Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Maybe it’s because I’m a dedicated Portland Timbers fan. Maybe it’s because soccer is like crack for me. Whatever the reason, I sure do like Timbers videos. And this newest one is super awesome. It’s inspiring and makes me wish I was at a Timbers game right now. They’re calling it “Timbers Anthem” and it showcases match day from the perspectives of fans, Darlington Nagbe, and others.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I love me some Timbers marketing. Especially the awesome John Spencer commercial for Alaskan Airlines. And the Portland Timbers are currently running a series called Off Pitch with Hermes, a collection of interviews and funny bits with ex-Timbers-Army “Capital” Hermes. The series is a little strange, as is Hermes. But it’s entertaining if you’re a Timbers fan.
This particular episode, however, is less silly and more serious (save for the awesome “commercial” in the middle). It explores the origin of why the entire stadium sings the song You Are My Sunshine in the 80th minute of every game.
Apparently another ex-Timbers-Army leader, Timber Jim, was grieving over the loss of his daughter, Hannah, and decided to sing the song which was her favorite. Then at that moment the Timbers scored a goal. And now it’s tradition. What an amazing story.
Monday, March 19, 2012
This Alaskan Airlines commercial is spectacular. I literally laughed out loud (that’s “LOL” for the kids out there) at John Spencer bossing around air passengers with his Scottish brogue. Speaking of which, following are a couple translations for you in case you’re as confused by heavy Scottish accents as Siri…
- Haggis traps: slang for mouths (obviously) originating from traditional Scottish, sheep-organ sausage.
- Right prat: simply an idiot.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Portland Timbers are a soccer force to be reckoned with this year, especially with the arrival of Scottish Premier League’s all-time scoring leader Kris Boyd. And off the pitch they are equally powerful with unique marketing and promotional ventures.
While this video isn’t a Timbers marketing venture, it does serve the purpose of getting Portland soccer fans fired up. This is the pre-game video played at JELD-WEN Field just before the team hits the pitch. It’s an electrifying opener and I especially love the slow-motion clips of Timber Joey.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This Portlandia trailer is blissfully awesome because:
- I am a Portland Timbers fan
- I live in Portland
- I am a creative professional with years of experience with clients
- I said so