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LadyStanley 11-19-2012 07:02 PM

Kraft Canada cancels 2013 Hockeyville

To allocate $1m to minor hockey.

And the sponsors start to leave.

BLONG7 11-19-2012 07:06 PM


This is the stuff that should send a major message to everyone on both sides of the table...:shakehead

Jyrki 11-19-2012 07:20 PM

$1M isn't much in the grand scheme of the NHL, but it might as well be the starting point.

Killion 11-19-2012 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by LadyStanley (Post 55889525)

To allocate $1m to minor hockey.
And the sponsors start to leave.

... (note; I posted this earlier on the Snider thread, seems rather salient)

... its a mess, a Nightmare for many of the sponsors. They'll have produced collateral materials, print & broadcast (commercials), booked space with various publications; signed contracts with various media outlets (TV & Radio); on-line publishers & chat boards, expensive creative & production costs that they cant get back, even use elsewhere as its NHL or team/player specific and so Bam!, there goes millions in production costs, millions upon millions more in space & air-time reservations which usually contain penalties for cancellation.

As the primary demographic is the all important 18-34 year old male, followed by the 34-54yr old, a sizeable portion of which has had post secondary education with one of if not the highest combined household income averages in comparison to the NBA, MLB & the NFL, alternatives will have to be sought in the short-term. So lets say Brewery X or whatever goes on a spree elsewhere, finds out its actually a lot more cost effective, providing results; why bother going back to the NHL when the Lockout ends, facing an uphill battle to regain market share, your name associated with what many will view as a cold & completely callous league in taking its fans for granted? To retain these advertisers & sponsors, the leagues going to have to discount & wholesale rates for what, 2-3 seasons minimum? That alone is another loss of tens upon tens of millions.

So here we have healthy, wholesome Canadian Family Value's advertiser Kraft Foods pulling the plug on "Hockeyville". Going it alone. No longer wanna be associated with or part of the "NHL & CBC Family". No thanks. We'll just invest our money directly, subsidizing & sponsoring Community Groups & Sports Organizations. Prefer not to be associated with "Big League" hockey, nice knowing ya, but we cant wait around for you guys to get your acts together. :shakehead

GuelphStormer 11-26-2012 08:21 AM

If I had a million dollars ...
We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner

But we would eat Kraft Dinner. Of course we would, we'd just eat more. And buy really expensive ketchups with it. That's right, all the fanciest Dijon ketchups! Mmm. Mmm-hmm. (BNL)

Good for Kraft. A million dollars is a lot of money for minor hockey.

Inkling 11-26-2012 09:25 AM

Hopefully they will still follow through with the Exhibition game for Stirling next year since they missed out on it this year due to the lockout. They are owed at least that much.

IslesNorway 11-26-2012 10:13 AM

The sponsors really should have come out at a much earlier dateand put pressure on the NHL

tony d 11-26-2012 05:13 PM

Yeah, this is to bad for the city that was supposed to host this event. Hopefully this lights a fire under the NHL's behind and gets a deal done.

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