New Balance Signs Multiyear Deal With Lindor Crew Signs Jersey-Sponsor Deal With Acura Monster Won't Change NASCAR Model Outfits NHL Signs PPG For New Leaguewide Category Four Brands Sign Up As WBC Global Sponsors Marketplace Roundup Ravens Offering $200,000 Sponsorship Package Lear Corp. Presenting Sponsor Of Detroit IndyCar Monster Focused On Younger Audience At Daytona Brands Seemingly Reluctant To Sponsor '18 World Cup
SBD/October 14, 2013/Marketing and Sponsorship
Published October 14, 2013
A GOOD PAIR: Kentucky Speedway and Quaker State officials on Saturday announced terms of a five-year sponsorship renewal for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race title sponsor. The speedway's retaining walls will be painted in Quaker State's signature green and gold colors, and the '14 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts will be held Saturday, June 28 (Kentucky Speedway).
SOLE SINGING: In Boston, Mark Murphy noted Celtics G Rajon Rondo is having his "first signature sneaker" designed by China-based company Anta, and it is entitled the "RR1." Rondo also is "launching his own Anta apparel line" (BOSTON HERALD, 10/9).
LOOKING TO MAKE AN IMPACT: CNBC's Becky Quick noted China-based smartphone maker ZTE hopes a deal to sponsor the Rockets can "boost its brand recognition in the United States." ZTE CEO Lixin Cheng indicated that the "company has long been looking to build a connection with the U.S. public" with ZTE "sponsoring a game between" the Rockets and Pacers in Taipei. However, Quick noted some U.S. lawmakers "have suggested that the company could be a security threat" ("Squawk Box," CNBC, 10/14).