Multi-national media, sports and entertainment group RELEVENT has acquired BRC Group, a leading marketer and producer of Hispanic soccer programs in the U.S. The agreement expands RELEVENT’s reach into the Hispanic grassroots market and should be a boon for youth soccer programs across the country.
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The Association soccer league has created a new, athletics-based way of networking in Los Angeles. Big brands like SpaceX and Beats by Dre are already on board in this opportunity for multicultural connections in the diverse Los Angeles market.
Telemundo may have benefited from the U.S. not qualifying for FIFA World Cup, reportedly selling 90% of its inventory to date. At least some of those sales are from companies that might have gone with Fox Sports’ English-language broadcasts.
Tech newcomer Tronsmart has signed Uruguay National Team star Luis Suárez as brand ambassador in advance of the FIFA World Cup next month. Brands that don’t have the wherewithal for official FIFA World Cup partnerships can still find under-the-radar ways of promoting their products during the time when soccer fever is highest across the world.
N.Y. Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso has put forth a US $500 million plan (half of which would be his own investment) for an American soccer entity to rival MLS and boost U.S. Soccer. A push to host a future FIFA World Cup, providing a major boost to the sport in North America, would be helped by an even stronger, more unified pro base.
Dallas is a thriving soccer market, with a strong base of Spanish-speaking and bilingual fans. FC Dallas VP Gina Miller discussed some of the club’s strategies. As a team that plays in Dallas/Fort Worth, engaging the Latino and Spanish-speaking fan base is a daily focus for Miller and her team.
At a breakfast hosted by CNN en Español and Portada in New York this week, marketers discussed how sports draws the Latino audience. The impact brands can have in sports is strong and still growing, in soccer in particular, especially with World Cup just weeks away.
Both Gerard Piqué and Alex Rodriguez have been in the news lately for bold and successful business ventures. These athletes are paving the way for other Latin and Hispanic athletes to recognize that they too can find financial success outside of their sport both during and after their playing days.
Liga MX squad Club América announced a broadbased partnership with Toyota, the No. 1 auto brand in the U.S. Hispanic market. Its sponsorship of Tour Águila, Club América’s annual U.S. Tour, is key to leveraging that position in the market.
Panini has a proud tradition in the Latin and Hispanic market and is taking an innovative approach to integrating physical and digital products. We talked to Panini America’s VP of Marketing about the 2018 World Cup sticker book and app.
Modelo Especial has become the official import beer of the MLS’s LA Galaxy. Combined with official beer status with the UFC, Constellation Brands has positioned Modelo well within two sports (MMA and soccer) that resonate strongly with Latino fans.
We talked to Las Vegas Lights FC owner Brett Lashbrook about his new USL team. Lashbrook has a bold vision for owning a team in a city with a strong Latin presence.
Genius Sports Group Communications Director Chris Dougan will be one of this year’s speakers at Portada Miami. He will discuss Gaming and Gambling with Ben Spoont at the EAST hotel on April 19. This is one of the topics that are changing the future of sports marketing. There will be plenty of questions moving forward as more entities, particularly in the U.S., embrace legal gambling on sports and eSports.
Major League Soccer and Liga MX announced a long-term partnership designed to strengthen the sport in North America. This agreement sends a clear message of unity to FIFA as the 2026 World Cup bid comes into focus.
Coca-Cola, Sprint, Volkswagen, BuzzFeed and VICE are among the international partners for Telemundo Deportes’ coverage of FIFA World Cup 2018. Power brands providing sponsorship and Spanish-language content across multimedia platforms, even without a U.S. team presence in Russia, demonstrates the desire to connect with this audience.
El Paso is the latest addition to the United Soccer League, giving the league additional Southwestern presence.The ownership group, MSSL, has strong ties to Mexico, including minority ownership of a Mexican League soccer team and food franchise ownership in the country by one of its partners, which can help the Division II soccer league gain a foothold in Mexico.
The NASL (North American Soccer League), US Soccer’s third division, has canceled the 2018 season. The league has several teams with strong Latin fan bases that are now in jeopardy but could also transition to more MLS and USL support.
Verizon and the CONCACAF have agreed to a media rights deal to distribute CONCACAF tournaments across Verizon’s digital platforms.
The Mexican National soccer team “El Tri” will tweet in English at @MiSeleccionMXEN. Liga MX is continuing its push in the U.S., with a reported 40 million fans stateside, and English language social media can grow that further.
The interest FCB has cultivated in the U.S. is one that has Latino legs, and is certainly something to watch as the Americas head towards World Cup and a renewed and expanded interest in all things soccer.