Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports, lifestyle and entertainment-based marketing platforms. With expertise in Sponsorship Consulting, Experiential Marketing, Hospitality, Customer Engagement, Content Marketing, Productions and Sports Properties, this Chicago-based Marketing & Media Solutions Company helps their clients to create ideas, content and experiences that attract and engage passionate audiences. To learn more about Intersport, visit www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).
Access Pass & Design is now Access Event Solutions! New brand. New products. Same commitment to you.
We help the world’s most image-conscious events, brands, entertainers, and sports teams in the world connect with audiences in ways that shatter all expectations. Creating extraordinary live-event credentials (media credentials, press passes, VIP hospitality badges) and live event technology platforms (VIP access control, sponsor activation integration, and more) to enhance the management, magic, and value of your next event. For more information, please visit www.accesseventsolutions.com or call 1-775-229-7200.
Break and Signage Sponsor
WE ARE BLUEMEDIA — For nearly 20 years the biggest brands, agencies, teams and venues in the world have trusted us with the signage, décor, and experiential elements of their events and campaigns. From concept to completion, we create engaging, memorable, and shareable experiences that wow clients and sponsors and leave consumers talking for days.
The Products team at OMNIGON, specialists in the creation of digital sports and entertainment products, developed ProSuite as a set of fan engagement tools to help partners deliver unique, compelling experiences that are customizable, quick to launch, and satisfy brands’ sponsorship initiatives. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
comScore’s sports initiative leverages the company’s digital consumption metrics, TV measurement information, consumer purchase insights and branded entertainment metrics specifically for the sports industry. A “one-stop shop” for insights surrounding content and value in the sports marketplace, comScore delivers tangible fan insights and sponsorship valuation services for sponsors, leagues, teams, agencies and other organizations engaged in the world of sports.
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Cocktail Reception Sponsor
STATS is the global leader in sports intelligence. Trusted by the world’s most innovative teams, leagues and brands seeking the winning edge at the intersection of sports and technology, STATS combines the industry’s fastest and most accurate data platform with video analysis, sports content and research, player tracking through STATS SportVU®, and a range of customizable digital solutions for brands. The pioneer of live sports data, STATS continues to speed innovation in the industry today to enhance both team performance and fan experience. For more information, go to www.stats.com and follow STATS on Twitter @STATS_Insights.
Evening at the Ballpark Sponsor
The Chicago White Sox is a major-league club in the American League Central division. Since established in 1901, the franchise’s storied history has included three World Series Championships, including the 2005 title that brought Chicago its first title in 88 years; nearly 40 members inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York; and iconic eras of baseball like the “Go Go Sox” and “South Side Hitmen.” The organization set the stage for in-game entertainment that has become common in the present sports industry, including the first All-Star Game, the exploding scoreboard, the “first throwback game” and the first use of names on the back of jerseys. The organization uses its strong brand recognition for more than on-field and in-park entertainment. Through its Chicago White Sox Charities, the team has become a pillar of support for the Chicagoland community by providing annual financial, in-kind and emotional support to hundreds of Chicago-based organizations. Contributions in 2016 moved the team’s non-profit arm to more than $25 million in cumulative giving since its inception in 1990. The team is owned by Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and plays at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Seaters is the only company today that captures first minute demand making sure time sensitive perishable assets are utilized properly. We are not a ticketing company nor an inventory management system. Seaters is a unique one of a kind marketing activation tool. We help sponsors eliminate waste while capturing demand creating unique data insights. For teams and venues Seaters works seamlessly to help drive more revenue by making sure seats are filled whether working with their sponsors or directly with the team crating unique messaging Seaters is a win-win for everyone. For more information visit www.GetSeaters.com or follow @seaters on twitter.
The National Hot Rod Association, the largest auto racing organization in the world, has come a long way since being founded in 1951. In 2016, the NHRA raced forward with a number of key initiatives, including a multiyear partnership with FOX Sports to televise NHRA events from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, and the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. FOX Sports networks aired more than 500 hours of programming throughout the year, highlighted by 17 live race-day shows, including four on FOX’s national network, in addition to primetime Friday night qualifying shows, and fans are in for more of the same this year.
Official After Hours Reception Sponsor
The National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks, currently in their 89th regular season, have won six Stanley Cup Championships in franchise history, including three titles over the last seven seasons. The Blackhawks have led the NHL in attendance every season since 2008-09, entertaining 409 consecutive capacity crowds (regular and postseason) at the United Center as of March 12, and appeared in their league-most fifth outdoor game on Jan. 2, 2017, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Additionally, the organization will host both the 2017 NCAA Frozen Four and 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center, marking the first time either event has been held in Chicago. The Blackhawks are currently building a privately-funded 125,000 square-foot Community Ice Arena, which will open in December 2017. The $55 million state-of-the-art facility will house year-round youth hockey development programs, recreational leagues and events, and serve as the practice facility for the organization and visiting NHL teams. The Blackhawks were voted one of the top six model franchises across all of North American sports and received the most votes of any NHL franchise in the 2015 SportsBusiness Journal survey; Rocky Wirtz was also voted the NHL team owner readers would most like to work for in the survey.
Research Analytics Provider
Founded in 2014, MVPindex was the first social media intelligence platform to analyze athletes’ social media portfolios and calculate their digital brand value. Today, MVPindex is a comprehensive social media index and valuation platform for the sports and entertainment industries, offering real-time analytics on more than 43,000 athletes, entertainers, teams, leagues, and brands ranked across the most popular social platforms. The MVPindex Engagement Value Assessment™ (EVA) has become the de facto industry standard for calculating the monetary value of social media campaigns and properties. MVPindex clients rely on this data and insight to make strategic decisions about brand ambassadors; evaluate their partnerships; maximize sponsorships; and see what is resonating with their fans. For more information or to request a demonstration, visit www.mvpindex.com.
Welcome Reception Host
Umbel helps the most admired companies in sports and entertainment deliver the ultimate fan experience. The leading first-party data management platform, Umbel empowers you to grow your fan base with engaging data collection campaigns, know your audience with a unified view from any source, and drive revenue with hyper-targeted advertising. Our goal isn’t for you to just collect data--it’s to make data the most valuable asset you own. Founded in 2010, Umbel is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Visit www.umbel.com to learn more or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.