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Developments in technology and other areas mean that we live in a world that is smaller and more connected than it has ever been in the past and we communicate with each other in ways that few could have imagined. These changes have been positive but, with newspapers in decline and media audiences spread over thousands of outlets, traditional communication channels are increasingly ineffective.

Look around you in any public place and you'll see people glued to their mobile phones. Increasingly, it’s where we get our information from and how we communicate with each other. We are now firmly in the age of mobile and need to adapt accordingly to secure future success.

How, though, do you reach a target audience in an online world dominated by noise from big business and global media? Our Community Hub is the answer. It’s an online platform that creates an engaged audience and provides the means to push out (free, immediate and, in some cases, automatic) messages to that audience.

The platform gives each of the organisations listed on it:-

  • 24/7 control of its own content via a cloud-based content management system; and
  • the facility to promote itself and to publicise events, news and, in some cases, special offers.

Our Community Hub is a unique product and not a "dumb" website. It provides:-

  • a central hub for all aspects of community life – it does that by including listings for the organisations within it, as well as easy and direct access to other useful information;
  • a free-to-use, push-out communication channel to the mobiles, tablets and desktops of community members; and
  • the facility to generate significant revenues.

The platform can be used in any circumstances in which there is a need to share information and communicate with a dispersed audience. For example, it can be used by: a county, town or other geographical area to maximise the flows of residents and visitors; a Council to create an online hub for the community organisations in its area; a professional sports club to monetise the value inherent in its fanbase; a hotel or holiday resort operator to engage with, and maximise the returns from, its guests and other visitors.

Our Community Hub is cloud-based, approved by Apple and Google and is ready to use straight away. All you need is an internet connection, a licence from us and you will be ready to roll-out your own platform in a few days!


When used by a county, town or other geographical area to maximise the flows of residents and visitors

Our Community Hub is -

a hub for the local community

Our Community Hub is the "go to" place for users interested in local clubs, schools, places of worship, weather, travel information, deals, events, businesses and other organisations.

As such, it plays a key role in developing and strengthening social and cultural ties within the community, as well as supporting the sustainability of the local economy and employment.

an essential tool in the age of mobile

With sales of smartphones and tablets forecast to increase markedly in coming years (in contrast to sales of desktops and traditional print media), local communities need to implement a mobile digital strategy if they are to secure sustainable futures for themselves. Our Community Hub facilitates that.

a powerful collective and individual marketing platform

As a window onto all that the local community has to offer, Our Community Hub facilitates local businesses and other interested groups acting collectively to promote the community as a destination of choice for shopping, leisure and business. In circumstances where better transport links generally mean that shoppers and others have a wider choice of destination than ever before, this ability to market the community as a whole can be vital for local sustainability, economic wellbeing and employment.

Equally, Our Community Hub allows individual local businesses to market themselves and their goods and services directly to customers and potential customers. That can be in the form of general marketing or by way of promotion of special offers or forthcoming events.

a source of visitor/tourist information

Tourists and other visitors to the local community are provided with a central information source on places to stay, local attractions and other things that may be of interest to them.

a direct and immediate communication channel

Our Community Hub acts as an immediate and direct communication channel. Notices put on to it are sent out automatically by smartphone message and email. Councils can take advantage of this to send out public information. Community Groups can use it to spread news to members and publicise local Events. Businesses can use it to talk directly to local customers and advertise Special Offers.

a source of revenue

Our Community Hub comes with an in-built facility to generate revenue from advertising. If you choose to make use of that, significant funds can be raised to reinvest in the local community and local projects.

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When used by a professional sports club to monetise the value inherent in its fanbase

Our Community Hub is -

a source of revenue

Our Community Hub enables a Club to monetise the value inherent in its extended fanbase in a way that has not been technologically possible until now. It can be used to generate significant advertising and other 3rd party revenues for the Club.

a powerful marketing platform

Our Community Hub assists the Club in marketing itself and the services and facilities that it offers. The platform also enables the Club to monetise the value inherent in its extended fanbase, through the participation of Supporters’ Clubs, Sponsors and Trading Affiliates.

a information source for fans and other users

Our Community Hub can be used to promote all aspects of the Club, with each revenue-generating part of the business (eg match-day hospitality, conferences & exhibitions, etc) having its own section on the platform to promote itself and its events, deals and news.

Separately, the Club can offer each Supporters’ Club its own space on the platform and the ability to promote itself (and its own events and news). Each Supporters’ Club then has a direct and immediate communication channel to the smartphones, tablets and email accounts of its own members.

The Club can also offer its Sponsors and other businesses wishing to affiliate with it (as those taking advertising space in its stadium, match day programmes, etc already do) the opportunity to take a monthly subscription to list on the platform and/or undertake some display or other advertising. Each subscribing Sponsor and Trading Affiliate benefits from having its own space on the platform and the ability to publicise itself (and its own deals, events and news), as well as having a direct and immediate communication channel to the smartphones, tablets and email accounts of its own customers and prospective customers.

