Idea of the Day: M.C. Hammer's Spinning Bobblehead

The Oakland Athletics recently hosted an M.C. Hammer Bobblehead Night that generated a significant amount of awareness for the club's "80's Weekend" at the ballpark. The A's celebrated Hammer's duties as a team clubhouse assistant from 1973-1980 by distributing a replica bobblehead that actually spins - a simple, yet brilliant idea!

Check out the bobblehead below:

The Padres Generate Buzz with Star Wars Promotion

The San Diego Padres are teaming up with Lucas Films this Friday, September 24th to host a truly memorable night at the ballpark for San Diego Padres fans that are Star Wars enthusiasts and many more. The team is hosting Star Wars: The Clone Wars night at the game and will be offering plenty of entertainment for fans to enjoy, including:

  • A sleepover for 1,000 fans following the game
  • A special screening of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  • A special appearance by Ashley Eckstein, who plays Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Appearances by Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and stormtroopers
  • A unique Padres and Star Wars themed gift
  • A night under the stars at Petco Park
  • Photo opportunities
  • Star Wars trivia
  • Special giveaways
  • Breakfast on Saturday morning
  • Thousands of fans in costumes (note: masks and lightsabers will not be permitted)
  • The Upper Reserved section at Petco Park will be transformed into an intergalactic experience

The event will bring Padres and Star Wars junkies together under the lights at Petco Park for a night of great entertainment. Fans interested in attending can purchase tickets online for the special night, which includes a sleepover here:

The 100 Hottest Promotional Items in Sports...

Are you looking for new ideas for promotional giveaways? Are you looking to track the hottest promotional items in the sports marketplace?

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Check out Partnership Activation's "100 Hottest Promotional Items in Sports".