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Your suggestions for a better magazine? 2 Replies

Started by mdub. Last reply by Dennis "Dendog" Gordon Dec 30, 2008.

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Comment by Dennis "Dendog" Gordon on December 30, 2008 at 3:57pm
Comment by Dennis "Dendog" Gordon on December 30, 2008 at 2:49pm
Hey all, I'm sorry but I have to disagree about DGM. I felt it was okay but my problem lies with Rich the Founder & Executive Editor. I did not receive issue #3 & called him on 3 separate occasions to have a replacement sent. I'm still awiting this issue!!! This, in my opinion, is what cost him the chance to supply us again for '09. I also hope that the PDGA does as good of job as it has in the past with whatever they bring to the table. Peace & happiness to all this coming New Year, Dendog ;>}
Comment by LSDiscs-Neileo on December 25, 2008 at 8:54am
Looking forward to seeing it...
Comment by mdub on December 25, 2008 at 12:52am
I agree with Matt.
Again I thought FDM was very good and not "as" biased as a PDGA mag will be.
Comment by Matt Jankowski on December 24, 2008 at 5:09pm
I don't know how well a magazine from the "sanctioning body" of a sport can do.A news letter maybe, but it seems as though a third party private publication would be more successful. Print media is driven primarily by advertising, subscriptions and lastly content. I don't know what type of conflict of interest may occur on the part of the PDGA when selling advertising. It seems like a private company would have more freedom to explore different opportunities of new sponsors,and ambassadors. I really think it is more important to market the individuals of the sport as apposed to the sport itself. Once people have a vested interest in an individual athlete, their desire to learn about the sport grows exponentially. Its not unlike what the Xgames have done for many action sports, introduce the athlete, tell their unique story, build a fan base, and viola people who have never even seen a dirt bike in their life, know all about Travis Pastrana, and dirt bike jumping! We missed the boat on promoting Ken Climo the Tiger Woods of disc golf, but we have a very marketable story in the Jenkins, a brother and sister, raised on the sport, now coming into their own as professionals and world champions. Is that unfair to Dave Feldberg, Nate Doss, and other top pros? Probably, and thats why it would be difficult for the PDGA to put out a publication without bias. Just my opinion.
Comment by Donnie Brooks, Mini Disc Golf Federation on December 24, 2008 at 4:20pm
Looking forward to contributing to the magazine.
Comment by DiscGolfFlyMart.com on December 24, 2008 at 12:07pm

Comment by mark ellis on December 23, 2008 at 7:50am
The PDGA does not need a magazine for news purposes because it has a website. The PDGA needs a magazine, if at all, for promotional purposes. So one issue a year so it could be shown to potential sponsors or parks departments. After that, why spend the money printing on paper?
Comment by castawaydave on December 23, 2008 at 4:46am
I got mine this week. Lots of good stuff.
Comment by mdub on December 23, 2008 at 2:10am
I thought FDM was great.

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