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• 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.

• Amazon has launched MLB.TV on Prime Video Channels, allowing Prime members to subscribe to MLB.TV and stream regular season out-of-market baseball games live and on-demand, all from the Prime Video service.

• 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 15-17
1. Captain Marvel $69.3M
2. Wonder Park $16M
3. Five Feet Apart $13.2M
4. How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World $9.4M
5. Madea Family Funeral $8M
6. No Manches Frida 2 $3.9M
7. Captive State $3.2M
8. Lego Movie 2 $2.1M
9. Alita: Battle Angel $1.9M
10. Green Book $1.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Apr132018

New Marketing Push Encourages PGA Tour Players, Fans To ‘Live Under Par’

By Barry Janoff

April 12, 2018: In an effort to inspire core fans and attract casual and non-fans to the sport, the PGA Tour has unveiled a multi-platform campaign, “Live Under Par,” its first new marketing effort in more than 20 year.

According to the PGA Tour, the campaign is “designed to capture and celebrate the energy and spirit of today’s Tour.”

PGA Tour says that it intends for the campaign to reach beyond the core golfing audience and “attract new and diverse fan segments to the sport,” serving as a “call to action for dedicated golf fans to share their passion for the game and invite newcomers to join the PGA Tour.”

The campaign coincides with the return to competition on a regular basis of Tiger Woods, struggling with injuries and surgeries over the past few years, whose presence at The Masters and other recent tournaments has boosted golf’s network TV ratings.

The PGA Tour recently signed a deal with Mitú, a media company that is a leader in creating mainstream entertainment for a young Latino audience, calling it a "partnership intended to bring the players, tournaments and fan experiences of the Tour to a cross-cultural audience in an authentic and relatable way,"

The tag for the new creative, “Live Under Par,” replaces ” These Guys Are Good,” which the PGA Tour debuted in 1997. 

“The new campaign captures not just a way to play, but a way to be,” Joe Arcuri, CMO for the PGA Tour, said in a statement.

“The ‘Live Under Par’ campaign goes beyond capturing the incredible ability of PGA Tour players to score below par each week by showcasing and celebrating that same attitude of excellence that exists between players, players with fans, and players interacting with communities and charities,” said Arcuri.

Among the golfers featured in the campaign are Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson.

The PGA Tour said it has been making changes to inspire a more fan-friendly atmosphere.

Of significant importance was “relaxing” cell phone and social media guidelines at tournaments, which the PGA Tour now says provides “both fans and players with the opportunity to create and share personally captured content.”

As such, the “Live Under Par” campaign prominently features fan-captured content throughout the lead spot, showing fans aiming cell phone cameras at golfers and also animating the texts, messages and emojis that people send while watching the action. 

One mantra in the campaign offers, “In golf and in life, chase memorable moments. Greatness could be just around the next corner. Live Under Par. It’s not just a way to play. It’s a way to be.”

In the lead spot, we see shots of fans, glamorous yet treacherous greens and players off the course in training and relaxing settings as well as on the course in the heat of competition and interacting with fans.

Text reads, “You don’t need a club in your hand to live under par.”

A voiceover offers, “Out here, there is an attraction. An aura. A force that unifies both players and fans. There are no assigned seats — the front row is always moving. Because out here, it belongs to fans who live it, breathe it, feel it. Anywhere in the world . . . Because out here, on the PGA Tour, we live every moment together . . . Because out here, whether player or fan, we all live under par.”

The lead 90-second spot serves as a nucleus for several 30- and 15-second spots.

In addition to TV, elements include digital, social, print, radio, tournament activation and support of PGA Tour players.

Lead agency is Troika, Los Angeles, with "Live Under Par" being its first campaign for the PGA Tour.

According to Arcuri, “We consider this campaign more of an evolution, growing from how our players’ competitive excellence was presented so effectively through ‘These Guys Are Good’ to doing that and so much more.

“We are pulling the camera lens out, so to speak, to highlight the fun and excitement on Tour and highlight the special interaction we see every week between our players and fans. We believe this, in turn, will help spur broader interest among a more diverse group of fans.”

The PGA Tour said its tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 226 countries and territories in 23 languages.

PGA Tour Joins With MiTu To Seek Young Latino Audience

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