Maybe this discussion is buried in another thread, but just in case it isn't you might have noticed that Danny Granger has made the rounds recently, along with a few other Pacers reps.
Danny hit WISH nightly news (opposite Finals, caught when game was out of hand and Tivo'd when game got back in hand). Nice interview, maybe 5 minutes with DG.
Then yesterday Danny had a partial co-host spot with Eddie on WIBC afternoon, along with Foster before him and Morway after him. They all came off perfectly, accessible, interesting and just really pleasant people. Add to this the previously discussed Morway blogs and you have a solid push to improve the team's image and communication with fans.
I know that we suspect that WIBC has restricted news access to competitor stations on behalf of promoting Kravitz, but still you have to applaud Eddie/WIBC for having basically a Pacers Day in a prime drive spot. WISH/WIBC spots stood in stark contrast to the previous methods the local media has used for portraying the team.
And best of all is that especially on WIBC it didn't come off as "rah rah, can I have my money for doing this now", it came off as legit love and interest for the team, the kind of appreciation that's been missing for years.
I assume that somewhere in house with the Pacers this was made to happen, that this is part of the branding efforts. If so then A+ and keep it up. We have to have a lot more PUBLIC showings that showcase these good guys, give the fans someone to buy into and care about.