Voice of the New Orleans Saints Talks Marketing at Southern Miss - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Voice of the New Orleans Saints Talks Marketing at Southern Miss

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

    Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:34:34 GMT
    The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar and suffered a head injury.
    The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said.
  • Child Found, Amber Alert Called Off

    Child Found, Amber Alert Called Off

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:47:17 GMT
    A missing Lowndes County toddler has been found safe in Georgia. Authorities say 2 year old Miliah Harris' parents, Donald Boyd Harris and Allison Studdard are in custody. They were all found in Sylvester, GA around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation received a tip that the couple was headed to Georgia with the child which put the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on high alert. However, investigators say this investigation is far from over. A 7 month old chil...
    A missing Lowndes County toddler has been found safe in Georgia. Authorities say 2 year old Miliah Harris' parents, Donald Boyd Harris and Allison Studdard are in custody. They were all found in Sylvester, GA around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation received a tip that the couple was headed to Georgia with the child which put the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on high alert. However, investigators say this investigation is far from over. A 7 month old chil...
  • HPD Rape Arrest

    HPD Rape Arrest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:08:07 GMT
    Eduin RenosoEduin Renoso
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A Hattiesburg man is behind bars after being charged with rape.22-year-oldEduinMorales Renosois suspected of raping a woman in a Hattiesburg store. The victim went toLa Liberta 2 on Edwards Streetto shop and that's when an incident withRenoso was reported. One of the store's employees notified law enforcement. Renoso sits in Forrest County Jail awaiting bond.
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A Hattiesburg man is behind bars after being charged with rape.22-year-oldEduinMorales Renosois suspected of raping a woman in a Hattiesburg store. The victim went toLa Liberta 2 on Edwards Streetto shop and that's when an incident withRenoso was reported. One of the store's employees notified law enforcement. Renoso sits in Forrest County Jail awaiting bond.
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.