The Mavericks' Great Baby Race of 2009

Are you looking for new ways to leverage cpg companies and non-traditional partners? Are you looking to create game entertainment that caters to all fans in attendance?

The Dallas Mavericks recently teamed up with retail partner Academy Sports + Outdoors to feature an All-Star baby race during the 3rd quarter of a recent home game that turned out to be a huge hit with fans. The contest pinned four (4) babies sporting Dallas Mavericks gear racing (slowly) across a mat in front of thousands of the team's supporters.

The Mavericks did a tremendous job executing the promotion by leveraging the PA announcer to drive fan excitement and featured some great camera angles of the action on the video board.

The All-Star baby race served as a great way for Academy Sports + Outdoors to distinguish the fact that it is the Official Headquarters for the Dallas Mavericks for all fans (men, women, kids, babies, etc.). The collaborating parties could bring the promotion to life slightly more by assigning sections to each of the four babies (with the winning baby's section receiving $5 gift cards while all other participating sections receiving a discount at purchase). Nonetheless, Mavericks fans in attendance won't forget the baby race (and Academy Spots + Outdoors) the next time they are shopping for their kids!

Check out the Mavericks' classic All-Star baby race below: 

Consider Branding that Moves Consumers...

Is your organization looking for new ways to drive awareness in the local marketplace? Are you looking for ways to leverage modes of transportation to promote an upcoming event?

To drive awareness for the 2009 NBA All-Star festivities taking place in Phoenix, AZ, the National Basketball Assocation (NBA) teamed up with bluemedia and league sponsor Hewlett Packard to wrap two (2) METRO light rail trains in the Phoenix marketplace. The NBA called on bluemedia to print the images of six (6) 2009 NBA All-Stars on the light rail trains using HP digital printing technology.

The final product made a huge splash in the community and generated plenty of media impressions. Check out the full production process below: