MLS Eyeing St. Paul For Expansion Club PPL Park To Change Its Name MLS Expected To Add "Core Player" Roster Spot Minding My Business: Orlando City's Chelsey Clifton Orlando City To Own USL Club Charlotte Considers MLS Stadium Plan NYC FC's Geography Paying Dividends MLS Club To Be Called Atlanta United FC MLS: Minneapolis Stadium Plan Deadline Is Firm Crew To Do Away With Gold Uniforms
SBD/24/Sponsorships Advertising Marketing
KELLOGG'S GETS TITLE SPONSORSHIP; MLS UNVEILS NEW '98 ADS
Published March 24, 1998
Kellogg USA will become title sponsor of Soccer In The Streets, a GA-based, non-profit dedicated to bringing soccer to the inner city. The Kellogg's Soccer In The Street program will be conducted in 13 cities (Kellogg's). MLS: MLS's new ad campaign from Dallas-based Dieste & Partners, "Lessons in Passion," was examined by Jerry Langdon in USA TODAY. He called the spots "pretty good. Particularly impressive is the 'Dancing' promo, set to Mambo music, with players making great faking moves and dribbling past defenders." There will be eight spots, half of which have been completed. The other half will be done by April (USA TODAY, 3/23)....BRANDWEEK's Terry Lefton reports that MLS is holding All-Star balloting at the 2,200 Kmart stores nationwide in a promo that also gets the league's licensed apparel "into mass retail for the first time." All-Star voting runs May 3-June 28 with ballots available in Kmart's Sports Center licensed apparel areas. Lefton adds that Kmart "gets the exclusive on MLS licensed apparel at mass merch for the rest of the year, while MLS gains access to one of the most desirable retail venues" (BRANDWEEK, 3/23).