Underdog wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Ted - I referred to the frustration you and others felt about the summary change of logo when chatting about this on the Exeter board. If a change goes ahead for whatever reason - commercial pressure, the petition or whatever else - then surely the fans would want to have had a chance to have their say. Rather than have a marketing company change the logo for them, or change the name without input as happened with Bristol.
I don't really get comments about it being a small issue or not worth bothering with.
Yes. I don’t know if you were around all those years ago when the Three Pears logo was replaced by the space egg as part of a rebranding.
There was a survey of supporters‘ opinions, and I can’t even remember whether that was retrospective or not. I’m not going to dig for history, it’s all been said many many times before.
Bottom line, when the discussion got really heated, and people who really should have known better were spouting bollocks about Warriors not being able to use the 3P’s because WRFC “owned” it, (which to be fair they never claimed) or because “The City” owned it, or The College of Arms owned it.......oh it went on and on.
Finally, it’s very simple. Warriors owners of the day decided to re-brand with the egg, some like it, some don’t, but nobody has ever argued that it’s got anything whatsoever to do with Worcester, unlike the 3P’s.
I’m very sure that Colin & Jason have got far more to worry about than the logo, but I’d be equally sure given their attitude to community development and local connections that they’ll give The Pearists a hearing at some point over a pint or two one day.
As for rebranding, only one thing is certain. All businesses think about it from time to time for a wide range of reasons, never say never.