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Meet the MacPhail Nominees: Myrtle Beach Pelicans

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The Larry
MacPhail Promotional Trophy is awarded annually to the Minor League team that
did the most outstanding promotional work during the recently concluded season.

This year,
11 teams (representing 11 leagues) have been nominated for the trophy, and the
winner will be announced on Dec. 3 at the Baseball Winter Meetings Awards
Luncheon. Over the next several weeks, this fine blog will run interviews with
representatives from each of the 11 nominated teams, in an effort to shine some
light on their promotional strategies and philosophies.

Today we speak with Jon Laaser, Director of Broadcasting and Communications for the Carolina League’s Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Class A Advanced affiliate of the Atlanta Braves). The club is owned and operated by Greensons Baseball, which also runs the Eastern League’s Altoona Curve and the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League.

Has your team ever been nominated for the MacPhail Award? If so, ever won it?

This is the first nomination for the Pelicans since their inception in 1999, and represents the strong promotional influence and direction of new operator, Greensons Baseball.

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In 25 words or less, what is your team’s general promotional strategy?

Our strategy is to creatively entertain a largely tourist and temporary fan base in an area where entertainment options are virtually limitless. We will go to any length to achieve that goal, believe us.

What were some of your biggest promotional successes from this past season? Anything that just didn’t work?

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by the wildly popular Retro Celebrity Series. A personal favorite had to be Sherman Helmsley who of course played George Jefferson on "The Jeffersons."

However, it is our innovative approach to getting fans to the ballpark that we are most proud of. Those included promoting nightly games with airplane banners flown above the beach. Also, we employed a roving crew of "Beach Bums" to patrol popular tourist destinations distributing Pelicans’ promotional information. We also employ a secondary group of "Beach Bums", that we lovingly call the Pelicans’ Front Office.

One that didn’t work the way that we had hoped was "Awful Night." Our problem was that we did things just badly enough that fans thought we just flat out weren’t very good at our jobs. We think that perception is only partially true. We plan on getting much more awful in 2008.

What is your favorite sports promotion of all time?

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This will be a retread, but it has to be "Disco Demolition Night". There has never been, and most likely never will be again, a promotion that has gone so horrendously wrong and become a living legend unto itself quite like this Bill Veeck beauty.

Now it’s time to start planning for 2008. Any tricks up your sleeve for next season?

A magician never reveals his secrets, and since we aren’t magicians, we’ll let you in on this one: Our1478jpeg300
General Manager, North Johnson, missed the latter stages of 2007 while suffering from mono. In that spirit, we will kick off the season with the GM kissing booth. The first person to come down with mono will win a substantial Pelicans’ prize. It will also be self-serving for North.

Links:

Meet the MacPhails: Fort Myers Miracle, Tri-City ValleyCats, Jacksonville Suns, West Michigan Whitecaps, Reading Phillies, Toledo Mud Hens, Memphis Redbirds, Springfield Cardinals

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Home Page

Meet the MacPhail Nominees: Springfield Cardinals

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The Larry
MacPhail Promotional Trophy is awarded annually to the Minor League team that
did the most outstanding promotional work during the recently concluded season.

This year,
11 teams (representing 11 leagues) have been nominated for the trophy, and the
winner will be announced on Dec. 3 at the Baseball Winter Meetings Awards
Luncheon. Over the next several weeks, this fine blog will run interviews with
representatives from each of the 11 nominated teams, in an effort to shine some
light on their promotional strategies and philosophies.

Today, we speak with Mike Lindskog, Public Relations Manager for the Texas League’s Springfield Cardinals (Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals). The Cardinals have been named the Texas League Organization of the Year in each of the past two seasons. They averaged 7,078 fans per game in 2007, the second-highest in all of Double-A baseball.

Has your team ever been nominated for the MacPhail Award? If so, ever won it?

No.

In 25 words or less, what is your team’s general promotional strategy?Ff_145802_s_1

To continue to promote Cardinals Baseball and give our guests a mini-Busch Stadium experience here at Hammons Field.

What were some of your biggest promotional successes from this past season? Anything that just didn’t work?

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With St. Louis winning the World Series last season, our biggest nights were four (4) World Series Replica Ring Nights and two (2) World Series Trophy Nights. The Circus coming to the ballpark with a huge elephant on the field was a lot of fun too!

