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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2778 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

Announced this morning at PDX, though the rumors have been out for a few days. Alaska Airlines will be the official airline of the Portland Timbers and their logo will appear on the jersey of the Timbers when they move up to MLS next season. More details here: http://www.portlandmls2011.com/2010/...ficial-mls-jersey-sponsor-airline/

Thoughts? I so hope there's a logo jet in the works. An axe would look mighty good on the tail of a 737.


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User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3391 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

Quoting Alias1024 (Thread starter):
An axe would look mighty good on the tail of a 737.

Yes it would, but I still can't get over a SEA based company sponsoring the Timbers.

(To everyone else: Yeah, I know AS is big in PDX, etc.).

[Edited 2010-09-02 10:57:30]


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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 1):
Yes it would, but I still can't get over a SEA based company sponsoring the Timbers.

Or a now-ORD based airline sponsoring the Houston Dynamo (Which I already have next years season tix for!!, YAY!). Seriously though, this is awesome news for the Timbers, and I wish them luck!



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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 1):
Yes it would, but I still can't get over a SEA based company sponsoring the Timbers.

At first it rubbed me the wrong way too. It's too bad there weren't many options for a Portland based company. Now, my thinking is that if a Seattle headquartered company wants to give the Timbers money so they can spend it on players to beat the Sounders, then I'm all for it. Someone needs to shut up Drew Carey and that insufferable marching band of his.



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User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3391 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 3):
Someone needs to shut up Drew Carey and that insufferable marching band of his.

YES.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that one way to get me to come around would be to paint one in full PTFC colors, and have it rotate in/out of SEA all day long, preferably using an approach that takes it low over the city.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 1):
Yes it would, but I still can't get over a SEA based company sponsoring the Timbers.

Same here. I don't get it. They'll sponsor the Timbers but not the Seattle Sounders (or do they?) makes no sense. It would have made sense to have QX sponsor the Timbers.



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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 4):
Oh, and I forgot to mention that one way to get me to come around would be to paint one in full PTFC colors, and have it rotate in/out of SEA all day long, preferably using an approach that takes it low over the city.

  



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User currently offlineCGKings317 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 306 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2463 times:
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Quoting nwaesc (Reply 4):
preferably using an approach that takes it low over the city.

... during a Timbers v. Sounders game -- even better! 

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User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 5):
Same here. I don't get it. They'll sponsor the Timbers but not the Seattle Sounders (or do they?) makes no sense. It would have made sense to have QX sponsor the Timbers.

Did you know that Etihad sponsors Manchester City, Emirates sponsors both AC Milan and Arsenal?

AS sponsoring a PDX team is more logical then the above.


p.s. I think this should be in Non-Av

[Edited 2010-09-02 12:30:26]

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 8):
Did you know that Etihad sponsors Manchester City, Emirates sponsors both AC Milan and Arsenal?

TBVH, I really don't care about what Etihad does. Only what AS/QX does as Washington State is my home state.



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User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4070 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2363 times:
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Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 5):
Same here. I don't get it. They'll sponsor the Timbers but not the Seattle Sounders

Maybe AS was late to the party, or maybe AS tried but was beaten to the punch by another local company. The Sounders' jersey sponsor is none other than Microsoft... The Sounders have quite a few high profile sponsors already, maybe AS thought they'd get more attention by being (so far) Portland's biggest...

Besides, not every team can be like FC Dallas and have the hometown airline as sponsor (AA), play in the stadium named after the hometown pizza chain (Pizza Hut) where drinks are provided by the hometown beverage company (Dr. Pepper) and the electricity is supplied by the hometown distributor (First Choice), medical needs are attended to by the hometown hospital chain (Baylor), etc... I could go on all day.



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User currently offlineYXXMIKE From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 10):
Maybe AS was late to the party, or maybe AS tried but was beaten to the punch by another local company. The Sounders' jersey sponsor is none other than Microsoft... The Sounders have quite a few high profile sponsors already, maybe AS thought they'd get more attention by being (so far) Portland's biggest...

First off, Go Whitecaps! I'm really excited about going down to SEA & PDX for the big games. I think the MLS made the right choice by creating great local rivalries. Hopefully AS can come up with a supporters package for some of these games, would be a great idea.

