In an effort to lure back season-ticket holders who havent yet signed up for another year, Charlotte Bobcats bigwigs have sent out cell phones to help forgetful fans make the call and renew their seats for the season.
The pre-paid phones come with one-touch access to a Bobcats sales rep, as well as a personal message from baller Matt Carroll, an idea Bobcats executive vice president Greg Economou sees as a sales slam dunk.
Economou says, Matts great on the court, and hes an ambassador off the court. Hes the kind of guy whos asking us for things to do. The phone is a really creative approach, and its broken the barrier with those fans who we were getting no response from.
And while Bobcats players are active in the community, the promotional phone wont get you a direct dial to dunkers like Emeka Okafor or Jason Richardson once the NBA season starts November 2.
Team president Fred Whitfield says, Not unless you have their cell phone number!
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