Tuesday, September 16, 2008

LDSJournal Seat Cushion a Hot Item!

The game between BYU and UCLA was supposed to be a hard-fought contest with hopes of BYU coming out on top. Heck, even if you aren't a BYU fan because you root for Utah, you had to like the MWC rolling up on the Pac-10 this weekend. (Full disclosure: I am a huge USC fan). But, instead, the game was a rout and BYU gave UCLA its worst beating in 75 years.

As you may already know, LDSJournal.com had a booth set up at the pre-game tailgate and was handing out seat cushions. As it turns out, getting your hands on a seat cushion proved to be much more difficult than BYU getting its hand on UCLA's quarterback. We handed 1,000 seat cushions and probably could have passed out another 2,000. We had no idea how much of a success the cushions would be, so we were pleasantly surprised. It was great to meet so many people that were new to LDSJournal.com and we loved getting direct feedback from so many members that decided to stop on by and say hello.

Here are a few photos from the tailgate.



Users came from all over to get their hands on a seat cushion.


Parents loved the free gift for the kids.


Jan, an LDSJournal team member, worked the booth like a champ.


As you can see, even UCLA fans wanted a piece of LDSJournal!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Erika B. wins tickets to a SOLD OUT game!

So, the hottest tickets at BYU for weeks has been the Las Vegas Bowl rematch between BYU and UCLA. If you're a sports fan, you know how exciting last season's bowl game was in Las Vegas. (Not to mention that LDSJournal.com was all over the scoreboard, but I digress.) This year, the game brings a little more intrigue since BYU is highly ranked and it also marks the return of BYU football legend Norm Chow who comes back to Provo, UT as the offensive coordinator for the Bruins.

We're just excited to be going to the game and taking part in the tailgate. We hope everyone stops by our booth and gets a seat cushion. These things are going to go fast, so make sure you come by early.

I also want to congratulate Erika B. from Portland, OR who won the 4 FREE tickets to the game in our BYU Football promotion.

Lastly, LDSJournal.com has an advertisement going out on Monday in BYU's Daily Universe school paper. We think is just hilarious. Let us know what you think! As always, special thanks and recognition go out to Steve Reed who does such a masterful job with our illustrations.