Results 211 to 225 of 354
02-13-2012 03:41 PM #211
I would hope that Mr. Bader will be equally transparent about where the money will go... that was spent on advertising here on OH. A business decision usually means that money is either cut or re-directed. If the advertising budget was cut from last year's amount, I think that would be understandable from a business perspective.
Where the Orioles organization doesn't have a leg to stand on is cutting what has to be a paltry sum of advertising dollars on a local fan-base web-site when compared to the long list of poor expenditures over the last 14 years.
02-13-2012 03:43 PM #212
02-13-2012 03:44 PM #213Plus Member Since 09/03 Hall of Fame
- Join Date
- Dec 2003
- Bethesda MD
The amounts aren't very relevant to me. I have no idea what it costs to run the Hangout on an annual basis, and how much comes from advertising and how much from Plus memberships. All I know is, whatever changes are coming won't be good for the Hangout community, nor will they be good for the Orioles, and for the Orioles to think there would be no consequence to the Hangout from their cutbacks is ridiculous.
02-13-2012 03:49 PM #214
Interested to hear more detail from Tony's side. I think the Orioles' case has been fully stated. Thanks for that Greg, and I hope to see more contributions from official sources.
02-13-2012 03:57 PM #215
02-13-2012 04:01 PM #216
Typically, the only reason for defending yourself preemptively is because you know you're going to end up looking silly...right? Like - when I hear my 1year old crying, and my 3 year runs up to me explaining why it's not her fault, I can typically assume pretty safely that my 3 year old is to blame. And my 3 year old is much more trustworthy than the Orioles.
02-13-2012 04:02 PM #217Originally Posted by GBader
Last edited by Spoonless; 02-13-2012 at 04:04 PM.
02-13-2012 04:02 PM #218
Sounds to me like an awful lot of we have no interest in trying to make the fans happier with our product to get them to the stadium, and we are going to rely on more short-sighted and casual fans (like the idiot who posted and deleted said comment a few minutes ago) to continue to blindly spend money like lemmings at the park which makes ownership feel like what they are doing is ok. Maybe it's just me, but over half of my paying customers NOT coming out to watch my product any more would tell me something is NOT ok.
02-13-2012 04:07 PM #219
Amazing how Greg (ergo the Orioles) are more than happy to share financial information related to their participation in the OH, however when it comes to the organization's other finances its like trying to find the Bat Cave.
Kudos to the Orioles for further lowering my opinion of them.
Lots of things can be considered "business decisions". Here are some thoughts.
They are going to start advertising on WNST
The new VP of Operations doesn't see a real need to connect to the remaining Orioles fans. Besides clearly those fans don't have a clue as they didn't see the value of the Guthrie Trade
Money spent on OH advertising was the difference maker in affording Prince Fielder
They are saving up pennies for Joey Votto.
MASN money isn't quite as good as we thought.
Their strategic focus on the Maine demographic is rendered useless by the pending departure of JTrea
ChaosLex barely makes polls anymore.
Tony really insulted DD during his dinner date. DD will not be insulted
Advertising on the OH and NationalsHangout.com is becoming more redundant.
The money apportioned to the Hangout will be needed to repair South Korean relations
Just a couple of thoughts.
02-13-2012 04:07 PM #220
Rumor has it that the Orioles have used the $50k they saved on advertizing to sign a 12-year-old boy from a middle school in Madagascar. Problem is, they didn't ask his mother first and they have subsequently been banned from scouting in the country. It's a shame too, because at 12 years old, he would be the only person within the organization who had a shot at being alive the next time they had a winning season.
02-13-2012 04:10 PM #221
02-13-2012 04:13 PM #222
I keep telling myself that the O's are paring back all of their spending in an effort to inflate the value of the franchise (lower overhead) for sale.
Rather than hear the details of this peeing match, I'm more interested in hearing what it means for OH. Why do I get the feeling that + membership is about to become a little more expensive?
02-13-2012 04:13 PM #223
02-13-2012 04:14 PM #224
Well, I guess I can add this to my thread that I created last week. "What is the Next Random Terrible Orioles Decision?"
This Organization is just so terrible. Every time that I think that it can't get any worse..... ugh.
02-13-2012 04:15 PM #225