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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:01 am    Post subject: Joe Skipper changed bike? Reply with quote

Just noticed on Strava, Joe Skipper posted a picture of a new Quintana Roo PRSix Disc TT bike. Did he switch sponsor from Ribble?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who knows, he's not active on Twitter, as I just looked. Last pic of him on a bike was in early November on a Scott Plasma in wind tunnel! Is he more of an Insta person? No idea.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like his colour scheme!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't seen anything official about it, but have noticed that since being in Perth he's been training with Paul Newsome's squad (Swimsmooth) which is an exciting development I guess, would be great if he can keep closing the gap to the faster swimmers out there. Seems to be getting a decent block of training going, hopefully he has a good start to 2019!

If he has switched bikes, that's about 4 different ones in 4 years no?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe someone has come in with some actual proper sponsorship for him like he deserves, rather than just giving bikes or a bit of performance related.

He is a consistent performer now and one of the best in the world so should have regular sponsorship cash coming in. I suppose it depends on whether he is polished enough and media savvy enough for some brands.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Who knows, he's not active on Twitter, as I just looked. Last pic of him on a bike was in early November on a Scott Plasma in wind tunnel! Is he more of an Insta person? No idea.


I thought being active on social media was part of the job for a pro athlete these days. Potential sponsors don't just want you to get good results using their kit or wearing their logo. They expect you to create organic content and spread it to the wider world.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whisk wrote:
I thought being active on social media was part of the job for a pro athlete these days. Potential sponsors don't just want you to get good results using their kit or wearing their logo. They expect you to create organic content and spread it to the wider world.


I don't think that's Joe's bag.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Whisk wrote:
I thought being active on social media was part of the job for a pro athlete these days. Potential sponsors don't just want you to get good results using their kit or wearing their logo. They expect you to create organic content and spread it to the wider world.


I don't think that's Joe's bag.

He is pretty active on insta. Has posted most days of 2019 about what he's doing in Perth. No obvious publicity of a new bike deal though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't go on Insta brah. Period. Twitter barely registers on my radar, and FB is pretty banal.

How are marketers supposed to reach out to me? Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Don't go on Insta brah. Period. Twitter barely registers on my radar, and FB is pretty banal.

How are marketers supposed to reach out to me? Rolling Eyes Very Happy

Don't worry, they don't even attempt to reach out to old technophobic gits. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Don't go on Insta brah. Period. Twitter barely registers on my radar, and FB is pretty banal.

How are marketers supposed to reach out to me? Rolling Eyes Very Happy


I believe the latest thinking from the marketers is that people don't respond that well to direct advertising and marketing. That's why companies are tapping in to "influencers" to spread the word. They don't necessarily want sponsored athletes to explicitly push their products, but they want them to feature in their content Rolling Eyes

If Joe is posting pictures that include his bike then people are probably noticing what he is using and discussing it, so the message is spreading organically Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^ I'm still pretty circumspect about any vloggers on You Tube. If we combine the 'cult of celebrity' with a potential to create a revenue stream via influencing using product placement, and it's hard not to be cynical.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrace wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
Don't go on Insta brah. Period. Twitter barely registers on my radar, and FB is pretty banal.

How are marketers supposed to reach out to me? Rolling Eyes Very Happy

Don't worry, they don't even attempt to reach out to old technophobic gits. Wink


You mean the old technophobic gits who may have a little bit of money to spend?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
^^ I'm still pretty circumspect about any vloggers on You Tube. If we combine the 'cult of celebrity' with a potential to create a revenue stream via influencing using product placement, and it's hard not to be cynical.



Of course, but you are an exception and there are literally billions of people who are susceptible...


And they All have money...well CC's
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