Unfortunately I have to announce that @Piers Austin-Foss will be stepping down from his position as Marketing Assistant. Piers joined the team in June 2021 to assist with the day to day running of the marketing department. In that time, Piers has held the responsibility of managing our general aviation event series and more recently covering the responsibility of managing our media. Piers has kindly offered to be stay involved with the GA club and graphics team,
First of all I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the new year. Loui, Piers, and I decided it might not be a bad idea to give an update of our plans for this year, as it's been over a year and a half since the last announcement! Following our usual break at the beginning of the calendar year, we have moved into full steam ahead with events. We are aiming for two per month, excluding GA events, which Piers will provide an update on in a separate post. An event ev
Unfortunately I have to announce that @Thomas Greer will be leaving the Marketing Team, as Media Manager.
Tom joined the team in July 2020 to assist with the increased workload that came from our heavy COVID event schedules. Tom played a big part in the weekly management of Midweek Madness and domestic citypair event series. I would like to thank Tom for all of his work over the last few years! Tom has kindly offered to remain part of the Graphics & Rostering
After much consideration, the Marketing Team have decided that the weekly Midweek Madness events will not continue into October, thus Manchester Midweek Madness on the 29th of September will mark the final installment of the event for the foreseeable future.
When the event started in February 2020, we did not expect it would grow anywhere near as popular as it currently is. For those of you who were active on the Network prior to the pandemic, ATC coverage was th
I am pleased to announce that @Piers Austin-Foss will be joining the staff team as Marketing Assistant. Piers has been involved with the department for a good year and has demonstrated a clear passion for excelling our GA event series and Social Media campaign structure.
Piers will be assisting Tom with our media to start with and will more importantly be working with our live streaming team closely as we re-structure the system.
Good Morning All!
We hope you're all enjoying the warm weather and return of long nights at the pub (assuming you're over the age of 18 of course)! Over a year ago, we made a post outlining our plans for a long haul event series and polled the community on which destinations they'd like to visit. As the first lockdown restrictions came into full force we rushed to plan the debut event called Miami Vice, unsure of whether there would be sufficient demand for such lengthy events. Needl
The marketing department is the face of the Division. We are looking for someone to join our team as a junior member to assist in developing outreach elements with members and enhancing events offered to members. There is scope for responsibility to grow as the new member of the team gains experience.
The marketing assistant will be responsible for:
Assisting the media manager with the running of our social media and streaming platforms.
Some of you may remember a similar post a year ago when we first floated the idea of a weekly event, how time flies! The event has since become synonymous with VATSIM UK, and we see huge crowds of pilots returning each week which speaks volumes for the quality of service our controllers provide. We're currently in a situation where due to the insane volume of traffic, we need a minimum of 7 C1 controllers to comfortably split London into manageable sectors and this is
@Thomas Greer will be joining the marketing department as the new "Media Manager". I look forward to seeing what we can achieve with another pair of hands.
Please join me in welcoming Thomas to the staff team!
The marketing department is the face of the Division. We are looking for a member to join our small team and assist us with various tasks. We are looking for someone who has experience with video editing softwares, photoshop and live-streaming.
Posting event statistics for UK events on Facebook and Twitter
Engaging with our community on social media, as well as organising promotional events/competitions
Organising YouTube live streams - this
During this time of world crisis and advice to stay at home, the network traffic has increased. The increase in network activity has seen advantages to all departments; ATC Training have seen a large influx of mentoring sessions being conducted, as well as exams being pushed through. Web services have been working harder than ever to work on ensuring the systems that we use daily are up and running, as well as implementing new features. Operations have been able to approve and wo
As most of you are aware, we've been a trialling a weekly staff up event at Gatwick for the last couple of weeks. So far it's been a great success, in fact it has already exceeded our expecations on just the amount of traffic we're able to attract on a Wednesday evening. We've had some valid feedback so far, including:
Making the event banner clearer - i.e including 'Gatwick' in the title
Moving the event around, so it's not just held at Gatwick every week
Having embarked upon the final year of my secondary education (year 13), I have found myself with limited time on my hands to commit myself fully to the marketing manager role that I occupy. Therefore, Loui and I have made the decision that it would be best, for all parties, that I step down from my role within marketing. It's been a special opportunity to work with @Loui Ringer and @Ben Wright, all the DSG and everyone who's been involved with graphics and live streaming -
As you're probably aware, we run a live streaming series on our Youtube called "Behind the Scope". The series was set up over a year ago with the idea of attracting a live audience to see behind the scenes. The series really allows us to show members outside of the division what it's like to control, and how it looks from a controllers perspective. A few months ago, we brought this back with the plan of running Behind the Scope on the first Friday of every month, however, due to stream
VATSIM UK’s largest event of the year is this weekend, and we look forward to all VATSIM members experiencing the best ATC the UK has to offer! A large number of UK positions will be staffed live from a conference room in Birmingham, UK from 0900z - 2100z on Saturday 24 August and again from 0900z to 1200z on Sunday 25 August on our current codec, live on the VATSIM network.