But yeah AS probably had a lot of competition from MS for the sounders, and they probably weren't willing to pay with MS did, after all they are just an airline and not a billion dollar software company. I'm not too familiar with the Portland area but what other large companies in that area could have coughed up the money as the shirt sponsor?


User currently offlinehatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Quoting YXXMIKE (Reply 11):
I'm not too familiar with the Portland area but what other large companies in that area could have coughed up the money as the shirt sponsor?

Nike.

However, Adidas is the official jersey and uniform sponsor for the MLS. So I imagine there is a clause prohibiting sponsorships from other apparel companies.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 5):
It would have made sense to have QX sponsor the Timbers.

Except that they may soon cease to exist by name on the surface if they end up deciding QX will become Alaska Express.


User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

Quoting YXXMIKE (Reply 11):
But yeah AS probably had a lot of competition from MS for the sounders, and they probably weren't willing to pay with MS did, after all they are just an airline and not a billion dollar software company

It probably didn't hurt that Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is a minority owner either.

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 12):
Nike.

However, Adidas is the official jersey and uniform sponsor for the MLS. So I imagine there is a clause prohibiting sponsorships from other apparel companies.

  
Adidas has their North America headquarters in Portland, but my guess is that they felt they already get enough exposure without adding another logo to the front of the shirt. Other than them, the company many fans seemed to be hoping for was Widmer Brewing.

I wonder if these deals really do much to create loyalty toward an airline from fans. Anyone have an informed marketing perspective on this?



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 12):
Nike.

However, Adidas is the official jersey and uniform sponsor for the MLS. So I imagine there is a clause prohibiting sponsorships from other apparel companies.

Not quite. On the jerseys and most on field equipment, yes, but the players can have individual contracts for their shoes and in the case of goalies, for their gloves.

I hope AS will come up with something more original in terms of logojet design than US did for e.g. the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. But known AS, I don't think we'll be disappointed.  


User currently offlinehatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 14):
Not quite. On the jerseys and most on field equipment, yes, but the players can have individual contracts for their shoes and in the case of goalies, for their gloves.

Well of course, I was just referencing the jerseys themselves.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 14):
I hope AS will come up with something more original in terms of logojet design than US did for e.g. the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. But known AS, I don't think we'll be disappointed.

Well AS is also the official airline for the Mariners, so if we haven't seen a Mariner's logo jet by now, I don't know if having the name on a Timbers jersey is enough to get their own plane either.

Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 13):
I wonder if these deals really do much to create loyalty toward an airline from fans. Anyone have an informed marketing perspective on this?

I think it was probably a smart move. The Alaska name will get a lot of exposure across the country when the Timbers visit away teams and especially when they're on TV. Can't hurt to have one of their games on ESPN and every time there's a close up of a player you see Alaska Airlines in big letters across your screen. Considering most of the MLS teams are in cities where AS flies, it's a good thing.


User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

I'm sorry but this is a total RED CARD! If Alaska paints a Timburrs plane, it will mean total United travel for me. They could have sponsored the Dynamutts or the Scarlet Cows, but not Porkscum. Oh yeah, and they are the official airline, yet they don't fly to most destinations in the MLS from Portland. hehe, Timburrs will have to connect in Seattle. Sounders 'til I die!

User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2770 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Wow, and I thought I've seen the biggest geeks.

    



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User currently offlinejetboy319 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1978 times:

Quoting SuperDash (Reply 16):

I applaud your loyalty but honestly if an airplane paint job that sports a livery that isn't your particular favorite teams colors is the what drives you to another airline, I think there are bigger issues that need to be resolved.


User currently offlineskyharborshome From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 273 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

I know many will disagree but this thread makes me proud to be on airliners.net. I have yearned to see support for soccer for many years and since my biggest loves in life are soccer and airplanes, how could you blame for absolutely loving this thread (and explaining why I am single).

