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The newly unveiled logo for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games combines two iconic symbols associated with the Games – a gold medal and the Olympic torch – which combine to form an image of Marianne, a female figure representing the French Republic  This is the first time the Olympic logo will be shared with the Paralympic Games.

• The late golf icon Arnold Palmer will be commemorated with a Forever Stamp from the U.S. Postal Service in 2020. The stamp features James Drake's action photo of Palmer at the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

• Dr Teal's Epsom Salts has signed All Pro TE Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys) and two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams) to explain in marketing the “benefits of balancing rigorous workouts with regimented muscle recovery in order to achieve and maintain peak performance.”

• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
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5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
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3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
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5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
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8. Judy $2M
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10. It 2 $1.5M
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May162012

Citibank Opens Olympic Checkbook For Campaign Supporting Team USA

By Barry Janoff

May 16, 2012: As part of its inaugural sponsorship and first-time status as official bank sponsor of the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams, Citi has unveiled a marketing campaign that features 13 Olympic and Paralympic qualifiers, hopefuls and alumni who are members of Team Citi.

What Citi is calling the "largest and most integrated U.S. sponsorship campaign" in the company’s history features such athletes as Meb Keflezighi (marathon), Bob and Mike Bryan (doubles tennis) and Cullen Jones (swimming). The campaign encompasses TV, print, out-of-home, digital, events, promotions and retail activation.

Theme for the effort: “Every Step of the Way.”

“Citi’s sponsorship of Team USA is a significant asset to our brand and our business as a platform to engage clients and consumers in a meaningful way, particularly as we mark our 200th anniversary,” Dermot Boden, Citi chief brand officer, said in a statement. “Through this campaign, we want to express how proud we are to support the athletes every step of the way to London, while affirming to our clients how proud we are to be a partner on their journey from ambition to achievement.”

Citi’s campaign will highlight such banking products as Mobile Check Deposit, Citibank Popmoney and a ThankYou Points sharing app. Citi plans to make a $500,000 donation to the U.S. Olympic Committee — represented by 50 million ThankYou Points via a dedicated microsite — among different sport programs that have inspired Team Citi’s 13 athletes."

Several TV spots, which will break now through the 2012 Olympics, feature Team Citi athletes including Keflezighi, the Bryan Brothers, Jones, Amanda McGrory (Paralympic track and field), Gwen Jorgensen (triathlon), Kari Miller (sitting volleyball), Sanya Richards-Ross (track and field), Danell Leyva (men’s gymnastics), Carlos Leon (Paralympic discus) and Christie Rampone (women’s soccer).

The spots also also be shown in Citibank branches and on Citibank ATM screens nationwide, as well as out-of-home executions in New York City’s Bryant Park, The Grove in Los Angeles and Ogilvy Station in Chicago.

In "Running," we follow Keflezighi as he runs though a city en route to doing his banking. But given his ability to cover 26-plus miles per marathon, he bypasses numerous Citi locations and, ultimately, returns home to use his Citi mobile check deposit app on his cell phone. (See the full spot here.)

In "Big Check," Bob and Mike Bryan also use Citi mobile check depositing, which enables you to take a photo of a check and send it to your account. But a problem arrises when brothers win a tennis match and need to photograph the oversize check they have been handed. (See the full spot here.)

Citibank Web pages will also have a Team USA theme throughout the London Games.

“In today’s complex world, consumers want solutions that simplify their lives,” Michelle Peluso, Citi’s global consumer chief marketing and Internet officer, said in a statement. “We are excited to launch an advertising campaign that features the Team Citi Olympic and Paralympic qualifiers and hopefuls in a fun, genuine spirit while showcasing the flexibility, control, ease and simplicity that our innovative digital products deliver for our customers.”

In addition to Citi, USOC marketing partners include AT&T, BMW, BP, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), Chobani, The Hartford, Hilton, Nike, Kellogg's, United and TD Ameritrade.

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