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Thread #120643 Message #2627679
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
09-May-09 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: Marketing the EFDSS - Job going.
Subject: RE: Marketing the EFDSS - Job going.
Once upon a time the EFDSS had regional offices in Exeter, Colchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and somewhere or other in the North East. Now it hasn't. There is a long history of arguments that its sole premises should be somewhere other than in Regents Park Road which, no matter how reasonable and apparently justified, cannot even be considered because the place has been rendered unsaleable as a result its listed status.
So, it is where it is but does that matter nowadays? The VWML is online and the shop is long gone so people don't just drop by (or stay all day) but just show up for special events which you can read about on the website or the mag.
What should a marketing director be paid? That could, of course, depend on what (if anything) they actually achieve but if the relatively low sum of £32k were to be paid retrospectively then, obviously, no-one would even start.
Nearly 40 years ago I was paid less than £20 a week. But that was then. Then, the shop was ringing with sounds from instruments and vinyl and the library crammed with musicians nicking tunes and lyrics (or it was when the then Chief Exec was out). Nowadays, well I haven't a clue what they do in office hours but surely a marketing director could get them marketing?