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If I were Ray Tanner and I wanted to put together the best marketing ploy I could for our University, I think it is time to go out and start the Clowney 4 Heisman campaign. I think the memorable one was the Joey "Heisman" billboard that Oregon put up in Time Square.
This isn't just about putting together a Heisman campaign, it is about turning our program into a national brand. Oregon has managed to do that over the years and there is no reason we couldn't do the same. Putting billboards up in major cities with Clowney on them and a catchy tag line (i.e. "No Joking Matter" or "Let Him Eat") is as much an advertisement for the University as it is for Clowney.
Prior to Joey Harrington being put in Time Square, Oregon was a mid-level program. They obviously have a huge benefactor that finances a lot of their projects, but the first step has always got to be getting your program on the minds of recruits who you normally would not have a shot with. I think the expense is worth the money.
I'd like to see some major market billboards Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, maybe Dallas.
I wonder what kind of campaign we could do for middle america.
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Also the national college media gets bored easily and seems to share a collective brain so good chance you could get some consensus out of them to do something different if clowney shows out early.
But yes, good branding, exposure, etc if clowney delivers.
the internet and ESPN are the "billboards" of America now.
Okay guys, get on the horn with ray and make it happen.
I'm sure this will handled by people a lot more qualified than us. There is one more "push" left in college football then 9 months of very little activity. I doubt a full advertising campaign is sustainable over the full off-season. Youtube is our friend and Justin King is the man. Needs to be full career highlights though. Fans can help by linking the videos through social media. I suspect the university's commercials during games will feature a clip or two of Clowney as well.
I think its fine to expect a campaign but the details should be left up to the professionals.
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