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Voice of the New Orleans Saints Talks Marketing at Southern Miss

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The voice of the New Orleans Saints made a trip to Southern Miss today to talk marketing strategy, and of course a little Who Dat football.

"It was great to get away from the office, and contemplate the Saints being 6-0 after Sunday, so we're hoping, we're hoping," says New Orleans Saints public address announcer Mark Romig.

Romig serves as CEO for the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, making him the ideal keynote speaker for USM's marketing week.

"It just gives me an opportunity to come out and talk to a good group of citizens and students and make sure they know that New Orleans looks forward to welcoming them to the city," says Romig.

One of the city's more marketable attractions - the New Orleans Saints.

And this year they have a new voice.

"I've been trying to channel my dad's, 'first down Saints' and 'touchdown Saints'," says Romig.

Jerry Romig was the public address announcer for the Saints for 44 years.

This year he passed the torch.

"The Saints asked me with Dad's permission to come and step in his big shoes, and they're big shoes to fill," says Romig.

Romig is just three home games in to the new gig, but he seems to have already mastered the basics.

"Marques Colston likes his name the way we say it which is, 'Colllstonnn'," says Romig.

The first-year PA announcer must be saying it correctly, because Colston and the Saints are off to an NFC best 5-0 start this season.

And when it comes to marketing, Romig says that success on the field comes full circle for the city.

"Things are always a little bit brighter and more colorful in New Orleans when the Saints are winning, and so far so good," says Romig.

Romig calls his next game for the Saints in week 8, when they return home to host the Buffalo Bills.

In the meantime, the Saints put their perfect record on the line against the 4-1 New England Patriots on Sunday.

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