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Anonymous  
Years ago

even though it is a sponsor so they get it free (?)look at all the other clubs having a pre or post season function at a higher capacity venue like the ballrooms of casinos etc. this is what should have been done to launch our season with members able to come

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