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The UFC Revolution is Being Televised

Nov 15, 2016 11:59:54 AM / by Ishveen Jolly posted in Joe Warren, Las Vegas, Matt Brown, Monster Energy, Reebok, Rolls Royce, Ronda Rousey, sponsorships, Toronto, UFC, UFC 206, UFC 207, Brand Endorsements, Conor McGregor, endorsements

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If you didn’t know who UFC star Conor McGregor was when we gave his video game appearance a shout out in our blog post last week, chances are that you became aware of him over the weekend. Despite being 5’9”, he has become a giant within the UFC along with the gold standard for sports sponsorship.

 

Rolls Royce knows that luxury and style can be found in the UFC. 

 

He is so valuable, in fact, that he recently requested ownership in the multi-billion-dollar-valued UFC to continue performing. He has taken over the UFC scene and his image and following are incredibly valuable- including for brands looking to sponsor.

McGregor, who is known for his dominating record, lavish lifestyle, and unapologetic antics, drew sponsorships from the likes of Reebok, Monster Energy, and Rolls Royce well ahead of his meteoric rise to stardom. Expect to see plenty of Conor, and his endorsements, in 2017.

The UFC has two more mega-events scheduled before the end of the year; UFC 206 in Toronto on December 10th and UFC 207, featuring the hugely-anticipated return of Ronda Rousey, on December 30th in Las Vegas. To get brand exposure in front of these massive audiences, visit opensponsorship.com now to explore hosting a UFC-associated event, receiving logo placement, or even sponsoring the next Conor McGregor.

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**UFC 206 sponsorship availability**: View Matt Brown's OpenSponsorship profile here!

Joe Warren, who fights for Bellator MMA, also has availability for his huge Title Fight on December 2nd.

To learn more about opportunities with athletes in the UFC or any other sport, reach out to an OpenSponsorship rep today or send us an email at info@opensponsorship.com. Don't let this opportunity slip away!

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Las Vegas' First Pro Team: What it Means to Sponsors

Aug 30, 2016 12:19:10 PM / by Katie Vella posted in Hockey, Las Vegas, NHL, sponsorship, Uncategorized

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Desert Hawks. Red Hawks. Nighthawks. Any way you cut it, the NHL expansion team in Las Vegas is going to have a pretty cool name.

This summer, the NHL announced its first expansion in 17 years. Having already received 14,000 deposits for season tickets, the something-hawks look like a promising team, at least in the business sense. T-Mobile Arena, less than a 10-minute drive from the famous Las Vegas strip, will be the team’s home.

Why sponsors should be interested  

Like any pro sport, at an NHL game, advertisements are everywhere as soon as you step into the arena. As someone who attends a decent amount of Rangers games, I can tell you all the subtle and not-so-subtle advertising that goes on during a game.

As you enter the arena, you and every other person are handed a rally towel or other merchandise with a different logo every time (Delta airways, enterprise rent-a-car, party city). On the way up the escalator, you pass a Lexus covered in the Rangers logo. At the beginning of every period, the lights dim and Chase projects their logo on the ice. During the game, Coca-Cola products can be purchased in red cups bearing the company’s signature script. Ads from McDonalds to Geico cover the boards that surround the ice. Bud Light and Kia logos are painted on the ice and remain there for the entirety of the season. It goes on.

The point is that a single hockey team exposes thousands of people a night to a lot of brands. With an average of around 3 games per week, they are making impressions on a massive amount of people. Most of the promoted brands don’t even have the slightest connection to hockey; the door is open to any type of sponsor.

Besides the T-Mobile’s sponsorship of the arena, the Las Vegas team currently has no sponsors. The NHL expansion provides a huge opportunity for potential sponsors, particularly local Las Vegas brands. The Las Vegas team has a promising future and will profit off of the tourist traffic of the area, especially if they aren't the only major league team in the area. Now is the time for any brand that in interested in buying into the hockey market.

 

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