Ok everyone, todays topic is just a general bash and bitch about the stupidity of some teams and leagues. I am pretty sure you will all be able to follow this thought, but it doesn’t seem like some leagues and teams can come close to grasping the common sense of it.
So, you got yourself a shiny new team, or a shiny new league. Sweet. You even spent a couple bucks on having someone design the website for you. Good for you, you finally figured out that letting your 16 year old niece build your site wasn’t working out so good.
Now, you got that shiny new site, you go out and get yourself, all the social media accounts you can find. You just kill it and get everything you want done in one day.
Boom, your in business! Right? Ummmmmmm yeah, not so much you morons. See, all those sweet websites, and all those awesome social media accounts don’t mean anything.
The conversations go something like this;
Mike says “Hey George, make sure you get that Tweet out about our tryout camp next weekend.” George responds “I am already on top of it Mike. I got an announcement going out on the website and on Twitter.” Mike says “Awesome work George, we are going to kick some ass with these kids coming out!”
Yep, that’s how it goes. Two people who are totally ignorant about how social media and websites work. Two people who are leading your team or your league. Yes indeed, I would sure want to follow them. Yep, follow right of the end off a freakin cliff!!!!
See when you Tweet out news to your 25 followers, ummmmmmm yeah, only 25 people know about it dummy! Like you know, that shiny new site you have that isn’t advertised anywhere, that no one knows about, that doesn’t produce results? Yeah that one that you spent the money on designing but didn’t spend any money on advertsing that it even exists?
Ohhhhhhh shit. Yep, sorry. Yeah, about that advertising budget. Yep, well turns out we really don’t have one and we just think people will find us because well we bought a freaking website!
If you think this isn’t happening, you must be one of the guys with the shiny new team or league website, and I am surprised you can even read.
I wrote this because I found not one, not two, but four new league sites that no one knows about. Four shiny new organizations talking about all the great events coming up that I found completely by mistake.
But hey, its all good right boys?
Hey moms and dads, how about before you sign anything with anyone that you have to hand over your money to, ask them if they actually have a marketing plan and marketing budget.
This isn’t some “Field of dreams” movie shit kids. Some people really need to get a clue. Then again, never mind. Keep doing what you’re doing, I can never have enough material.
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
*The Death Pool is a mix of comedy, and satire in connection with recent events. It is not an official report of current events although it may look as though the news is so accurate that it could one day happen or may be happening.