A Contest Allows Fans to Win Job of a Lifetime and a Million Dollar Prize

300593Football season is underway, but the gridiron contests are not the only competitions people are talking about.

Two of the upcoming Super Bowl commercials will be made by fans once again. Year after year, these consumer-created ads have consistently ranked among the best and most talked about during the big game. This year’s Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest prize is bigger, upping the ante with a major, life-changing grand prize.

In only the second year that the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest is global, two finalists will get their ads seen by millions during the Super Bowl. And the finalist whose commercial receives the highest number of fan votes will win a guaranteed $1 million grand dollar prize!

There is another part of the prize for the winner, a Hollywood job opportunity. The grand prize winner will also win the job working onsite for a year at Universal Pictures in Hollywood.
Check out Video below and Doritos.com for official contest rules and submit your ad before November 9th, 2014.

 

Contests and Special Business Initiatives Connect Small Business with Super Bowl XLVIII

The NFL season is just getting underway and the Super Bowl is months away, but the buzz around the big game has been underway for weeks. Super Bowl 2014 is the first game hosted by two NFL franchises: the New York Jets and the New York Giants. From the halftime show to the price of commercials for Super Bowl XLVIII; social media is full of anticipation. Super Bowl advertisers are signing on to spend a record-high average price of $4 million per 30-second spot!

Small business owners also are working to make sure their companies get a part of the biggest show on turf. One small business will be part of the Super Bowl commercial lineup along with the big brands courtesy of a software giant.  Intuit, maker of QuickBooks, is sponsoring ‘Small Business Big Game’, a contest in which one small company will receive a 30-second commercial in Super Bowl XLVIII.  In addition to a professionally produced television commercial, there are other smaller business building prizes up for grabs in the online competition.  Entry deadline is September 22, 2013 at http://www.smallbusinessbiggame.com/

The Super Bowl is not a one-day game and business opportunity.  The big game is a series of events attracting hundreds of thousands of people who will not be the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Both New York and New Jersey will be hosting special events and celebrations for the NFL’s biggest event.   For example, Broadway ‘s district, from 34th to 44th,  will be renamed Super Bowl Boulevard, and closed to traffic for four days of concerts, football clinics and free events leading up to the Super Bowl.  New Jersey venues are scheduled many activities including Super Bowl Media Day on and the NFL’s Tailgate party at Meadowlands Racetrack.

All of these events have entrepreneurs and small business owners working to make sure their companies are ready to do business with the National Football League and partner organizations for Super Bowl XLVIII. The league and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative is already reaching out to small business. For more than a decade, the NFL has been building connections between the league and small business in Super Bowl host cities. An initiative known as the NFL’s Business Connect holds training sessions and workshops to educate local businesses about the process of pursuing and winning contracts.  A free participant guidebook to NFL’s Business Connect is online now at http://nynjsuperbowl.com/participant-guidebook.

 The NFL’s Business Connect will present informational workshops featuring local and national speakers, access to potential opportunities for Super Bowl-related business contacts, networking events and an online Business Resource Guide. While much of the business is centered on the big game, the program strives to develop business relationships that will continue long after the nation’s largest sporting spectacle moves on to another city. 

Super Bowl events will make multimillion dollar impact on New York city's economy.

Super Bowl events will make multimillion dollar impact on New York city’s economy.

Game of Numbers as Technology Unlocks Insights in Fantasy Football

Football is back and in offices and coffee shops, fans are talking about their favorite teams and their fantasy drafts. Even on late night television; Jimmy Fallon and drummer, Questlove, of the Roots shared fantasy football draft insights.

It is a serious matter for millions of football fans. Recent research by Intel shows 75 percent of fantasy football players demand real-time data, and two-thirds feel that technology is critical to helping them successfully manage their teams.

Tech tools can help teams determine how factors such as weather, time of day, travel schedules, team composition and the frequency of injuries could affect the likelihood of a win.  More than five million pieces of data from on-field sensors, video feeds and other sources will be collected and analyzed to give teams and fantasy football players a competitive edge this season!  STATS, one sports technology, data and content company, uses real-time scores, historical sports information and turnkey fantasy sports platforms. This information is provided to media companies and professional sports leagues, and to teams for game analysis and tactical coaching tools.

Check out this video on how technology and mobile connectivity are bringing fans closer to the game:


Tech tools change the fantasy football experience

Tech tools change the fantasy football experience

Fashions, Food, Fun, & Football –All Part of Super Bowl Sunday

Football enthusiasts across the country are gearing up for one of their favorite days of the year: Super Bowl Sunday. According to a survey conducted by BIGresearch, an estimated 167 million adults will watch the game this year, up from 158 million last year!

Sunday’s showdown is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ seventh trip to the Super Bowl and the first Super Bowl for the Arizona Cardinals.  But it is not just the football attracting fans on Super Sunday; there is also food, funny ads, and this year football fashion!  That’s right I said, FASHION.

Gone are the days when NFL might as well have stood for ‘No Fashions for Ladies!’  Frustration with a lack of stylish fashions for female fans of the game led one actress to take on a new role as fashion designer and entrepreneur.  SBTV.com caught up with Alyssa Milano who is working with the NFL, NHL, and MLB to create fashionable fan wear.  Click here to see a streaming video with actress and business owner Milano and some of her fashions.

Grilling is a big part of many football parties.   One inventor found a way to give football fans or anyone taking their party on the road a new way to heat up the celebration!  Click here to see an exclusive SBTV.com video.

So which do you look forward most on Super Bowl Sunday:  the food, the food, the fashions?

Please let me know what part of game day you rate tops!