Portada, the leading networking solutions platform for dynamic tech, marketing and media companies in the Americas, is introducing three awards to celebrate marketers that best engage consumers through the passion points of soccer and sports. Nominations in the below categories will be accepted at https://www.portada-online.com/awards/ until July 19. The Portada’s Sports Marketing Board (see list of C-level brand marketing executives below), will be disclosing the award shortlist on August 16. The winners will be announced at an exclusive Award Ceremony at Portada’s annual New York Conference on September 25. (early bird tickets are available until July 29!)
THE AWARD CATEGORIES:
GRASSROOTS MULTICULTURAL FAN ENGAGEMENT BY A TEAM, PROPERTY OR LEAGUE
Description: Tell us who has done the best in the past year to engage a multicultural audience. Who were the stakeholders, what were the goals, what media did you use, what was the target audience and how did it go beyond the game. Creativity counts…and it does not have to be limited to Spanish!
Criteria: Please provide a timeline, rough budget spent (not for publication), key participants in the program or programs. Applicants can submit a maximum of three programs, although only one per organization will be selected as a finalist.
BEST MULTICULTURAL ENGAGEMENT ACTIVATION BY A BRAND WITH A TEAM OR LEAGUE
Description: What brand has done the most to work with a team, league or a property to grow and engage in the space of the multicultural sports business?
Criteria: Describe the length, the goal and the ROI of the program, along with the approximate budget. Brands can submit multiple programs that were targeted to individual athletes, teams, or leagues as well.
BEST SOCCER SPECIFIC ACTIVATION IN NORTH AMERICA
Description: Soccer is growing every day in North America; what team, league, network, or brand is doing it the best and why, from MLS to European Leagues to World Cup. (Not limited to MLS or to multicultural).
Criteria: Briefly tell the story of what you are doing to grow soccer, from cause related programs to promotional campaigns; provide the strategy, the methods and the expected ROI.
PORTADA SPORTS MARKETING BOARD MEMBERS
John Alvarado, VP, Brand Marketing, Constellation Brands
Ward Bullard, Board Chair, Stanford University Athletics Department
Shawn J. Bryant, Managing Director, Intel Sports, Intel Corporation
Joe Favorito, Board Chair, Head of Sports Marketing Content, Portada
Ed Horne, EVP, Endeavor Global Marketing
Jorge Inda Meza, Head of Marketing West Region, Anheuser-Busch
Daniel Keats, Director Consumer Marketing-Sponsorships, Allstate Insurance
Michael Neuman, EVP, Managing Director, Scout Sports and Entertainment
Felix Palau, VP, Marketing, Heineken
Eduardo Pérez, Partner & Founder, PM3
Tiago Pinto, Global Marketing Director, Gatorade Pepsico
Mike Tasevski, VP, North America Sponsorships, MasterCard
The link for the awards can be found here, so please review, nominate and share so we can help recognize your work.
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Founded in 2003, Portada, www.portada-online.com is the leading networking solutions platform for dynamic tech, marketing and media companies targeting consumers through cultural insights and passion points in the Americas. Portada members receive top business leads through a guaranteed amount of annual meetings with brand marketing executives. In addition, members obtain best-in-class advertising and PR services through Portada media (events, digital-social and magazine) with an audited reach of more than 120,000 marketing, tech and media executives. Check out Portada’s Council System of more than 80 brand marketers based throughout the Americas.
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