What is your favorite sports promotion of all time?

There are so many great ones throughout the years. We enjoy the "cause-marketing" promotions,Pinkbatsbreastcancer_1

like pink bat day at the Major League level to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Now it’s time to start planning for 2008. Any tricks up your sleeve for next season?

With the St. Louis Cardinals coming to town for a pair of exhibition games and the first-ever Texas League All-Star Game at Hammons Field, we’ll be pretty busy preparing for all the fun in 2008!

Links:

Meet the MacPhails: Memphis Redbirds, Toledo Mud Hens, Reading Phillies, West Michigan Whitecaps, Jacksonville Suns, Tri-City ValleyCats, Fort Myers Miracle

Springfield Cardinals Home Page

Meet the MacPhail Nominees: Memphis Redbirds

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The Larry
MacPhail Promotional Trophy is awarded annually to the Minor League team that
did the most outstanding promotional work during the recently concluded season.

This year,
11 teams (representing 11 leagues) have been nominated for the trophy, and the
winner will be announced on Dec. 3 at the Baseball Winter Meetings Awards
Luncheon. Over the next several weeks, this fine blog will run interviews with
representatives from the nominated teams, in an effort to shine some
light on their promotional strategies and philosophies.

Today, we speak with Jason Potter, Director of Marketing and Promotions for the Pacific Coast League’s Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals). The Redbirds consistently rank among the top-drawing teams in Minor League Baseball, and Memphis’ AutoZone Park is widely considered to be one of the best facilities in Triple-A.

Prior to this season, had your team ever been nominated for the MacPhail Award? If so, ever won it?

No.

In 25 words or less, what is your team’s general promotional strategy?

It’s not as much about what we do, it’s how we do it. Simply stated, we strive for a "perfect game" every time we open the gates to our fans. We approach each game with the idea that it is a privilege  to have our fans decide to spend their time with us. We want to exceed their expectations in order to capture their imagination and convert those that are new to our product from "ticket buyers" to "fans", and make sure we keep them as such.


What were some of your biggest promotional successes from this past season? Anything that just didn’t work?

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The Civil Rights Game was the biggest promotional spectacle I have had the opportunity to be a part of in my career. The atmosphere in the park was one of great significance, as if the fans were aware of the magnitude of the afternoon. All in all, a tremendous tribute to the game’s history and place in the future.

As far as missteps, we had plenty throughout the season. I don’t think any of our promotions in and of themselves didn’t work, rather elements failed when we were not well prepared. It goes back to the importance of how we do things versus what we do. Any promotion can be successful and entertaining to your fans if it is thought through thoroughly and well-executed.

What is your favorite sports promotion of all time?

My favorite promotion to be a part of each year is our Kids Opening Day, a standard promotionsPh3eywer
classic. To see the joy on the faces of the kids as they participate in the events of the day and the resulting smiles it brings to the adults in the crowd, it reminds me every time why I do this for a living.

Now it’s time to start planning for 2008. Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for next season?

Our focus for promotions in 2008 is to communicate early and consistently to maximize the impact of our promotions calendar. It’s pretty simple, but we’ve found time and again that although there will be certain promotions of pop-culture relevance as the season goes along, the ones we can communicate season-long on our pocket schedules have a leg up on the rest.

Links:

Meet the MacPhails: Fort Myers Miracle, Tri-City ValleyCats, Jacksonville Suns, West Michigan Whitecaps, Reading Phillies, Toledo Mud Hens

Memphis Redbirds Home Page
  

Meet the MacPhail Nominees: Toledo Mud Hens


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The Larry
MacPhail Promotional Trophy is awarded annually to the Minor League team that
did the most outstanding promotional work during the recently concluded season.

This year,
11 teams (representing 11 leagues) have been nominated for the trophy, and the
winner will be announced on Dec. 3 at the Baseball Winter Meetings Awards
Luncheon. Over the next several weeks, this fine blog will run interviews with
representatives from the nominated teams, in an effort to shine some
light on their promotional strategies and philosophies.

