Digital Strategy Review:
SC gave the committee an update. This is a two-phase strategy and we are endeavouring to change our ticketing and retail systems by the end of the 2015/16 season. It was noted that the FLi contract expires in July 2017.
SC advised that we are in the process of appointing an advisor to assist with researching our digital strategy. They will consequently be contacting all committee members over the course of the next few months to ask for your input. SC also felt that it is important that we look at businesses outside of football, when considering the way forward.
SC advised that by March 2016 the Club is aiming to have a fully operational ticketing function, including website, up and running, in order for us to go on sale with season tickets for the 2016/17 season, with the new system.
It was confirmed that fans should be able to use the new system on mobiles and tablets going forward.
There is a great deal of work taking place in the background and if any committee members are interested in being part of a testing team later in the year, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or please send us any links of website that are good or bad, with your comments. ACTION POINT FOR ANY INTERESTED COMMITTEE MEMBERS.
We discussed matchday atmosphere at the last meeting but we would like to review and ask for committee members’ feedback taking into consideration the last few games.
Robert Maybury felt that the change in the team results was the biggest impact on the atmosphere and everyone felt that the clap banners make a massive difference due to the noise they create.
IF felt that the atmosphere was due to a combination of the team performance, the Union FS mosaic in the Kop, and our supporters overall contribution.