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We just dropped our October Update on highlighted by our Party in the Back Podcast.  This month we talk with two people bringing their unique talents to events, Drone Pilot Preston Ward and in-game organist Greazy Keyz.

Last month we spoke with Major League Rugby executive Kari Norvell on her process of creating a custom song for the Austin Gilgronis. We have posted a recap that Huddle call, and the full call recordings are archived on Plus for our members.  

In October and November we start to focus on the Best of Awards. Follow the link below to nominate standout game presentation elements or your own work that you want to be recognized.

With the possibility of mask wearing extending into the winter months we reposted our Ugly Holiday Mask spotlight from last year. These can be a great holiday premium addition to your Ugly Sweater Themed promotion.

Plus Military Appreciation ideas, a book review, T-Shirt Launching Best Practices and a full month of great promotions featured at the Water Cooler.  

See the links below or visit our home page. Thank you for your support!

Jon Cudo

October 2021 Party in the Back Podcast
Sky Element Drone Pilot Preston Ward and Charlotte Sports Organist Greazy Keyz join the Party in the Back to talk about their entertaining additions to sports.

Read More: October 2021 Party in the Back Podcast

Recap: Custom Music with Kari Norvell from AG
To connect with their market, frame their sport and differentiate themselves this Major League Rugby team created their own custom song. Kari Norvell explains why and how they did it.

Read More: Recap: Custom Music with Kari Norvell from AG

Best of and Nominations
Since 2001 the Best of Awards have been presented for excellence in game operations and entertainment.  Read the background and make new nominations here.

Nominations are accepted until November 15th. Let us know what caught your eye in 2021. Categories include Best Team Operations, Mascot, Game Promotions, Contest, Introductions, Entertainment Group and Act. Read More: Best of and Nominations

Rally Wear (Yowie, Bammies, Huggle) and Face Masks
Twist it and wear it dozens of different ways including a face mask, bandana, wristband, headband, scarf or scull cap.  Fans love the flexible uses of this rally towel/rally wear. We have added face mask options as well.

Read More: Rally Wear (Yowie, Bammies, Huggle) and Face Masks

Follow Us on Social Media
Follow Us on Twitter:  Highlights from the Water Cooler content, new and topical content alerts and posts related to game operations and entertainment. On Twitter at @gameopsdotcom

Follow Us on Instagram: Post and Reposts of interesting game operations and sports marketing content from Instagram. Find us on Instagram at @gameopsdotcom

PULSE: Military Appreciation
Military Appreciation Nights are a staple promotion for most sports teams. We take the Pulse of this popular promotion with dozens of examples and ideas from across the US.

Read More: PULSE: Military Appreciation

Wolves Can't Fly by Dan Meers
Dan Meers has spend over 25 years as KC Wolf from the Kansas City Chiefs. His biography will entertain and inspire young and old alike.

Read More: Wolves Can't Fly by Dan Meers

T-Shirt Launcher Safety
T-shirt launches can be a safe part of your presentation with consideration to the risks. You can provide entertainment for the Homer Simpsons in your crowd, while minimizing the risks for the Maude Flanders. 

Read More: T-Shirt Launcher Safety

Content Features: The Water Cooler on
“It isn't enough for a promotion to be entertaining or even amusing; it must create conversation. When the fan goes home and talks about what he has seen, he is getting an additional kick out of being able to say he was there. Do not deny him the simple pleasure, especially since he is giving you the invaluable word-of-mouth advertising to add to the newspaper reports.” - Bill Veeck (Hustler's Handbook)

Water Cooler Moments are those that create conversation. Mascot skit, theme night, giveaway or wacky contest. We seek them out and serve them up on DAILY Monday through Friday.

Giving Away the Milk for Free
Tell the fans what they missed. Show them the magic you made.

A One, A Two, a Tree! - More Conor McGregor
Take Conor McGregor out to the Ball Game, and you never know what will happen next.

Beer Me US Open
Chugging Beers isn't just for beefy NFL offensive linemen anymore....

Deaf "Awareness" Upgrade by the Red Wings
Red Wings upgrade Deaf Awareness with a naming tweak and several thoughtful inclusions. Plus
We have added a tool designed to help us all get better...together.

Introducing the Plus:

  • Weekly calls to engage, learn and spark ideas featuring industry leaders,
  • Including polls, prompts and question to bring you into a conversation,
  • A connection with others in the game operations and entertain world, and
  • Networking opportunities and more!
Our weekly Huddle calls feature a guided conversation with an industry leaders. Guests like the Kraken's Jonny Greco, Barry Anderson from Chicago Mascots, Blazers' Game Director Todd Bosma, Greg Monaco from Fearless Brands, Boxxed Up's Colleen Flynn, Milwaukee Admiral's Heather Wojciechowski and Pistons’ Game Director Claire Czerniuk have shared their successes already and we have more leaders each month.

"I loved that huddle. It was really insightful and provided a fresh perspective on providing other forms of fan engagements outside of the arena or stadium." - Kari Norvell (Austin Gilgronis/MLR)

"Thanks for the invite! Definitely gave me even more confidence in my mascot abilities." - Ava Buric (Daytona Tortugas)

We are connecting sports and professionals in a spectrum of roles. Our first ten Huddle calls included professionals from MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, WWE, MILB, MLR, NCAA, ECHL, AHL, the G League and MLS.. From Vice Presidents to Mascots, and we are just getting started. Plus has a membership rate of $24.99/month with an annual discount option. With Paid Membership you will have access to TWO additional Free Memberships for two others at your team.  For example, if you are a game director and join, we will send you a link so two additional staff on your team can join the network with full benefits for FREE for the duration of your paid membership. Click here to join Plus. We currently are offering a FREE 1 month trial so you can see what the new Mighty Network is all about.

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