By offering each Sponsor and Trading Affiliate this 24/7 association with the Club in an online environment that the fans have self-interest in using (eg to source information on the Club itself and on the Supporters’ Clubs), the Club can generate substantial monthly subscription revenues. It is akin to offering those Sponsors/Trading Affiliates advertising in a 24/7 match day programme that allows real-time communication to the smartphones, tablets and email accounts of fans and other users, with content that they control and can edit as often as they wish.

The Club can also use Our Community Hub to enhance its offering to conference & exhibition organisers, thereby securing greater revenues from that sector, by enabling organisers to make their conference schedule accessible online. Amongst other benefits, this gives delegates with smartphones and tablets one-click "add-to-calendar" functionality for individual events and presentations.

an essential tool in the age of mobile

With sales of smartphones and tablets forecast to increase markedly in coming years (in contrast to sales of desktops and traditional print media), clubs need to devise and implement a mobile digital strategy if they are to maximise their financial potential. Our Community Hub facilitates that. By adopting it, a Club acquires a direct and immediate communication channel to the smartphones and tablets of fans and other users.

a direct and immediate communication channel

Our Community Hub acts as a direct and immediate communication channel - notices put on to it are sent out automatically by smartphone message and email.

The Club can take advantage of this to talk directly to fans and other users to advertise tickets, hospitality packages, merchandise, etc or simply to provide details of upcoming matches, events or other news. The immediacy of this communication means that spare capacity (eg unsold tickets for a particular game or unreserved tables in a hospitality suite) can be filled at very short notice and revenues optimised.

The communication facility can also be used by each Supporters’ Club, Sponsor and Trading Affiliate to communicate, in real time, with its own members, customers and/or prospective customers.

Separately, the communication facility can be used by conference organisers, thereby offering each delegate an unrivalled conference experience. A conference organiser need only send one smartphone message or email to communicate, directly and immediately, with each delegate. A delegate need not be concerned with having to seek out relevant information - it is received directly to his/her smartphone, tablet or email account.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can the platform be used to generate revenue?

Our Community Hub comes with an in-built facility to generate significant revenue from subscriptions and other third party advertising. Our customer decides whether or not it wishes to make use of that facility and, if so, the prices to be charged.

Can I use the platform to run my own business?

Yes. We licence the use of it on a “software as a service” basis.

Will I need expensive IT infrastructure?

No. The platform is cloud-based. All that is needed is a connection to the internet.

Is the platform easy to use?

Yes. Our Community Hub does not impose a significant administrative burden. Each organisation with a LISTING on it is responsible for uploading and maintaining its own content. It does that via the content management system which generates and stores any applicable sales invoices. Cash collection and credit control is also dealt with by the content management system.

What is the platform for?

Our Community Hub is an online platform that gives a community:-

The platform is completely tailorable and we have different versions of it available for use in different circumstances. For example, West Dunbartonshire Council use a version of it as a hub for the Sports Clubs in West Dunbartonshire (see www.WestDunbartonshireSportsClubHub.com). Another version is used for the community in the West End of Glasgow (see www.WestEndHub.co.uk).

What is included in the platform?

It is made up of (a) an Apple approved App which runs on iPhones and iPads - this version of the App is available for download from the App Store; (b) a Google approved App which runs on Android devices - this version of the App is available for download from Google Play; (c) a mobile-enabled, public-facing website that can be viewed on all smartphones, tablets and desktops; and (d) a mobile-enabled website that acts as a content management system.

What types of LISTING are available on the platform?

The types of LISTING to be made available on an installation are chosen by our customer from a menu of available LISTING types.

That menu includes:-

If a commercial business has an ENHANCED listing, it can choose to increase its profile further by having that ENHANCED listing appear as a PROMOTED listing or as one or more SPONSORED listings. If the platform is divided into sub-regions, a commercial business with an ENHANCED listing can also have that ENHANCED listing appear as a LOCAL+ listing in one or more additional sub-regions.

How can the platform be used as a communication channel?

When a DEAL EVENT or POST is added to an ENHANCED listing, or an EVENT or POST is added to a COMMUNITY listing, the platform automatically sends a (free and immediate) push notification/email about it to every user that has that LISTING in his/her FAVOURITES. How can this be used in practice? Well, here are some examples: (a) by making one POST, the local hockey club can tell all of its members about training or match day arrangements; (b) if the pipes at the local school are frozen and the building is closed, staff can make one POST to alert all of the parents; (c) the local church can publicise its fund-raising coffee morning to all members of its congregation simply by putting the EVENT onto its LISTING; and (d) if the local café decides to have a 2-for-1 offer on afternoon teas, it can tell all of its customers immediately simply by including that DEAL on its ENHANCED listing.

In addition, our customer can use the platform to send (free and immediate) push notifications/emails at any time, both to users and to listers.

Does the platform collect and verify contact data?

Yes. As part of the registration process, Our Community Hub requires verification of the email address that the user provides.