Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What The Media needs to know about The RedBall Project.

Dateline: Wednesday, September 17, 2008:
Upon the 100TH Posting of KOOPERSMITHin' since November 21, 2007...

Chicago, IL USA: As Kurt Perschke's Redball Project embarks on another Day of its Month-Long Stay in Chicago at Union Station (444 West Jackson), the following are Thirteen (13) PQ: Pertinent Questions The Media should ask (of)

Kurt Perschke (Creator of The RedBall Project)

that has been putting Chicago into 'The Pink' before the Sculpture closes on September 25TH:

1) Who was the biggest Celebrity who saw and touched The Ball?

2) How many souvenir Flip Books have been published?

3) Will there be a Tie-In with Switzer’s Licorice or Strawberry Tootsie Roll Pops? It seems they’d like a POTA: Piece Of The Action since BOTH are sold at Target. Tell them ASK & GORF likes the Idea. Where else could you find a Deal such as that all under One Red Roof. And Red Roof Inns…let’s not forget the colorful Competition, who, really is no Competition in the First Place. That’s why First Place is as it is. Or as others argue: That’s why First Place should be Red Ribbon and not a Blue One. But that’s in the Politics.

4) What’s the Life Expectancy of The Ball?

5) Why Red? Planet Green TV’s Logo also is circular, but in green. Ever think of approaching them? Green is the ‘New Black,’ you know.

6) Can 'The Ball' Kit be purchased at Target?

7) What has been your very favorite Location and/or RedBall Moment when staging The Project?

8) Does The Ball contain Hot or Cold Air? And, does The Air change Temperatures as the Day gets closer to Noon; if the Temperatures drop and/or People touch The Ball with their Fingers or other ‘body parts that register at 96.8 degrees?’

9) Will The Red Ball ever appear IN a Building (as opposed to out-doors and/or will you ever design a huge Lucite Cone (that can be seen through) so The Bottom Surface of The Ball can be viewed through The Container and a Person can stand under The Sculpture?

INSERT: This Feat was accomplished at the LaSalle Street Bridge on Friday, September 12, 2008 although the Rain prevented much real Interaction with its Viewing.

10) On average, how many People touch The Ball in a Day when it is displayed?

11) What was the dumbest and the smartest Comment any one ever made about your Ball?

12) What’s next for The RBP after it leaves 'Sweet Home, Chicago?' In other Words, what other Megapolis can top this?

13) What’s the most common Question asked about The Ball?

Reported by:
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Koopersmith's Global Communications
"People read what Adrienne writes about..."
GORF Werks Central
'Home of the Grin Reaper' - Chicago's First Green Mascot &
The Icon of The Green Movement
Chicago, IL USA

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 9:30 AM CST

1 comment:

Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith said...


Written & Submitted by:
Klancy Perkins
Assistant to: ASK
December 31, 2008 – 10:20 AM CST

ASK, ADRIENNE SIOUX KOOPERSMITH, a long-time Chicago Resident, emitted an extremely enthusiastic response for Cameraman/Director of Photography/Filmmaker, TONY GADDIS of St. Louis, Missouri who asked her to say a few words about her initial Reaction to Kurt Perschke’s Redball Project that was stationed in front of the Restaurant called Wishbone-on-Washington (merely a stone’s throw from Harpo Studio – Home of the Oprah Winfrey Show) on Friday, September 5, 2008. Being an Artist, Writer, Lifestyle Conceptualist and hailed as: ‘America’s Premier Eventologist’ in her own ‘Rite of Passage’ as well as an ardent Fan for all Things RED, one of the 3 Primary Colors of the Universe, ADRIENNE spoke to TONY at length about what she personally felt KP’s Contribution to The World of Sculpture was and what The Sculpture symbolized in its month-long stay in Chicago, the 3rd largest Marketplace in the USA. This was (after all) her 2ND of 15 Visits (having sadly missed its First at the Millennium Park) she would make TO THE BALL (as she termed the EVENT) and a RED-imentary Way to get out for The Month and Mingle.

