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• ESPN’s X Games Minneapolis 2019 (Aug. 1-4 U.S. Bank Stadium, ESPN, ESPN2, ABC) has signed Wendy’s as an official sponsor, joining returning sponsors Harley-Davidson, Hotels.com, Monster Energy, Nexcare First Aid Products, Pacifico, SoFi and The Real Cost (FDA). Geico will again serve as the official music stage sponsor.

On-site activation in X Fest is provided by Marvel, Go RVing, US Marines, TINCUP Whiskey, TRIA, FloWater, Star Tribune, Shred Hate, 93X, The CW, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx, MN United, City Pages, GO MN, iHeart Radio and Minnesota Wild.

• ESPN said that the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Championship – won by Novak Djokovic over Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 (7-3) – earned an overnight rating of 3.0 for its more than five hours of coverage up 114% vs. the championship match a year ago for Djokovic vs. Kevin Anderson. The match peaked at its conclusion with a 4.6 rating. At 4:57, it was the longest match of the Gentlemen’s Singles tournament this year and the longest Gentlemen’s Singles final in Wimbledon history. It also was the first men’s singles Major championship to be decided by a tie-break.

• New York Life has signed as a founding partner of the ESPN-owned ACC Network, the national network dedicated to Atlantic Coast Conference sports coverage, scheduled to launch Aug. 22. New York Life remains the official life insurance company of the ACC as well as the exclusive presenting sponsor of the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament which airs across the ESPN and ACC networks. 

• The Baseball Hall of Fame has signed a deal with VIDSIG, Inc., a San Francisco-based software company that offers live one-on-one video interactions between athletes and fans. The technology will allow Hall of Famers to “hold virtual meet-and-greets or autograph sessions through the use of a computer from the comfort of the athletes' homes.”

• 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.”

POLL POSITION

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019 Starter Pool

  • Liz Cambage, Aces
  • Elena Delle Donne, Mystics
  • Chelsea Gray, Sparks
  • Brittney Griner, Mercury
  • Natasha Howard, Storm
  • Jonquel Jones, Sun
  • Jewell Loyd, Storm
  • Kayla McBride, Aces
  • Kia Nurse, Liberty
  • A‘ja Wilson, Aces

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019, featuring Team Delle Donne vs. Team Wilson, is scheduled for July 27 in the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas (ABC 3:30 PM ET).

KEEPING SCORE

The Top 25 MiLB Teams With Best-Selling Merchandise (alphabetically, with MLB affiliate):

  • Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies)
  • Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees)
  • Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
  • Columbia Fireflies (Mets)
  • Columbus Clippers (Indians)
  • Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros)
  • Durham Bulls (Rays)
  • El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres)
  • Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres)
  • Gwinnett Stripers (Braves)
  • Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies)
  • Indianapolis Indians (Pirates)
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins)
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies)
  • Nashville Sounds (Rangers)
  • Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox)
  • Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox)
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants)
  • Rochester Red Wings (Twins)
  • Sacramento River Cats (Giants)
  • Salt Lake Bees (Angels)
  • San Antonio Missions (Brewers)
  • Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners)
  • Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers)
  • Trenton Thunder (Yankees)

SOURCE: MiLB

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office July 5-7
1. Spider-Man:Far From Home $45.3M
2. Toy Story 4 $20.7M
3. Crawl $12M
4. Stuber $8M
5. Yesterday $6.8M
6. Aladdin $5.9M
7. Annabelle Comes Home $5.6M
8. Midsommar $3.4M
9. Secret Life of Pets 2 $3.1M
10. MIB International $2.2M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

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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Mar152011

Dove Men+Care Has March Madness Magic With Earvin Johnson Hoops Marketing

By Barry Janoff, Executive Editor

Dove Care+Men has enlisted Magic Johnson to star in ads and also support a trivia contest.March 14, 2011: Earvin "Magic" Johnson is remembered not only for his NBA Hall of Fame career with the Los Angeles Lakers, but also a college career that included the 1978-79 NCAA national championship with Michigan State.

To coincide with the 2011 Men's Division I basketball tournament, NCAA corporate partner Unilever is unveiling a campaign for its Dove Men+Care brand that stars Johnson, Georgetown University head basketball coach John Thompson III and former Duke University point guard Bobby Hurley, who each reveal the "personal milestones that helped them become comfortable in their own skin – on and off the court."

The series, “Journey to Comfort,” will air throughout NCAA March Madness programming, which this season for the first time will be on four networks: CBS and Time Warner division Turner networks TBS, TNT and truTV. They also will run online at Web sites including Dovemencare.com, YouTube and the online properties of the four networks.

The Dove Men+Care campaign will also include the brand's first iAd for iPad, Apple’s mobile advertising platform.

In addition to supporting its alliance with the NCAA, the campaign will feature POP for the entire line of male grooming products from Dove Men+Care, including the launch of a line of Dove Men+Care antiperspirants/deodorants and sensitive clean personal wash.

Johnson, Thompson and Hurley join a roster of other sports stars who have appeared in Dove Men+Care “Journey to Comfort" marketing, including Drew Brees, Albert Pujols, Joe Girardi and Andy Pettitte.
 
“The ‘Journey to Comfort’ stories are about highlighting personal milestones that all men who are comfortable in their own skin can appreciate,” Rob Candelino, marketing director for personal wash U.S. at Unilever, said in a statement. “Our NCAA corporate partnership allows us to utilize NCAA March Madness in a fresh, new way for Dove Men+Care to connect with these men during an event they are already passionate about.”

In his segments, Magic talks about his dad, winning an NCAA championship, playing in the NBA, winning a gold medal in the Olympics and becoming a successful entrepreneur. Thompson and Hurley both reflect on what it was like growing up with legendary coaches as fathers and also establishing their own unique identities.

"Everything that I am as a man I got from my family," says Johnson in  one of his spots. "My father had a trash hauling service. I had to work with him every day in the summertime. Kids would always tease you. 'Oh, there goes the trash man.' But my father was so confident and never even blinked an eye. So it made me stand tall. Because he stood tall." (See the spots here.)

According to Magic, “I believe becoming comfortable with yourself as a man is all about self-confidence. I can really relate to the Dove Men+Care ‘Journey to Comfort’ because it has truly been a journey for me having to find comfort in new roles throughout my life off the basketball court such as becoming an entrepreneur.”

Former Duke University star Bobby Hurley talks about being comfortable in his skin.In addition to the TV, print and online segments, consumers can win a trip to meet Johnson at a game in Los Angeles. Now through April 5, 201, people can play "Trivia Timeout" at  the Dove Men+Care Web site or on their iPad or iPhone. By answering NCAA-themed questions, they will be entered into a sweepstakes dangling the grand prize of a meet-and-greet with Magic, tickets to the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four in New Orleans, basketballs autographed by Johnson and other NCAA-related prizes. (Full details here.)

Sample multiple choice questions include: "In 2005's basketball tournament, who beat Chattanooga in the first round, 70-54?" (Wake Forest). And "Which school beat Illinois in the NCAA National Championship, 75-70, in the 2005 NCAA Basketball Tournament?" (North Carolina)

The Dove Men+Care iAd will also include extended stories from Johnson, Thompson and Hurley and a “Game Day Fan Zone,” which enables visitors to access daily game schedules.

Other support during the NCAA tournament action includes game times, team match-ups and fun facts at DoveMenCare on Twitter. The Twitter destination also offers opportunities to win collegiate team merchandise and tickets for movies and sporting events. People can also follow Johnson's Dove Men+Care “Journey to Comfort” during the tournament at his Twitter account.

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