2011 promotional schedules are being released at a rapid clip these days, with highlights aplenty.
But few things in this world are as exciting as unprecedented onfield aerial acrobatics, making THIS Lowell Spinners promo an (exceedingly) early "Promo of the Year" frontrunner.
A "Human Home Run" is exactly what you would think it is. Say the Spinners:
The human cannonball, David Smith, Jr., will be shot from a cannon at home plate over the outfield wall following the conclusion of the Spinners game.
"When it comes to human cannonballs, David Smith is the best of the best," said Spinners Vice President Jon Goode. "This is an idea we discussed years ago and he saved it for the Lowell Spinners. Five years in the making, this is going to be a night you will not want to miss."
In a 2 paragraph response (a minimum of 5 sentences for each paragraph), answer the following questions. Promotion means to inform, persuade, or remind your target market about your products. Minor league sports are known for their innovative and "out of the box" promotions. In paragraph # 1, write about your general feelings of teams (minor league or professional) and the game-night promotions that they do. Do you think they work as far as persuading and attracting customers to buy tickets? Why or why not? Be specific with your thoughts.
In paragraph # 2, imagine yourself as a promotional manager for a minor league baseball team. Now that you know a little about what other teams are up to, come up with your own creative promotion. Explain the promotion, provide the details, and what you hope to accomplish with it. Be specific with your thoughts.
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