Idea for publicity for Red Bulls.

Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls: Supporters Clubs' started by G Enriquez, May 2, 2010.

  1. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member

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    I come in Peace.;-) You all live in the media capitol of the world. I was
    thinking that a good way to promote the Red Bulls/ESC/GSS would be to
    send some fan's over to Manhatten during the broadcast of any of the morning shows that air every morning. You all can wear your Red Bull replicas
    and stand in front of the windows of shows like NBC Today Show,CBS This
    Morning,etc. It would help promote your club/supporter groups.

    If you ever watch these morning shows,people stand in front of these
    windows with signs. It would help promote the Red Bulls to a wider
    audience.


  2. Gutch220

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    I think the best ways to get mainstream media exposure in the area would be to somehow....
    -get on the backpages of the newspapers (for good reasons)
    -have people who actually know what they're talking about get time on sportstalk radio.

    Both of these things are hard to do since since you have Yankees/Mets/playoffs going on right now.
    Ironically, great exposure in the future will rely on old fashioned methods such as newspaper & radio.

    Then again, paid TV spots on local networks would obviously go a long way.
  3. G Enriquez

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    I agree with your points. But,i believe my suggestions would help as well.
  4. JBigjake

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    We don't watch these shows.
    People standing in front of those windows are out-of-towners trying to impress the folks back home with "Look at me! I'm on TV"!
    We need to attract real soccer fans, not people who would somehow decide to attend a game based on seeing people waving signs outside a TV studio.
    How the Rowdies doin'?


  5. nymetrobulls

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    The "every cathedral needs a choir" video they show before games should be a commercial.
  6. G Enriquez

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    I believe it would help your club become more of a household name. Any
    publicity would help IMO. What do you have to lose? It could only help
    the team.

    The Rowdies are 1-1-1. We tied Miami FC last night 1-1. Our first home
    game is May 8th against the Austin Aztex. Thanks for asking
  7. FiveRowsBack

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    Doing the morning shows couldn't hurt.
    Might get some parents interested in bringing their kids.

    Heck, put Mike Woods in a Red Bulls scarf and you'll get some local attention!
  8. G Enriquez

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    How can it hurt? It would only help your team.
  9. FiveRowsBack

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    Uh, that's exactly what I said. It COULDN'T hurt.
  10. G Enriquez

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    I know you agreed with me. I was just thinking out loud.

    It would expose the Red Bull's to a wider audience. If the Garden State
    Supporters were to send 7-10 fan's with their jersey's on and wearing
    their scarves to do the morning show curcuit, a lot of people would see
    the team's jersey's.
  11. Gutch220

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    targeting sports fans is better than soccer moms in my opinion. And soccer moms watch those shows. but it's free publicity so go for it. I think it would be funny.
    You would have to out-jackass the other people though. May I suggest getting a large overcoat and sitting on somebodies shoulders so it looks like you are 9 feet tall. But how would random people know it's for a local soccer team, and not two drunk guys from nebraska?

    Getting a large flat (about 50'x30') and flying it from the empire state building would get on the news, but somebody's getting arrested.

    We could get about 200 large banners, and collectively hang them from overpasses all over NJ at the same time. No?

    I'm willing to do almost anything short of commiting a felony to support my team. Going to games, buying tickets for other people, buying merchandise, etc, is the least I can do but I don't want to do the "least".
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    Been there, done that - the great MPF campaign of 2003. They even showed up at various metro area tv and radio stations with doughnuts. I remember Artie Lange mumbling something about not having an idea where the they came from when Howard asked him about the doughnuts he was shoveling away.
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    Perhaps more men, as well!
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    Lots of double takes on that front. I mean COME ON!
    Is that a red card in his briefs or is he just happy to see me????
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    Targeting soccer moms will get people to bring their kids to maybe one or two games a season. As said before, the key to getting a longterm following is by getting hardcore sports fans to the stadium who will actually be loud and make it seem like a good time.

    People in the NY area know plenty well who the Red Bulls are, but even many of the soccer fans don't think its worth going out to the stadium.
  19. G Enriquez

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    If that's the case,they're poseurs not real soccer fans.
    Screw them!
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    I'm sorry but I've taken people to (2) games now (including Saturday's game), bought merchandise for others, and have talked to anyone I know who likes soccer about the seats, how the stadium is so nice, how easy it is to get there, what you could do before/after the game, and all about the team, etc...

    but if they play like they did on Saturday, why would anyone go to watch that?

    This team has to do their own marketing. Play with some quality, bring in players, win something!..& people will come.
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    the team have to win games to bring more people ... i `m new to ny red bull but last Saturday i saw game vs juventus and feel in love with the team .... 100 % i will go back to the stadium !!!
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    Red Bull should hire the office interns plus a few of their college friends, put them in Red Bull facepaint and jerseys and then have them go through midtown, running aimlessly while screaming, chanting "we are the red bulls, mighty mighty red bulls" really loud in the street, and suddenly freeze in place while getting in the way of pedestrian traffic...
  24. kokoplus10

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    They should affiliate themselves with the various pickup and beer leagues in and around NYC.

    zogsports, nycoedsoccer, and urbansoccer would be a good start.

    This is a great target fanbase as it is mostly 20-30's with disposable income.

    All they'd have to do is show up to the season kickoffs, throw around a few free tickets. Another good idea would be to offer free tickets to the team that wins their division.

    In the case of zogsorts they'd be affiliating themselves with a charity league so that would have benefits as well.
  25. PaulieMM

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    Associations with things that people use every day always help to promote a team or sport. Scratch offs would help. Nothing like the lottery to bring interest lol.

    Red bull coffee cups?:whistling:? Even though coffee is basically Red Bull's enemy lol

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