Here are two words that you never thought you’d hear together.
Sports shows haven’t been that successful on the ol’ Bway (except for Good News and those Damn Yankees), especially when compared to other entertainment mediums. The movies do sports oh so well, so we’ve stayed away. (There was a rumor about a Rocky musical, but admit it, just the thought makes you smirk in a Lestat kind of way.)
But there’s a show on Broadway right now that’s getting some athletic attention: Lombardi, which is sponsored by the mammoth machine known as the NFL.
One of my marketing mantras that was taught to me by a smart press rep I’ve worked with is . . . get off the theater pages.
Well, Lombardi managed to do just that recently, with an article in AdAge about the unique partnership between football (which probably has more people watching on a Sunday than going to church) and Broadway.
Since we talked about the challenges of Broadway and sponsorship, I thought you’d be interested in checking it out.
Read it here.
And just imagine what could happen to the Great White Way if this partnership works:
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