Genovese, London firms partnering

The television production arm of London Broadcasting, the holding company run by former Gaylord CEO Terry London, is calling on Tammy Genovese's Music City Sports & Entertainment group to market London's properties to the sports world. LBK Entertainment produces a television series about singers/songwriters that airs here Saturdays on CW. Said London:

“As our 41 Entertainment production company continues to expand ‘Troubadour, TX’ and BE Music provides an environment where artists of all types can achieve their full potential, Tammy and Dave are uniquely gifted and ready to help us meet the challenges of the fast-changing sponsorship landscape with their experience and creativity.”

Feb 1, 2012 10:27 AM

Nissan steps up cycling team sponsorship

Nissan North America has ramped up its backing of the RadioShack elite-level cycling team that includes Luxembourg's Schleck brothers and Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara. The Franklin-based auto maker is now a co-title sponsor of the squad that will be marketed as RadioShack Nissan Trek.

"We built a solid foundation for Nissan through our cycling partnership with the team the past two seasons and are ready to take it to the next level now as one of the title sponsors of RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Nissan North America.  "Our promotional activities tied to major cycling events such as the Tour of California and the Tour de France allows us to connect with millions of fans around the world.  We plan to use these events to launch many exciting products here in the United States and around the globe in 2012."

Jan 24, 2012 2:18 PM

Aegis, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team partner

The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team announced Friday that Aegis Sports Testing Services, part of Nashville-based Aegis Sciences Corp., has become a significant corporate sponsor of the U.S.-based pro continental team. The sponsorship marks the first time that a pro cycling team and a sports drug-testing lab have partnered.

“Aegis is proud to sponsor the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team,” said Dr. David Black, founder, president and CEO of Aegis. “As partners, we have a unique opportunity to spread a message about the benefits of competing drug free and contribute to our nation’s conversation about lifelong wellness for athletes of all ages and abilities.”

Jan 20, 2012 4:57 PM

Local firm to lift profile of round-the-world yachters

Local public affairs and brand management pro Dennis Alpert has hooked up with a Dutch financial services company that is sponsoring a team taking part in an 11-month, 40,000-mile yachting race that started last summer. Alpert's Hidden Bay Group will work with a Washington-based firm to run brand and client activation programs for De Lage Landen, a unit of the Rabobank Group, at the various port stops remaining in the Round the World Yacht Race.

“Having grown up sailing off the coast of New England and being a huge sports enthusiast myself, I have a special appreciation for competitive sailing and for what DLL is doing through their sponsorship and port activation programs.”

Jan 10, 2012 10:28 AM

Bridgestone sticks with racing series sponsorship

Tire Business is reporting that Bridgestone Americas executives have changed their mind about pulling out of their sponsorship and supply arrangement with the Firestone Indy Lights racing series. The locally based company had said 2011 would be its last year backing the feeder circuit to the IndyCar Series.

Jan 10, 2012 8:34 AM

Nissan name to grace Bridgestone Arena atrium, entrance

Multi-year deal also involves Zamboni, signage, other facets
Oct 13, 2011 2:44 PM
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Report: Dollar General ramping up in NASCAR

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Dollar General will this week announce that it will step up big time its sponsorship involvement in NASCAR next year. According to the paper, the Goodlettsville-based discount retailer will make the jump to the big-time Sprint Cup Series with Joe Gibbs Racing while continuing to stay active in the Nationwide Series. The company recently told IndyCar Series team Sarah Fisher Racing that it won't back its effort beyond this weekend's season finale.

Oct 11, 2011 2:32 PM

Team players

Inside the thinking of companies spending their money on sports marketing in Middle Tennessee
Aug 29, 2011 12:02 AM

‘Artists have to work harder for deals’

Marcie Allen’s team works at the epicenter of the 10-figure – and growing – music sponsorship market [From our print edition featured in this week’s City Paper]
Aug 22, 2011 12:01 AM

Big Machine adds sponsorship exec

Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Label Group has recruited veteran Chicago radio executive Jackie Campbell to the new post of director of strategic partnerships. Campbell's work at a CBS Radio group in the Windy City generated more than $3 million in revenue over a decade.

Aug 19, 2011 7:53 AM