Today, we speak with JaMay Edwards, Promotions Manager of the International League’s Toledo Mud Hens (Triple-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers). While the Mud Hens fell short of winning a third straight International League title in 2007, they remained one of the top-drawing teams in all of the Minor Leagues. The club drew a franchise-record 590,159 fans, marking the fourth time in the past six seasons that they established a new attendance record.

Prior to this season, had your team ever been nominated for the MacPhail Award? If so, ever won it?

Not the MacPhail Award (We did receive the Bob Freitas Award in 2005).

(The Freitas Award is presented annually by Baseball America, and recognizes outstanding Minor League operations)

In 25 words or less, what is your team’s general promotional strategy?

Our statistical research shows that our fans respond to a family-friendly environment. We create and use promotions with this purpose, adding fun, creativity and originality.


What were some of your biggest promotional successes from this past season? Anything that just didn’t work?

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One of our biggest promotional successes was the introduction of our two new mascots. In order to introduce fans to the new additions to the Toledo Mud Hens mascot family, we created an elaborate scripted plot. We produced several "Weird Watch News Alerts" segments that ran between innings to inform fans of the events leading up to the big debut of the characters. A new "news flash" docu-drama was featured every home stand, starting late April. The segments included graphics and an official correspondent who would report on the UFO sightings, the discovery of giant eggs in the outfield, and then a "live" actual hatching.  The creatures from outer space were finally revealed to fans in June with a smoke-filled entrance, creepy music and a dance routine. Who were they? None other than "Muddiva" and "Muddevious", the brand-new inflatable alter-egos of the Mud Hens’ original mascots, Muddy and Muddonna.

A promotion that was more of a challenge was our kazoo night. The kazoos were ordered and givenImages_2
away at the gates, but no one really used them. We had hoped to encourage fans to "toot" along in our seventh inning stretch for their own renditions of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame". When the time came, unfortunately, the kazoos weren’t as big of a hit as we thought.

What is your favorite sports promotion of all time?

There are too many for me to name, I don’t have just one. Anything that’s original, light-hearted and funny works for me. Some examples would be the Altoona Curve’s "Awful Night", the Detroit Tigers’ "Granderson and Zumaya Cruise to the Caribbean",  and even a simple photo night. I think some of the best promotions are the ones where fans are treated to something special that they normally wouldn’t get to experience at a professional ballpark. My favorite promotions are the ones that the fans are calling or asking about and obviously excited about participating in. Their focus in on something other than the game, and win or lose they’re just thrilled to be there to experience it.

Now it’s time to start planning for 2008. Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for next season?

In promotions the Mud Hens are always looking for ways to outdo ourselves every season! In 2008 we’re going to develop our new and old characters more, making their roles larger than life. Our all-staff brainstorming session turned out several new and original theme night ideas and promotions that should give fans a chance to continue having fun when coming to Mud Hens games.

Links:

Meet the MacPhails: Fort Myers Miracle, Tri-City ValleyCats, Jacksonville Suns, West Michigan Whitecaps, Reading Phillies

Toledo Mud Hens Home Page

Toledo Blade article on Mud Hens’ new mascots
 

Meet the MacPhail Nominees: Reading Phillies

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The Larry
MacPhail Promotional Trophy is awarded annually to the Minor League team that
did the most outstanding promotional work during the recently concluded season.

This year,
11 teams (representing 11 leagues) have been nominated for the trophy, and the
winner will be announced on Dec. 3 at the Baseball Winter Meetings Awards
Luncheon. Over the next several weeks, this fine blog will run interviews with
representatives from the nominated teams, in an effort to shine some
light on their promotional strategies and philosophies.

Today we speak with Scott Hunsicker, the General Manager of the Eastern League’s Reading Phillies (the Double-A Affiliate of the Reading Phillies). The R-Phils drew 466,385 fans this past season, the third-most in the long history of the franchise and the most in the Eastern League. Next week, the team will be unveiling a new logo.

Prior to this season, had your team ever been nominated for the MacPhail Award? If so, ever won it?

The Reading Phillies were nominated last season as well. We have won the Larry MacPhail Award before, in both 1994 and 1999. It’s an honor to be nominated again for the award.

In 25 words or less, what is your team’s general promotional strategy?

Do as much as possible to reach each member of the family and entertain them with whatever they will find fun — all while respecting the game of baseball and putting the game, and the players, on center stage.

