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• The NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks in The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17. Marketing partners include Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot, with additional partners to be unveiled in the coming months.

• The Denver Broncos home field is getting a temporary name change to Broncos Stadium at Mile High. It had been Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the national sporting goods retailer, which had been based in Englewood, Col., ceased operations in July 2016. A search for a more permanent naming rights holder is currently underway.

• Per AP Sports: Burger King in Russia ran a promotion on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any women who become pregnant by World Cup players. The offer was then deleted, In a statement Wednesday to AP, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online. (It) does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

• The PGA TOUR has signed a deal with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the U.S., coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on June 23-24. Other events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.

KEEPING SCORE

MLB has released the leaders by position for the 2018 All-Star Game (as of June 19), with voting sponsored by Camping World. (Voting ends July 5 at 11:59 PM ET.)

American League: 1B José Abreu (Chicago White Sox), 2B José Altuve (Houston Astros), SS Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles), 3B  José Ramirez (Cleveland Indians); OF Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels). Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox); Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays), Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees); DH Victor Martinez (Detroit Tigers).

National League: 1B Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), 2B Ozhaino Albies (Atlanta Braves), SS Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies); OF Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals); C Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs),Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).

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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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Thursday
Oct102013

Snack Giant Mondelez (Oreos, Chips Ahoy!) Taking Healthy Bite Out Of Soccer Marketing

By Barry Janoff

October 10, 2013: If you start to see more Oreos, Chips Ahoy!, Ritz, Wheat Thins and Trident along the sidelines of soccer games next season, you'll have Mondelez to thank.

Snacking and gum giant Mondelez International, whose top brands also include Mallomars, Dentyne, Honey Maid, Tang, Cheese Nips and Sour Patch Kids, is bringing its roster to soccer via a bevy of deals.

The key players include the U.S. Soccer Federation, soccer stars Clint Dempsey and Alex Morgan and Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Chivas), one of the most popular clubs in Mexico, when the team plays in the U.S.

Mondelez said this would be the company's largest multi-brand program to date. it comes just over a year after Kraft Foods Inc. became Mondel─ôz International, Inc. after spinning-off its North American grocery business

Financial terms of the multi-year deals were not released.

Mondelez said that in 2014 "a fully integrated marketing campaign [would launch] to help kick up the growing passion for soccer in North America heading into the most anticipated stretch in the sport's history."

Among other major events, the FIFA World Cup will be held in 2014 in Brazil — also site of the 2016 Summer Olympics — and the FIFA Women's World Cup will be played in Canada in 2015.

The deals naming the company's products as the official snacks of U.S. Soccer and Club Deportivo Guadalajara  includes the cookie, candy, cracker and gum categories and are "inclusive of a series of globally-recognized brands operated by Mondelez International."

Mondelez said that support would feature "all forms of media, retail, shopper marketing, consumer promotions, grassroots, PR and social media," with a major push toward Hispanic consumers.

"This is so much more than a business deal — it's the start of a movement to help our great brands connect soccer, community and snacking in a way that makes consumers stand up and cheer." — Stephen Chriss, Mondelez International

The pact also includes rights to align with coaches, legends of the game and the U.S. Soccer Development Academy."

Other USSF marketing partners include Allstate, AT&T, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), Chevy, Gatorade, Marriott, McDonald's, Nike, Panasonic, Pepsi and Visa.

Alliances with Dempsey, Morgan and Omar Gonzalez of Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy will encompass multi-media marketing, consumer outreach and on-site experiential activations.

Dempsey is a member of the U.S. National Team and MLS Seattle Sounders; Morgan is a member of the U.S. Women's National Team and Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League.

"This is so much more than a business deal — it's the start of a movement to help our great brands connect soccer, community and snacking in a way that makes consumers stand up and cheer," Stephen Chriss, senior director, North America Consumer Engagement and Marketing Services for Mondelez International, said in a statement. "We're so excited to have the opportunity to partner with these great athletes and organizations just as U.S. love for the sport is about to reach a fever pitch."

According to Sunil Gulati, president of USSF,  "We are looking forward to our new partnership with Mondelez as the official snacks of U.S. Soccer. With a large number of name brand products, we are excited to work with Mondelez to expand our reach to consumers at the international, national and grassroots level."

In addition to the previously mentioned brands, Mondelez International's roster includes Newtons, Stride, Cadbury, Chiclets, Halls, Nilla and Certs.
 
The deals were negotiated by CAA Sports Consulting (on behalf of Mondelez International) and Soccer United Marketing, the marketing and licensing division of Major League Soccer.

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