This month on Party in the Back we party with Cyclones In-Game Host Jay Kruz and one-time co-host of the Gameops.com Podcast Pat Walker from 3 Point Productions.
First we check with with Jay to talk about how his radio background has shaped his in-arena style. We talk about the influence of TikTok on game presentation, the importance of the Savannah Bananas and the process of getting your our Bobblehead. Jay also shares some host insights and tips along the way.
Then Pat Walker returns to the podcast to celebrate the 11 year anniversary of the first pod on Gameops.com. Cudo and Walker revisit their favorite old segment called Yin Yang and debate the Mount Rushmore of Mascots, plus introduce a new segment called REAL or FAKE which proves to be an instant classic. Cudo challenges Pat to a game of Real or Fake with a series of premium giveaways sparked from the great Baseball Promos Twitter feed. They talk about promotions from the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Anaheim Angels, and Rocket City Trash Panda and Pat closes with some WNBA hype and some Sue Bird appreciation.
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- Last Month on the Podcast: Colleen Flynn from Boxxed Up joins the Party to talk about the suite of tools they have developed for mascots and teams. Plus Cameron Hughes on the importance of building traditions and much more.
- One Year Ago on the first episode of the Party in the Back Podcast: Ben Hill and Cameron Hughes join host Jon Cudo to talk about sparking a crowd, building a database of every teams’ promo calendar and what podcast jokes never get old.
- Five Years Ago on The Gameops.com Podcast: The May 2017 Podcast with Jon Cudo, Cameron Hughes, Steve Johnston and Lindsey Gullett.
- Cyclones Hold On To The Feelin’ – Cyclones tap into the feeling and present a spectacular in-game promotion.
- Jay Kruz Radio Bio
- Jay Kruz Bobblehead Night
- Jay Kruz Instagram – Facebook – Twitter
- Jetting with Jay Blog – How to be the best traveler you can be
- 3 Point Productions
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Gameops.com Plus is a network to enhance the fan value of events. Twice a month we gather for an hour-long discussion on an industry topic with a special guest to share their insights. Leaders like Zack Frongillo (Savannah Bananas), Steve Johnston (Kroenke Sports), Claire Czerniuk (Detroit Pistons), Zoltan Berensci (Harlem Globetrotters), John Franzone (Tampa Bay Lightning), Tyler Ferraro (Vegas Golden Knights), Maurice Brazelton (Sacramento Kings), Jackie Maldonado (Houston Texans), Todd Bosma (Portland Trail Blazers), and Anton Wright (MLSE) have discussed a wide range of industry topics.
Coming in November “Upping your Appearance Game with Kenn Solomon and Jon Cudo” (11/9 1pm EST) and “Excellence in Live Event Hosting with Greg Hutson” (11/22 1pm EST).