It’s time to take those Madden NFL video game skills you’ve honed with your buddies and put them on display for all to see.
Thanks to a promotion with EA SPORTS(TM), a label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) , “The World’s Most Refreshing Beer” is giving legal-drinking-age consumers the opportunity to showcase their video game talents in bars and restaurants across the country this fall. In addition to the national promotion, each market will plan a series of promotions in local accounts that will enable consumers to challenge each other on the spot at Madden NFL 11. And in select markets, people will have the chance to compete in tournaments for the right to play Madden NFL 11 against a local NFL alumnus.
The national promotion also features a sweepstakes, which kicks off September 1 and continues through December 31. One grand prize winner could have his likeness featured in an upcoming Madden NFL game. Additional prizes include tickets to Madden Bowl XVII party in Dallas on February 3, 2011, during Super Bowl week, as well as copies of Madden NFL 11 and discounts on select EA SPORTS merchandise.
“Coors Light consumers are passionate about football in all forms, whether they’re cheering on their favorite team on Sunday or facing off against friends in Madden NFL 11,” said Rick Gomez, vice president of marketing for the Coors Family of Brands. “As cool as it is to whip your buddies in Madden NFL 11, imagine how much better it would be to do it in front of a bar full of people, or next year with ‘video you’ there to help your team march to victory.”
“EA SPORTS continues to bring Madden to the People in new and creative ways,” said Christopher Erb, senior director of partnership marketing for EA SPORTS. “This promotion with Coors Light gives fans not only a way to play Madden NFL, but to become part of it.”
To participate in the national sweepstakes, consumers can text codes found on Coors Light and Coors Banquet point-of-sale materials in on-premise retail accounts such as bars and restaurants or enter online. Full details on the text-to-win sweepstakes can be found at CoorsLight.com/madden.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA Mobile(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com/.
About EA SPORTS
EA SPORTS(TM) is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences. EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA ELITE basketball, NCAA® Football, Fight Night boxing and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.
For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.
EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Active, EA Mobile and POGO are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA, Tiger Woods and PGA TOUR are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission.
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