On Sunday the controllers will be shifting to separate audio for the VATSIM beta server, attempting the lar
We all know that things quieten down during exam season, for this reason, the number of events in this time has decreased. I for one have recently returned from exam leave and I know that the vast majority still have a month to go.... good luck!!
Our next event will be "On the rock", on the 23rd of June.
Ben will return from leave in a few weeks, Harrison and I will be running the department for the time being.
Just a quick update about why our events have slowed down s
I'm happy to announce that 'Behind the Scope' will be making a return to the VATSIM UK YouTube channel. However, we obviously cannot proceed without your involvement!
We are looking for people to live stream their controlling sessions directly onto the YouTube channel, for everyone to see. They will need to read the live chat and, if able, verbally answer ATC related
questions that the viewers may have. (Responding verbally to the live chat is not 100% mandatory, dependant on
In the marketing update, I said that people interested in making some banners could help out. I had 16 people express interest, so I made a "Graphics Team". Since March, the Graphics team have been sharing knowledge and expertise in areas of Photoshop and Marketing. We are lucky to have people who are studying this in education or work in marketing. They have been making event banners, graphics for announcements, badges for forum awards, posters for pilots and advertisements
I know I'm a bit late with this post, but for those of you who haven't already noticed, we have now introduced something called Informal Staff-ups. The idea of the staff-ups are to encourage groups of people to staff up their favourite airports, and we will then advertise them accordingly. This should increase the amount of traffic you'll receive, and make your time on the network more enjoyable. The full details are explained on the forum post here, but we just want to
I would like to say thank you to everyone who applied, there were some fantastic applications. Please join me in welcoming @Ben Wright and @Harrison Grose who will both be joining the staff team as Marketing Managers. Ben is a known member of the community and will be working alongside me to help with event planning, VACC partnerships and working with the community to promote staff-ups. Harrison has brilliant experience working with video editing software(s), running media channels out
Application Closing Date: Sunday 10th March 2359z
This is notification of the beginning of the application process for the position of Marketing Manager. The marketing department is the face of VATSIM UK and is looking to expand. The marketing manager will be responsible for:
Co-ordinating with the PTD to organise more frequent events;
Co-ordinating with other departments in the division to ensure relevant information is publicised and promoted including events;
I have taken over from Trevor and I am settling into my position as the Marketing Director for VATSIM UK. This post is for me to provide an update to the community regarding the marketing department. I’d like to say a thank you to Trevor for his work; he has laid an excellent foundation for me to build on.
I am looking to move events away from Saturday evenings; this is due to feedback from the community. Friday evenings, Saturday/Sunday lunchtimes are something to
After some careful consideration, I’ve tendered my resignation to the DSG. I’ve accepted a new job which will involve some travel and significant work/study on re-training from my current skills hence leaving me with limited time to provide a firm commitment to the Division.
I’d like to thank not only @Simon Irvine and the rest of the DSG for giving me the opportunity to provide support to the Division from “the inside” but to @Layth Al-Wakil, @Alex Ashley and @Loui Ringer wh
As we draw near to the start of this year's Cross The Pond Eastbound, we're looking for controller's who are willing to showcase their skills and VATSIM UK on our YouTube channel.
We would like to invite all rostered on one of the Manchester or Area positions that meet the following criteria to apply to contribute their time to producing a livestream event. You will be provided with help and support with the interface and relevant materials.
Members wishing to apply must be:
It is with deep regret that over the last few days I have come to the difficult decision to resign from the role of Social Media Manager. With an increasingly busy personal life and with my acceptance of a role at a flight simulation service, I feel that I no longer have the time nor the energy to deliver what the community deserves.
Since joining the team at the start of the year, I have been thrilled by the support I have received from both the staff group and membership alike -