GO UTUBE GO !!

  • conned
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Lets inundate Utube with comic songs and ditties re DONT BANK IN THE ISLE OF MAN. This is the way to go lets make the most of it. Up and at em !!

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Now let's inform the IOM banks why we wont be investing

  • give_me_my_money
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All the YouTube activity is great at raising our profile with the general public. Everyone should know that we have been betrayed by the UK & IOM Governments. That the DCS is only a loan (to be paid back out of liquidation funds), & it only fully compensates depositor's who had £50K or less. What about the rest of us, who hold the lion's share of KSF(IOM) total deposits ?

I suggest the next move is to start inundating the IOM banks with emails outlining why we will not be banking with them on the IOM. Then, maybe our message with ultimately start to filter through to the IOM banking sector, the IOM economy & the UK & IOM Governments, that the deplorable way we are currently being treated will have a serious adverse effect on future banking habits on the island.

I thought I'd get the ball rolling by contacting Lloyds-TSB International with the following,

Dear Sir,

I was considering opening an account with your bank on the IOM.

However, I no longer consider the IOM a safe, viable or wise place on which to bank; not given the recent events associated with the collapse of Kaupthing Singer Friedlander & the deplorable way the IOM & UK Governments have refused to fully compensate depositors. It's disgusting. Banking on the IOM can seriously damage your wealth ! My money will not be 100% secure.

KSF(IOM) depositors should have ALL their money returned + interest immediately.

I suggest we start with the following banks, listed as participating in the now infamous IOM DCS !

AIB Bank (CI) Ltd
Alliance & Leicester International Ltd
Anglo Irish Bank Corporation (International) P.L.C.
Bank of Ireland (I.O.M) Ltd
Bank of Scotland International Ltd (including their activities in the Isle of Man under the business
name Halifax and Halifax International)
Bank of Scotland plc (including their activities in the Isle of Man under the business name Halifax)
Barclays Bank Plc
Barclays Private Bank & Trust (Isle of Man) Ltd
Barclays Private Clients International Limited
BNP Paribas Securities Services SA
Bradford & Bingley International Ltd
Britannia International Ltd
Cayman National Bank & Trust Company (Isle of Man) Limited
Close Bank (Isle of Man) Ltd
Conister Trust Limited
Duncan Lawrie (IOM) Limited
Fairbairn Private Bank (IOM) Limited
Habib European Bank Ltd
HSBC Bank International Ltd
HSBC Bank Plc
Irish Nationwide (I.O.M) Ltd
Irish Permanent (IOM) Ltd
Isle of Man Bank Ltd
Lloyds TSB Offshore Ltd
Nationwide International Ltd
RBS Coutts Bank (Manx) Limited
Standard Bank Isle of Man Ltd
The Royal Bank of Scotland International Ltd (including their activities in the Isle of Man under the
business name NatWest)
The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
Zurich Bank International Ltd


CLICK, CLICK, CLICK

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  • Fri, 07/08/2009 - 08:32

I can't stress enough that we all need to click on the videos on youtube as often as possible. We need you to add comments. The media check in to this site and to the videos so we need to show that we have the support of the DAG so that they will promote us.


Post the YouTube links in one place

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  • Fri, 07/08/2009 - 11:20

Great work conned. I think it would help if all the links were posted in one place on the site, especially for people who don't visit the DAG site often. I haven't succeeded in getting all the links yet.


Conned

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I posted the links for you, hitler and thumper on my personal FB and twitter pages (around 1000 names) and my husband has done the same (around 4000 names). We will be reposting at irregular intervals on twitter.

The DAG twitter site is up and running now so please please go sign up http://twitter.com/ksfiomdepositor. It's not very interesting content yet but start posting stuff and retweeting and you'll soon see it blossom.


The Hitler YouTube Video

  • ItsTheft
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  • Thu, 06/08/2009 - 01:51

Thanks for the comments on my YouTube video. I think they are all brilliant (other videos as well as the comments!).

I see the calls for it to have tags saying "Dont bank on the ioM".

Sorry guys, but I do have a fundamental problem with that and I know it is not in line with with many of you. I simply do not blame the Isle of Man, and believe folk are making a big mistake in saying so, so cannot join the "Dont bank on the ioM" chorus.

My reason is simple, and is spelt out on the www.theukgovernment.com site, so I'm not going to bore you with waffle here (and I have a bunch of emails to send to MP's).

