Yesterday, after a long day of searching, testing and selling promotional products, I went to a Long Island Ducks baseball game. It was a beautiful evening for a ball game, and with ex-Mets Armando Benitez and Timo Perez on the team I was excited. We got there a little before the first pitch and almost immediately the wave of promotional summer giveaways hit me. It started at the front gate, where we were handed a promotional Bud Harrelson (for those who don't know, he is an ex met and current owner of the Ducks) bobble head. Next was a promotion spin wheel of items donated from local companies to bring interested fans to their establishments. On to the concessions where local breweries sold their beer with promotional cups and t-shirts. Ok, now the advertising has to be over right? WRONG! Even in the restroom, there were promotional hand towels for port-a-potty companies!
Finally at the seats, the entire outfield wall looks like something out of the movie Major League. Every space of wall is covered in advertisements. In-between every half inning is a sponsored game or giveaway! Even the mascot Quackerjack participates in these events and interacts with the crowd (my brother, girlfriend and I might of taken a picture with him, see below). Even though the ducks lost, all in all it was a great night, and gave me even more appreciation for what promotional products can do for your company.