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• Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists Class of 2018: Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Hugh Evans, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Rudy Tomjanovich, Chris Webber, Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Wayland Baptist University. Class of 2018 will be named during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend in San Antonio March 31-April 2.

• Serena Williams, who said her first auto purchase was a while Lincoln Navigator SUV she named “Ginger,” has signed to become an official spokesperson for the brand. A social media-based marketing campaign includes videos of Williams talking about and driving the 2018 Navigator, with ongoing videos to follow. “Partnering with a brand like Navigator comes from a genuine place,” she said in the first video. “Let’s just be honest: Serena Williams needs to be in the new Navigator.”

• The Smashing Pumpkins unveil 'Shiny And Oh So Bright' 36-city tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years, with founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha. Produced by Live Nation.

KEEPING SCORE

Most Exciting Sports Worldwide
1. Athletics (i.e. Olympics) 47% Very/Quite Exciting
2. Tennis 43%
3. Football (soccer) 43%
4. Rugby 41%
5. Gymnastics 36%
6. Boxing 32%
7. Formula 1 32%
8. Swimming 26%
9. Horse Racing 25%
10. Cycling 25%

Most Boring Sports Worldwide
1. Golf 70% Very/Quite Boring
2. U.S. Football 59%
3. Cricket 58%
4. Darts 58%
5. Snooker 57%
6. Basketball 52%
7. Horse Racing 52%
8. Cycling 50%
9. Formula 1 49%
10. Boxing 46%

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Top Selling MLS Player Jerseys
1. Miguel Almirón Atlanta United
2. Bastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire
3. Josef Martínez Atlanta United
4. Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders
5. David Villa NYCFC
6. Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders
7. Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC
8. Kaká Orlando City FC
9. Andrea Pirlo NYCFC
10. Nicolás Lodeiro Seattle Sounders
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Tuesday
Sep012009

P&G, USOC Go For Olympic Gold

September 1, 2009: Score one for the U.S. Olympic Committee. After several significant losses, including having to pull the plug on a proposed TV network and General Motors, Bank of America, The Home Depot, Kellogg’s and Kodak dropping out as official partners, Procter & Gamble has signed a deal to become an official sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Teams for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but analysts put the value at about $10-15 million. The deal is the second major sports alliance for P&G in a month, which recently unveiled a union with the NFL, which involves more than a dozen brands. The deal was unveiled by Kirk Perry, vp-North America at P&G; and Lisa Baird, CMO for the USOC, who formerly held executive marketing positions at P&G, IBM, GM and the NFL.

As an official Team USA sponsor, P&G will activate behind Team USA in such categories as personal and beauty products; household cleaning products; oral care products; pre-packaged potato snacks; and cold, flu and stomach remedies. P&G brands would include beauty products such as Secret, Venus, Pantene, Olay, Olay Body and Cover Girl; and other P&G products including Tide, Charmin, Pringles, Febreze, Bounty, Pepto-Bismol and Scope.

Brands will carry the Olympic rings. Support will feature TV, print, and Internet, with the media buy including ads on NBC, which will air both the Vancouver and London Olympic Games, with the theme, “Look Like the World is Watching.”

The Olympics on TV heavily skew toward women, with women ages 18-34 accounting for about three-fourths of the U.S. audience, according to the USOC.

Official USOC partners are GE, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos Origin, Anheuser-Busch, Omega, Panasonic, Samsung and Visa. Official sponsors are Adecco, 24 Hour Fitness, Allstate, Deloitte, Hilton Family, Jet Set Sports, Nike, Tyson and United.

Can P&G Score ROI With New Sports Marketing Deals? Q&A With Kirk Perry, USOC CMO Lisa Baird

P&G Signs Marketing Deal With the NFL

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