Giving partners a special Reds experience

    Jay Bruce and Paul Janish answering
    questions moderated by Jim Day
  • FOX Sports Ohio and the affiliate sales and marketing team worked together to plan and host mutual partners in an intimate luncheon with Cincinnati Reds players Jay Bruce and Paul Janish.
  • The event was a joint effort to provide added value to the affiliate partner Insight and advertising partners.
  • An organized autograph and photo session with the Reds stars was followed by an open and friendly Q&A session with the players, moderated by FOX Sports Ohio’s Reds Live cohost, Jim Day.
While it was a cool and rainy afternoon outside Cincinnati’s Montgomery Inn Boathouse, warmth and laughter filled the private room as partners of FOX Sports Ohio and affiliate sales and marketing enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to dine with Reds Jay Bruce and Paul Janish on Tuesday, May 17th.
The FSOhio and affiliate marketing and ad sales teams worked together for months to plan this special event as a way to say ‘thank you’ to advertisers and partners.
Approximately 50 guests from companies including Insight and Insight Media, Ray St. Clair Roofing, Cincinnati Children's HospitalCincinnati USA, Acura, Penn Station, GMC, Meijer, Honda and more, were treated to the extraordinary experience of being up close and personal with two of their favorite Reds.
Janish & Bruce with Max Johnson of Affiliate Relations, Bob Bennett of Insight Lexington, & D'Imperio
Janish and Bruce signing photo sleeves
Upon arrival, guests were escorted to meet and greet the players. FSOhio took their group photo and provided each with an item to get autographed.
 Following the lunch, Jim Day gave a welcome along with FSOhio General Sales Manager Charles Knudson and Director of Affiliate Sales Michael D'Imperio.
“It was a terrific opportunity for many of our key partners to get know two big contributors to the Reds’ success. While we have seen the fun and camaraderie of this team on the field,” said Knudson, “meeting these talented, personable young men off the field got us all even more excited for the rest of the season.”
“Our lunch with Jay Bruce and Paul Janish was a great opportunity to provide a unique experience for our partners, Insight and Insight Media,” stated D’Imperio. "Their employees work hard to deliver all of our content to their viewers and also to align their advertisers with our brand, and we appreciate the partnership and the chance to reward their teams while promoting the value of FSO.”
Bruce and Janish then had the floor to talk Reds baseball and answer questions. They were an entertaining pair as they candidly discussed a wide range of topics, from the future of the Reds and the game of baseball to more personal items, including what kind of music they listen to, what sports they played as children and what kinds of cars they drive.

“I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for a lovely luncheon this past Tuesday. It was a great meal, great company and wonderful guest speakers! Jay and Paul were cuter than cute and entertained everyone immensely.”
– Denise Schenke, Ray St. Clair Roofing
At the conclusion of the event, each guest was given the photo taken of them with the players along with an FSOhio photo sleeve.