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Old 20 May 2013, 15:25   #21
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I guess Social Media is another way of reaching the masses. Maybe a "Wear your Killcord" Facebook page?
I think that is a very good idea but I think we must be very careful about how it is administered and it musn't turn into an "RIP page" for the loss of life which has prompted it. I have made a basic effort here: https://www.facebook.com/WearYourKillCord putting together a few articles and that is about it. Please could we as a community compose an appropriate wall comment, I was thinking something along the lines of why it is important, the reasons behind it etc. What do you think?

If anyone has a good picture for the cover picture that would good, likewise any PM contributions gratefully appreciated. If anyone is interested in being made an admin on the facebook page then I am also happy to do that, it needs to be community led since we are obviously quite a significant community, especially if a few from the dark side can be convinced to join.

Perhaps the group should also have a general purpose of furthering the debate, if it is widely enough publicised, then many more people will find information there and be able to add their thoughts and ideas as we all have done here
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Old 20 May 2013, 15:27   #22
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Something like Google Image Result for http://mentalmosaic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/boat-warning-sign-tui-snider-prop.jpgthis with the slogan
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Perhaps the group should also have a general purpose of furthering the debate, if it is widely enough publicised, then many more people will find information there and be able to add their thoughts and ideas as we all have done here
I suggest you keep it single-message with the purpose of getting people to use their kill cords.

There may well be an opportunity to design something better in due course, but don't let that be a distraction.

PS This thread is about t-shirts
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"my names Richard I don't wear a kill cord"

DON'T BE DICK WEAR YOUR KILL CORD
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DON'T BE DICK WEAR YOUR KILL CORD
That's quite cute.
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Trouble is no one will see it as your life jacket will cover it up, I have a sublimation printer and heat press, I could do some flags!
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The bloody prop is a good image for the back of a T-shirt. It'd be better with a white or silver prop though, on a black shirt. Wording needs working on.
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The bloody prop is a good image for the back of a T-shirt. It'd be better with a white or silver prop though, on a black shirt. Wording needs working on.
Kill a cord not your passengers
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I like the prop image, but the wording isn't quite right, maybe "If you don't wear your kill cord ....."
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KILL CORDS SAVE LIVES
WEAR IT OR REGRET IT.

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A brand "Kill Cord". Simple. Makes people ask "what's that?" Just what's needed. Then comedic, clever, gory on the back.
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Okay, only a rough layout but here goes...

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Could something like this be adapted?
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A brand "Kill Cord". Simple. Makes people ask "what's that?" Just what's needed. Then comedic, clever, gory on the back.
I like this. Insert it into a red warning triangle made of spiral killcord. 'Nuff said.
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I like this. Insert it into a red warning triangle made of spiral killcord. 'Nuff said.
Yep, I'd go with that. Can anyone sort a graphic?
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How about what I came up with earlier on it?
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Before embarking on a campaign it would be normal to have a measure of the scale of the problem. You know the prop injury rate so thats a start, but do you know how many people don't wear their KC and why?

Knowing why is key. If its forgotten then you need the campaign to be in the driver's sight when driving. If its 'it'll never happen to me' then you need to look at education that lets them think it might. If its 'its a calm day' then the stats need to be explained. If its something else the education needs to know why... and work on that.

You also need to know your audience. Do they belong to a club or just turn up launch and return and go home? If they are a club then posters or T-shirts (walking posters) has potential. If they are not club people then how does a load of rib netters walking round in t-shirts help? By the time you get on a boat the T-shirt is covered with a jacket and a life jacket.

The RNLI lifejacket slogan was pretty key - "useless unless worn" - you want exactly the same message...

http://www.facebook.com/r.php?fbpage...46014573&r=111

Is maybe close but too many words...

BUT untill you know the audience you don't know the message. Check the RNLI useless unless worn adverts there are a whole range of messages aimed at different audiences all joined by a single bit of graphic design...
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A brand "Kill Cord". Simple. Makes people ask "what's that?" Just what's needed. Then comedic, clever, gory on the back.
Nice idea. Perhaps add the tagline - "They'll thank you for wearing it"
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