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Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:47 pm
by beagle
Hey all....
How you feel about having an 'Open to Businesses' forum on the site?
It would be the only place were businesses could freely advertise or promote themselves on this website... at no cost to them.
Obviously it would have to be music related... and we could all comment on them. (keep them honest and all)
Let me know what you think...
Your votes will decide what happens!

P.s. I'll know if anyones rigging the votes so don't bother trying.... this isn't Nigeria u know ;-)

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:03 pm
by john
good idea. better then spammed posts.
i was working with a guy who was pretty convinced he was on to something relating to Nigeria . took a bit of convincing other wise :mrgreen:

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:59 am
by ryanmaiden
I think it is a great idea, a great way to keep the retailers in touch with their customers and a perfect medium to drag a retailer through the dirt if they mess with us, let me at them!!

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:45 am
by beagle
ryanmaiden wrote:a perfect medium to drag a retailer through the dirt if they mess with us, let me at them!!
I think you'll scare them all off! :lol:

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:18 am
by Randomplay
I think thats a great idea! Im inevitably trawling the web sites lookin for hot deals when im on here anyway... it could save time 8)

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:14 am
by Dan
I think its a good idea, but yeah it should be limited to musical product retailers/repairers etc rather than "omgosh I iz da bestezt bass pl@yer lulz you should CHECK OUT MY SITE AND WORSHIP ME!" sort of people.

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:56 pm
by Cory
I say go for it. I think we could all benefit from seeing what suppliers are out there.

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:41 pm
by john
Dan wrote:I think its a good idea, but yeah it should be limited to musical product retailers/repairers etc rather than "omgosh I iz da bestezt bass pl@yer lulz you should CHECK OUT MY SITE AND WORSHIP ME!" sort of people.
lmao

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:26 pm
by Pstewart
Why not? as long as the cheeky beggars don't come spilling into the other parts of the forum it'll be good as.

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:47 pm
by nzsimon
Along these lines we have just had a massive Markbass shipment including the F1 and the new classic range stuff for those that can't see past the yellow speakers

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:33 pm
by beagle
I actually like the yellow speakers... awefully pretty
and nice work slipping that plug in Simon! :lol:

Ok the majority has unanimously decided!
I've now created the new Business Advertising Classifieds section: http://www.bassplayer.co.nz/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=67

BRACE YOURSELVES!!!! I guess we're gonna see some pretty wicked deals for the bassplayer lads huh Simon?

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:19 pm
by Dan
I only have one more comment on the buisness forum.

Surely it is there to "benefit" all us bass players, so I'm not sure about just having a thread with direct links to trademe.

I'd be happier if it were something like "I have these on trademe, but I will sell them $5 cheaper to anyone through these forums" or something like that.

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:40 pm
by beagle
Ok I see what you're saying and it's a valid point....
but it could become a lot harder to administer and for advertisers to understand....

here are some options... (and I'm not saying they are good options or bad)

We could ban links to auction site listings like trademe, zillion... but still allow links to normal websites.

We could ban links altogether.

Discounts for Bassplayer.co.nz members should be encouraged?

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:25 pm
by Dan
Well I just think it should be something to benefit the community here. I have no problems with trademe links or the like, but as I stated I think it should be on the condition that members here get a "discount" if you will. Otherwise its just free advertising with no real benefit to anyone here. I'm not talking massive discounts, but some incentive would encourage a faster sale, without auction fee's, and the knowledge it's going to deserving people :)

Re: Business Advertising Forum?

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:59 pm
by beagle
Yeah fair enough ... it would be great to encourage any suppliers that support our members.
I also think we don't want to make it too hard either for us or the business

Check out this forum and topic on nzhondas.co.nz http://www.nzhondas.co.nz/phpBB2/index. ... 3b8f47f4a3

http://www.nzhondas.co.nz/phpBB2/sponso ... 3b8f47f4a3

http://www.nzhondas.co.nz/phpBB2/sponso ... 3b8f47f4a3

They don't allow open business advertising. They do however allow 'Sponsor' Advertising. Anyone trying to advertise that is not a sponsor gets their posts deleted. Obviously there are some requirements to being a sponsor which i'm not aware of... but the advertisers appear to offer discounts to members.

I can't help but think this approach might be too restrictive as we have such few members.

What if the only things we stipulate, in return for the free advertising, is that they place an easily visible Bassplayer.co.nz link on their website's home page, and that the topic must have some sort of special offer or discount available only for our members? I think this would achieve benefit for the members but not restrict the advertisers.

What do you think nzsimon?