We missed you! As we ponder how can we show our appreciation of your return, we visit our archives for inspiration. Here’s a past project that shows appreciation in a BIG way. To thank Acura for sponsoring the college basketball Tournament Challenge, ESPN wanted to send a premium gift…something fun, something reflecting basketball, something that…

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We upped the “wow” factor with this unique ESPN Social brochure created in partnership with video producer, Nitrous. This dynamic marketing collateral merges print and video to deliver content with impact. Both incorporate a watercolor-themed ESPN social brand design we’d created for previous ESPN social marketing materials. The brochure features a 7-inch high resolution screen,…

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It’s Fashion Week. But the latest trends aren’t always found on the runway. We went deep into the archives to dig up some of our vintage projects for ESPN The Magazine. In 2013, we designed ESPN The Magazine Style…Button up, the first edition of The Mag’s style book to promote its sports-meets-entertainment initiative, fashion-forward vision,…

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The ESPN sales team was hosting an event in their Madison Square Garden suite for the Knicks vs. Lakers game and asked Barbour to create fun printed invitations resembling Knicks game tickets to send to their Mountain Dew partners. The high quality invitations were printed in full color with spot gloss finish on heavy silk…

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SEC Football is back in action which means the SEC Nation bus will be making its way to broadcast from several college campuses. SEC fans at the pregame shows a couple years back got to see our work on a very large scale—the SEC Nation bus wrap. Barbour was involved in every step of the…

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SEC Network High End Promotional Mailer ESPN | Tactile Marketing, Promotional Materials, Branded Merchandise Gifts | Barbour Design

As you all eagerly await the first kick-off, check out this awesome project from our archives. Back when ESPN and the Southeastern Conference joined forces to create the SEC Network, all of the 14 SEC football coaches signed a limited number of footballs to commemorate the network launch. The autographed footballs became the centerpiece of…

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ESPN The Magazine BINGO Game | Tactile Marketing, Presentation Design, Interactive Sales Materials, Creative Sales Materials | Barbour Design

Sure ESPN the Magazine may have impressive stats, but how does your sales team present that information in a clear and memorable way? Answer: make a game of it. These custom BINGO boards and markers were designed to help ESPN more effectively communicate key data points by making the information interactive, fun, even competitive. Check…

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ESPN Audio Extending Brochure | Print Design, Marketing Collateral, Direct Mail, Interactive Mailers | Barbour Design

Only we’re not talking about beats per minute, we’re talking big promotional momentum. The unique format of this brochure provided readers with an interactive high-impact presentation of ESPN Audio’s 500+ properties. What first appeared as a postcard, actually tripled in size and transformed into a six-panel brochure as hidden panels were pulled out of each…

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Custom Sports Trivia Game ESPN | Tactile Marketing, Custom Games, Unique Sales Materials, Promotional Gifts, Package Design | Barbour Design

Airing tonight on ABC, the ESPYs will celebrate the year’s best in sports. As athletes, performances and moments all become a part of sports history, we’re reminded of a fun ESPN Sports Trivia card game we produced awhile back. The custom game provided an interactive, competitive and fun way to showcase the wide span of…

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Casamigos Tequila Gift Mailer Adidas ESPN | Tactile Marketing, Corporate Appreciation Gifts, Thank You Mailers, Package Design | Barbour Design

Grab a margarita, it’s Cinco de Mayo! Speaking of margaritas, here’s a fun project from our archives. Back in 2017, we produced a high-end gift mailer for ESPN to send to individuals on the adidas marketing team in appreciation of their ESPYs partnership. Each mailer included a bottle of Casamigos® Tequila Negro, one of the…

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