NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and his partner Nicole Bradley created the 8NINE Agency to give athletes the proper guidance on how to lead their careers and establish their outside interests as well. The 8Nine Agency selected Walk Design to help them design and launch a website that allow them to house all of there social media endeavor’s as well as give them a strong presence online to continue growing as a new company. This website is phase one of their online plan and so far the feedback has been terrific.
The Jake Peavy Foundation which is a charity created by Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy chose Walk Design for their new logo identity. The final concept has been accepted and approved. The idea was to do something simple and clean so that it could be appropriate for various charity uses but also have a fun baseball theme. Jake himself was very happy with the final product and so were we. Take a look at it and let us know what you think!
What a great day yesterday was. Going to Scottsdale to be a part of Strikeouts for Troops annual spring training ceremony was something I wanted to be apart of for years but always had to settle for just posting the photos and admiring the brave souls that finaly get some well deserved recognition from afar. This year however I finally made some time to attend and it was worth every minute of it. Getting to see the troops up front and personal and hear their stories really was amazing. Also seeing Barry Zito, Jake Peavy and Matt Cain spend time with them and give them the proper amount of respect was outstanding as well. Each player seemed more impressed with the troops then the troops were with them.
Having worked with Barry on this charity for so long I always thought it was great to see how much time and resources he devotes to making sure they can pick up the check for so many of these soldiers who can’t pay for their medical expenses. But being there in person when there were no cameras rolling and seeing them hang out with each soldier and talk about their experiences in war was truly gratifying to see that this charity is not just another tax write off. It really comes from a great place and it is an honor to be involved with it.
We are very excited to welcome Millon Lacrosse Camps into the Walk design family as they have decided to select us as their new digital media partner. The project will consist of us creating a brand new marketing and online approach for the camp as they strive to continue their position as the #1 lacrosse camp in the world.
The new site is really going to take advantage of the latest social media platforms to reach their target audience of campers as well as their parents. Also their will be a strong emphasis on implementing some other third party applications that will make the brand more engaging and increase the camp experience. Keep your eye peeled for updates as we move towards the camps busy upcoming season!
With Orlando Hudsons free agent signing with the Minnesota Twins for the 2010 season came an immediate need to change his website over from his previous Los Angeles Dodgers look and feel. This has been the third or forth time that we had a player that has switched teams and has needed a very quick site redesign to capitalize on the energy and passion of his new fan base.
What makes it really challenging is the player never knows about the change until the last minute whether it is a trade or an off season free agent move. You might have some idea of where they may go, but if you try and guess so you will be prepared it always seems like they never end up with the team you prepared for (as a matter of fact I have yet to guess right). The other big issue is that it just won’t feel right to switch the player site over to the new team colors and use photos from the previous team, so you really have to act quickly to comp up a photo and make it look like they are wearing the new team uniform.
For the first time, Roy Oswalt of the Houston Astros has a website to call his very own. After a good deal of collaboration with Roy himself, we were able to launch Roy’s site with a full compliment of features that will let Roy connect to his fans better. The site utilizes Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and a full shopping section with custom apparel to make it the only place for Roy’s fans to truly keep intouch with their favorite star.