However, I am not going to be churlish (and could be wrong!!) and start removing the "Dont bank on the IoM" comments as I personally feel any comment that pulls in the general direction of making life uncomfortable for Darling/Pearson/Myners/MacCarthy-Fry is good.. For myself, it is too late for any return of money to help - my drive is revenge on the UK Government (as you will see in subsequent video's) - me in what happened. If they help the cause of returning your saving all well and good, but please be sure that that is NOT why I am doing what I am. I will not (and some folk keep me right on this) do anything that hinders any efforts to get your money back though.

The tags i used were carefully selected to attract hits from those not involved in this debacle; I want to get the message out as widely as possible.

So there we go; I just wanted to make sure folk know where I'm coming from....


@ Its Theft -- a great video...well done!

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  • Thu, 06/08/2009 - 12:35

A great video! It is a pity though that you didn't go along with this Youtube campaign, but fortunately www.youtube.com now links your video to it!

Whatever Darling did the fact remains it was the crass stupidity of the Kaupthing IoM directors (backed by the IoM Financial Supervision Commission) to place half the bank's assets into Kaupthing UK that caused the bank to close its doors when Kaupthing UK went into administration.

The IoM has no bank of last resort & the compensation scheme is seriously flawed.Thus it is taking a big risk to deposit on the IoM, so the message is clear: DON'T BANK ON THE ISLE OF MAN

PS: the www.theukgovernment.com site does in fact have a lot of inaccuracies in it which is a shame because it can not be relied upon as being factually correct in every respect should anyone want to quote from it.


Videos - storage and re-use

  • ng
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  • Mon, 03/08/2009 - 11:00

Please see also this blog entry


And another

  • ItsTheft
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Worth sending to.........

  • bellyup
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Sir Paul Haddocks Governor of the IOM

Representative of HM the Queen.

government [dot] house(?)gov [dot] im

Another one who never answers etc ( what do these people get paid for?)


Tag it

  • Julienne
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  • Mon, 03/08/2009 - 11:37

Really good --- Think it needs to have "Don't bank in the Isle of man" in the tag or may be the title - then it will appear with the evergrowing list of really good videos on Utube.

Surely someone must pay attention to this!!


Storming! I'm jealous.

  • follow_the_tao
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  • Mon, 03/08/2009 - 11:14

Brilliant.


and the Oscar goes to...

  • Julienne
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  • Mon, 03/08/2009 - 08:30

All I can say is fabulous - - and agree thanks to Conned who gave us all the motivation and courage to do this.

I really hope one of the BIG media programmes picks it up now and goes with it - DST and anyone with media influence - please try to get this on their desks.

Just keep making the videos - yes they take time - but worth it.


You banked on the IOM

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Wish I could make a video. I have a picture in my head of Gordon & Alistair dancing a jig and singing

You banked on the Isle of Man
You banked on the Isle of Man
We took all your money
We think that's quite funny
You banked on the Isle of Man.

Gordon - "Alistair ?"
Alistair - "Yes Gordon"
Gordon - "Where the hell is the Isle of Man ?"


Brilliant !

  • merlina
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What a clever man/lady you are - I think your video is brilliant. I tried to leave a comment on You Tube but they keep telling me my password in not acceptable, even though I have chosen one they say is available.


Thanks to Julienne and the others

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Thanks to the folk who led the way! Fine examples set...

More coming along (sorry, but they do take a bit of time!)


Wow. That was very moving. I

  • chd
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Wow. That was very moving. I was glued to the screen. Let's hope that the UK Fuhrer and his posse will also be brought to justice one day


A rather appropriate song on YouTube

  • give_me_my_money
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  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 09:13

Well I went to YouTube to add to the swelling comments re: conned's video clip, but on registering with my proposed username, found that someone had already claimed it.

BUT not only that, they'd written a rather appropriate song, "Give Me My Money".

Check it out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKIIPJnsElA
or
search on Give Me My Money.

It's a bit too bluesy for my mind. I think we need something with a bit more aggression & venom ! Clearly, it doesn't mention the KSF(IOM) fiasco, but nevertheless it conveys our message.