Seeing and charting The Pulse and Reaction of others as they stopped, stared and encircled THE BALL (that measures 15 feet high) was an Adventure in Human Nature. Promoting Popular Culture for nearly 30 years via her PRAM (Public Relations/Advertising/Marketing) Company, KOOPERSMITH’s GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, ASK knew exactly what Manhattan Sculptor, Kurt Perschke was aiming to do with his monstrously BIG RED RUBBER BALL.

Later, after they got to know each other, ADRIENNE joined the Team by becoming their official Daily Blogger contributing 22 BLOGS (equating to 24,656 Words) on her Forbes’ hailed BLOG called: KOOPERSMITHIN’ ® that appeared in September – solely devoted to THE REDBALL PROJECT.

HOW’D HE DO THAT? Kurt garnered the Assistance of one of the top 3 greatest Retail Giants in the Northern Hemisphere that coincidentally was RED-dy to help. Most of the General Population was not aware that Target would soon be opening up 36 new Stores on October 14TH in 21 States, after a near Total Collapse of the American as well as Global Meltdown (in October, 2008) -- within just a month. Seeing a Big RedBall appear out of nowhere instantly made a Person smile and wonder…why or why not.

‘Giving Back’ to The Community (in an otherwise greedy, ‘take-it-all’ World) ASK surmised was an incredible Marketing Strategy aimed towards The People to show, overall, and on a Grand Scale that even when Times are slim and sparse, there is Solidarity at work highlighted by a Flaming Red Event, all within The Bounce of a Ball. Being an Attention-Getter, once a Person’s Attention is within reach and secured, any Conversation and Dialogue can ensue and hopefully, it will be beneficial to both participating Parties.

For those viewing The Reel found online at:

ASK also promotes GORF (the 24.5” plush TOY FROG with the infectious 11” Smile) as ‘Chicago’s First Green Mascot’ & ‘The Icon of the Green Movement’ (who coincidentally has two big Red Eyeballs or Orbs). She is holding him during her Commentary that Filmmaker, TONY GADDIS was shooting at The Wishbone Restaurant. GORF continuously accompanied ADRIENNE as she attended each RedBall Event and used as a Photographic Prop during the entire Duration of the REDBALL PROJECT as the Parallel of how both REDBALL & GORF ran along similar parallels and makes an Artistic Statement in and of itself.

QUOTING CLARENCE: Clarence Lipideau (after seeing the Video believes Tony’s Taped Commentary was): “The most positive Statement Target could have received from a Civilian. No script or state-of-the-art New York City Ad Firm could have placed those poignant Words into Koopersmith’s Mouth. Her Testimonial is definitely worth its Weight in ‘Gold’ or should we say Red Rubies to keep with the Theme. When I saw Adrienne’s Segment, it was so spontaneous, fresh, upbeat, real and true, it inspired me to exude my Appreciation for the Content of the Moment.”

CONCLUDING REMARKS: Target Corporation, the #2 Discount Chain Store Retailer is not like Wall Street Financiers in the sense that it houses unscrupulous Overlords and Swindlers. “Every Man” (Woman & Child) is Target’s Bed-and-Butter. Their Corporate Mission is to treat People the Way ‘The People’ deserve to be treated, with Respect, Dignity and Provisions or Opportunities to score great Products, super(b) Deals as well as knowing and feeling (deep down) that when their Customer returns home, that Trip is with Money in their Pocket(s). Scalping or Robbing is not in their Vocabulary or Business Plans. To Koopersmith, this is the Continuation of ‘The American Dream’ which is quickly dissolving in too many People’s Lives.

“Target puts the FUN and FUNDS (back) into Shopping.”
QUOTE OF ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Monday, December 22, 2008 – 11:34 AM CST.

Tony Gaddis for his 2009 Filmmaking Schedule at: tony(at)thefountainstudio(dot)com


Kurt Perschke for his future Art Projects that include The RedBall Project’s June, 2009 Appearance in Toronto, Canada during their Luminato Festival at: kurt(at)redballproject(dot)com

CONTACT INFO: To hire ASK to appear in your Print Ads and Commercials for 2009, contact her directly at:

Green Groups (those environmentally conscious) may contact GORF at:

ASK’s RedBall Blogs are found at:

October 1, 2008

& for the entire Month of September, these earlier Blogs begin at:

and chronologically run (back-words) from September 30 – September 3 (2008).