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Just come to realise that I haven’t received this years pre season Hearbeat magazine.

has the club decided to drop the mag forever or I did I just miss out?

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Ditto. 

Normally gets chucked in the recycling pretty quickly, though.

Maybe the club is taking an environmentally-conscious approach to marketing this year?

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I vaguely remember a box to tick about receiving this in the post. Or maybe it was to receive an e-copy. Can't be sure 

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Old Dee has a few heartbeats left.

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Not sure if it came via email or I found it on club website.

2019 Heartbeat

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Not sure if it came via email or I found it on club website.

2019 Heartbeat

Call me old fashioned but I prefer to hold the magazine in my hand rather than read it on the screen.

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3 hours ago, Singa said:

Call me old fashioned but I prefer to hold the magazine in my hand rather than read it on the screen.

Luv your avatar Singa.

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Hmmm....

It seems a bit thin compared to previous years.

Usually we would get a word from the president, coach, some articles on initiatives the club was undertaking, articles on life members and other stuff.

I have been a bit concerned about how we have been engaging with supporters/members since PJ left. You can see it on the website especially with the lack of interviews put up. I hope this isn't a part of an ongoing trend.

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13 hours ago, Singa said:

Call me old fashioned but I prefer to hold the magazine in my hand rather than read it on the screen.

I don't know how much it costs to print and mail, but as our membership grows, so too do the costs of providing hard copies. (Of course, as member numbers grow, so too does revenue.) Nevertheless, I can't see how it could cost less than $70,000 to print and mail 'Heartbeat' to 40,000+ members. I'd be happy for that money to be used elsewhere. I agree, however, that if the club chooses to replace the hard copy with an online version, members need and deserve a better form of notification of its availability. 

 

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There was an email sent just before the start of the season with a link to print through the Ticketmaster website.

That said, it wasn't that long ago that we received four printed publications a year. Now we get one online, wafer thin season guide and no end of year report.

11 game and above members should have the option to receive hard copies, whilst 3 game members can receive soft copies or go without.

I also didn't receive my fixture magnet this year - all small things but they add up when the membership price keeps soaring each year. I wonder where the money goes when gate prices for walk ups have barely moved in years.

 

 

 

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