Anyway, this is important to aviation because I am not sure Alaska gets that much publicity throughout the nation. This is a big step for them in my opinion and even though I am 100% a Sounders fan, seeing AS get involved is a great thing for the sport and aviation. Yes the logo planes for US are cheap and non-inspiring, but in America we love our sports and if AS can help bring even more attention to the growing sport of soccer, then good for them. This alone will not make me fly them (both cause of my love for Sounders and WN), but it actually does improve my reputation of them though I admit it will not have any impact on 97.2% of Americans.

Welcome to MLS Portland and my hats off to Alaska for their involvement.



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User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3391 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Quoting SuperDash (Reply 16):
Sounders 'til I die!

Bummer for you.

Quoting skyharborshome (Reply 19):
I know many will disagree but this thread makes me proud to be on airliners.net.

Good...



Quote:
I have yearned to see support for soccer for many years and since my biggest loves in life are soccer and airplanes, how could you blame for absolutely loving this thread (and explaining why I am single).

Better...

Quoting skyharborshome (Reply 19):
Anyway, this is important to aviation because I am not sure Alaska gets that much publicity throughout the nation.

Keep going, you're on a roll!

Quote:
even though I am 100% a Sounders fan,

... And, you lost me.  



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User currently offlinestrandedinbgm From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 1):
Yes it would, but I still can't get over a SEA based company sponsoring the Timbers.
Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 2):
Or a now-ORD based airline sponsoring the Houston Dynam

Why would it matter where a company is based in order to determine sponsorship?

Take these for example:

Official Airlines
New York Yankees - Delta - Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
Oakland Raiders - Hawaiian - Headquarters: in Honolulu, HI
New England Patriots - American - Headquarters: Dallas, TX

Stadium Names
Baltimore Ravens - M&T Field - M&T headquarters: Buffalo, NY
San Fransisco Giants - At&T Park - At&T headquarters: Dallas, TX

Strategic marketing.



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User currently offlineskyharborshome From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 273 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 20):

... And, you lost me

Aww man. So close. Welcome to the respected members anyway.

Quoting strandedinbgm (Reply 21):

Why would it matter where a company is based in order to determine sponsorship?

I see where you are coming from and I do agree with you. Just understand that for some people who work for AS or live in Seattle, they know AS is the hometown airline. The main thing to remember is that unlike the other examples you gave, Alaska's name and/or logo will be sprawled across the front of the jersey. You do not see "Ravens" or "Giants" or in this case "Portland Timbers" on the front of the jersey but rather "Alaska" for a team in Portland. So yes, you are right that it does not matter BUT at first glance you do tilt your head slightly and go "huh?" and THEN you remember it is all about marketing and the dollar.



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User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3391 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Quoting strandedinbgm (Reply 21):
Why would it matter where a company is based in order to determine sponsorship?

Normally, it wouldn't. In this case/context, you have to understand the rivalry that exists between the cities of PDX and SEA. More specifically to the topic, the rivalry that exists between the Sounders and Timbers.

Quoting skyharborshome (Reply 22):
Aww man. So close. Welcome to the respected members anyway.

Thank you.  



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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Quoting strandedinbgm (Reply 21):
Why would it matter where a company is based in order to determine sponsorship?

Take these for example:

Official Airlines
New York Yankees - Delta - Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
Oakland Raiders - Hawaiian - Headquarters: in Honolulu, HI
New England Patriots - American - Headquarters: Dallas, TX

Stadium Names
Baltimore Ravens - M&T Field - M&T headquarters: Buffalo, NY
San Fransisco Giants - At&T Park - At&T headquarters: Dallas, TX

Strategic marketing.

In none of those examples is the company name on the uniform, and in none of those examples is the biggest rival of the team from the same city as the headquarters of the sponsor. It's like having a New York Life logo on the Boston Red Sox uniform.



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25 WesternA318 : I'd pay my life savings to see such a thing!!
26 AirframeAS : So far, there has been no indicator that the QX name will be done away with, nor its logo. That was pure A.net rumor and speculation. Agreed, and it
27 seb146 : I was half expecting Resers Foods or some tech company from Hillsboro to sponsor the team. It's good that AS is sponsoring the club. Even though QX is
28 Post contains images Alias1024 : AFAIK they are still working on the stadium sponsorship deal. Someone posted these Getafe shirts with Burger King sponsor on the Timbers Army boards,
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