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Do your staff promote?

Discussion in 'Marketing' started by Martee, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. dexterlablab1

    dexterlablab1 Thinker

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    Well...that's a bit of a grey area. If they're volunteers then it's hard to "make" them do much of anything because there's nothing to penalize them with if they DON'T do it.
  2. Sylar

    Sylar Disciple

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    No, my staff don't promote. I don't ask them to, and I don't expect them to. If they promote, then they'll get a cookie from me and some lovin...but that's about it :p
    If I wanted staff to promote I would hire promoters haha :wink:
  3. Martee

    Martee Its never too late.. Valued Contributor Premium

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    Promoters have got to be the worst position to hire, lol. I have never seen anybody get one that actually got the job done for less than 20$ xD
  4. SeanFace101

    SeanFace101 Thinker

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    The thing is that i think it would be hard to keep track of promoters if was to hire them.
    Like if i hire 2 promoters & yes i would know that they are working if my stats started improving.
    But how would i know if it is promoter A thats doing all the work, or promoter B?
    or even if it was something i done?
  5. shadowslight

    shadowslight Enlightened

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    I encourage my staff to promote, I don't expect it with them. As I am a forum owner, i feel like it is my responsibility to make sure i'm getting the sites name out there
  6. ashimashi

    ashimashi Student

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    I encourage staff to do so but I don't think they do. But I don't really care if they do or not.
  7. Shortie861

    Shortie861 Thinker

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    My staff do yes :) they don't promote as much as what I do but they do enough to get my forum noticed which I feel is more than enough. Much of what they do to help promote the forum is via word of mouth, using the social networking buttons that are on the forum and also using their social networking accounts to let friends know on there.
  8. Martee

    Martee Its never too late.. Valued Contributor Premium

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    I must say I do see your staff around a lot talking about your site, especially Naiwen. I'm sure thats a great thing to have your staff team actually promoting because it is something I rarely see of peoples staff teams!
  9. Gytix

    Gytix The Almighty One

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    In my experience when I last worked at NGG, we just went our own ways in terms of advertising; signatures, SOTM, word of mouth etc
    The forum owner Choloboy would do PostLoop and buy advertising space etc
  10. Ghost

    Ghost Enlightened

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    Well the staff's job is to monitor and help the site. However, it should be normal for a staff to help promote. But I haven't noticed it being an expectation ever. I think staff should promote though, just to help out the forum/site they are working at!
  11. pandaa

    pandaa Thinker

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    I encourage them to, but it's ultimately my job as admin. If you have staff that do though, they are keepers for SURE!
  12. Ghost

    Ghost Enlightened

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    Staff that promote are awesome. I'd love people to just promote for me, but I don't know what incentive I'd provide them...
    Because to convince someone to spend forum cash on sites, and put up ads without any forum cash funding from my part might be hard.
  13. Southern Comfort

    Southern Comfort Sexual T-Rex

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    Way back I use to do nearly all of the advertising. The staff were strictly at the forum only for work and play and never took it outside to promote it. If I were to make a forum again I would need someone to help me out, I can't do it all by myself. :'(
  14. JayF

    JayF Student

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    I personally think it's rare for moderators to promote, at least that's what I've found in my experience. At the end of the day, that isn't really their job though.