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Marketing to Sports Fans

Marketing to Sports Fans

Those of us at Wheelhouse Creative aren’t just marketing/advertising experts, but, like many of you, sports fans as well. And if you’re a business in the Wheeling, West Virginia, area, this is a time when the two intersect.

As you may know, this coming Saturday will be a special day for six high school football teams in the Mountain State. The reason: They will realize their goal, their dream, to reach next weekend’s Super Six. That’s an opportunity for the schools and players to ultimately win a state title. Yet it’s also an opportunity for businesses to use the swift, nimble Wheelhouse Creative to reach potential customers.

Yes, each player, coach and cheerleader will have much of their itineraries laid out by the Super Six committee and school administrators. Yet friends and families will start scrambling to make hotel reservations. They’ll be wanting suggestions, ideas, in regard to local restaurants and hot spots.

Will your business pop into their minds?

Do you know how to reach fans in, say, Fairmont, Doddridge County or Martinsburg?

We do.

We know how to digitally target those customers, those fans of high school football to make sure they know you’re there. Make sure you’re there when they search “What is the best restaurant in Wheeling, WV?” Would you like them to see your business on Facebook when they log on during the championship week? We’ll make sure that happens. It’s what we do.

It’s an opportunity for the teams. And it’s an opportunity for local businesses.

Give us a call at 304-905-6005. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

It’s not just what you watch. It’s also where.

It’s not just what you watch. It’s also where.

There’s a revolution happening right before our eyes. And it’s almost science fiction-like. Actually, not too many years ago, it was science fiction. The fact that we can consistently, successfully, and frequently watch high quality, engaging and useful video on our phones or other mobile devices has changed everything — from how we learn, how… Continue Reading

My Favorite Movie Poster Designs

My Favorite Movie Poster Designs

  Before my time as a graphic designer, I owned and operated a video rental store in my hometown. For nearly a decade throughout the 1990s, I was surrounded by thousands of movie posters and video box covers. A few weeks ago, my son who spent much of his young life in the store, sent… Continue Reading

Before We Can Build Your Website

Before We Can Build Your Website

In today’s digital world, your online presence is more important than ever. Having a fully-functional, professional website can make a huge difference between an average business and a highly successful one. We know creating a website can be daunting, but here at Wheelhouse Creative we take the guesswork out for you. Let us handle all… Continue Reading

Movie Making is in My Blood

Movie Making is in My Blood

As far back as I can remember, my brother and I have loved going to the movies. There’s something about the big screen that makes life seem so much bigger, brighter and better. Some people get chills from reading a thriller. For me, it’s all about seeing it on the screen. I love a great… Continue Reading

The Creative Difference

The Creative Difference

People often say to creative people they wish they were more creative themselves. They tell designers they used to draw but gave it up because they didn’t have enough time. They tell writers they’ve always wanted to write a novel — the idea is already in their head! — but they lack the talent to… Continue Reading

The Care and Feeding of your Designer

The Care and Feeding of your Designer

What does a designer need to survive in an agency? We really don’t need much, really — maybe some snacks, a non-regimented workspace. But we do need direction. No, not the north-south type of direction, although, OK, at times we need that as well. But I’ve been asked many times to create billboards. Industry code… Continue Reading

He Who Plants Oaks

He Who Plants Oaks

They say he who plants an oak tree does so knowing the shade provided will be for a future generation. Though this may be true, the growing oak provides plenty of benefits for the here and now. Watching something so frail and tender as a young oak grow, knowing that one day it will be… Continue Reading

How Well Do You Know Your Friends? Facebook Knows Them Better

How Well Do You Know Your Friends? Facebook Knows Them Better

Have you ever been out at a restaurant and seen someone from across the room for the first time in your life, and the next day the same person is suggested as “People You May Know” on Facebook? This isn’t by some coincidence or divine intervention. Facebook has a very in-depth (and somewhat creepy) algorithm… Continue Reading

Branding You

Branding You

After many months, weeks and days of planning, I finally tied the knot! One thing that I had been looking forward to was my new last name. While I have received the compliment (from more than one person) that the name Olivia Morgan sounds like a movie star name, I can’t even begin count the… Continue Reading

You Get What You Pay For

You Get What You Pay For

You get what you pay for. We all know that, but sometimes the deal seems too good to be true. So, you take a chance. This goes for just about everything in life. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is. The advertising world isn’t immune to these fly by nights and… Continue Reading

Wheelhouse Creative Adds Veteran Reporter to Talented Team

Wheelhouse Creative Adds Veteran Reporter to Talented Team

Wheeling, W. Va. – Wheelhouse Creative announces the addition of award-winning journalist Mitch Vingle to its talented team of creative professionals. Vingle brings over 38 years of writing experience to the team. Whether as a beat writer for WVU sports, a sports editor of the Morgantown Dominion Post and Charleston Gazette or award-winning columnist, his… Continue Reading

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