In the collegiate sports world, Bowl Season (football) and March Madness (basketball) rate at the top of the popularity and visibility lists. These games are pinnacle moments celebrating successful seasons of competition. They come with a rush of adrenaline, short timelines, and the toughest of competitors. Such is also the environment OAI faces when helping to set the stages for these nationally reviewed events. In this month’s blog, we are going to take a a behind-the-scenes look at some of the effort required to pull off designing, printing, and installing
The unspoken added layer of challenge for Bowl Season is that the games and teams are decided within a very short timeline from kickoff. For some, the luxury of a month of led time is awarded. For others, it may be as short as a week. This is where OAI’s expertise in the sports and visual branding place is critical. Knowing the best products to use, site lines available, and ways to maximize both the TV and fan experiences is crucial to pulling off a successful project. After over 13 years of Bowl Game experience, this kind of pressure and need for precision is more a motivator than an intimidator for the team.
Multiple Concurrent Projects
There are over 39 Bowl Games in Bowl Season. OAI handles about 1/3 of those signage needs. Nationally. This results in a number of concurrently running projects operating at different stages. OAI is a full-service company, offering consultation, design, project management, printing, and installation. Simply put, this means a lot is going on at all times.
Around the Clock Printing
OAI is proud to have its own flat bed grand format printers on -site. This is a huge benefit for successful completion of as many projects as Bowl Seasons presents as OAI’s printers can truly be running around the clock and not rely solely on other vendors. Partners are of course important, but being able to have some control on output is irreplaceable.
After the confetti has dropped, the trophies presented, and the crowds dispersed, it is time to undo the hard work and reset the stadiums for next season and the shared hope to do it all again.
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