Blues' Stillman Staying The Course Blackhawks Building New Practice Facility Bettman Addresses Expansion, League's Strength Bridgestone, NHL Renew Sponsor Deal Minding My Business: Rapids' Sean Ream Bills' Brandon Replaces Black As Sabres President NHL Faces Several Off-Ice Incidents This Summer Coyotes, Suns Discussed Sharing New Arena Bettman Talks NHL Expansion Bids Maple Leafs Hire Devils' Lou Lamoriello As GM
SBD/21/Sponsorships Advertising Marketing
Published November 21, 1995
Philip Morris is delivering a "thinly veiled warning" to publishers who are considering restricting its tobacco advertising by threatening to take away its food and beer ads (ADVERTISING AGE, 11/20 issue)....The Grand Rapids franchise that will start play in the IHL next season released its name and logo to the public yesterday -- the Grand Rapids Griffins. The logo's colors include gold, silver, navy red and forest green, and was developed by Sean Michael Edwards Design (Griffins)....The Action Sports Retail Trade Expo will open February 8 in Long Beach. The show features more than 650 leading manufacturers of surf, swim, skate and snowboard equipment (Action Sports)....The Marketing Arm, a Dallas-based sports marketing agency, is using client/entertainment packages that include Stars tickets to help sell sponsorships of the Dallas On Ice outdoor skating rink in the city's West End (The Marketing Arm)....In L.A., Helene Elliott reports, "The NHL has taken so much heat since it removed team logos from game pucks, it may rescind that decision" (L.A. TIMES, 11/21).