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#1 Jill Halfpenny fan

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 09:18 PM

Listened to an interview with Ian Lenighan on GMR prior to tonights game.

Sounds like Wigan are going to try to tap in on their Greater Manchester location by specifically targetting the City of Manchester population.

Mention was made of the TV commercial, has anyone seen it?




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#2 RS

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 09:48 PM

Mention was made of the TV commercial, has anyone seen it?
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Got a glimpse of it fans carrying rows of seats out of the ground - I presume it was a standing room only type line although I could well be wrong. Think they were pushing the Wire game.

#3 Segovia Carpet

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:02 PM

The Salford Marketing guys are conducting a Seminar next week in Hindley Green. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

#4 adelwire

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:21 PM

Haven't got a problem with this kind of marketing even when many years ago Doug Laughton targetted Warrington for Widnes!! The cheek of it.

Liked one of the many Wire flags at Crusaders game today - "Wrexham branch of the Warrington club".



#5 chrisl1

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

In the interview Mr Lenighan said as regards the TV advert "Behind it is a plan that says Wigan is part of Greater Manchester. Wigan should be able to draw fans of Rugby League from Manchester. I am aware of Salford obviously but they carry the name of the other City. As far as we are concerned we want Wigan to become an attraction to people who live in the Greater Manchester area as it is already in some of the areas of Manchester. But we are unashamedly starting an approach which says get spectators from that area."

#6 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:24 AM

Good move by the Wigan club.

It helped Bradford back in 1996 when we stole fans from Halifax, Leeds, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley, Keighley etc.

#7 Bomb Jack

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE (Tommy The C5t @ Jul 5 2010, 11:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It helped Bradford back in 1996 when we stole fans from Halifax, Leeds, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley, Keighley etc.


Where have those fans gone now, back to their respective Clubs ? tongue.gif

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#8 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE (Bomb Jack @ Jul 5 2010, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where have those fans gone now, back to their respective Clubs ? tongue.gif


If they had then we would see massive gates at Huddersfield and Leeds ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ph34r.gif

#9 Cake Tiger

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:44 PM

Perhaps he could do a TV advert to sell his shares in Harlequins?




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