Yes this is very true and of all the tracks and races I've been to before the appreciation of the media has never been so apparent than in CRANDON... other series and tracks please take note. These are the most hospitable and appreciative people I have ever seen or met. They are actually glad you came to cover their event and make sure you have everything needed to endure a long day on the track ie: restrooms, drinks and food .The people of CRANDON are AWESOME! Thank You CRANDON..see you on Labor Day week.I may be bias, but I think still photographs on the web & in print is very important.
Agreed a good spokesperson could be a key but with the budget most teams are working with is this the first or last person to be afforded?Air Time for any publication has a set value to the publishers. Weather it is in a print magazine / newspaper or up on the news section of your favorite websites, they most likely dont have the time / space / ability to go more in depth. They may list complete race results, but if you want the "rest of the story", at least in our sport, it is ultimately up to that team to capitalize on the events that went down.
For starters, having a good spokesperson to be the voice of your race program is a important strategy. That or grown a huge mullet.
Yes I agree with you here, unfortunately photos and a website are not enough anymore but with a little more exposure through the other media outlets there would be more value to that as well.I may be bias, but I think still photographs on the web & in print is very important.
Sorry to be blunt but people that finish in the back of the pack is not news and people really dont want read/watch it. The exception is if you do something extraordinary.
Good point this is where some have gone wrong though, by over selling their programs and not being able to produce results or ROI for the companies interested in the marketing opportunity that is outside of the regular box. Ultimately those companies lose confidence in their investment as a whole.If they got a good set of gears spinning in their head, than they should be able to hit the ground running and replicate what works.
This is wrong on so many levels.Score does not "provide coverage" nor does NASCAR I don't think. The put on events and get paid by sponsors, advertisers and entry fees. I am not in the biz but I imagine that mags or online sites provide the coverage they think will sell their site or mag not what will "benefit the sport".
We can't provide the coverage if it's not out there. I can only speak from personal experience but I don't always have time while covering an event to seek out interesting stories behind the scenes. Nearly every team that competes has many stories of miraculous last minute thrashes, incredible circumstances and stories of hard work and sacrifice. Race coverage generally needs to first inform and then entertain.Good point this is where some have gone wrong though, by over selling their programs and not being able to produce results or ROI for the companies interested in the marketing opportunity that is outside of the regular box. Ultimately those companies lose confidence in their investment as a whole.
Are we replicating what works or is this all we know?
The question remains what is the benefit to the sport by covering the top 3 only?
If NASCAR only covered the top 3 where do you think it would be today? Probably stuck in Crandon.