Julienne's latest video

  • IceCrusher
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  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 05:58

I have just posted a comment on YouTube for Julienne's latest video - extremely well done Julienne! A very professionally presented case, clearly delivered, succinct, factual and believable. You and conned put us to shame. There are many reasons why people are not so brave as you two ladies; I am sure there are thousands who have said 'nowt' to their friends and family about their fiscal demise - going on YouTube now would be an impossibility for them. Then there is plain shyness that so many people suffer from and the inability to deal with the technicalities of videoing oneself, or the lack of equipment. That said, I am sure there are still hundreds of bold, technically competent persons amongst our midst who could if they would. Thanks Julienne and conned for showing the way.
Ice


Cheers Ice

  • Julienne
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  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 07:01

Thanks for your complimentary post, especially as I have read such good stuff on here form you with your many great letters to the authorities that should be listening.

We all do what we can - for those too shy - put on a mask - for those without the video know how ( I knew nothing about Utube until 6 days ago) get a friend to video you -

Another video has appeared using Conned 1st song - you don't have to be original or sing (I can't) a few words will do - It shows everyone we are still here and NOT going away.


BBC ask a question that only YOU can answer

  • Lucky Jim
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The BBC is curious to know why out of so many thousands of depositors there's only 2 who feel strongly enough about their situation that they were prepared to post something on Youtube.

The feeling comes across strongly that there is simply not enough being posted on Youtube for the BBC to consider 2 people on there as sufficient evidence to justify a serious programme.

It is terrific that a number of members have made some great comments under conned's DON'T BANK ON THE ISLE OF MAN but what is URGENTLY NEEDED is for others to post a video or even just a balad like Nixi's, or a few resonant words like Julienne's. Otherwise there is a real risk that a truly incredible opportunity could be lost which will be entirely our own fault.

Did I hear you say: "well Jim why don't YOU do a video?"*OK! folks!, I and a friend are in the process of doing one. We are busy writing the script & getting the props together ! Nothing sophisticated & just using a digital camera with a video clip facility.


Contact the BBC

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  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 14:06

We all need to contact the BBC.

politicsshow(?)bbc [dot] co [dot] uk.


BBC CONTACTED

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  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 14:48

I have sent the URL for Dont Bank on the Isle of Man to the politics show.

As you have pointed out, I like many others do not want to distress the rest of my family and friends by revealing the true nature of my difficult circumstances.


I've done mine!

  • investor01
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I've tried to use a little humour in what is after all not a very funny situation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrUykz-ll9Q

Everybody else - it's your turn now. It's not too difficult, after all I managed it!


Bright eyes

  • Wanda
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  • Mon, 03/08/2009 - 01:39

Bloody brilliant! I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard as when Thumper first spoke!! All that's missing is the theme music from Watership Down... bright eyes burning like fire, bright eyes how can you close and fail, how can the light that burned so brightly suddenly burn so pale, bright eyes. Thank you for the laugh - they are few and far between these days :-(


A Thumping good effort

  • bellyup
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  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 20:50

Well done investor01


Thumping good show! Jolly

  • IceCrusher
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Thumping good show! Jolly well done Investor01!


Have you an email for the BBC?

  • bellyup
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  • Sat, 01/08/2009 - 15:55

Reasons not everyone has a webcam
Not everyone has the technical knowledge of how to do it
People have family member who are not aware of what has happened and do not wish to be identified.

I am sure there are many other reasons

Why not give us an email and we can mail the BBC saying this.


Contact the BBC & your MP - keep the pressure on

  • give_me_my_money
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Yes, I've contacted the BBC (The Politics Show), giving them my narrative & critique following recent statements / comments I've received from Alistair Darling & Nick Clegg (check out "Replies from MPs" & search under "Clegg"). Currently awaiting a reply.

More pressure & communications are required with the major media + MPs - we need to shout loud & clear,

  • There are 700+ of us (£50K+) for which the DCS does not fully compensate. It's our money that forms the lion's share of money deposited.
  • The UK Government has stolen our money & we want it back in FULL with INTEREST.
  • They have betrayed us & are now sitting idlly back doing absolutely nothing to return our money, instead shifting the burden of blame & restitution on the IOM & Icelandic Governments & financial authorities.

It's simply not good enough. It's disgusting & despicable !
Keep fighting.


Help for Video

  • Julienne
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Bellyup- appreciate you may not have a web cam or the knowledge - neither did I until I spent some hours messing about by trial and error!!

