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SBD/November 21, 2013/Marketing and Sponsorship
Published November 21, 2013
SLOW PROGRESS: MLSSOCCER.com's Chris Bianchi reported Rapids President Tim Hinchey has "made securing a shirt sponsor for next season a 'top priority.'" Hinchey admitted that when he first joined the Rapids in '10, he "thought it would be significantly easier to secure a shirt sponsor than it has proven to be." But he "remains confident that he’ll be able to get the job done." Hinchey said, "It’s complicated. You’re asking about a significant, seven-figure investment at a minimum of three years; average over the league is $2.6 million per year. That’s not a small ask" (MLSSOCCER.com, 11/20).
NEW RIDE: AUTOMOTIVE NEWS' Ryan Beene reported Kia Motors "plans to return to the Super Bowl next year with new advertising to help launch its new K900 rear-wheel drive flagship sedan" in the U.S. The car was introduced yesterday at the L.A. Auto Show (AUTONEWS.com, 11/20).
STAYING BUSY: In Charlotte, Rick Bonnell writes signage around Time Warner Cable Arena makes it “apparent the Bobcats’ business side has made progress this year in selling sponsorships” (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 11/21).