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CharlieCraft Needs a PR rep!

Discussion in 'CharlieCraft News' started by ntall1, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. ntall1 CCraft Team Admin

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    The main thing required to keep a server alive and popular with new and old players alike is advertising. Currently the way we advertise is by posting and bumping our ads at www.minecraftforums.net, and www.planetminecraft.com. While these have been effective and popular ways of advertising and generating new members in the past it is slowly becoming obsolete due to the, very expensive to advertising on, server listing websites.

    So in order to properly promote and advertise the server we either need more ppl posting and bumping ads daily on our current ads. Or we need to come up with new fresh ways to promote and advertise that does not include the major server listing web sites.

    So I am looking for a team of 3 - 5 players that want to basically be CharlieCraft PR. If you don't know what PR is, it stands for Public Relations. PR ppl would make, promote, and bump our ads as much as they could, and basically deal with the questions of the general public outside of CharlieCraft.com

    There are a number of ways to promote the server, but what I am really looking for are some fresh ideas on how to better promote the server that I have not come up with already.

    What I would like a PR team to do:
    • Post ads in MC community forums like minecraftforums.net and planetminecraft.com.
    • Bump these ads at least once daily, or at least once every time you play MC on CharlieCraft.
    • Encourage existing players to bump these ads to keep them at the top of the forum listings.
    • Come up with new fresh ideas on how to promote the server, and get more players on.
    • Come up with realistic changes to the server features based on what is popular on other popular servers.
    • Communicate with the existing player-base to find out what the most important issues that need to be worked out are. (What features players want the most, what current features are dumb, and any issues players commonly have that have not been worked out or fixed.)
    I can reward anyone willing to help, but those who really promote the server, and generate new consistent traffic to the server will be rewarded greatly.

    Thanks for reading and hope you want to help!
    -ntall1
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  2. Pixel_Dave Community Moderator

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    Good idea. I'm not positive how much I can help due to how busy I an IRL at the moment, but I'll do what I can. Even if that's just suggesting grammatical changes and features for posts that other people write up.
  3. Pastaman11223344 CharlieCraft Veteran

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    Am I considered part of this team? I was appointed job of doing this stuff.
  4. ZomPud10 VIP Supporter

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    This is a great idea that will no doubt help the server. I believe many people are looking for a server like this and we need to get the word out. I'll do what I can to come up with some good ideas for advertising the server.
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    great! My holidays are just about to start :D I am almost a day ahead of everyone else on the server so may I be a part of the team?
  6. Pastaman11223344 CharlieCraft Veteran

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    What timezone?

    I'm South Australia.
  7. ntall1 CCraft Team Admin

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    We get such a lack of interest when it comes to players and promoting the server. So pretty much anyone who can type, use English correctly, and knows how to use a spell checker can be part of the team. :)
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  8. EfcLuke Iron Supporter

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    I'd like to help to advertise. :D

    Am not big on forums, however a great way i've used in the past to promote a factions server, was spam the ip on random youtube videos. Obviously it not the best way, since it can attract griefers, although sometimes you do the get good players, who stay. I won't do this if you don't want it.

    Also another good way to attract people in the past, is having a youtube channel, and giving updates on the server or a tour. I was on a video with the admin on an old server I used to play, giving a server tour. We only had a few hundred views, but it generated alot of new players.

    And maybe have more than one voting place, and have the server listed on various other websites. (if its free).
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  9. ntall1 CCraft Team Admin

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    These are all really good ideas. The reason I dont do the whole YouTube thing is because I don't have the ability to record in game, and my upload speed is insanely slow and would take days to upload even small vids. We have had ppl in the past step up to the plate to make YouTube vids but they have all been total garbage, and were more of an anti-promotion. So I no longer encourage players to do the YouTube thing unless they already have a successful channel, and have been making videos.

    So yea.. If you want to spam our IP on other YouTube channels I don't see a problem with that. Just don't go to other servers and spam our IP.. I hate that crap.

    As for the voting thing... That's really a crap shoot. Unless we can get like 100000000 votes a month its not worth it at all. Most players find voting annoying so if we get no benefit out of players voting I don't see why we need to inconvenience players.
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  10. EfcLuke Iron Supporter

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    Yeah I get what you mean about the voting thing, when servers force you to vote, and yeah.. Anyway I've advertised(spammed) on minecraft vids, maybe 30 vids or more with the ip and three new people have joined so far.. Yay! :D
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  11. ntall1 CCraft Team Admin

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    Good job!.. Right now before the update we will not see much impact if any from posting ads. But the second the server updates to 1.6 its going to be crazy for at least a month if we can advertise effectively.
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  12. King_Um SuperVIP

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    hmmm...I'm thinking about ways to advertise...IRL wouldve been sooo much easier :p try the fb page... will that help?
  13. Pixel_Dave Community Moderator

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    I did make a post on my personal Facebook page, which garnered us at least one player.
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    no one I have on fb plays minecraft or they are bored of vanilla...
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    I don't know if anyone is good with making videos but we could make a video showing off all the cool creations and things on the server with some good music in the background. Then we could post it to YouTube or put the link to the video on other sites or YouTube videos. I believe a video showing what we have to offer could be beneficial. This way people will be able to see what the server is like. Just saying, "Oh, come join our cool server" is only going to persuade a person so much. So yea, I think making a video would be a good start at the very least.
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    yeah thats been successful with Mithrintia's server lol but I cant do the recording... we could try to get a popular youtuber on the server perhaps?
  17. LABHOUSE CharlieCraft Veteran

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    I could put a link in a few of my signatures and my fav stuff here. My friend could do a vid he was a hit... for 30 seconds and it would make both more popular. If one pop YouTuber did then more non pop did they would get popular its a winwim.
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    Dew iittt! :p
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    I could make a video. If you have a cool build you want to show off, leave a comment below and Ill try and put it in.

    (Sorry for responding so late)
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    try the spawn and cathedral

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