193 is a lot for a local/B anywhere in US! Didn't believe all the cars were for O but apparently most, if not all, were.
So cool! I really love seeing something happen from our hard work to get some publicity! Yay!
Also, nice run today - you won! And after some seriously good training the past two days - I'm impressed!
(I just used five exclamation points. Woo! Oops, make that six).
does it have anything to do with the NPR/globe/SI multimedia blitz? anyone overhear anyone else muttering anything? i mostly just heard the sounds of branches smacking me in the face and cookies being eaten.
I chatted with a few of the attendees, and it seemed that a large influx of scouts and newbies was spurred by the Globe article in particular, which listed both the club website and the date of the next event. We need to harness this enthusiasm for the ski-O and spring season and engage people now.
Ian for someone who claims to have no interest in promotion / publicity you have a lot of the right ideas and thoughts. I'm impressed as very few people seem to have any idea of how to do promotion.
The Globe article just fell in our lap. We were contacted by the reporter a month or so ago and the Needham event was the best time for him to attend (I tried to get him to go to the SML champs but he had another engagement.) The NPR story also came out of the blue (perhaps there was some behind the scenes effort that I don't know about)
That said, Ian and Mika did a great job and were not put off by my misgivings on the quality of the map. As Ian says the trick is to keep up the momentum. This goes back to an earlier thread I started on AP about having mroe permanent courses for newcomers to use inbetween events
There was much behind the scenes work for the NPR story. Sara Mae Berman deserves the credit for contacting, and the following up throughout the summer/fall, the reporter.
Yes, Sara Mae Berman did a TON of PR work before the SML champs, reaching out to all local and larger newspapers and newscasters. I was so glad that NPR came through!
Wow - great job Sara Mae and CSU. Thanks from all of us!