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CO-Event Survey

Post by James Robinson » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:00 pm

Hi everyone,

Hope you've had a fantastic Christmas.

I think it's fair to say Countdown has had a fabulous 2013 on and off screen, and the Co-event scene has expanded with more people organising and attending events, with new formats and locations springing up all the time.

With that, Jeff and I thought it would be good to take the time to understand what people like and don't like about events, what you want from them, and maybe what we could do to change them.

So, we've compiled a little survey for you to have your say, by clicking here.

There are 10 questions altogether, some are tickbox exercises and others we would welcome your creative input on. So, over to you, and feel free to share the link with your friends and other people who might be interested.

Thanks - and see you next year! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)
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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:31 pm

Done, with limited creative input!

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Post by Callum Todd » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:33 pm

Done.
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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Anthony Endsor » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:43 pm

Done - with a reasonable amount of creative input :P

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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by James Robinson » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:48 pm

Anthony Endsor wrote:Done - with a reasonable amount of creative input :P
That's what we like to see, Anthony. At 38 responses now, pretty impressive going. ;) :) :D
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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Zarte Siempre » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:30 pm

Are you planning on sharing the results after a while?
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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:50 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:Are you planning on sharing the results after a while?
Oh yes, definitely. 8-)
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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Zarte Siempre » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:31 am

Ah good. I was slightly concerned that you were using this to build your evil underhanded empire ;)
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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Andy Platt » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:00 pm

I wonder if we'll get the results soon

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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Chris Marshall » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:05 pm

Andy Platt wrote:I wonder if we'll get the results soon
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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:58 am

moar like -1

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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Anthony Endsor » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:01 pm

And still the world awaits.............. :roll:

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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by James Robinson » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:32 pm

Anthony Endsor wrote:And still the world awaits.............. :roll:
Unfortunately, Jeff is a hard man to reach thanks to his new job, but rest assured, we should hopefully be able to give you your answers by the end of the week. 8-)
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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon May 19, 2014 7:47 am

Which week?

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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon May 19, 2014 7:27 pm

Maybe he meant by the end of the weak.
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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 19, 2014 9:37 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:Maybe he meant by the end of the weak.
So the answers will be provided by the weakened rather than the weekend?

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Post by Ian Volante » Tue May 20, 2014 12:14 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Zarte Siempre wrote:Maybe he meant by the end of the weak.
So the answers will be provided by the weakened rather than the weekend?
The meek?
meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles

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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Anthony Endsor » Wed May 21, 2014 6:22 am

Ian Volante wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Zarte Siempre wrote:Maybe he meant by the end of the weak.
So the answers will be provided by the weakened rather than the weekend?
The meek?
Shall inherit the earth....... and maybe one day the answers too :roll:

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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by James Robinson » Wed May 21, 2014 5:02 pm

Well, we did reveal some of the results of our survey in our little leaflet we gave out at CO:REA, but I have clearly neglected to put them on here to follow up. :P

I'll sort this out shortly. :)
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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Chris Marshall » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:06 pm

I've been tidying up today and found the results. Before I bin them, I'll post them.

There were 52 responses. Thanks were given to those who responded.

Which format do you prefer?
Bristol - 11
Lincoln - 15
Both - 22

How much are you prepared to pay?
75% selected £20 or £25pp, but emphasised value for money.

Which lengths of events do you enjoy / would you prefer?
Late start/finish - 30
Full day - 27
Early start/finish - 14
All-nighter - 9

Where would you and would you not be prepared to travel to?
Top 5 are:-
Midlands - Over 80%
Central England - 78%
Yorkshire - 76%
North West England - 68%
Greater London and surrounds - 65%

How important are the following costs to you?
Top 3 are:-
Travel - 68%
Accommodation - 55%
Lunch - 43%

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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Jon Corby » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:35 am

"Which format do you prefer?" "Both" FFS

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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:24 pm

That question about the cost. Surely it's the total cost. I don't care about the breakdown.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:10 pm

Jon Corby wrote:"Which format do you prefer?" "Both" FFS
"Where would you and would you not be prepared to travel to?" potentially a "FFS" of a phrasing but I guess for example that "Central England - 78%" means 78% would be prepared to travel to and 22% wouldn't?

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Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:15 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:That question about the cost. Surely it's the total cost. I don't care about the breakdown.
I get exactly what you are saying but you're truly an excellent man if you can see things that way.
I think people still typically judge each separate element rather than the overall event. We're small-pictured and immediate like that.

What about that time when you paid £4000 for last-minute train tickets? We were all on ridiculously cheap advance tickets but I doubt that meant any of us would have paid £3980 for Colin entry and nor did you refuse to take part and sleep outside the train station for two days.

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Re: CO-Event Survey

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:52 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:That question about the cost. Surely it's the total cost. I don't care about the breakdown.
I get exactly what you are saying but you're truly an excellent man if you can see things that way.
I think people still typically judge each separate element rather than the overall event. We're small-pictured and immediate like that.

What about that time when you paid £4000 for last-minute train tickets? We were all on ridiculously cheap advance tickets but I doubt that meant any of us would have paid £3980 for Colin entry and nor did you refuse to take part and sleep outside the train station for two days.
Well yes, but I also think that because people are answering in the abstract they're more likely to give an in-the-abstract answer. And the question of just "Is the cost of this important to you?" is pretty meaningless. If someone says no to one of them, does that man they'll pay anything? Sure, I'd happily pay £4000 for a train ticket, but never £4000.01.

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