« on: October 20, 2011, 01:12:03 PM »
While I personally still would really love to see ALLL of that information, I understand perfectly why I cannot. Why that creates unnecessary headaches. Reasonable in every way.
However, my follow-up would be: what about hyper-specific pieces of information that could be culled from those documents. Information relevant to the projects we are attempting to undertake.
If not, then one thing we mentioned is the idea of just, knowing who the former HC's are. Allowing us to contact each independently, and request to 'interview' them on their experience. what was easy. what was difficult. what steps each of them took to promote and market the tournament. If we could cross-reference all the various marketing inititatives that different tournaments in enacted (or chose not to enact) with the results of how those tournaments fared, we might have some useful data.
Again, as has been mentioned repeatedly, and rightfully so - each tournament, city, even venue, is unique. But if we noticed that some marketing tactics were employed unilaterally, some inconsistently, some only once...we might learn something valuable about how our events are marketed.
So unless i missed it, is it not possible to get the info on who Syd and I can reach out to about their individual tournament experiences? I can come up with some names on my own. But it would be incomplete for sure. And if you would be uneasy just handing out emails (which i certainly wouldnt contest), could YOU, or the EC reach out to these individuals and ask if they would consent to taking part in an informal poll about their experience? Then directing them to us? Is this the sort of thing that would traditionally require a vote?
I think this initial information-culling process is vital to how we shape the coming body of this idea. Whatever insight you can offer is greatly appreciated.