The idea behind this physical marketing project was for the football team, Manchester United, to be able to give their fans a piece of history – branded as #thisisyourturf.
Midton works with Manchester United, to be able to give their fans a piece of history
The idea behind this physical marketing project was for the football team, Manchester United, to be able to give their fans a piece of history – branded as #thisisyourturf. To do this, we were contacted by the team to create acrylic turf cubes, using turf from Old Trafford to be able to physically connect fans with their team’s history.
This project took shape in three main elements:
100+ large blocks of turf
4,000-6,000 small blocks of turf
GPS located points of the Old Trafford pitch
Who was the project for?
The key idea behind the acrylic turf cubes was to celebrate the 10 year old Old Trafford pitch. Each GPS point from the uprooted turf featured the exact location of special moments throughout the recent history of the football club – including great goals, freekicks and tribute matches.
Through the creation of these custom corporate gifts, Manchester United were able to promote their brand while capturing part of a historic club, team, and manager. The project not only promoted its brand and sponsors, but also allowed the team to give fans a part of the club, with history to own and treasure for themselves. The acrylic turf cubes were received by competition winners, box holders, sponsors and season ticket holders.
The #thisisyourturf. project was funded by the club with sponsorship provided by DHL.
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