McIlroy Experimenting With TaylorMade Clubs Farmers Insurance Leaving Hendrick's NASCAR Ops College Endorsements Affecting Under Armour Profits NFL Ad Sales Are Down 14% From Last September LPGA's Bay Area Tour Stop Loses Sponsor Fanatics To Get Rights To NHL Playoff Apparel Fox Sees High Demand For World Series Ads Phelps Stars Alongside McBride In "Call Of Duty" Ad Snickers To Sponsor Second Season Of ELeague Cubs Poised For Marketing Opportunities
SBD/February 24, 2011/Marketing and Sponsorship
Published February 24, 2011
THE BEST A MAN CAN GET: In N.Y., Ken Belson noted Yankees SS Derek Jeter’s image appears on a billboard in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan and he has a “virtual stubble one day, has his face lathered with Gillette shave cream the next day and appears clean shaven a third day.” The three-day cycle “will be repeated until March 6” (NYTIMES.com, 2/23).
EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM: CAMPAIGN magazine’s Ed Owen reports EA is “expected to be among the first advertisers to run product placement on British TV when it becomes possible” Monday. EA is "believed to have brokered a deal to pay for a significant presence” during EPL matches on Sky Sports. EA is the official technology provider for the EPL but “fell foul of Ofcom regulations earlier this month for displaying its logo on Sky ‘in the absence of any editorial justification’” (CAMPAIGN.co.uk, 2/24).
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: AdvancePierre Foods signed on as a primary sponsor for Elliott Sadler’s No. 2 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. AdvancePierre’s Fast Fixin’ and Fast Fixin’ On the Go Sandwiches brands will serve as associate sponsors on the No. 2 Chevrolet for the entire ’11 season (AdvancePierre).