National Golf Foundation Aims to Bring a Wider Audience to the Game in Latest Campaign by TDA Boulder
In its first-ever advertising, breaking this summer, The National Golf Foundation, aims to bring new golfers to the game. The campaign, titled “Welcome2Golf,” includes two TV :30s, three print full pages, and new microsite welcome2golf.com . It is advertising agency TDA_Boulder’s first work for the new client.
The campaign is not about the golf you think you know. Instead, it mocks the game’s stereotypes (argyle sweaters, “better-playing” men) and highlights some of its less known guilty pleasures (think intoxicants). And the target audience is not who you might think of as likely golfers. Individual ads are addressed to day drinkers, rec-league athletes, stoners, and women.
TV media includes Comcast, Hulu and Digilant, targeted via Mosaic, 3rd party data and geofencing (Propellant Media). Print includes regional lifestyle monthlies and alternative magazines. Client research shows 47 million non-golfers in the U.S. who have at least some interest in playing.
The National Golf Foundation, Jupiter, Fla., founded 1936, is the only trade organization that works with every sector within the golf industry to foster the game and the business of golf.
TDA_Boulder, in Boulder, Colo., is an independent advertising agency with other clients including FirstBank, Daiya Foods, Post Brewing, Copper Mountain, Justin’s Nut Butter, Ascent Protein, and Patagonia.
Welcome2Golf - Beer
Welcome2Golf - Argyle
ECD/CW: Jonathan Schoenberg
CD/AD: Alex Rice
CD/CW: Jeremy Seibold
AD: Ande Eich
CW: Zola Owsley
Designer: Zach Minard
Account Director: Abby Schroder
Account Executive: Layne Lafrati
Production Co./Post: Wild Manor, Boulder, Colo.
Dir./DP: Sean Waldron
Exec Producer: Lennon Barnica
Producer: Kate Swenson
Editor: Matt Mooney
Colorist: Jonnie Sirotek
Sound: Coupe Studios, Boulder, Colo.