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Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by Iain » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:00 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-co ... e-31144543

This underlines that it was a bit stupid to do what we did in Coventry. I thought it was petty and childish and rather unbecoming of a professional outfit. It also leaves you open to things like this in retaliation.

Other clubs have the impression of us being arrogant and insular. That did nothing to dispel those viewpoints. We are rather prone to some PR gaffs.

For all that I'm seen to be overly positive about the team (I think it's more that I'm not excessively negative), I often despair of some of the running of the club and the non-playing side.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by Iain » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:02 am

By the way, if you want more examples of pettiness from our marketing / PR bods, visit www.englandsaxons.com.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by simoscribbler » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:09 am

I have no problem at all with what the bloke's done. If he paid, fine, and if the club funded any part of the campaign then it's at least more subtle than Leicester's effort. (Which I must admit I didn't much like.)

There's no doubt that our club should have been out in the community all these years, covering the towns up to a 45 minute drive from WR at least, running summer schools and really exciting marketing promotions etc with the rugby clubs across the NW part of the east midlands. If they haven't, and Wasps have simply spotted an opportunity, then good luck to them.

PS I'd still like a couple of their players please. What's the name of that young winger who's obviously too small, a bit like Jason Robinson was? Can we have him?

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by Noddy555 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:13 am

Stupid to do it in Coventry, If it was up to me I'd place support the Tigers posters outside every premiership ground, it's whats known as good advertising strategy.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by InGuinnessVeritas » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:21 am

I've no problem with this poster and it put a smile on my face. The man behind it says it's just a bit of banter and I agree with him.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by Iain » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:23 am

InGuinnessVeritas wrote:I've no problem with this poster and it put a smile on my face. The man behind it says it's just a bit of banter and I agree with him.
Me too.

But for us to do it as a professional outfit was petty, small time and pathetic. We did not come out of that looking good.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by RagingBull » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:30 am

Most comments I have seen found it funny enough.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by Iain » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:32 am

RagingBull wrote:Most comments I have seen found it funny enough.
Most comments you'll have seen were from Tigers fans.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by kornboy130 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:38 am

Posters on PR and other forums I use seemed to find it chuckle worthy.

The Wasps fan's response is also pretty funny - lighten up Iain! :smt002

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by RagingBull » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:48 am

kornboy130 wrote:Posters on PR and other forums I use seemed to find it chuckle worthy.

The Wasps fan's response is also pretty funny - lighten up Iain! :smt002
Pretty much this most other supporters saw the humour in it.

Although if you want to be picking at stuff.

Wasps didn't play any European rugby in Coventry since 2015.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by Norfolk & Goode » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:03 pm

Great bit of Tigers guerilla advertising, brilliant riposte from the Wasps fan, and long live the banter and new rivalry. Those self-righteous fans on both sides who are offended are the real embarrassment.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by fleabane » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:04 pm

Just so, N&G!
Valhalla I am coming!

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by GB72 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:28 pm

Agreed, funny as hell and this round of the marketing campaign goes to the Wasps fans. Not sure that our poster was a great idea in the first place but nice to see that banter is not dead with this comeback.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by MrPartridge » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:18 pm

Great bit of Tigers guerilla advertising, brilliant riposte from the Wasps fan, and long live the banter and new rivalry. Those self-righteous fans on both sides who are offended are the real embarrassment.
Spot on… banter is good. Frankly I rather home Wasps make Cov their home for good and we gradually build a rivalry with them down the M69 to match our Tigers-Saints rivalry.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by johnthegriff » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:32 pm

To Simorscribble Tigers do a hell of a lot in the community over a very wide area. Their rugby camps spread near and far even abroad. Much of what they do benefits the community and rugby with no direct benefit to Tiger, Wasps have not done this over the years as they have moved from ground to ground, I doubt they will do it in Coventry when they continue to lose money each season.

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