If this is too complex - can a friend video you saying a few words in support - you write good stuff on this site I am sure you can do the same on camera - wear a mask if you don't want to be identified. Personally I don't give a d,,m any more - but I appreciate some still do.

If you get a short video into a file (windows media player is good enough) I would be happy to upload it to U tube for you just e-mail it to me.

I agree this may be a small window of opportunity to be in the media spotlight we should make the most of it if we can.

This offer extends to anyone who can make avideo but can't upload it. Please try


SCURRILOUS

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  • Fri, 31/07/2009 - 23:35

Well, well I have 8 scurrilous comments about my video from the Yellow fellows. (Isle of Man) seems we have rattled a few cages.


Margaretta

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  • Fri, 31/07/2009 - 12:26

Margaretta, this is counter productive when Panorama sees it important to know that I am supported by other depositors and not on a personal campaign of my own. Please, please,people like BANNA who are so distressed, get going on youtube with a video of your own. I have shown that it is not difficult and it does not have to be professional. Mine is pretty terrible but quirky and amateurish which is the good thing about it.


A bit of a Tube

  • margaretta
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Well I've done it against my better judgement so you only have yourself to blame. I was also going for amateur and quirky but all I got was something which ended up with me looking vaguely disturbing and a bit of a tube. But I suppose that's appropriate given where I put my money. I will continue directing hits at your own video rather than my own since I think your's is the ideal vehicle.

While I was doing it it occurred to me that if there are other people out there who live overseas why not do a video at a recogniseable place and post it. It will help to dispel this rubbish about us being tax dodgers which I think is one the biggest things we have to overcome as far as the UK public is concerned.


Another video on u tube

  • Julienne
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRCxgPxnMAQ

Great that another member of this forum has made a short video - It increases the strength of the message - well done!!!!


not distressed - but very angry

  • banna
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No Conned I'm not distressed - angry would be more like it.
Each of us does what she/he can. My primary concern at the moment is to try to stop the crooks on IOM from stealing £3m of our money to fund a pension scheme that they have allowed to be in deficit for years. And it's not our dear liquidator who is going to do any thing about it.
However, if you or any other fellow depositor has the skill to put some music to the following lines and make a video of it then go ahead. It has amused me to put them together while I fume about the pension scheme.

A Tale of Two Islands

Don't put your money in the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is a dangerous place
Don't put your money in the Isle of Man
Financial protection's a damned disgrace

Now Iceland's an isle that gets very cold
While there's plenty of cod there's not much gold
So Kaupthing bank came to London town
Bought Singer & Friedlander and settled down
Then bought some banks on the Isle of Man
And searching for gold they set up the scam

Give us your savings Kaupthing wrote
We guarantee it, you'll never lose 'owt'
So we put our cash in that island bank
When Darling pulled the plug and Kaupthing sank
There was no guarantee and a late DCS
And that's left us all in a hell of a mess

The IOM told us the bank was good
So we believed them, they told us we should
But when we sought help and looked for support
They merely called Alix and then sold us short
O, what a mistake to trust in the Manx
We lost our money while they saved their banks

So, don't put your money in the Isle of Man
'Cos the Isle of Man is a dangerous place
No, don't put your money in the Isle of Man
Bell and the rest are a damned disgrace.

Off you go with it, conned.


GIVE IT A GO

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  • Fri, 31/07/2009 - 23:40

Well, I am a poet not a musician but I will give it a go. Never know what you can do till you try.


Video content

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Guys no need to debate this just make videos and put them onto youtube. Doesn't matter how many there are or what they say. There are plenty of ways to ensure that traffic goes to whichever video is becoming the most popular.

I don't think there is any way that depositors can be paid back less money because someone is offended, however the louder we are the more people know about us and the more embarrassed HMG/IOM etc will be. At this point it's just possible that they will get their heads together in a effort to shut us up.

The only suggestion I would make is that at this stage you all click the box in youtube that stops your videos being linked to similar. This will mean that traffic will go only to your site and not show any other videos with similar tags. This will avoid confusion and avoid anyone being able to hijack our efforts.

Please post your youtube links onto the twitter and facebook sites which are being populated at the moment.


Videos and other means of putting the Isle of Man down.

  • conned
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  • Fri, 31/07/2009 - 08:46

Further to my blog about Panorama and The One Show. A comment was made. 'Are other members of the DAG doing videos in support of yours?' In other words, are you just doing this on behalf of yourself or do you have the support of other members? The chips are down. Get going with the videos on youtube now.


