Packing a punch: AJ joins William Hill global ambassador roster

first_img Mark Moisley joins GBGB as Executive Commercial Director August 6, 2020 Share Submit Share StumbleUpon William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Related Articles William Hill has announced the signing of unified world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua OBE, as its new global brand ambassador.The sporting icon has signed an initial one-year deal with the bookmaker and will feature in the company’s exciting new integrated advertising campaigns over the next twelve months.AJ will also appear in the firm’s social media and PR activities, promoting the William Hill brand in a fun, interactive and responsible way. Anthony joins William Hill’s current brand ambassador team, which already includes Sir Anthony McCoy, Kirsty Gallacher and Robbie Savage. The announcement comes as Joshua prepares to defend his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles against Alexander Povetkin in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium on 22 September. On the deal, Joshua said: “I am pleased to partner with William Hill. We are both leaders in our fields so it was only right to go ‘all in’ with them! They are promoting and marketing boxing to a huge audience outside of our industry which is something I am passionate about.  “It is important for me to work with brands who understand the journey I am on and the dedication it takes to become undisputed heavyweight champion. I have been really impressed with the team at William Hill and I am looking forward to a long and successful partnership. “CEO of AJBXNG Freddie Cunningham said: “We are delighted to partner with such an established and forward thinking brand in William Hill. We have been really impressed with their activation plans for the next 12 months and how they would like to grow the partnership in to new territories.”William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock added: “Anthony Joshua is one of the leading sports personalities of his generation and he has achieved so much so quickly.  It’s exciting times at William Hill as we expand into the United States and we felt this was a perfect time to announce a global brand ambassador. “AJ is the ideal fit for the role and we believe he will help us grow and energise our brand as we join him on his journey to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.” SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020last_img read more

Al Kaline dies at 85: Baseball greats remember the Detroit Tigers legend on social media

first_imgBut the legacy of Al Kaline is summarized far better by his Mr. Tiger monicker. It encompasses all of his well-earned honors on the field, but more so, what he meant to the city of Detroit. He made his debut for the Tigers as an 18-year-old kid near the end of the 1953 season without a minor league game under his belt, meaning he never stepped foot on a professional diamond as a member of any other team.Kaline finished third on the 1954 Rookie of the Year ballot. The next year, at the age of 20, he was the MVP runner-up, and he finished third the year after that. He stood out beyond the traditional measures, too. He walked 257 more times than he struck out and was a rare player known as much for his glove as his bat. Right field at Comerica Park is immortalized as  “Kaline’s corner.” He never won MVP, didn’t end his career with a .300 average or hit 400 home runs. He never even hit 30 home runs in a season. But while he wasn’t in the spotlight like Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays, he nonetheless became baseball royalty as a humble kid from Baltimore who focused on effort, discipline and defense. He was Mr. Tiger.Baseball community react to the passing of Al Kaline Baseball legend Al Kaline, considered “Mr. Tiger” for his profound impact on Detroit baseball, died Monday at the age of 85.Kaline’s Hall of Fame career began in 1953 and spanned 22 big league seasons all spent with the Tigers. His resume pops: 15 All-Star game appearances, 10 Gold Gloves and four top-five MVP finishes. The statistics are eye-catching, too: 3,007 hits, 399 home runs and a .297 career average. last_img read more