|United Supporters Go Social
||[Sep. 10th, 2009|10:58 am]
I've just been sent something via LinkedIn about a Man Utd fan who has set up a social networking group for other, presumably business-savvy, fans. (I'm an Evertonian btw and this was passed on by another group).
Reds in Business is the idea of Duncan Drasdo, chief executive of the independent Manchester United Supporters' Trust, who believes that an association with the club could help drive business links.
It has already got a membership of 700 through word of mouth but believes the potential is global and limitless.
RIB promises "90 minutes of business networking, 90 minutes of social and 90 minutes of football", in addition to the appearance of a former player, to try and bring a networking element to match days at Old Trafford.
The first event kicks off on Saturday October 3 before the Reds' Premier League clash with Sunderland and networking guru Will Kintish will be in the chair.
The website says the group will be built via a social media campaign. I'd like to tell you more about that but there were no details and no way of me interacting with the group organisers via the site, or indeed anything social whatsoever, that would enable me to tell you about the social elements of the campaign, but I guess that comes when you join:) However I did find this LinkedIn group.