Provider for the Sports and Entertainment for Industry Partners with Back-to-Back Defending ChampsSocios.com, the all-in-one influence and rewards app for sports fans across the world, continued its North American expansion today with the announcement of an innovative marketing and advertising partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
“We are ecstatic to partner with the Tampa Bay Lightning,” said Socios.com CEO Alexandre Dreyfus. “This partnership will deepen our connection to the North American sports market as we help the Lightning connect with their fanbase. Socios.com now has marketing agreements with reigning champions on the ice and on the hardwood, as the 2021 World Champion Milwaukee Bucks are one of 25 NBA franchises to ink deals with the company. (Tampa Bay Lightning Bolt then Rookie Andrei Vasilevski-Left))
“We are excited to welcome Socios.com to the Lightning family and look forward to joining its group of worldwide, industry-leading sports team partners,” said VSG’s Vice President of Partnerships, Sheri Anderson. “We are always looking to identify new, innovative ways to engage Bolts Nation and this partnership will allow us to further explore unique opportunities to do just that.”
Socios.com is a direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform that leverages blockchain technology to provide the world’s leading sporting organizations with the tools to engage with and monetize their global fanbases. The company has multiple office locations around the world and has opened new regional headquarters in Madrid, Istanbul, São Paulo, and Buenos Aires in 2021, with a new office in North America to open in the near future. (App right)
The newest members of the Socios.com family join a network of more than one hundred major sporting organizations on the roster, including leading American franchises such as the Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, and New England Patriots. Internationally, the list of Socios.com partners feature European soccer giants FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AC Milan, Atlético Madrid, Valencia Manchester City, Inter Milan, Arsenal and the Argentina and Portugal national soccer teams, as well as a number of leading teams from F1, esports and cricket. For more information, please visit www.socios.com
More About SOCIOS.COM
Transitioning passive fans into active fans is essential to the future of sport. Our vision is for an extensive network of the world’s leading sporting organizations to achieve this through Fan Tokens and transactional fan engagement on Socios.com. Fan Tokens, collectible, digital assets minted on the Chiliz blockchain, and the Socios.com fan engagement platform enable the world’s biggest sporting properties to plug into a fan influence and fan reward ecosystem. Socios.com has already generated $200M in revenues for sports teams in 2021. Over one hundred major sporting organizations, including UFC®, FC Barcelona, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Valencia CF, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester City and the Argentina and Portugal national teams have partnered with Socios.com. Aston Martin Cognizant and Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN of Formula One™ have launched Fan Tokens. Leading esports organizations Team Heretics, NAVI, OG and Alliance have all launched Fan Tokens on the platform. (Fans play and watch from anywhere.)
NHL side New Jersey Devils recently became the first US sports franchise to partner with Socios.com, before being joined by the 76ers and Boston Celtics of the NBA. Three leading IPL sides have also joined the Socios.com roster. Many more leading sports and entertainment properties from around the world are set to launch Fan Tokens in the near future. Chiliz, the crypto unicorn behind the Socios.com platform has 180+ employees and has already opened new regional headquarters in Madrid, Istanbul, São Paulo. The company will open a new office in North America in the near future. Chiliz $CHZ has been listed on a host of major cryptocurrency exchanges around the world, including Coinbase. Socios.com – creators of Fan Tokens – also own www.fantokens.com which will launch soon. The Socios.com app is available in ten languages. For more information, please visit www.socios.com.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING RECAP:
The Tampa Bay Lightning joined the National Hockey League in 1992 and have since become one of the league’s model franchises under the leadership of owner & chairman Jeff Vinik. The organization has experienced success on and off the ice, highlighted by back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships in 2020 and 2021, the franchise’s second and third overall. Since Vinik purchased the team in 2010, Tampa Bay has advanced to the third round or better in five of the previous seven seasons, including three Stanley Cup Final appearances.
Off the ice, the Lightning have experienced a complete renaissance and brand revival which has led to record revenues from corporate partners and Season Ticket Members, both of which have renewed at higher than 90 percent. A major part of that turnaround is a commitment to grassroots efforts, as evidenced by the team’s community hockey department opening new outdoor street hockey rinks across the local five-county area and pledging to distribute a whopping 200,000 street hockey sticks and balls. Overall, the Lightning, along with the NHL and NHLPA, have invested more than $6 million to grow the sport and teach life skills to youth throughout the community. In recognition of the team’s efforts, Tampa Bay was nominated for the Sports Business Journal’s 2020 Sports Team of the Year.
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