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What were some of your biggest promotional successes from this past season? Anything that just didn’t work?

10 Million Strong, our celebration of our 10 millionth fan, was definitely the highlight. We awarded the lucky winner two season tickets and VIP parking for life…The Fans Choice Bobble Head campaign, with all the political ads by the candidates, culminated with the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor winning, as his stature in the community continues to grow and grow. Certainly the Reading Phillies Mascot Band continues to grow in popularity. And the Demolition Derby was the memory of a lifetime.

What is your favorite sports promotion of all time?

As far as at the Reading Phillies: Probably the annual Harley Night, with hundreds of Harleys circlingClassicharleydavidson
the warning track. Or, our original 60s Night when Steve Carlton hit a three-run homer in the first inning wearing a long, flowing blond wig with a tie-dyed jersey completely unbuttoned.

Nationally: The Phillie Phanatic. Everything about him is the best…

Now it’s time to start planning for 2008. Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for next season?

New logos, new look — same good time. Maybe we’ll expand on the Overgrown Bat Boy character — Crazy Hot Dog Vendor needs some more people in his stadium whack-pack.

Links:

Meet the MacPhails: Fort Myers Miracle, Tri-City ValleyCats, Jacksonville Suns, West Michigan Whitecaps

Reading Phillies Home Page
 

Meet the MacPhail Nominees: West Michigan Whitecaps

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MacPhail Promotional Trophy is awarded annually to the Minor League team that
did the most outstanding promotional work during the recently concluded season.

This year,
11 teams (representing 11 leagues) have been nominated for the trophy, and the
winner will be announced on Dec. 3 at the Baseball Winter Meetings Awards
Luncheon. Over the next several weeks, this fine blog will run interviews with
representatives from the nominated teams, in an effort to shine some
light on their promotional strategies and philosophies.

Today, we speak with Brian Oropallo, the Promotions Coordinator of the Midwest League Champion West Michigan Whitecaps (Class A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers).

Prior to this season, had your team ever been nominated for the MacPhail Award? If so, ever won it?

We have won the Midwest League’s Larry MacPhail Award twice before, in 2002 and 1997, but we have never won the national award.

In 25 words or less, what is your team’s general promotional strategy?

We try to provide an exciting atmosphere each night for our fans. We want to entertain those that come to one game or 70 games.

What were some of your biggest promotional successes from this past season? Anything that just didn’t work?

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Success: Thrifty Thursdays provided cheap food and drink for the fans, each night had a theme and after the game we had a party with a band on our deck.

Star Wars Night was awesome. We had special jerseys that we auctioned off for charity and there were about 40 different Star Wars characters roaming the stands thanks to the local Star Wars fan club.

We also did a Fan Vote Bobblehead, which included campaign videos, commercials, and a debate on the first base dugout. Our on-field announcer beat out a former player, a former manager, our mascot, and the team’s owner.

One promotion that worked well outside of a game was our mascot running a 5K to help promote the run and raise money for the YMCA.

The Ty Cobb bobblefoot was a unique bobble giveaway that showed Ty Cobb sliding into the baseBobblefoot
with his cleats up and foot bobbling.

Things that didn’t work: I don’t want to mention any names, but let’s just say that sometimes you can pick the wrong person to be a bobblehead. Also, Neil Diamond Night didn’t go as planned because everyone thought our Neil Diamond was Elvis.

What is your favorite sports promotion of all time?

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Our favorite promotion has to be Eddie Gaedel getting called up and wearing number 1/8. That is only something Bill Veeck could have pulled off and it really started all of the craziness we are allowed to do today.

Now it’s time to start planning for 2008. Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for next season?

Of course, but we don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet. But don’t worry, our sales people will make sure we have our promotional schedule done soon.

Links:

Meet the MacPhails: Jacksonville Suns, Tri-City ValleyCats, Fort Myers Miracle

West Michigan Whitecaps Home Page

 

Meet the MacPhail Nominees: Jacksonville Suns

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The Larry
MacPhail Promotional Trophy is awarded annually to the Minor League team that
did the most outstanding promotional work during the recently concluded season.

