Posted by Barry Silverstein on August 16, 2012 01:03 PM
One of the lasting memories of the London 2012 Olympics is hard to overlook: the measurable impact of women on the Games. More women competed than ever before, more women won medals and, Michael Phelps not withstanding, women garnered more of the media attention. In addition, it seems Procter & Gamble, Visa, and other brand marketers fell all over themselves trying to tie their brands to the success of female athletes.
But now it's football season in the U.S. and, surprisingly, the focus remains on — you guessed it — women. The National Football League, never one to miss a brand marketing opportunity, is kicking off a campaign called "It's My Team." The target audience for a merchandising push that started last September is 85 million female football fans — almost half of the NFL's fan base. "We realized that while we had terrific products for women, we needed to build awareness," said Tracey Bleczinski, VP of consumer products, in an interview with Marketing Daily. "We have gone after it in a much more significant way and the response from our female fan base has been tremendous." Continue reading...
Posted by Sara Zucker on April 16, 2010 07:35 AM
Kotex now employs the Kardashian family. [Village Voice]
Apple fans scramble for the iPad ... which is banned in Israel. [Reuters | CS Monitor]
UA, Continental in merger talks. [Reuters]
KFC goes pink to support breast cancer research. [QSR]
GE develops light bulb that lasts 17 years. [PC World]
Toyota's US ruling on safety tests delayed. [Detroit Free Press | USA Today] Continue reading...