A Community-wide Gameplan
from Touchdown to Touchdown.

The 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship brought the eyes of the world on Tampa Bay for a single game. But it was more than a game. It was a series of events that showcased our city including a 3-day music festival, a food & wine fundraiser, an interactive football experience, a yacht village and a philanthropic effort benefiting Tampa Bay teachers. 


Crackerjack Media (formerly Eckley Media) was retained to promote a series of ancillary events surrounding the national championship game while highlighting the unique landscape of Tampa Bay. Elements included event marketing, media event scripting, press release development, video content strategy, execution of a social media influencer program and more. 




From custom website content to strategic social media messaging, each element focused on a proactive communications approach that educated and empowered visitors. The national championship game was an unequivocal success in Tampa Bay. Each ancillary event shattered previous host cities’ attendance records, leaving the College Football Playoff and its fans thrilled with results.



rave reviews from fans • SHATTERED PREVIOUS ATTENDANCE records

Crackerjack Media is a world class and full-service marketing agency that has been an invaluable resource for our organization, including our recent hosting of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. They immerse themselves in every aspect of a project and the results have been far beyond our expectations. Eckley Media continues to help our community and our team shine on the biggest of stages.
— Rob Higgins | Executive Director, Tampa Bay Sports Commission