Octagon is always looking to innovate and bring additional value to our sponsors and attendees
Naples, FL (PRWEB) February 14, 2011
Octagon, the worldwide leader in sports and entertainment marketing, announced today that it has joined in partnership with Proximus Mobility to enhance spectators’ experience at the upcoming ACE Group Classic in Naples, FL. The ACE Group Classic will utilize Proximus Mobility’s location-based proximity marketing solution to provide tournament attendees with rich content and sponsored offers to their mobile phones and tablets. The ACE Group Classic is an official event on the Champions Tour and will take place February 14 – 20 at The Quarry.
“Octagon is always looking to innovate and bring additional value to our sponsors and attendees,” said Tournament Director Kevin Rooney. “Being able to communicate with and provide valuable content and offers to attendees’ mobile phones is a great way for our sponsors to build brand awareness and drive measureable results. Based on our market evaluation, we feel that the Proximus solution is the best fit to reach any phone type.”
The Proximus devices will be placed strategically around the high traffic areas and will enable attendees to receive special promotions, updates and coupons on their mobile devices through Bluetooth and WiFi. The Proximus proximity marketing platform is a turnkey solution that allows businesses to connect with customers and consumers near a point of influence or point of purchase and complete the value chain.
“The Proximus solution is a great way for event sponsors to connect with consumers, while gathered around a specific area, to help drive sales or awareness for their product or service,” said Michael Zeto, Proximus CEO. “Being a leader in the emerging location-based and proximity marketing space, it made sense that we work with industry leaders Octagon and The ACE Group Classic to deliver an interactive experience and provide additional sponsor value to tournament attendees.”
Tournament patrons will be instructed on how to participate in the Proximus experience through signs and tutorials around the course. The non-invasive program allows fans to take part in the campaign without risk of disturbing tournament play.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.acegroupclassic.com or call (239) 593-3900.
About The ACE Group of Companies
The ACE Group of Companies is a global leader in insurance and reinsurance serving a diverse group of clients. Headed by ACE Limited, the ACE Group of Companies conducts its business on a worldwide basis with operating subsidiaries in more than 50 countries. Additional information can be found at: http://www.acelimited.com.
About Proximus Mobillity, LLC
Based in Naples, FL, Proximus Mobility is a software company that provides a turnkey, end-to-end solution to retailers, hotels and casinos, venues, advertising agencies and small to medium sized businesses. This solution offers relevant, high value digital content to consumers’ mobile phones near the point of influence or point of sale regardless of the phone type or carrier. Proximus enables brands to effectively reach and track their customers in the out-of home environment, facilitating the ability to make cost-effective and educated purchase decisions and to receive helpful and valuable location-based information and offers completing the value chain for advertiser and consumer.
About Octagon Global Events
Octagon Global Events is a division of Octagon, the world’s largest sports and entertainment representation and marketing agency. Octagon Global Events focuses on premium event/property management and providing strategic corporate solutions. The division currently manages two Champions Tour events, two LPGA Tour events, one Nationwide Tour event, the WTA’s Mercury Insurance Open and the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. For more information, visit http://www.octagonglobalevents.com.
About the Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with 16 World Golf Hall of Fame members actively competing in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The Champions Tour will conduct 26 official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2011. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide significant competitive and earnings opportunities for its members, to protect the integrity of the game; and to help grow the reach of the game in the U.S. and around the world. In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, Champions Tour events generate significant sums of money for charity. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. TOUR headquarters is in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The web site address is http://www.pgatour.com.
About Pulte Homes
Pulte Homes, Inc., based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is America’s largest home building company with operations in 29 states and the District of Columbia. The Company has an unmatched capacity to meet the needs of all buyer segments through its brand portfolio that includes Pulte Homes, Centex and Del Webb, as well as its regional brands of DiVosta Homes (Florida) and Fox & Jacobs (Texas). Pulte Mortgage LLC is a nationwide lender offering Pulte customers a wide variety of loan products and superior service. Websites: http://www.pulteinc.com; http://www.pulte.com; http://www.centex.com; http://www.delwebb.com; http://www.divosta.com; http://www.foxandjacobs.com.
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