888.com Announces Football Legend, Santiago CaÃ±izares, as a New Brand Ambassador
GIBRALTAR, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
888.com, one of the world’s most popular online gaming destinations and
the umbrella brand for 888casino, 888poker
[http://www.888poker.com/?sr=743760 ] and 888sport, is proud to announce an
endorsement contract with Spanish Football legend, Santiago Canizares.
Santiago Canizares, best known for his time as goalkeeper for Valencia CF and
the Spanish National Team, will become an official European brand ambassador
for 888.com and its house of brands.
Santiago Canizares has built a dedicated fan base over the years through
his exceptional sporting career. Capped 45 times for Spain, he travelled to
3 FIFA World Cup Tournaments and 4 European Cup Championships, and played
exactly 500 league matches across his distinguished career. Amongst other
honours he won La Liga twice, the UEFA Cup, and the UEFA Champions League.
Canizares has also taken part in several races for the Spanish Championship
Rally and commentates for the TV network, Canal+.
Utilizing Canizares’ strong brand awareness throughout Spain and Europe
will be an integral part of 888.com’s 2011-2012 marketing strategy in these
Itai Pazner, Senior Vice President of 888.com, stated:
“The partnership agreement with Santiago Canizares will bolster the 888
brand presence in Spain and beyond, and we are delighted to have a sportsman
of his caliber on board. We are fully confident that our exclusive
partnership agreement with Canizares will be beneficial to our brands;
888casino, 888 poker [http://es.888poker.com/?sr=743760 ] and 888sport.”
This exclusive endorsement agreement commenced June 2011 and will
continue for 12 consecutive months.
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