Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2006
MJA Advertising announced today that its client “The Shrine Auditorium” – which has hosted more entertainment events than any other venue including the Emmy’s, the Miss Universe pageant, the Academy Awards and the Grammy’s - will open its doors and welcome sponsors. For eighty years “The Shrine” has been the preferred home for Hollywood’s royalty and red carpet events and will now offer businesses the chance to be a partner in its heritage.
Founded in 1906 by the Shriners Fraternity (a brotherhood which provides funding for the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children throughout North America), the Moroccan inspired venue is one, if not the only, last remaining Hollywood bastion to be made available for sponsorship. Recent years have seen other successful venues offer title sponsorship, from “The Kodak Theater” to the “The Staples Center.” In a similar vein, with its title sponsorship “The Shrine Auditorium” will present a number of unique branding opportunities to businesses looking for national recognition and competitive edge.
Title sponsorship would offer, amongst other things, visual and audio exposure in each of the numerous awards shows and programs annually televised. Visibility can equate to tens of millions of national impressions for televised events - not to mention the immeasurable impressions from each time the “the world famous Shrine Auditorium” is mentioned by reporting ‘red carpet media.’
"With hundreds of thousands of visitors annually and more nationally televised award shows than any other facility, ‘The Shrine’ provides unrivaled visibility for corporations,” said Scott Cooper, Executive Vice President of MJA Advertising. "Los Angeles is one of the most unique and exciting markets in the world - the heart of the entertainment industry – and I have no doubt that many businesses will recognize the tremendous benefits from a brand association like this.”
“One of the unique features of the Shrine is not only can it accommodate 6,300 seats at these grand award shows, but the exposition hall that is attached to the stage offers after-party access without having to leave the venue and travel to a secondary site,” added MJA Advertising President Michael Cunio. “This is a benefit that other large scale facilities cannot offer.”
In addition to its title sponsorship, “The Shrine” will offer limited sponsorship opportunities ranging from individual $2,000 per-show display advertisements to $65,000 per month billboard placement or multi-item bronze, gold or platinum packages from $150,000 to $500,000. These premier packages present an assortment of brand opportunities including signage, video advertising, on-site interactive sales tie-ins and tickets to premier events.
For inquiries on sponsorship packages, please contact MJA Advertising.
Scott Cooper - Executive Vice President
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About the Shrine Auditorium and the Shriners Fraternity
The Shrine Auditorium features the single largest stage in the United States with some 6,300 seats and an adjoining 54,000 square foot Expo Center. Founded in 1906, the Shrine is owned and operated by the Al Malaikah Auditorium Company (part of the Shrine Al Malaikah Temple). The Shrine Auditorium plays the dual role of Southern California headquarters for the Shrine fraternity, as well as a public rental facility for live and televised arts and entertainment productions, theater productions, operas, movie screenings, meetings, conferences, trade shows and conventions. Over the years the Shrine has hosted a variety of dazzling award shows including the Emmys, the Academy Awards, the American Music Awards, and the Latin Grammys.
The Shriners Fraternity is a brotherhood distinguished by an enjoyment of life and a commitment to philanthropy. They support what has been called the “World’s Greatest Philanthropy.” The Shriners provide funding for the operations and maintenance of the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 pediatric specialty hospitals. There are 191 Shrine Temples, or chapters, located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama, and informal Shrine Clubs are located around the world.
About MJA Advertising Associates, Inc.
With more than 40 years in the business, MJA Advertising is a full-service advertising and marketing firm, specializing in retail, casinos, and multi-level product integration. High-profile successes include the Men’s Wearhouse and Morongo Casino Resort & Spa. Based in New York and Los Angeles, MJA features a world class media buying department and creative advertising and marketing capabilities in radio, television, print, outdoor, and infomercials.