Michigan President: Harbaugh Hiring Paying Dividends Pitt Reinstating Script Logo For All Sports Virginia Tech Not Fining Football Players UNC-Charlotte AD Talks C-USA Move New Akron AD Putting Football First Search Firm Fires Back At Minnesota UConn Hoops Won't Return To Bridgeport Ohio State Selling Alcohol At Football Games USC AD Addresses Sarkisian Behavior Georgia Tech Sees Football Season Tix Spike
COMPANIES LOOK AT THE COLLEGE GRIDIRON FOR MARKETING "TD"
Published October 2, 1996
College football is "grabbing a growing piece of the marketing action," according to Kate Fitzgerald of AD AGE. Burger King, Gatorade, Dr Pepper and Texaco are backing "significant" team and conference-oriented college football promos this fall, and this week, Shoney's, will launch a "major regional" football promo with the SEC. The SEC is "said to be" the "most aggressive" marketer of its football teams, as it now counts 12 top marketing partners including Burger King, Dr Pepper, Gatorade, General Mills, Hormel Foods, Shoney's and Texaco (AD AGE, 9/30 issue).