Ep. 286 – Ryan Madayag (Marketing Director, University of Washington)
Ryan Madayag has a had a long successful career in sports marketing, starting with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks in 2004 as the team’s fan development manager, which fostered a Super Bowl run in 2006 and the berth of the Seattle Sounders FC in 2008. Madayag talks about the Seattle market, some of the aspects of what traditional media still means even in a tech-savvy city, and how to impact fan engagement enough to draw them into the stands. Madayag talks about some of the challenges of marketing multiple college sports compared to only two professional ones, and some of the factors that go into building one of the best home football advantages in newly-renovated Husky Stadium.