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Old 23rd April 2009
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Ads on the E-Group

It's a fact - there are now ad banners on this site. But please don't be alarmed!

Apart from the one ad unit on the front page of the site, if you are a registered member and logged-in, you won't see any other ads.

In any case, the ads are only from Olympus UK and lead only to Olympus promotions. There will be no third party ads, only Olympus UK related ads.

I hope that the fact that the main ad position is invisible to registered users who are logged in that our friends who visit the site frequently, but aren't registered, will now take the plunge and sign-up.

If there are any questions, or if you are seeing the ads when you think you shouldn't be, please let me know.

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Re: Ads on the E-Group

Thanks Ian - much better like that.
I've no beef with ads at the top or even the side, it's just those in the middle of a thread that annoy. Anyway it's now a good motivator to get people to sign up and maybe even join in!
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Re: Ads on the E-Group

I have no problem at all with them having ads on the front pages etc, although a far better ad for Olympus would be for them to make more active input into the threads on this site - ie responding to some of the comments and suggestions.

It's great that they support/ provide the means to run the forum, but they could make much more active and effective use of it. Unfortunately very few large companies have yet grasped how to make effective use of social networking and new media.
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I have no problem at all with them having ads on the front pages etc, although a far better ad for Olympus would be for them to make more active input into the threads on this site - ie responding to some of the comments and suggestions.

It's great that they support/ provide the means to run the forum, but they could make much more active and effective use of it. Unfortunately very few large companies have yet grasped how to make effective use of social networking and new media.
Maybe Olympus could also offer members of this site a 10% discount on their products!(after all we are all dedicated Olympus customers)
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I have no problem at all with them having ads on the front pages etc, although a far better ad for Olympus would be for them to make more active input into the threads on this site - ie responding to some of the comments and suggestions.It's great that they support/ provide the means to run the forum, but they could make much more active and effective use of it. Unfortunately very few large companies have yet grasped how to make effective use of social networking and new media.
I second this post totally - Oly's missing a trick - we are all proven customers interested in their product range and likely to upgrade with Oly in the future. In the old days shopkeepers used to build up a relationship with their core customer base - it's simple retail psychology.

Unless of course Oly(UK) don't have the freedom to creatively develop their own market in any way other than according to strict top down corporate Burger King regulations?

Sometimes Oly does feel like the elephant in the room rather than the key player it should be (IMHO)
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Re: Ads on the E-Group

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I second this post totally - Oly's missing a trick - we are all proven customers interested in their product range and likely to upgrade with Oly in the future. In the old days shopkeepers used to build up a relationship with their core customer base - it's simple retail psychology.

Unless of course Oly(UK) don't have the freedom to creatively develop their own market in any way other than according to strict top down corporate Burger King regulations?

Sometimes Oly does feel like the elephant in the room rather than the key player it should be (IMHO)
The current campaign is pretty generic, but there are plans to do some more adventurous things with the banners, and I hope you will find them interesting and beyond the ordinary.

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Re: Ads on the E-Group

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Maybe Olympus could also offer members of this site a 10% discount on their products!(after all we are all dedicated Olympus customers)
Don't hold your breath

Maybe they think as we are Oly folk......and so use the odd one out system.....we will continue with their products as it's unlikely we will start all over again with another system.


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Re: Ads on the E-Group

Maybe they'll hold a photo competition with a camera as a prize? No, hang on .......
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