055: Brian Barlow: Offside

  • Jan 13, 2020
Touch Point Podcast
Touch Point Podcast
055: Brian Barlow: Offside

Bryan Barlow is motivational speaker and a passionate highly requested and recommended soccer referee. Brian Barlow is also a father, pilot, golfer, writer & Emmy award winning TV Producer and husband of long-time best friend Lori Barlow. Barlow is no stranger to center stage so it was no surprise when the little “Offside” project went Viral the summer of 2018.

Making a bold statement is one of the fundamental pillars of impactful marketing, Barlow took his own advise a few years ago and offered $100 for anyone who captures referee abuse and its posted on the Offside page. Offside received more than 6000 videos to date and is currently the only grassroots campaign discussing the negative impact fan behavior has on youth sports. This Offside Facebook page is often controversial, in your face and to the point – for those who are sensitive, uptight, wound-up or in need of a politically correct approach to the subject should probably skip-out.

Here is his story…completely “Offside”!

NY Times Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/sports/referee-parents-abuse-videos.html

Offside FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/youreoffside/

Brian Barlow’s Website: http://barlowontheball.com/

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Bobby Rettew is a multiple Emmy award-winning storyteller, content creator and digital communications strategist focused on the integration of storytelling into organizations’ business goals. Bobby is the owner of Rettew Creative.