June 12th marks the start of one of the most unique and popular sporting events in the world: the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Thirty-two different teams from six continents will compete for the prestigious distinction of being the World Cup champion. Among the notable teams are the United States, defending champion Spain, and host country Brazil. The month-long tournament will feature the brightest stars of the game, including Lionel Messi (Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), and Franck Ribery (France). The roster for the United States features World Cup veterans such as goalkeeper Tim Howard and midfielder Clint Dempsey. The World Cup has been steadily growing in popularity in the United States and is sure to attract a large and diverse audience in New York and on Long Island. Businesses will have the opportunity to capitalize on the excitement with television advertising spots from Cablevision and Verizon FiOS.
Cablevision and Verizon FiOS are both offering special advertising packages for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes. The World Cup attracts a predominantly male audience, ages 25-54, from various demographics. Businesses also have the ability to choose individual games in which to run a commercial rather than purchasing an entire package. Prices for individual games may vary according to the time of the match and which teams are playing. Most packages contain additional spots on a wide array of general channels offered by Cablevision and Verizon FiOS. Continue reading “Advertising Spotlight: Advertise During the 2014 FIFA World Cup”