I'm looking for some ideas on how to promote the club.
We've sent press releases to:
- Pratical Wireless (not used)
- TX Factor (not used)
- Southgate (posted as news)
- QRZ (posted as news)
- RSGB (appeared in RadCom)
- ARRL (not used)
We have a paid banner advert running on QRZ.com (brings in around 6 new members a week)
We have teamed up with EURAO for the Spring QSO party (which will get ARPOC mentioned on the air throughout the weekend)
Organically, the club has been:
- Picked up and mentioned in the ICQ Podcast
- Posted on several blogs
- Members are placing their member badge on QRZ.com
- I am mentioning ARPOC in QSO when operating for an award
What else can we do?
Here are a few of my thoughts. Please comment and add your own ideas.
Email press release
I can send out the press release about the award scheme again. Maybe focus on clubs this time in the hope that they will mention it to members. I don't want to spam anyone though!
I have a power point presentation with side notes available if anyone would like to give a talk to their club about ARPOC and the award scheme.
Maybe we could set up a regular net for ARPOC members? This could be several nets of each region so all members have a chance to get involved. The net would focus on discussing /P operation and equipment but members wouldn't have to be operating /P to join.
A once a month contest that results in a trophy at the end of the year. You must operate /P to enter and be a member of ARPOC (any membership level). I would have to think about the award categories but I think it could be fun.
Any other ideas?