PR firm offers employees option of coming in hour later Tuesday to celebrate Tampa Bay Rays, Buccaneers bringing positive publicity to region

The Publicity Agency hopes option will encourage and inspire community pride and avoid blurry eyes.
(PR NewsChannel) / October 3, 2011 / TAMPA, Fla. 

In salute to the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for bringing positive publicity to the region, the PR firm The Publicity Agency ( announced today that it will offer employees the option of coming in an hour later on Tuesday to encourage community pride.

“Work should not trump community involvement and excitement.  Having the Tampa Bay Rays and the Buccaneers showcased nationally is big from a public relations perspective because it sends the message that in Tampa we’re winners and we’re smiling,” says Glenn Selig, founder of the PR firm The Publicity Agency.  “That positive vibe resonates and exudes optimism which is always good and particularly important when the economy is where it is.  And that should be celebrated.”

(Follow Glenn Selig on Twitter: @GlennSelig)

This evening at 5:07 p.m. ET, the Rays take on the Texas Rangers in Game 3 of the American League Division Series. The game will be broadcasted nationally on TBS.

At 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN will feature the Bucs and the Indianapolis Colts on their nationally televised Monday Night Football broadcast.

Both games are sold out.

“In most ways, this will be one of the most exciting nights in the sporting history of Tampa Bay. Certainly, it will be the most watched,” writes Gary Shelton, the St. Petersburg Times Sports Columnist in today’s paper.  “All together, roughly 15 million will view tonight’s games.”

As a business story, that’s a lot of eyeballs that will be introduced to Tampa.

“Maybe some of those people will start thinking of Tampa differently than they have in the past.  Perhaps as a place they may want to live or they may want to conduct or relocate their business,” says Selig.

The headline in the Tampa Tribune says it all:  ‘Rays, Bucs put Tampa Bay in national spotlight.’

“It has to be one of the all-time nights ever for the fans of Tampa Bay,” Bucs running back Earnest Graham told the Tribune. “So much revolves around the respect given to the sports teams, so I think the fans will see it as our time to really shine.”

Selig believes winning would be great for multiple reasons for both the Rays and the Bucs.  But from a PR perspective, simply playing well can translate into a win from a business perspective.

“It about the drive to win and the winning spirit and clearly that’s will be a big part of tonight,” says Selig.  “Tonight both teams will bring positive publicity to the region and that’s fantastic and must be celebrated.”

For more information about the PR firm, The Publicity Agency, please visit or phone (813) 948-7767.


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