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• Topps, the exclusive trading card partner of MLB, has named retired slugger David Ortiz as a spokesperson and Topps Now "lead scout." In this role, "Ortiz will work with the Topps team in picking the best moments of the MLB season and support Topps' initiatives throughout the year, including National Baseball Card Day."

• On Location Experiences, the official hospitality partner for the NFL, said that premium ticket and hospitality packages for Super Bowl LIII are now available for purchase at NFLOnLocation.com. Super Bowl LIII will be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta on Feb. 3, 2019.  “Excitement for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta next year is already building, and we’re proud to be part of it,” said John Collins, CEO of On Location Experiences.

• Reebok has named Karen Reuther as global creative director. Reuther will head brand- and consumer-focused creative leadership across all design disciplines for Reebok, including working alongside product and marketing teams to deliver innovative, performance-led products for consumers across both fitness and lifestyle sides of the brand.  
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Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $9.1M
5. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $8.8M
6. Hereditary - A24 - $7M
7. Superfly - Sony - $6.3M
8. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $5.3M
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Dec172012

Unilever's Axe Cuts Into Super Bowl XLVII Dance With First Big Game Spot

By Barry Janoff

December 17, 2012: It's time to welcome another player to the roster of Super Bowl marketers that will be on display this February: Axe, a men's grooming division of global company Unilever, said it would make its rookie appearance during the Super Bowl XLVII broadcast Feb. 3 on CBS.

Axe said that it's 30-second spot, "Lifeguard," would help to kick off a larger brand campaign for 2013.

Thirty-second spots are going for upward of $3.8 million, per industry analysts. Axe's lead agency for the Super Bowl is BBH London.

Unlike GoDaddy.com, which promises edgy commercials that are little more than teasers to sell domain name registrations and Web site support, Axe creative has been consistently targeting a young, male demographic with ads that, albeit tongue-in-cheek, with the promise of better lifestyles and sexier women. Taglines have included, "Spray More. Get More."

“As a lifestyle brand synonymous with innovative products and marketing, we are always pushing boundaries into uncharted territories,” Gaston Vaneri, brand director for Axe, said in a statement. “We [are] taking our interaction with our fans to new heights, so the Super Bowl became the obvious platform to share it with the world.”

"As a lifestyle brand synonymous with innovative products and marketing, we are always pushing boundaries into uncharted territories."

Axe, which launched in the U.S. in 2002,  did not give details of its Super Bow spot except to say that it "includes a twist at the end that aligns with a larger creative campaign scheduled for a January 2013 launch."

The brand has been running a teaser ad overseas entitled "Lifeguard" in which a young woman pretends to be drowning so that she can properly thank her savior, a lifeguard who simply walks into the two-foot deep pool section in which she is swimming.

The brand said it would support with a heavy dose of social media, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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