This year,
11 teams (representing 11 leagues) have been nominated for the trophy, and the
winner will be announced on Dec. 3 at the Baseball Winter Meetings Awards
Luncheon. Over the next several weeks, this fine blog will run interviews with
representatives from the nominated teams, in an effort to shine some
light on their promotional strategies and philosophies.

Today we speak with Kirk Goodman, the General Manager of the Southern League’s Jacksonville Suns (Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers). In addition to being nominated for the MacPhail Trophy, the Suns are also the Southern League nominee for the John H. Johnson Presidential Trophy (awarded annually to the Minor League team that, basically, is the most excellent of them all).

Prior to this season, had your team ever been nominated for the MacPhail Award? If so, ever won it?

We were nominated a few years ago, but were not selected to win.

In 25 words or less, what is your team’s general promotional strategy?

We want to do things that make sense, entertain our fans, sell more tickets, and help us make a profit. We don’t believe in doing insane promotions simply for the "shock" value. If it doesn’t draw more people, it wasn’t successful.

What were some of your biggest promotional successes from this past season? Anything that just didn’t work?

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Our Jimmy Buffett night is always a big one with a jersey auction and post-game concert. We also did two big Family Faith Nights with big-name Christian acts (Avalon and Mark Schultz) that brought in huge crowds. We have trouble finding anything that works on Monday nights, though we keep  on trying! We also tried to make one of our early season day games focused on high school kids, which was not nearly as successful as the younger schoolkids.

What is your favorite sports promotion of all time?

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I read about one the Frisco RoughRiders did a few years ago where they had a fan win a LASIK surgery but took it a step further. Before the game the patient did an eye test on the Videoboard to show how bad his eyes were, then he was airlifted to the surgery center and the doctor gave periodic updates on the Videoboard. The patient was then flown back after the game and took the eye test again with great results, showing how quick and successful the surgery was and they had a ceremonial stomping of his glasses. Risky, ingenious, and ultimately memorable!

Then, of course, there’s always Disco Demolition Night to mention. Recently, the Portland Beavers’ Bob L. Head Giveaway was brilliant.

Now it’s time to start planning for 2008. Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for next season?

We are kicking around some ideas, but I can’t divulge the secrets just yet…you’ll have to buy a  ticket!

Links: Meet the MacPhails: Fort Myers Miracle, Tri-City ValleyCats
                                                 Jacksonville Suns Home Page

The next edition of "Meet the MacPhails" will appear on Tuesday, when we speak with Brian Oropallo, Promotions Coordinator for the West Michigan Whitecaps.

Meet the MacPhail Nominees: Tri-City ValleyCats

Tcv_5705 The Larry
MacPhail Promotional Trophy is awarded annually to the Minor League team that
did the most outstanding promotional work during the recently concluded season.

This year,
11 teams (representing 11 leagues) have been nominated for the trophy, and the
winner will be announced on Dec. 3 at the Baseball Winter Meetings Awards
Luncheon. Over the next several weeks, this fine blog will run interviews with
representatives from the nominated teams, in an effort to shine some
light on their promotional strategies and philosophies.

Today we
speak with Vic Christopher, the Assistant General Manager of the New
York-Penn League’s Tri-City Valley Cats(Class A Short-Season affiliate
of the Houston Astros). The ValleyCats are coming off of a season in
which they drew a franchise-record 136,809 fans, marking the fourth consecutive season in which they set a new attendance record.

Prior to this season, had your team ever been nominated for the MacPhail Award? If so, ever won it?

No, but having received the nomination in a season with a 27-47 record definitely takes the sting out of a last-place finish.

In 25 words or less, what is your team’s general promotional strategy?

Let’s Party! Our strategy may change nightly, but whether it’s Country Music Night or Halloween in August, the constant theme is one big party with 4,000 of your closest friends.

What were some of your biggest promotional successes from this past season? Anything that just didn’t work?

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Air Guitar Championship Night, where fans brought their own air guitars to the ballpark and showcased their skills on top of the dugouts between innings. Contestants would rock out, jamming to some of the greatest guitar solos of all time trying to win a brand-new electric guitar.

