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• Tony Wyllie has been named regional president and managing director for Special Olympics North America. Wyllie most recently was svp-communications for the NFL’s Washington Redskins since 2010. His three-decade career also includes PR/communications with the St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans.

• The Los Angeles Clippers have signed a deal with Los Angeles-based tech firm Honey, which includes naming rights to team's renovated Honey Training Center: Home of the L.A. Clippers and its logo on team practice jerseys. According to Honey, "10 million-plus members worldwide use Honey's suite of free tools daily to save time and money when shopping online.”

• Washington Mystics forward-guard Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP.  It is the second MVP award for seven-year player, making her the first player in WNBA history to earn the honor with two different teams (2015 Chicago Sky).

• BMW Group Russia has signed a deal with tennis star Daniil Medvedev, currently ranked No. 4 in the world, who fell in five sets to Rafael Nadal in the recent U.S. Open Grand Slam finals. Medvedev, who will represent Russia in the inaugural ATP Cup tournament in Australia this January, will participate in various brand activities, including a BMW patch on his shirt, in Russia and worldwide .

• SoFi Stadium, which will be the new $6 billion home venue for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers beginning in 2020, will open July 25-26 with two Taylor Swift concerts.

• CBD edible company Bhang, Miami, has acquired Red Ace, a leading organic beverage company. Bhang plans to launch a Red Ace-branded line of CBD/terpene-style beverages and products, including functional sparkling beverages. Athlete ambassadors include Christian Ramirez, Russell Canouse and Kelyn Rowe (MLS) and Spencer Keiboom (Washington Nationals).

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

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 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

KEEPING SCORE

Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

FULL LIST HERE

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Sept. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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BodyArmor Into NCAA
No. 1 Colleges Since '92
Notre Dame Builds Brand
Cancer Drives Home
Men's Hoops Are 'Toxic'

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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Jun012017

‘Beef’ TV Spot Fetes PGA Tour-Arby’s, Spieth Stars in Superstore Dad Campaign

By Barry Janoff

June 1, 2017: In anticipation of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, set to tee off June 15-18 in Erin Hills, WI., the PGA Tour has unveiled a marketing campaign with pro golfer Andrew “Beef” Johnston to support a new deal naming Arby’s as the "official restaurant of the PGA Tour."

In a separate campaign, PGA Tour and has launched a multi-media effort for the PGA Tour Superstore that is a tribute from some of the world’s top golfer’s to their dads, leading up to Father’s Day on June 18.

In addition, the PGA Tour has signed automaker Alfa Romeo as the third global partner for the Presidents Cup, joining Citi and Rolex.

The deal with Arby’s was shared via a spot that broke on YouTube, "Arby’s: The Official Restaurant of the PGA Tour," starring pro golfer “Beef” Johnston, who has been a spokesman for the QSR since 2016.

The 30-second spot takes place on a golf course with golfers being challenged by a difficult course. As they struggle with their shots, text offers, "Arby’s: The official restaurant of unsanctioned mulligans . . . the official restaurant of long gimmes . . . the official restaurant of shenanigans . . . the official restaurant of Beef."

Arby’s baritone voiceover then offers, "Arby’s, the official restaurant of the PGA Tour."

Each section also has its own 15-second version, all ending with "Arby’s, the official restaurant of the PGA Tour."

Financial terms of the multi-year deal, the first in the category for the PGA Tour, were not revealed.

Arby’s will use Johnston in various elements of its golf campaign, also including Internet, social media and on-site activation.

Other official PGA Tour partners include Ace, Aflac, Astrellas, Avia, BHSports, Bridgestone, CareeerBuilder, CDW, Charles Schwab, Citi, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Grey Goose, John Deere, Konica Minolta, MasterCard, MetLife, Michelob Ultra, Mitsubishi Electric, Morgan Stanley, NetJets, O’Doul’s, Quicken Loans, Rolex, Tiffany, Travelers and United Airlines.

The PGA Tour Superstore campaign features such top golfers as Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and Bubba Watson.

The "Memories With Dad" effort includes national TV to air on Golf Channel and in select markets nationwide where PGA Tour Superstores are located.

The effort also includes Internet and social media.

Between now and Father’s Day, creative will break in which the golfers share favorite memories of their own fathers, and for some, their best moments as dads themselves.

Spots with Spieth (pictured above) and Garcia (pictured below) were the first to launch.

"This campaign not only helps people find the best golf gifts for Father's Day, it also portrays the human side of our game's best players,” Dick Sullivan, PGA Tour president and CEO, said in a statement. “It's inspiring and sentimental and you get to see a side of Sergio, Jordan and others you don't often get to see.

"Fans want to be connected and engaged with their favorite athletes. Father's Day is all about the connection between fathers and their kids, and most golfers, including the world's best that we have assembled, learned the sport from their dad,” said Sullivan.

The PGA Tour alliance with Italian premium automotive brand Alfa Romeo "will be prominently represented" when the biennial competition is played the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 1 in Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, NJ.

The partnership will showcase Alfa Romeo’s series of new model launches, including the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, (which will mark its arrival in the U.S. this year) and the Alfa Romeo Giulia, as well as the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and 4C Spider.

As a global partner, Alfa Romeo will gain exposure through PGA Tour media and marketing assets, including advertising and in-program enhancements on Golf Channel and NBC during television coverage of the Presidents Cup; onsite branding and hospitality; and extensive exposure on Tour-related media, including PGATour.com and PresidentsCup.com.

Alfa Romeo will also have brand exposure at the Presidents Cup Fan Experience, located in the Oculus in New York, according to the PGA Tour.

"We are very excited to welcome such an iconic global brand as a new global partner of the Presidents Cup," Charlie Zink, chairman for the Presidents Cup, said a statement.

"Alfa Romeo’s reputation for excellence, innovation and its distinguished history in auto racing make it an ideal fit for a premier international team event featuring the best golfers in the world."

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