EnergyMind are a new charity focused on mental health within the energy sector. Their focus is exposure and awareness. Together we created the EnergyMind Third Dugout, where fans get to experience the game whilst sat pitch side in the EnergyMind Dugout. Within a month the Third Dugout was sold out and we now have a waiting list for next season of over 60 group bookings. EnergyMind’s social media followers have grown rapidly, which has been supported by the club’s messaging around competition/ fan giveaways and key messaging from EnergyMind.
We then looked at how we could add even more value to the EnergyMind Third Dugout and secured a partnership with Papa John’s UK, who became the Official Pizza Supplier. At half time every home game, the Papa Johns delivery bike arrives at the Breyer Group stadium and rides across the front of the GI Print stand to deliver 8 sizzling hot pizzas to our guests in the dugout.
Papa Johns UK wanted to be part of something new and different and as soon as they heard about this initiative they quickly signed up and joined the O’s family. One particular video captured during our home fixture against Newport County went viral across the internet with over 1.2 million views and also received coverage across a wide selection of news channels.
This idea originated from our Media Team whose original intention was “a small FIFA tournament whilst there are no fixtures being played”.
Within 24 hours of launch, our QUARAN-TEAM tournament had reached all four corners of the world and we are still only in the early rounds of the competition now.
For more information, or to make an enquiry, please email Josh Stephens, Head of Commercial at [email protected].