Eagles Shoot Another Messenger, Fire Chief Marketing Officer

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SHOOT THE MESSENGERS. NO GODDAMN MESSENGER IS SAFE! 

Like on that corkboard Carrie and the gang have in Homeland, the Eagles just moved another headshot over to the deceased column: Last week, they fired their Senior VP of Communications, Rob Zeiger. Today? Tim McDermott, their Chief Marketing Officer. [Previously, Juan Castillo was murdered by Andy Reid.]

Here’s the release, via Jeff McLane:

“Tim McDermott is no longer with the Philadelphia Eagles organization. Tim’s departure was amicable, and the Eagles thank him for his work, value his past contributions, and wish him well in his future endeavors. The Eagles will not have any further comment on this matter.”

 

Nice statement. I guess they replaced Zeiger with a fifth grader. 

Tim is the brother of Sean, the former Eagles defensive coordinator who now is with the Panthers (who the Eagles are playing tonight…). Tim's job description, still on the Eagles’ website, reads thusly:

McDermott is responsible for strategizing and managing all marketing, advertising, merchandising, digital media, broadcasting and brand extension efforts for the Eagles. 

 

By firing the guys in charge of communications and marketing, it’s quite clear that the Eagles are extremely unhappy with the message being put out into public discourse. I’m not sure how much of that is because of Zeiger and McDermott – because right now trying to market the Eagles is like trying to market castrations to college men – but whatevs. 

As I’ve written before, the Eagles would be served well by an entire brand change (seen here). The general feeling surrounding the organization is tired and stale. Ditto for the online efforts (seen here). But again, all the window dressing in the world won’t make the team better (just ask Adam Aron). What we all really want to know is: When does Andy Reid get fired?

15 Comments

  1. I asked it in a previous thread and I’ll ask it again: how many more useless positions will the Eagles fire before they actually get rid of Reid or he “resigns” to become President of the Eagles? Lurie is so oblivious and quite frankly underestimates the intelligence of the fanbase if he thinks firing the VP of Communications, the Chief Marketing Officer & Juan Castillo will make fans happy. We all know the real problem is at the top.

  2. The Original that guy

    November 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Tim McDermott kind of looks like a serial rapist in that photo.

  3. How many others are hopeful that there are only about 18 hours left in Andy Reid’s tenure here?

  4. Are you people retarded? Lurie is obviously cleaning house top to bottom. Reid is getting fired the day after the season ends, these corporate boobs can be let go now and replaced without causing too many ripples. So stfu about when Andy will get his.

  5. Candy from the Oak

    November 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    He probably left off a zero in hush money on that whole Garrett thing

  6. My fat kids are getting mad tang because of the lockout. All of the girls they know feel bad.

  7. Who cares! Why are people reacting to this?

  8. When your merchandise revenue is tanking, you fire the marketing officer. pretty simple.

  9. marketing trend studies aren't big @ villanova i guess

    November 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Hey Kyle why don’t you maybe have a post up looking forward to what is probably going to be the most entertaining MNF in recent history, the public humiliation of Andy Reid and his assembly of superfags by their former fans on national TV? You dumb cunt.

  10. I heard he was stealing $$

  11. Lenny go fuck yourself

  12. Heard to polish a turd.

  13. Kyle, get a real job hahhahaahhhahahahahah my FAT kid said he loves your site! Prob y he is so FAT!

  14. Try to find mention of tonight’s game on ESPN.com Usually they have about 4 top articles related to the Monday Night Game. I see 1 article that’s not that “Insider” crap.
    Even the poll is mocking us, “who will win tonight’s game in Brooklyn, Nets or Knicks?”

  15. You are a unique writer with the ability to put your views into clear sentences. Anyone should be able to understand this.
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