Our Marketing Plan to be or not to be?
Currently we are trying to get a national newspaper interested in either featuring us and our work, or the books themselves. This is proving to be a difficult nut to crack as generally speaking whilst some of them will and have published stories on some of the researchers and the occasional UFO sighting, for some reason they appear to be shunning us. We do find this strange but not unexpected. Is this because we are believers in the existence of something or someone whose daily presence makes itself known on the planet, or are we just in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Two mainstream newspapers have promised to feature us but we are not hopeful of the outcome. We have no doubt that there are some researchers who will suggest that the newspapers have been served with a 'D' notice (a suggestion not to publish) but we will not become involved in any paranoid speculations - we do not believe that the world will end in December 2012, we do not believe that the world is flat and neither do we believe that the Loch Ness Monster will sprout wings! But you can’t ignore that UFOs exist!
We did email the Independent hoping that they might have been willing to do a follow-up story (1998) but so far nothing! Has there been a change of heart or policy with publishing stories on UFOs, or is it because we are not well known despite having worked our clogs off!
I sent Nick Pope details of the blog the other day and asked him if he had any press contacts; he tells me he can’t help and that he no longer has the contacts to put us in touch with anyone on the main news desks. Well, it’s not all doom and gloom: we had a review in the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) and will be getting a review of the books in the local village magazine (sent to 10000 homes and with links online to the USA). Irrespective of our currently unsuccessful attempts to obtain further publicity, we shall continue unabated to publish Volume 3 which covers the wave of 1967 when for a short period in October 1967 the skies became the haunt of ‘Flying Cross UFOs.