Brewers Marketing Department Sells Everything But The Break Room Sink

We have discussed before that Wisconsinites love gimmicks. To get them off their couches or out of the bars to the actual game, it usually takes some shtick or free swag. And the Milwaukee Brewers Marketing Department outdid themselves for this 2011 season.

Photo Courtesy of The NY Times 2007

With the addition of Zack Greinke this off-season, the Brewers season ticket sales didn’t really need any boosting by adding 1500 new season ticket holders only 3 days after the acquisition. But that didn’t stop the marketing department to pull out all the stops (well, they could have brought back the Beer Chalet too but we will let that slide for now).

Every person who purchases full season tickets or a 20-game pack will be entered into the Fantastic 40 drawing. What is the Fantastic 40 drawing you may ask. Well, it’s one of the greatest marketing campaigns since the infomercial “Buy One, Get One Free” gimmick. Heck, this even rivals the Kia Motors “Buy a Sedona mini-van, Get a Kia Rio for free” promotion in the early 2000’s.

The Milwaukee Brewers will have 1 drawing a day for 40 days starting on January 17 and ending on February 25. But, these aren’t ordinary prizes. These prizes entice all baseball fans. I’m even considering buying season tickets and I’m over a 500 mile round trip away from Miller Park. I wouldn’t be surprised to see “disappointed with the off-season” Cubs fans buying season Brewer tickets for these prizes. For a full list of all 40 prizes click this link.

My personal favorites include:

  • A years supply of Klement’s sausage delivered by the racing sausages (I would try to put the 8ft polish sausage in the freezer as well).
  • Your photo on every season ticket holder’s ticket for one game (I can just picture my sh*t eating grin on everyone’s tickets).
  • Slide down Bernie Brewer’s slide (Grant, you can legally try to slide down Bernie’s slide this time).
  • Be a member on the Brewers team at the 2011 MLB Draft (For crying out loud, don’t draft that overweight first basemen, he’s a vegan).
  • Run in the sausage race (I wonder if I could run as a new mascot, the cocktail weenie).
  • Play video games on the scoreboard (I wonder what DK Mode in Bond looks like on a jumbo screen).
  • Tickets to the Wrigley Rooftops to watch a Brewers/Cubs game (perfect seats to piss on piss off unsuspecting Cubs fans).
  • Sign a major league contract for a day complete with full uniform (I wonder if you get a 1 game payout equivalent to 1 game of Cliff Lee’s new salary).

Seriously, this promotion is pure marketing genius. A fist bump to Yahoo’s Big League Stew for breaking this story for me. They added a few other ideas for promotions the Brewers may have missed out on, but I have a few to add to the list.

If anyone from the Brewers’ Marketing Department sees these ideas, I expect 90% of the profit from any used; and there are many more ideas from where those came so just contact my agent Scott Boras.

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3 Responses
  1. CJ Pruitt says:

    Also, I can’t really think of what I would do with the sausage for a year. All those vegetarian reciepes with sausage…

  2. CJ Pruitt says:

    Love all the prizes. Okay, not all. Why would I want to take a tour of the roof control room?