Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Forum Sponsorship

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    webmaster Michael Strahan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 1999
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Posts
    5,668

    Default Forum Sponsorship

    Hi folks,

    Some time last year we had some discussion with a few members of the Glaciercraft Owner's Forum concerning sponsorship. At that time we agreed to let this forum ride for another year with no sponsor, however in an effort to keep this site running as a business, it's time to revisit this question. We actually let it ride some time past our original cutoff date, and are just now getting back to it.

    Our regular sponsorships go for $800 annually.

    Are any of you interested in picking this up? Or how about pooling your resources to keep it alive?

    Email Icebear or myself, so we know what you guys want to do with this.

    Regards,

    -Mike
    LOST CREEK COMPANY: Specializing in Alaska hunt consultation and planning for do-it-yourself or guided hunts.
    CLICK HERE to send me a private message.
    Web Addresses
    http://alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com/hunt-planner/
    https://akoutdoorsuniversity.com
    Mob: 1 (907) 229-4501
    "Dream big, and dare to fail." -Norman Vaughan
    "I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life." - Tenzig Norgay

  2. #2
    Member ret25yo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Unit 13
    Posts
    1,471

    Default

    what exactly does this "forum" cost? I can't imagine it costs $800 / yr to run what benefits does sponsoring this forum bring? just trying to figure out my ROI ..

    If you cant stand behind the troops in Iraq.. Feel free to stand in front of them.

  3. #3
    webmaster Michael Strahan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 1999
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Posts
    5,668

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ret25yo View Post
    what exactly does this "forum" cost? I can't imagine it costs $800 / yr to run what benefits does sponsoring this forum bring? just trying to figure out my ROI ..
    The cost for forum sponsorship on Outdoors Directory is $800 / year. The sponsorship program is outlined ON THIS PAGE, which outlines the costs and benefits.

    -Mike
    LOST CREEK COMPANY: Specializing in Alaska hunt consultation and planning for do-it-yourself or guided hunts.
    CLICK HERE to send me a private message.
    Web Addresses
    http://alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com/hunt-planner/
    https://akoutdoorsuniversity.com
    Mob: 1 (907) 229-4501
    "Dream big, and dare to fail." -Norman Vaughan
    "I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life." - Tenzig Norgay

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Wasilla
    Posts
    2

    Default Keeping the Glaciercraft Forum

    Greetings Mike,

    I will be willing to put $100 towards the Glaciercraft Forum if you can convince seven other owners/forum members to do the same.

    V/r,

    FRANK

  5. #5
    webmaster Michael Strahan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 1999
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Posts
    5,668

    Default

    Let's just let it ride for now. We'll keep looking for a sponsor, and if you folks have suggestions I'm all ears.

    The problem we've been saddled with ("we" being Internet content providers) is that the Internet culture has developed around the almost universal expectation that everything is free. The problem comes when you have to pay for server space, I.T. work, staff, writers, hosting, and a ton of other stuff. The money has to come from somewhere. The least intrusive means is advertising, which is what we've done. But some don't like the ads... and don't want to contribute financially. So it's a no-win scenario.

    Let's keep this going and address it in a year.

    Regards,

    -Mike
    LOST CREEK COMPANY: Specializing in Alaska hunt consultation and planning for do-it-yourself or guided hunts.
    CLICK HERE to send me a private message.
    Web Addresses
    http://alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com/hunt-planner/
    https://akoutdoorsuniversity.com
    Mob: 1 (907) 229-4501
    "Dream big, and dare to fail." -Norman Vaughan
    "I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life." - Tenzig Norgay

  6. #6
    Member spoiled one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    3,265

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ret25yo View Post
    what exactly does this "forum" cost? I can't imagine it costs $800 / yr to run what benefits does sponsoring this forum bring? just trying to figure out my ROI ..
    This is an owners' group. The only benefit we get from this forum is the information shared. I guess you could call it a support group of sorts. The GC owner has absolutely nothing to do with this forum and that is a good thing. $800 per year seems steep to me, too. The same info can easily be shared in the power boating section.
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

  7. #7
    Member rimfirematt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Eagle River
    Posts
    2,133

    Default

    I agree with spoiled one. Sounds like 800 was the price for the year. Now he is out, and you want to take down this free advertising forum. I cant blame you on that. I mean there is no reason to just have a Glacercraft title section when no one is paying for it. These glaciercraft guys can just go to powerboat. I dont even understand why you brought this up. Just inform everyone that your sponser pulled now they have to go with the rest of the brands over in power boating.

  8. #8
    Member spoiled one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    3,265

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    I agree with spoiled one. Sounds like 800 was the price for the year. Now he is out, and you want to take down this free advertising forum. I cant blame you on that. I mean there is no reason to just have a Glacercraft title section when no one is paying for it. These glaciercraft guys can just go to powerboat. I dont even understand why you brought this up. Just inform everyone that your sponser pulled now they have to go with the rest of the brands over in power boating.
    Matt, Glacier Craft never did fund this subforum. A group of us owners did. The owner of GC had absolutely nothing to do with its formation.
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

  9. #9
    Member rimfirematt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Eagle River
    Posts
    2,133

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    Matt, Glacier Craft never did fund this subforum. A group of us owners did. The owner of GC had absolutely nothing to do with its formation.
    AHH. So some of you glacier craft owners payed for this subforum at one time? Or it got created for free so you you guys could take it for a test drive?

  10. #10

    Default

    I think considering everyones situation we should keep this forum here.

  11. #11
    Member spoiled one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    3,265

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by overtime View Post
    I think considering everyones situation we should keep this forum here.
    So are you saying you are willing to cover part of the $800 fee?
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

  12. #12
    Member TWB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3,596

    Default

    No disrespect but I liked this site, as a whole, the way it was a year ago. Very diluted, too many subforums etc.

    Edit

    And this has absolutely nothing to do with Glaciercraft, I only belong in the Hunting Rafting and ATV section.

    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

  13. #13

    Default

    I like a more categorized forum. I don't want to spend all day trying to search for a topic or forum. GC boats are just another boat, so I suppose if it was moved to the boating forum it would work. I've accustomed to this forum and, the people here that have more in common than just owning a boat. Actually a majority of us don't own one yet....maybe in 5 years, HA! I don't want to pay for a forum, don't think I should either. To be honest with you all, my boat costs enough and I have to deal with enough crap, I don't need pushed for a payment from here or anywhere else.

  14. #14

    Default

    I vote to let it go and roll the threads into the power-boat forum. We don't need a special forum to showcase these boats.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Wasilla
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Mike,
    I am in the communications/IT business and deal with this attitude quite frequently. I figured that this forum (if used properly and often) could save the owners a great deal of money in maintenance and upgrades. Anyone who has hopes of buying or even operating one of these expensive aluminum fish killers should have a honest 'how to' source they can refer to. I would put money towards that end if we (I guess that is you and I) can get some enthusiastic owner/operators to start developing some content.

    Let me know your thoughts and maybe over the year we (yep, that you and I again) can increase the value of the forum and maybe also attract some high-end sponsorship to offset the costs of operations.

    V/r,

    FRANK

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •