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Fan advisory board was announced
08-03-2017 12:25 PM
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Love this. I hope they take our feedback seriously and at least one member frequents the board!

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08-03-2017 12:50 PM
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The below was a friend of mine's initial reaction to this board. I have to agree so I thought it was worth sharing. How is it possible that they would get no representatives from Chicago, Rockford or the surrounds larger markets that we need to capitalize on??? Obviously, DeKalb and the western suburbs are important as well, but my initial reaction to this list is that we missed the boat with some key areas.


What a joke.

http://niu.sidearmsports.com/news/2017/8...board.aspx

25% of the panel is townies (although I can see the logic wanting locals opinions and participation/attendance but 25% seems excessive).

Not a single representative from Chicago, the largest closest city and where the most NIU alums probably work and the #1 target market you are trying to penetrate.

Not a single rep from Rockford area.

Not a single rep from West (Sterling to Quad Cities, and don't get me started with that. QC is the most Neglected potential market by the idiots at NIU Marketing).

Not even 1 rep from out of the Northern Illinois region. Maybe this wouldn't be prudent, but I hope they at least considered bringing someone from Peoria/Bloomington area and or southern Wisconsin area (maybe this could have been Rockford area rep).

I would be interested in seeing the reps ages.

I have a hard time believing that the panel is "diverse" as is claimed. The only "young" reps are probably current students. Wouldn't surprise me if they missed the mark and failed to get a rep who represents the recent grad in his/her early 20s.
08-03-2017 01:43 PM
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RE: Fan advisory board was announced
I will repost this here. I just posted this on the other thread:

I know that this board has fans of Huskie athletics going back to the 60's (maybe 50's?), the 70's, 80's. 90's, all the way to the present. I know many different views are regularly expressed here, and that overwhelmingly, we strongly support the Huskies. I know we have students, young alums, fans struggling financially, fans that have climbed the hill and are doing just fine, parents, grandparents, a little of everything. What a great place to mine for members to a "fan advisory board."

That being said, did anyone here get selected? I did not.

I received that same e-mail a few minutes ago about the board being established-- and it says nothing-- nothing -- about how anyone was selected, what their hope was in making the selection, the criteria used, the amount of interest, etc. Nothing. And my "thank you for applying. We appreciate your interest. We have chosen the following people for this and this reason. We look forward to your continued support, etc." That e-mail apparently was caught by my spam folder, cuz I haven't seen it yet. I will go look for it now.
08-03-2017 01:52 PM
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If they were smart they would find a way to get all the students more involved, particularly fraternities and sororities. They bring hundreds and hundreds of people to tailgate but never bother making the game. Most of the students go to a bar or back home to continue the party. Get them involved and allow beer sales on the opposite side of the stadium and you may have many more attendees to games. There's a chance you may have more responsible drinking considering the students that do attend games drink themselves into obvlion before because they can't drink during the game. And if these students attend more games then they will be more likely to attend as an alumni.
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08-03-2017 02:11 PM
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I think this will be one thing I choose not to get ticked off about...it's a fan advisory board...
08-03-2017 02:11 PM
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The outrage from this will be hilarious
08-03-2017 02:18 PM
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I got a guy on the board. I will get him on the blower
08-03-2017 02:56 PM
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RE: Fan advisory board was announced
(08-03-2017 01:43 PM)NIU32 Wrote:  The below was a friend of mine's initial reaction to this board. I have to agree so I thought it was worth sharing. How is it possible that they would get no representatives from Chicago, Rockford or the surrounds larger markets that we need to capitalize on??? Obviously, DeKalb and the western suburbs are important as well, but my initial reaction to this list is that we missed the boat with some key areas.


What a joke.

http://niu.sidearmsports.com/news/2017/8...board.aspx

25% of the panel is townies (although I can see the logic wanting locals opinions and participation/attendance but 25% seems excessive).

Not a single representative from Chicago, the largest closest city and where the most NIU alums probably work and the #1 target market you are trying to penetrate.

Not a single rep from Rockford area.

Not a single rep from West (Sterling to Quad Cities, and don't get me started with that. QC is the most Neglected potential market by the idiots at NIU Marketing).

Not even 1 rep from out of the Northern Illinois region. Maybe this wouldn't be prudent, but I hope they at least considered bringing someone from Peoria/Bloomington area and or southern Wisconsin area (maybe this could have been Rockford area rep).

I would be interested in seeing the reps ages.

I have a hard time believing that the panel is "diverse" as is claimed. The only "young" reps are probably current students. Wouldn't surprise me if they missed the mark and failed to get a rep who represents the recent grad in his/her early 20s.

I think this fan advisory board is a tremendous idea, but it's just PR. How much input do you really think these people are going to have in the organizational structure of a major state university?

I don't know 32, I can't get myself worked up about any perceived slights in selection of a symbolic panel of people. All I know is I hope the selected Huskie fans have a lot of fun doing this.
08-04-2017 01:22 AM
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I'm just afraid that the vast majority of ideas will be shot down due to lack of money or people, even if they are relatively minor. Considering the money situation I wouldn't be surprised.
08-04-2017 07:29 AM
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