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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2003, 09:06:40 pm »

And just as a reminder people:


Mayoral race: Michael Blastos    2,312  (elected) uncontested



Only 10% of the population of Keene even bothered to show up to the polls.  :o
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2003, 10:40:55 am »

20 real activists would work for Jim's campaign in a variety of ways:

1. Assuming a $50 monetary donation, Jim immediately has a $1,000 budget before dipping into his own funds.

2. 20 activists would mean guaranteed coverage all day at all five voting locations in town.

3. 20 times the number of people called and reminded to vote.

4. 20 times the LTEs and op-eds in favor of issues that Jim supports.

5. 20 people is large enough to be a "rally" whenever Jim wanted to get in front of a microphone.

Lots of things that 20 activists could do.
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2003, 04:46:31 am »

20 real activists would work for Jim's campaign in a variety of ways:

1. Assuming a $50 monetary donation, Jim immediately has a $1,000 budget before dipping into his own funds.

2. 20 activists would mean guaranteed coverage all day at all five voting locations in town.

3. 20 times the number of people called and reminded to vote.

4. 20 times the LTEs and op-eds in favor of issues that Jim supports.

5. 20 people is large enough to be a "rally" whenever Jim wanted to get in front of a microphone.

Lots of things that 20 activists could do.


Yes, but how does this get us another 15,000 member?  ::)
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2003, 11:41:29 am »

It doesn't.  This was a response to Karl Beisel's question about how Jim's campaign would be able to use 20 more activists.
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20 real activists would work for Jim's campaign in a variety of ways:

1. Assuming a $50 monetary donation, Jim immediately has a $1,000 budget before dipping into his own funds.

2. 20 activists would mean guaranteed coverage all day at all five voting locations in town.

3. 20 times the number of people called and reminded to vote.

4. 20 times the LTEs and op-eds in favor of issues that Jim supports.

5. 20 people is large enough to be a "rally" whenever Jim wanted to get in front of a microphone.

Lots of things that 20 activists could do.


Yes, but how does this get us another 15,000 member?  ::)
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2003, 06:00:25 pm »

It doesn't.  This was a response to Karl Beisel's question about how Jim's campaign would be able to use 20 more activists.
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Yes, but how does this get us another 15,000 member?  ::)

I was teasing you Justin. Sarcastic reference to the non-issue debates about political activity not helping us get 15,000 more people on board.  ;)
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2003, 11:28:52 am »

Ahh, its funny because I thought that you were actually bugging me about that, hence the coldness of my reply.  Yes, I agree that there are a lot of people with a blind eye toward everything but getting 15,000 new recruits.

It doesn't.  This was a response to Karl Beisel's question about how Jim's campaign would be able to use 20 more activists.
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Yes, but how does this get us another 15,000 member?  ::)

I was teasing you Justin. Sarcastic reference to the non-issue debates about political activity not helping us get 15,000 more people on board.  ;)
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2003, 11:34:39 am »

Hey you two!  Stop with the jokes and go recruit that 15,000.  Now!  Go!   ;D
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2003, 01:35:09 pm »

I just spoke at a stadium.  I was going to recruit them, but attendance was only 14,988.  Thats a dozen people short of our goal!
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2003, 01:52:45 am »

Hey you two!  Stop with the jokes and go recruit that 15,000.  Now!  Go!   ;D
Should we get worried yet?  Weekly recruits continues to fall.  At current progress, we will not hit the goal.
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2003, 05:31:35 am »

Membership stats haven't been updated in almost 3 weeks so we don't really know what the weekly rate is now. It was growing exponentially, but that was during the novelty stage when a whopping whole 10 states were up for grabs and media attention was focused on the "vote" aspect. Also, I think our potential member base has shrunk down to those who currently live east of the Mississippi, unless we can recruit serious and qualified libertarian activists from all over the world if we show them a serious value proposition (and associated opportunity costs) with political activity in NH now.  ;)
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2003, 10:29:54 am »

I know Kelton and Doug have already made it public that we are about to enter a new recruitment phase, including some clever advertising.
I've been privy to some of the planning for it, and it is well thought out, and I believe they are hitting "the market".
Give it a couple weeks, I'm sure #s will start coming up again.

JM
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2003, 08:49:37 pm »

Membership stats haven't been updated in almost 3 weeks so we don't really know what the weekly rate is now.

I've noticed a slump in postings on the boards that has me worried.
Any reason?
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2003, 11:25:55 am »

The posting slump, the publicity slump, the Yahoo groups activity slump - all of these make me nervous.  
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2003, 11:41:11 am »

Well the reason, IMHO, is that there hasn't been any subject worth getting excited about, and the FSP hasn't done anything since 10/1 to catch the attention of the media.
That's the ticket, laddy... We need to do something which will catch people's attention....

JM
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Re:Some Thoughts on Publicity
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2003, 10:54:36 am »

This is true.  So...what can we do that will get people's attention....
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