In Newcastle yesterday I didn't see a single thing promoting Magic weekend. Loads of posters and billboards for the RUWC including a huge banner across the Tyne Bridge but nothing for our event, not even near St James Park.
As for Blackpool, I think it's a good concept but it would have been better to have it after the split into the 8's. This would have given more balanced fixtures and could have been the seventh game. As it stands some clubs will get 4 home games and 3 away (and vice versa) in the 8's and this could have been an opportunity to have 3 home and away with each club's other fixture on neutral territory.
I was in Newcastle yesterday as well and never seen a thing at Central station or on the metro.