Newcastle Falcons need its magnificent army of supporters to undertake a huge 48 hour blitz on twitter and Facebook and in doing so win great prizes. We would like the official poster for the match vs Northampton Saints to this Sunday to go far and wide and we’ll reward the fans that do it the best. We’ve also got a ‘non-techie way’ to win as well for those fans that don’t partake in social media!
First up at 17:00 today we have issued via the club’s official twitter account (@falconsrugby) the poster for Sunday. There will be two separate prizes of a pair of West Stand Category A tickets plus post match player bar passes. The lucky winners will get their photos taken with the players and the pictures will then be signed and sent on post event. The two ways to win are:
The poster has also go live via Facebook on the club’s official page – (Newcastle Falcons). Again a pair of premium tickets, passes and a pic with the players to the person who gets the highest combined number of likes and shares for posting the match poster by 14:00 on Friday. Enter your ‘score’ on the news feed that will be set up.
For those fans who operate outside the social media universe there’s the same prize for getting the attached poster put up (with the correct permissions) in the most unusual place by Friday at noon. To obtain an electronic copy of the poster please email email@example.com and it will be emailed out to you. Print off a few copies, stick them up (leave them up if possible) and take a picture. Then email back to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday telling us where it is.
Speaking about the social media blast managing director Mick Hogan (@mickhogan2) commented
“This is a great bit of fun for our supporters to show us how innovative they are and in turn push the message out about the champions Northampton Saints coming to Kingston Park. Being relatively new to social media I’m constantly amazed at the impact and reach it now has and how central it is to lots of people’s lives. We want to use that to our advantage when it comes to letting people know what is happening at the club. We also want to be a bit different so expect a few different things from the club over the season as we look to engage with fans in a less corporate way.
Personally I’m now a semi-prolific ‘twitterer’ - mostly about the club. Until recently I thought social media was the Morning Star Newspaper. I know realise that was actually socialist media…..something quite different!”