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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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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
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
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Apr222019

Pizza Hut, Hyundai, Lowe’s Score Activation At NFL Draft In Music City Nashville

By Barry Janoff

April 22, 2019: First-year partner Lowe’s, second-year partner Pizza Hut and such established partners as Pepsi, Visa, New Era, Oikos and Verizon are ready for three-day event of the NFL Draft this week in Nashville, April 25-27.

Even Hyundai is in on the action. The company, which in February ended its alliance as the official vehicle and SUV of the NFL, returns to the Draft  for a third season with Rolling with the Rookies presented by Hyundai, a five-episode content series that profiles college football athletes by bringing them back home to visit the people, places and moments that defined their journeys.

Hyundai has joined with five  players who are projected to be taken in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft and filmed the prospects in their hometowns and captured their unique stories of personal triumphs that helped make their dreams a reality.

The players include Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell, Iowa State running back David Montgomery, Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen and Washington free safety Taylor Rapp.

Hyundai will distribute the content on its own website and social media channels, and through a multi-platform distribution strategy driven in partnership with digital sports publisher and consultancy, ThePostGame,

As part of its NFL deal, Hyundai had also been an official sponsor for the NFL Draft and Kickoff Weekend.

Now in its second year as the official pizza sponsor for the NFL, Pizza Hut said it is “celebrating the fans who made year one a success by putting them on the clock to redeem an exclusive offer during the 2019 NFL Draft ceremony.”

During the first pick of the Draft, Pizza Hut and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who was the No. 1 overall pick in 2016, will unveil a code enabling people to redeem 50% off all menu-priced pizzas.

They also can enter for a chance to win a VIP trip to a 2019-2020 NFL regular season game of their choice. (Details here.)

In addition, Pizza Hut will recognize the 78th overall pick of the NFL Draft — the "Pi Pick," the 14th pick in the third round (3.14) — for the second consecutive year in a row, awarding him with free pizza for a year to get him through his rookie NFL season.

Lowe’s, which signed as the NFL’s official home improvement retail sponsor this past January just prior to the Super Bowl, enters its first NFL Draft with a multi-platform campaign, “Pro Ready.”

The effort includes TV, digital, social media. local community activation and OOH billboards in Nashville and New York’s Times Square.

In its first NFL-themed spot, “Lowe’s Pro Services,” Lowe’s highlights some of the efforts it’s taken to “step up its game so pros can get more done right, such as hiring new Pro managers, dedicated Pro parking and Pro loaders on hand at their stores around the country.”

Lowe’s said it supplies materials to the NFL for construction of the NFL Draft Stage as assisted with the construction with the build.

The Moorsville, NC-based retailer will use the NFL Draft to engage with and give back to the local community, using Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker and Titans LB Wesley Woodward.

Lowe’s becomes presenting sponsor for the Super Bowl Experience interactive and sponsor-laden fan destination, beginning with Super Bowl LIV in February 2020, to be played in Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, replacing  Hyundai.

The Marketing Arm, a division of Omnicom Group, said it would host its second Chosen event, which will include 25 “of the most marketable draft prospects to interact with 15 of the top consumer brands at an exclusive event in Nashville.”

The Marketing Arm said that throughout the event, players will have the chance to meet one-on-one with representatives from leading consumer brands to better understand what future endorsement partnerships might look like.

The entire 2019 NFL Draft will air on both ESPN and ABC, with seven rounds streamed live on the ESPN App and ABC App, broadcast on ESPN Radio and available in Spanish on both TV and radio on ESPN Deportes.

The NFL Network will air the entire 2019 NFL Draft presented by Verizon.

On stage, ten student athletes from local Nashville high schools will had official New Era caps to athletes after they are selected by their respective teams.

The NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero, the free three-day football festival to be held outside of Nissan Stadium, was called “the largest NFL Draft festival footprint to date.

In recognition of Music City, it will be the first to integrate a free live music concert series featuring 20 Nashville-based artists of all genres.

Among the league partners scheduled to have a presence in the NFL Draft Experience are the Play60 Zone presented by  Dannon’s Danimals; Pepsi NFL Helmet photo opportunity: NFL Shop presented by Visa at Draft with exclusive NFL merchandise; Bridgestone, Bud Light, FedEx, Ford, Lowe's, Mars, Nationwide, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Sleep Number and Verizon.

"We're excited to show NFL fans from around the country why there's no better place for the Draft than Music City," Steve Underwood, president and CEO for the host Tennessee Titans, said via the team.

Among team activation, the Miami Dolphins, which will host Super Bowl LIV this February in Hard Rock Stadium, are staging the “Miami Dolphins On the Clock Draft Party powered by South Florida Ford.” in the stadium on April 25.

The event Includes Live coverage of the 2019 NFL Draft's first round; free autographs from cheerleaders, current and alumni players; garage Sale of Dolphins signature items such as jerseys, helmets, T-shirts and hats; interactive football drills for kids and adults; and official draft merchandise for sale.

NFL, Fans, Marketers Caught In The Nashville Draft

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