Blackhawks Building New Practice Facility Bettman Addresses Expansion, League's Strength Bridgestone, NHL Renew Sponsor Deal 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 Glendale, Coyotes Agree To Arena-Management Changes New ACC Scoreboard Touts LED Maple Leaf
SBD/30/Sponsorships Advertising Marketing
Published October 30, 1997
DEALS: Nashville's NHL expansion franchise has awarded its $2M advertising account to Nashville-based Dye, Van Mol, Lawrence (AD AGE, 10/29)....Johnson & Johnson has become a corporate sponsor of the '98 Goodwill Games. As part of its sponsorship, Johnson & Johnson and its "National Safe Kids Campaign" will also participate in the Junior Goodwill Games (CABLE WORLD, 10/27 issue)....MD-based Softspikes, Inc. has named NJ-based Mastro Communications to handle its PR activities (Softspikes)....The city of Lancaster, CA, "Big 8" Softball Complex signed a three-year deal with CA-based Triumph! Sports Energy, to become the softball complex' official sport beverage (Lancaster Sports News). NOTES: State Farm Insurance Companies' Mid-South Region will honor Grambling State Univ. Coach Eddie Robinson at a charity dinner, November 29, in New Orleans (State Farm). ...Fleishman-Hillard will handle PR for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City (K.C. STAR, 10/30).