"Spiedie the Chicken" was a new mascot that was an instant hit at the ballpark. As a tie-in to one of the ValleyCats concession items, Lupos Chicken Spiedies Sandwiches, this character is a bright yellow, six foot chicken that speeds around the warning track on a classic Vespa scooter, tossing Chicken Spiedies Sandwiches into the crowd.

Some things just didn’t work, but that can be fun too. The DeerBanana was a combination of aDeerbanana
leftover Christmas in July costume and an old banana suit that was collecting dust. The result still has people scratching their heads. Jonathan Salant from minorleaguebaseball.com called DeerBanana the "worst mascot in the history of baseball", and he may be correct.

What is your favorite sports promotion of all time?

Salsa Meringue Nolan Ryan Country Music Night. That’s what happens when you get two rainouts in a row and you are forced to "combine".

Now it’s time to start planning for 2008. Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for next season?

Nothing is set in stone at this point, but we thought it might be cool to see a Rabbit in a three-piece suit driving a race car.

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Links:

Meet the MacPhails: Fort Myers Miracle

Tri-City ValleyCats Home Page

The next edition of "Meet the MacPhails" will appear on Friday, when we speak with Jacksonville Suns General Manager Kirk Goodman.

Meet the MacPhail Nominees: Fort Myers Miracle

 

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The Larry MacPhail Promotional Trophy is awarded annually to the Minor League team that did the most outstanding promotional work during the recently concluded season.

This year, 11 teams (representing 11 leagues) have been nominated for the trophy, and the winner will be announced on Dec. 3 at the Baseball Winter Meetings Awards Luncheon. Over the next several weeks, this fine blog will run interviews with representatives from each of the 11 nominated teams, in an effort to shine some light on their promotional strategies and philosophies.

Today, we speak with the indefatigable Andrew Seymour, the Assistant General Manager of the Fort Myers Miracle of the Florida State League.

Has your team ever been nominated for the MacPhail Award? If so, ever won it?

Yes. Nominated in 1992, and 1998 through 2002…won the MacPhail in 1992!

In 25 words or less, what is your team’s promotional strategy?

Fun is Good.

Play on a topical event. Create a fun atmosphere.
Captivating, timely press release opens the door.
The rest of the way we deliver with detail and a smile!

Put bodies in seats. Stay current. Stay topical. Do it again.
Fun is Good!

What were some of your biggest promotional successes from this past season? Anything that just didn’t work?

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Biggest success was our "Waffle About Like Billy Donovan Night"MiLB.com’s #1 Promo of the Year, as voted on by fans.

"Ear-resistable FUN with Mike Tyson Ear Night" — 10 years after the famous Tyson-Holyfield chomp. Plastic ear to all entrants; ear-decorating table on site; on-site facial tattoo artist and crispy elephant ears to sink your teeth into. Specials included: Ear and a Beer $3; Ear Tossing contest…PA aired an earful of Tyson’s most famous quotes.

"The World According to Sir Charles" – All things great, comical, and FUN related to Charles Barkley. From racing senior citizens, to dummy tossing and famous quotes — a lite look at HOW NOT to be a ROLE MODEL.

"Don’t Be A Bengal — Be a Good Citizen Night" — All those entering our gates received a gentle slap on the wrist. Those in GOLD SHOES or in Bengal gear were fined on-site. Those with BUNGLES paper bags over their heads were entered into a drawing for tickets to Dec. 30th’s game between Bengals and the Miami Dolphins at Dolphins Stadium. Ocho-Cinco was the call of the day. Local Chad Johnson threw out the first pitch. Takin’ a bite out of the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, we used the nite to promote good citizen and sportsmanship.

What failed to take off:

"Scientology Night" – Where fans paid $5 to get in and $50,000 to get out…The event failed to catch flight…probably because a number of the evening’s attendees were there because they were mostly interested in seeing the Miracle game AND the post-game "Dave Matthews Tribute Band" concert.

What is your favorite sports promotion of all time?

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Duct Tape Night in Tampa Bay — Devil Rays’ promo inspired by Mike Veeck.
Charleston RiverDogs’ "Vasectomy Night" — on Father’s Day. A urologist was a sponsor.

Now it’s time to start planning for 2008. Any tricks up your sleeve for next season?

Ahhhhhh….we’re holding our cards close…we do have tricks on tap! When we draw the curtain back — get ready for some FUN!

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