Don't Bank on the IOM ?

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Whilst I commend you for your initiative and guts to get up and do something, I am worried your video will be successful ! If people take notice and remove their money from IOM and another bank fails, we are the ones who will suffer.

I hope your video is in the hope we get help but I hope another bank doesn't go down, not until after October.


MERLINA

  • conned
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  • Sat, 01/08/2009 - 13:18

Merlina, we tried being nice for 9 months, they trampled all over us.


Truly Trampled

  • merlina
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Yes conned you are right stuff em.


re: Videos and other means of putting the Isle of Man down.

  • margaretta
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Personally I 'm not sure other people doing videos is the best thing to do. It might just dilute the focus. As far as I'm concerned there are a lot ofpeople here putting alot of effort into directing hits at your vidoes. Personally I am targeting the one in the white dress because I think the video is shorter and more to the point. I am working on something at the moment which if it works might launch it into Susan Boyle territory. (Not sex related you'll be relieved to hear although I thnk that did have some limited success. I think you should tell them that you are the focal point and everyone is working hard to raise the profile through the video. I think you are a good focal point too, sort of vulnerable but sort of strong and determined.

I'd be careful about being seen to be just putting the Isle of Man down though. Much as we're rightfully disgusted with them we need them to come around to realising that they are not doing enough and have put their own self interest in front of justice and that they should be fighting UK and Iceland on our behalf. We don't want them to just thumb their noses at us. The law is likely to get us nowhere. We need IOM to face up to what they should do and that won't happen without being careful with what you say. Think Joanna Lumley. Treat the most senior figures in the IOM government like naughty children.


SHABBY, SHABBY TRICKS.

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We need the people of the IOM to wake up to the fact that their future prosperity could be at stake here. We, and they , need to put pressure on their Government to sort this out before this Tsunami runs away with us all. As in Northern Rock and United Airlines.


Margaretta

  • chris watson
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I agree with your points.

If the intention is force the IOM taxpayer to compensate depositors above the DCS limit rather than get them to force Iceland to guarantee the Parental Guarantee, then this isn't going to work in a month of Sunday's regardless of what you do. Who would accept the opinions of people who seem hellbent on destroying their economy if they don't do what they are not legally compelled to do? Would anyone?

If you were to present the actual facts to the man on Douglas High Street then I'd speculate he's unlikely to think his taxes should help bail out depositors not legally obliged to be paid by the IOM under DCS, rather than be used to help out local schools. But he may well consider the predicament unjust and agree Iceland should honour it's guarantee and his government should do all that they can to ensure that they do.

A "Don't Bank On The Isle Of Man" viral campaign will get some interest, but I think the problem has always been that when journalists investigate further, they come to the conclusion the IOMG has been very slow in making arrangements for the return of frozen deposits via their compensation scheme and the SOA dragged out the liquidation process, but legally they have done all they are obliged to and it's not their responsibility to get Iceland to pay the guarantee, but HMG's (due to their constitutional laws), even if they do say publicly it is "IOM's problem" so as not to rock the boat with the UK.

I think it is more likely journalists will find the angle of interest with a viral campaign the fact it is made by "ordinary people", that it's not just "kids" who use the Internet, that videos (hopefully) had surprising number of "hits", and is probably the first instance of the Internet being used by run of the mill depositors to highlight their plight. That is, the method is of more interest than the message. Well, that's what I'd be angling at if I were selling this story, because it's more interesting and easier to understand than going on about compensation limits, parental guarantees and what not. But then again, I am not a PR professional.

Has anyone considered a parallel viral campaign highlighting Iceland's seemingly strong desire to join the EU and how this must be made on condition of paying the Parental Guarantee? It's current and in my opinion a better target, especially with getting the islanders support.

Problem is, I'm not really sure you can actually do both at the same time...


re: Videos and other means of putting the Isle of Man down.

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Personally I 'm not sure other people doing videos is the best thing to do. It might just dilute the focus. As far as I'm concerned there are a lot ofpeople here putting alot of effort into directing hits at your vidoes. Personally I am targeting the one in the white dress because I think the video is shorter and more to the point. I am working on something at the moment which if it works might launch it into Susan Boyle territory. (Not sex related you'll be relieved to hear although I thnk that did have some limited success. I think you should tell them that you are the focal point and everyone is working hard to raise the profile through the video. I think you are a good focal point too, sort of vulnerable but sort of strong and determined.

