The Face of The NHL Brand

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Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins is sometimes called “The Next One” by fans. It’s a flattering reference to “The Great One,” a.k.a. Wayne Gretzky.
“He’s their LeBron,” said Bruce Jacobson of Young & Rubicam, the advertising agency that created the N.H.L.’s new star-centric campaign. In addition to Crosby, ads will feature Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers, and Dion Phaneuf of the Calgary Flames.
Television spots will begin appearing today as part of a campaign valued at more than $15 million.
[via The New York Times]

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Disc golfer. Fan of Kurt Vonnegut, community radio and wolves in the wild. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.

  • t

    not a bad idea to highlight some of hockey’s stars. but why no alex ovechkin or vinny lecavalier? probably the 2 biggest stars in the league right now besides crosby.