Tide® Signs 32 NFL Players to Celebrate Fans and Their Passion for Team Colors Through Real-Time Twitter Campaign
NFL players will serve as photojournalists, using Twitter to share personal pictures of fans and moments that capture their passion for celebrating and defending their colors
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tide, the proud keeper of your NFL team's colors, is leveraging its unique 32 team sponsorship deal by rallying one player from each NFL team around a single common purpose - celebrating NFL fans and their passion for representing and defending their team's colors this 2013 season.
The "Tide Color Captains" will serve as photojournalists, sharing via Twitter real-time personal pictures capturing the moments of color celebration that truly motivate them. This can be at the game, on the drive to practice or at a local community event - anywhere where fans are proudly displaying team colors.
Tide, working with select NFL teams, will celebrate team colors in the minutes following a big win when the colors have been ultimately defended. Participating teams will select an action image from the game that best captures pride in team colors and partner with Tide to post that image on the team's Facebook page minutes after the victory.
"NFL fans understand that team colors aren't just colors - they mean so much more. Throughout the NFL season fans don their team colors and fill stadiums, parking lots, restaurants and homes to cheer on their favorite teams and players," said Sundar Raman, Marketing Director, North America Fabric Care at Procter & Gamble. "This season Tide is recognizing that passion for their colors by rallying players to recognize these moments and celebrate them with their fans."
"I know from personal experience that our fans make our team better, get us pumped and give us that extra edge out on the football field," said Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. "There's nothing better than pulling up to our stadium or running out of the tunnel and seeing that sea of black and gold. It's something that every player loves. That's why I've partnered with Tide, to show fans how much we appreciate their support and dedication."
Fans can follow their favorite "Tide Color Captain's" Twitter handle, @TideNFL and #ourcolors to see their colors in action. The 32 players participating in the "Tide Color Captains" program include:
Arizona Cardinals/Patrick Peterson
Atlanta Falcons/Sean Weatherspoon
Baltimore Ravens/Ray Rice
Buffalo Bills/Fred Jackson
Carolina Panthers/Greg Olsen
Chicago Bears/Charles Tillman
Cincinnati Bengals/AJ Green
Cleveland Browns/Barkevious Mingo
Dallas Cowboys/DeMarcus Ware
Denver Broncos/Eric Decker
Detroit Lions/Reggie Bush
Green Bay Packers/BJ Raji
Houston Texans/Ben Tate
Indianapolis Colts/Vontae Davis
Jacksonville Jaguars/Josh Scobee
Kansas City Chiefs/Eric Fisher
Miami Dolphins/Dion Jordan
Minnesota Vikings/Kyle Rudolph
New England Patriots/Devin McCourty
New Orleans Saints/Drew Brees
New York Giants/Mark Herzlich
New York Jets/Chris Ivory
Oakland Raiders/DJ Hayden
Philadelphia Eagles/Brent Celek
Pittsburgh Steelers/LaMarr Woodley
San Diego Chargers/Danny Woodhead
San Francisco 49ers/Marcus Lattimore
Seattle Seahawks/Earl Thomas
St. Louis Rams/Chris Long
Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Doug Martin
Tennessee Titans/Jason McCourty
Washington Redskins/Alfred Morris
This program is a continuation of Tide's efforts to provide fans with real-time, shareable content straight from players and teams. In celebration of the 2013 NFL Draft, Tide offered an endorsement deal to the first player drafted to each of the 32 NFL teams in celebration of their new colors. Tide rewarded fans with the first shareable image of their newest player in his new team colors that was delivered via Twitter by the many of the contracted rookies during the first round of the Draft. The rookies participating in the program used Twitter to ask the fans to share what team colors mean to them using #AboutOurColors.
This season marks the second year of Tide's NFL relationship, one of the NFL's most unique connections since it includes the League rights as well as the rights of all 32 NFL teams.
For over 60 years, Tide® has been caring for the clothes of American families and helping to provide the everyday miracle of clean clothing. To meet consumers' diverse laundry needs, Tide offers its cleaning in a variety of products including Tide Pods, Tide Total Care, Tide with Febreze Freshness, Tide Coldwater, Tide with a Touch of Downy, Tide VIVID White + Bright, Tide Boost, Tide High Efficiency and 2X Ultra Tide Liquid. For consumers' on-the-go stain removal needs, Tide to Go helps remove fresh food and drink stains on the spot. Visit www.tide.com for helpful product information, practical tips on laundry care, special offers and promotions and more. You can become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Tide.
About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Ace®, Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Fusion®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Iams®, Lenor®, Mach3®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Prestobarba®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
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