I'd be careful about being seen to be just putting the Isle of Man down though. Much as we're rightfully disgusted with them we need them to come around to realising that they are not doing enough and have put their own self interest in front of justice and that they should be fighting UK and Iceland on our behalf. We don't want them to just thumb their noses at us. The law is likely to get us nowhere. We need IOM to face up to what they should do and that won't happen without being careful with what you say. Think Joanna Lumley. Treat the most senior figures in the IOM government like naughty children.


re: Videos and other means of putting the Isle of Man down.

  • margaretta
  • 22/11/08 31/05/09
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Personally I 'm not sure other people doing videos is the best thing to do. It might just dilute the focus. As far as I'm concerned there are a lot ofpeople here putting alot of effort into directing hits at your vidoes. Personally I am targeting the one in the white dress because I think the video is shorter and more to the point. I am working on something at the moment which if it works might launch it into Susan Boyle territory. (Not sex related you'll be relieved to hear although I thnk that did have some limited success. I think you should tell them that you are the focal point and everyone is working hard to raise the profile through the video. I think you are a good focal point too, sort of vulnerable but sort of strong and determined.

I'd be careful about being seen to be just putting the Isle of Man down though. Much as we're rightfully disgusted with them we need them to come around to realising that they are not doing enough and have put their own self interest in front of justice and that they should be fighting UK and Iceland on our behalf. We don't want them to just thumb their noses at us. The law is likely to get us nowhere. We need IOM to face up to what they should do and that won't happen without being careful with what you say. Think Joanna Lumley. Treat the most senior figures in the IOM government like naughty children.


re: Videos and other means of putting the Isle of Man down.

  • margaretta
  • 22/11/08 31/05/09
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Personally I 'm not sure other people doing videos is the best thing to do. It might just dilute the focus. As far as I'm concerned there are a lot ofpeople here putting alot of effort into directing hits at your vidoes. Personally I am targeting the one in the white dress because I think the video is shorter and more to the point. I am working on something at the moment which if it works might launch it into Susan Boyle territory. (Not sex related you'll be relieved to hear although I thnk that did have some limited success. I think you should tell them that you are the focal point and everyone is working hard to raise the profile through the video. I think you are a good focal point too, sort of vulnerable but sort of strong and determined.

I'd be careful about being seen to be just putting the Isle of Man down though. Much as we're rightfully disgusted with them we need them to come around to realising that they are not doing enough and have put their own self interest in front of justice and that they should be fighting UK and Iceland on our behalf. We don't want them to just thumb their noses at us. The law is likely to get us nowhere. We need IOM to face up to what they should do and that won't happen without being careful with what you say. Think Joanna Lumley. Treat the most senior figures in the IOM government like naughty children.


YouTube interview

  • Nixi
  • 20/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Wed, 29/07/2009 - 18:26

Could anyone write a similar sketch to this..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0LPUI0lfVw

2 people and a video camera is all it would take..


YouTube interview - ideas

  • tonycBrisbaneOz
  • 12/10/08 31/05/13
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  • Fri, 31/07/2009 - 07:08

An interview with Ian Pearson.

The interview starts with some fairly innocuous questions like why did you join the labour party? The questions get more and more serious and difficult relating to our situation. The point is the standard response to every question is 'The collapse of KSFIOM is a matter for the Isle of Man government' or whatever trite rubbish is the standard response delivered in a robotic expressionless manner. Even when the interviewer thanks him for his time at the end the same standard response is delivered.

Seems sort of representative of the treatment meted out by HM Treasury

Or, maybe something similar with Hector Sans (with a permanent, The Joker, like smile)

Regards, TonyC


Tonyc

  • lorraine
  • 14/10/08 14/07/10
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  • Fri, 31/07/2009 - 09:30

This is a pretty good idea. Would be better if something could be done with GB or Alastair Darling as they are so recognisable. Anyone up for working on this?


Hitting it BIG TIME!

  • conned
  • 13/10/08 n/a (free)
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  • Tue, 28/07/2009 - 16:53

Global Fiancial Integrity Wshington DC has subscribed to my video DONT BANK ON THE ISLE OF MAN

http://www.youtube.com/user/GFIPdotorg