Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Lack of Chicago Advertising Reaches New Low

For years since Guenther became AD, Illinois has failed to properly advertise its athletic department in the Chicago media. It's like the DIA only focuses on people who live within a 1 hour drive of Champaign-Urbana. Um, hey, Chicagoland is only the biggest market in the state, not to mention one of the biggest markets in the country....

Well people, today Illinois has reached a new low. It hardly advertised the upcoming football season in Champaign (Guenther's brilliant decision to play only 1 of the first 4 games in Champaign might be a factor) and I doubt it will do much advertising of men's basketball (yeah we are gonna be bad, but hey, that game at the United Center is marketing).

iowa (yes, freaking iowa) has an ad in today's Chicago Tribune hyping its game at Soldier Field. I can't even recall the last ad in a Chicago newspaper for Illinois football.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Technically, Iowa did not really need to advertise the game, since they managed to sell it out a few months ago. They probably just put that ad in there because the athletic department is so flush with cash from all of the "donations" that the fans make in order to buy season FB tickets that they have to spend it or else the school will take it away next year.

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, do you look like a dumb-ass now. Your site is obsolete as of Monday's ranking.

11:48 AM  

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