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• Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open (March 23) due to knee issues.

• Picking up the mantle of National Women’s Month, and anticipating what next year will be its 70th anniversary, the LPGA has unveiled “Drive On,” a multi-platform refined brand position. According to the LPGA, “Drive On is clearly rooted in golf, but it's a bigger idea. It captures the power and potential in each of us and celebrates the hard work, focus and tenacity that it takes to achieve our goals.” Full story here.

• The NBA said that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams would join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams, with 83 games over 11 days (July 5-15).

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originalluy scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 22-24
1. Us $70.2M
2. Captain Marvel $35M
3. Wonder Park $9M
4. Five Feet Apart $8.8M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 3 $6.5M
6. A Madea Family Funeral $4.5M
7. Gloria Bell $1.8M
8. No Manches Frida 2 $1.8M
9. Lego Movie 2 $1.1M
10. Alita: Battle Angel $1M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Jan292014

Mila Kunis To 'Make History' As The Star In Jim Beam's First Global Campaign

By Barry Janoff

January 29, 2014: Mila Kunis has starred on the big screen alongside Natalie Portman (Black Swan), James Franco (Oz the Great and Powerful) and Angelina Jolie (Gia).

Now, the 30-year old actress will star for Jim Beam in the bourbon-maker's first global campaign in its 220-year history.

According to Kunis, "As a fan of bourbon and a huge proponent of making history, I am thrilled to be the newest member of the Jim Beam family."

The campaign, "Make History," will be anchored by three TV commercials and supported by Internet, social media such as Facebook and Twitter as well as POP.

Financial terms of the alliance with Kunis were not disclosed.

"Mila's love of bourbon, her appreciation for the authenticity of our brand, her warm personality and her global relevance to our Make History campaign make her the perfect partner," Kevin George, svp/CMO for Beam Inc., said in a statement. "Anyone would want to share a Jim Beam with Mila. We love that about her, and couldn't be happier to have her join the Jim Beam family."

The Make History campaign will break in the U.S. in mid-February, followed by a global rollout. Media buy includes ESPN networks, Turner networks (with a focus on NBA telecasts), FXX, Spike, History Channel, AMC and Food Network.

Jim Beam said the U.S. campaign would feature its full portfolio of brands, including Jim Beam White, Jim Beam Black, Devil's Cut, Jim Beam Honey, Jim Beam Maple, Jacob's Ghost Aged White Whiskey, Jim Beam Signature Craft and Red Stag by Jim Beam.

"As a fan of bourbon and a huge proponent of making history, I am thrilled to be the newest member of the Jim Beam family."

"Jim Beam has been making history by producing the world's finest Bourbon through seven generations of family distillers, and this partnership truly signifies a new era for the brand – an era in which we push boundaries even further, attracting new fans across the globe and continuing the great growth we've enjoyed on the brand," said George.

The campaign was created by FutureWorks, a partnership among three independent agencies that lead Jim Beam creative efforts in key markets: StrawberryFrog (New York), The Works (Sydney) and Jung von Matt (Hamburg).

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