SBD/Issue 241/Sponsorships, Advertising & Marketing
Published September 2, 2009
ESPN SOCCERNET reports England's Football Association (FA) is "on the hunt for a new backer after it confirmed energy giant E.ON will not be renewing its sponsorship deal with the FA Cup at the end of the 2009-10 season." E.ON's four-year deal was "understood to be worth" US$51.9M to the FA. E.ON said that "changes to its UK sponsorship strategy meant it was not pursuing a renewal of the FA Cup deal" (ESPNSOCCERNET.com, 9/2). The LONDON TIMES writes the collapse of Setanta appears to have been the "final straw" for E.ON (TIMES.co.uk, 9/2).
N.C. State Scraps Jersey Design
After Negative Fan Feedback
HORSING AROUND: The Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL reports the World Games 2010 Foundation is "pitching sponsorship packages costing" between $2,500-10,000 for the '10 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The foundation yesterday announced the Preferred Partner Packages that "will offer Web site exposure, official logo usage rights, co-branding opportunities, promotional rights and the opportunity to place an advertisement in the event program" (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 9/2).
GIVING BACK: NASCAR SCENE reported Furniture Row Racing's No. 78 Sprint Cup entry driven by Regan Smith will "carry the colors of World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization," for the September 12 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond Int'l Raceway. Denver-based Furniture Row Cos. is donating the space on the car to World Vision (SCENEDAILY.com, 9/1).