Flying Point Media Wins 2009 SAMMY Award for NY Yankees Campaign

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Flying Point Media was awarded the 2009 SAMMY Award in the Social Direct Response Campaign category for its recent work with the New York Yankees. Leveraging many digital strategies including harnessing social media, Flying Point Media successfully marketed Yankees Premium season tickets online during the greatest period of economic uncertainty since the Great Depression.

We had to respond to the changing economic environment, so we focused our campaign towards the places online where we identified engaging discussions about the Yankees offering.

Flying Point Media, a leading interactive marketing agency, was awarded the 2009 SAMMY Award in the Social Direct Response Campaign category for its recent work with the New York Yankees. Flying Point Media undertook the specific task of marketing Yankees Premium season tickets online and leveraged many digital strategies including harnessing social media.

Despite the fanfare surrounding the highly anticipated new Yankee Stadium, selling high-end season ticket packages during the greatest period of economic uncertainty since the Great Depression posed quite a challenge. "Selling a premium product in such a hostile economic climate was a difficult task," says Alan Pearlstein, CEO and Founder of Flying Point Media. "We had to respond to the changing economic environment, so we focused our campaign towards the places online where we identified engaging discussions about the Yankees offering."

In addition, the highly targeted direct response campaign featured videos and animated images related to Yankees tradition. The ads were placed on leading online publications in the months leading up to the Opening Day in April 2009. By the Opening Day, the Yankees organization sold out nearly all of its Yankees Premium season tickets. All parties involved considered the online advertising campaign a sweeping success.

"What's good for the Yankees is good for the City," says Pearlstein. "We're glad we could help."

About Flying Point Media
Flying Point Media is a full-service interactive agency specializing in Digital Media Planning & Buying, Social Media Management, Search Engine Marketing & Optimization, Creative Services and Web Development.Flying Point Media is a Top 100 Interactive Agency and the 18th largest Search Marketing Agency as ranked by Advertising Age.

About SAMMY Awards
The SAMMY Awards honors overall excellence and breakthrough achievement in Social Advertising, Media and Marketing. The SAMMY's are presented by DM2, the publishers of digiday:DAILY and the hosts of digiday:SOCIAL, the organization includes hundreds of leading social media and marketing experts, journalists, insiders, marketers, publishers, and social technology visionaries. For more information about the SAMMY Awards, visit http://www.sammyawards.com/.

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