SBD/September 28, 2012/Marketing and Sponsorship

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Simpson beginning in '13 will wear Izod Golf apparel on-course
PVH Thursday announced a multiyear marketing partnership between its Izod brand and golfer Webb Simpson. As part of the agreement that begins in ‘13, Simpson will wear Izod Golf apparel on-course and contribute to future product development. Simpson will wear Izod Golf shirts with the brand’s logos on the left chest and back yoke, along with Izod Golf pants and belts. Simpson will be featured in POS materials at participating retailers, in on-air and print advertisements and on izod.com and Izod’s social media channels (PVH).

GREATER THAN PROFITS
: CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS’ Meribah Knight notes startup sports drink Greater Than is “generating nearly $1 million in annual revenue, double from a year ago, and shipping 30,000 containers, which retail for $1.99 to $2.50 for a 20-ounce bottle, per month.” However, the drink’s creators, Mark and Jon Sider, have “yet to turn a profit.” The brothers “rely on guerrilla marketing to spread the brand name.” In October, the company “plans to launch a web ad featuring” former NBAer Brian Scalabrine (CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS, 9/22 issue).

ROUNDUP
: Nike announced Bobcats Fs Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeff Taylor, Celtics F Jared Sullinger and Suns G Kendall Marshall have signed multiyear deals with Jordan Brand (Nike)....The Hockey East conference announced a partnership with Front Row Marketing for exclusive sales rights for its men’s and women’s hockey championships (Hockey East).
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