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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)
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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

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• 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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Jun172019

Go Fourth: 'Toy Story 4' Partners Put $100M In Marketing Campaigns Into Play

By Barry Janoff

June 17, 2019: Chrysler, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, Dannon Danimals, Kellogg’s, Best Western and Babybel are among the companies and brands anteing up an estimated $100 million to support the release of Toy Story 4 from Disney and Pixar, which hits theaters June 21.

Multi-media campaigns, anchored by TV spots staring characters from the movie, are airing from the likes of Chrysler, McDonald’s, GoRVing, Dannon’s Danimals and Babybel’s cheese line, with the efforts also including digital, social media and in-theater.

Brands filling up shelves with on-package character placement include P&G’s Bounty, Danimals, Kellogg’s, Juicy Juice and Ziplock; while Alaska Airlines is  going  skyward with a special-edition Toy Story 4-themed aircraft adorned with the likes of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and newcomer Forky.

Extending the shelf life of their campaigns with sweeps are such marketers as Blue Diamond Almond Breeze and Clorox.

National retailers including Target, Walmart and Kohl’s are joining the fray with an array of items unique to their stores, ranging from toys, clothing and accessories to limited-edition food and drink products featuring Toy Story 4 imagery.

In addition, Disney and Pixar are running a multi-platform campaign to support the film’s release.

“These amazing brands have come up with some very exciting, imaginative campaigns to support Toy Story 4, and we can’t wait to share them with fans this summer,” Lylle Breier, svp-global marketing partnerships for The Walt Disney Studios, said via the company.

Chrysler’s “Dance Party” supports the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid.with characters from Toy Story 4 interacting with features in the vehicles.

GoRVing's spot takes a segment from the film itself —  an RV trip with Bonnie and her family — and turns it into an extended sendup of the joys of families and their recreational vehicles.

Babybel’s “Snack Attack’ also show Bonnie in the RV, with the focus on Bonnie needing some nourishment, “It’s a snack attack,” Woody says to his Toy Story 4 pals, who are along for the ride with Bonnie. “One that fridge,” which they do, revealing a Babybel product that, turn to Toy Story form, turns into a talking food product with a face and a superhero cape.

Danimals’ “Out Now,” shows real-life kids on a road trip with their parents, interspersed with scenes from the movie.

McDonald’s spot, “There For Each Other,” supports the ten Toy Story 4 Happy Meal toys. Each McDonalds Happy Meal toy bag carries a ticket “that can be scanned in the McDonald’s app (or entered at www.MagicAtMcD.com) for exciting opportunities and exclusive content.”

In addition, the Snapchat App enable people to become part of the animated world of a carnival similar to one in the movie.

The campaign from Clorox is anchored by a sweeps offering a grand prize of four-day vacation to Los Angeles, New York, Austin or Washington DC. (Details here.)

Best Western has launched an integrated campaign as part of its BW Rewards Rush Promotion.

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze is running a national promotion in which "consumers can receive a Fandango Movie Ticket2 to see Toy Story 4 or any other Disney movie with the purchase of three participating Blue Diamond Almond Breeze almondmilks." (Details here.)

Alaska Airlines’ second livery to feature Pixar's characters — joining Incredibles 2 — was unveiled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport by Alaska's own chief football officer, Russell Wilson, quarterback for the NFL Seattle Seahahwks.

Guests on the aircraft's inaugural flight were treated to a celebration at the gate and on board, where they were also presented with a complimentary one-month Cinemark Movie Club membership. The membership will allow recipients to see the film at any Cinemark location where Toy Story 4 is playing.

"We've seen Woody and the rest of the toys in a lot of unexpected places over the years," Toy Story 4 producers Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera said via the carrier. "And this time, we'll see them in an RV, at an antique store and in the inner workings of a carnival.

"But how many people can say they've seen them at 35,000 feet?"

The Toy Story 4-themed 737-800, tail number N589AS, will fly throughout Alaska’s route network until 2020.

For a limited-time, select Kellogg’s Toy Story 4-themed cereal boxes include a free window decal featuring five character decals.

Big Fish Games, publishers of Gummy Drop!, have launched Toy Story Drop!, a mobile game that includes characters, friendships, locations, environments and motifs from the entire Toy Story universe,

Pampered Chef is teaming up with Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 to introduce three character-themed products to its kitchen tools lineup.

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