Local agency eating crow after Final Four loss.

Brogan & Partners 04/14/09 - 12:00 am

[Birmingham, MI] – Payback is H-E-L-L, according to partner Scott Werner, who will be eating crow along with coworkers at Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing in Birmingham as part of a bet they lost against their sister office in Cary, North Carolina on the Final Four NCAA Men’s National Championship game last week. The Tar Heels won their fifth national championship by blasting the Spartans 89-72 at Detroit’s Ford Field in front of a crowd of 72,922, the largest to ever watch an NCAA tournament game.

“Puhleeeease,” wrote Werner, in an email last week extending the office-wide challenge to the North Carolina office, “We’re so sure here in Detroit that you (NC) will be runners up, that we’re willing to place a little wager…”

The bet? “If UNC wins, all Detroit office colleagues must wear UNC gear to work, while enjoying some fine NC cuisine, and we’ll make a donation of Michigan food products to a homeless shelter in the Raleigh/Durham area.”

“We had to back Gov. Jennifer Granholm in her challenge to N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue,” said Eric Bunch, Brogan employee and MSU graduate. “Now we’re all wearing Carolina blue and drinking Cheerwine soda.”

So if you wander into the Peabody Mansion in Birmingham this week, feel free to rib the many Tar Heels-clad employees, and sit down and enjoy a little southern style barbecue. Meanwhile, somewhere in Raleigh, NC, a homeless shelter may be serving Michigan’s famous pasties, city chicken and Vernor’s for dinner this week.

Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing, established in 1984, specializes in advertising, PRIZM®-based media, healthcare marketing, social marketing, B2B, interactive, social media and public relations. The award-winning firm has offices in Metro Detroit and Raleigh, service offices in Washington D.C. and Florida and an affiliate in Chicago.

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