Mazda just announced that it’s become the official automobile sponsor of South by South West (SXSW), a music, film and interactive festival hosted annually in Austin, Texas. Continue Reading...
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Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” has gas for at least nine seasons. Continue Reading...
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will get a little Ricky Bobby hustle this weekend at the Talladega Motor Speedway. Continue Reading...
No matter what you race on, be it snow, ice, water or pavement, Champion will sponsor 15 winning speed demons, the most significant of which will be a $50,000 prize. Continue Reading...
It all started back in May, when General Motors and Manchester United first discussed forging an advertising partnership. Then GM ousted its Global Marketing head Joel Ewanick, a mere 48 hours before the record sponsorship deal was done. Continue Reading...
Luxury cars are expensive to maintain, but a little-advertised program called “Ultimate Service” takes care of that for folks who buy a new BMW. Continue Reading...
If you’re a New Orleans Saints fan, you’ll soon be watching the NFL team play at the newly named Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The automaker has just signed a 10-year agreement that gives Mercedes-Benz official naming rights as well as other sponsorship benefits, such as being named the official and exclusive vehicle of the Saints. The timing… Continue Reading...
Chevrolet has inked a deal with Fox to become the official sponsor of X Factor, the latest talent show from within the machinations of Simon Cowell’s war machine. Chevrolet vehicles will appear throughout the season as product placement, as well as the usual barrage of ads. X Factor differs from American Idol in that there… Continue Reading...
One of the leading teams in the American Le Mans Series has published a tactful but strongly worded essay taking the ALMS to task for failing to secure a proper live television deal for the 2011 season, when the race series has previously been able to secure such a contract. For this season, ALMS shifted… Continue Reading...
Earlier this month a debate raged on whether the American armed forces should sponsor NASCAR teams, one that had the potential to get ugly. But the House voted 241-148 to ditch the proposal, allowing the Army, Air Force, and National Guard to keep on racin’. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the proposal, as an amendment… Continue Reading...
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) has been campaigning for the removal of the U.S. Army’s sponsorship of a NASCAR entrant in the Sprint Cup Series, a project that costs the Pentagon about $7 million dollars per year. While McCollum has fielded irate calls from those who are angry about her proposal, the threat, delivered via fax,… Continue Reading...