"This unique media will allow us to provide additional advertising space to our sponsors that is constantly visible during games, moves around the stadium and creates engagement with our fans," said Jim Carabin at Crimson Tide Sports Marketing.
(PRWEB) April 24, 2012
Superior Uniform Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGC), designer and manufacturer of uniforms, image apparel and accessories, today announced that its everyBODY media® division, in partnership with Crimson Tide Sports Marketing: a Learfield Sports property, along with Golden Flake Snack Foods and Centerplate, participated in its first pilot program for the company’s ground breaking in-stadium media at the University of Alabama A-Day Spring football game on April 14, 2012.
For the inaugural sports pilot, more than 150 stadium vendors were clad in custom designed, University of Alabama branded employee apparel, featuring everyBODY media’s changeable Switch-it™ advertising panels. Visible to over 80,000 game-day fans, the Switch-it panels allowed Golden Flake Snack Foods to generate tremendous exposure for their QR code-based “Lunch with the Coach” contest.
“We were very excited to be a part of this launch. This new media really stands out in a very crowded advertising space. Not only was it highly visible, the Switch-Its also encouraged positive interaction between the fans and the Golden Flake Brand,” said Julie McLaughlin, Director of Marketing for Golden Flake Snack Foods.
As learned during the pilot program, the flexible Switch-it advertising technology will allow Bryant-Denny Stadium in the future to easily change the high-quality advertising message inserted in the garments without replacing the physical garments themselves.
With this new capability, the entire Switch-It and uniform system becomes a revenue-generating media rather than an expense to the stadium and participating vendors. It also creates a unique and customized branding experience on game day that directly engages with fans as they cheer on the Crimson Tide.
“This unique media will allow us to provide additional advertising space to our sponsors that is constantly visible during games, moves around the stadium and creates engagement with our fans,” said Jim Carabin, general manager at Crimson Tide Sports Marketing. “everyBODY media made it very easy to add this to our current advertising inventory without any upfront costs and made it even easier to physically activate in our stadium.”
“We are thankful to work with visionaries like Crimson Tide Marketing, Golden Flake Snack Foods and Centerplate. Our Switch-It system provided value to all involved including the fans who were made aware of the opportunity to enter the Golden Flake contest,” said David Schechter, managing director at everyBODY media. “We are excited to enter into this marketplace as we feel it’s an ideal fit for our media and are looking forward to spreading this throughout the entire sports world”.
In addition to sports and entertainment venues, everyBODY media has developed products and business models to suit retailers, grocery chains, convention centers, event venues and quick-service restaurants. A pilot program with a large national retailer begins in June.
About everyBODY media®
everyBODY media®, a division of Superior Uniform Group creates a viable intersection for the uniform and advertising industries. everyBODY media offers image apparel and uniforms containing patented, flexible Switch-It™ fabric panels printed with an advertisement and promotional message within the apparel. everyBODY media garments, a system made of uniforms and switch-it advertisements, provide end users with a way to generate additional revenue through the sale of advertising. The media provides opportunities for consumer engagement directly at the point of sale by directing consumers to special point of sale deals, direct response campaigns, and more information about the product or service. For more information visit: http://www.everyBODYmedia.net or call (727) 803-7142.
About Superior Uniform Group
About Superior Uniform Group
Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGC), established in 1920, is one of America's foremost providers of fine uniforms and image apparel. Headquartered in Seminole, Fla., Superior Uniform Group manages award-winning uniform apparel programs for major corporations nationwide.
Leaders in innovative uniform program design, global manufacturing and state-of-the-art distribution, Superior Uniform Group helps companies achieve a professional appearance and communicate their brands—particularly those in the healthcare, hospitality, food service, retail and private security industries. The company’s commitment to service, technology, quality and value-added benefits, as well as its financial strength and resources, support customers’ diverse needs while embracing a "Customer 1st, Every Time!" philosophy and culture. Superior Uniform Group is the parent company to The Office Gurus® and everyBODY media®. For more information visit: http://www.superioruniformgroup.com or call (800) 727-8643.
Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, those identified in the Company’s SEC filings, which could cause actual results to differ from those projected.
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