MLB: Knock ALS Out of The Park by BBDO NY

Agency: BBDO NY
Client: MLB
Date: Oct 2019
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For most baseball batters, the major goal is a home run: “Knocking it out of the park.” For the ALS Association, the major goal is finding a cure: “Knocking ALS out of park” – and sending the debilitating disease far, far away.

To merge these two passions, Major League Baseball and the ALS Association teamed up with BBDO New York to raise awareness for the cause.

Billboards and in-store posters – which resemble the outfield wall at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins – are a play on the foot measurements printed on the outfield walls of baseball stadiums.

The digital component encourages fans to get involved by creating their own Home Run Selfie Generator at Fans can simply snap a picture and, using geo-location technology, their precise distance from home plate at Target Field pops up.The suggested donation amount matches your distance. So, if you are 9,374 feet from home plate, you’re provided with the choice of giving: $9.37, $93.74 or $937.40.

BBDO New York got involved with the cause shortly after Creative Director and baseball fan Andy Knipe was diagnosed with ALS in 2000. Knipe died of the disease in 2005, after a courageous battle.


Client: The ALS Association

Agency: BBDO New York

Chief Creative Officer Worldwide: David Lubars

Chief Creative Officer New York: Greg Hahn

Senior Creative Director: Tom Kraemer

Senior Creative Director: Jens Waernes

Creative Director: Mike Boulia

Senior Art Director: Shayne Alexander

Designer: Ting Peng

Designer: Lucas Crespo

Creative (T-Shirts): Peter Alsante

EVP, Global Account Director of Operations: Linda Epifano

Account Executive: Abigail Solano

Brand Strategist: Dexter Blumenthal

Interactive Executive Producer: Katie Young

Interactive Producer: Chava Quinn

Front End Engineer: Nick Russo

Backend Engineer: Alex Massicott

QA Manager: Jimmy McGee

UX Designer: Clara SantaMaria Vargas

Media: Outdoor Media Group

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