Cartier Queen’s Cup Final



The biggest names in the sport of polo were in action yesterday on the Queen’s Ground at Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park in a bid to win the Cartier Queen’s Cup 2014.

One of the most prestigious and renowned events of the British sporting calendar, watched by HM The Queen, Arnaud M. Bamberger, Executive Chairman Cartier Ltd, and Laurent Feniou, Managing Director Cartier Ltd, alongside a strong crowd of polo aficionados, was played out yesterday. Before the match started the Band of the Grenadier Guards paraded on the field into the shape of the figure 30 to celebrate Cartier’s three decades of sponsorship of polo at Guards Polo Club. The summit of the day was the exhilarating play for the Queen’s Cup between Zacara and Talandracas. An impressive performance over the highly regarded Talandracas ensured that Zacara patron Lyndon Lea stepped forward to receive the trophy from HM The Queen. In fact Zacara had an easier time than even they thought possible, winning the game 10-7, and were so dominant in the first half of the match that they were 6-2 up at half-time.

‘The King of Jewellers’, Cartier, celebrated a long-standing tradition of supporting polo over 30 years, the true ‘Sport of Kings’ the world over. Cartier UK is delighted to continue its involvement in the prestigious high-goal Queen’s Cup tournament.

The tournament itself began on Tuesday 20th May, commencing three weeks of electrifying high-goal polo. This world-leading tournament concluded yesterday, Sunday 15th June, with the historic final played in the presence of HM The Queen. With 15 teams entering this most prestigious of tournaments, all expectations were exceeded.

To mirror the impressive talent on the field, Cartier invited guests from the worlds of stage, screen, sport, society, and literature into the Cartier enclosure, welcoming them to the elegant reception, serving Cartier champagne and a lunch created by Mosimann’s.

Guests: HM Queen Noor of Jordan, Boris Becker,Michelle Dockery, Kristen Davis, Bianca Jagger, Jilly Cooper,OBE, Kristen Davis

Christopher Biggins, Stephanie Powers, Astrid Munoz, Frances O’Conner, Lord & Lady Milford Haven.

Cartier UK has long been associated with the highly disciplined and prestigious sport of polo. The tradition started in the UK with the creation of the Cartier International Polo in 1985one of the most important events in the British sporting calendar. As with the Cartier Queen’s Cup this year, this was held at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park.

Cartier’s link with polo can be seen the world over, with other key historic events including the Cartier World Elephant Polo Championships in Nepal in 1985, the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow, first played in 1985 on the frozen waters of Lake St Moritz in Switzerland and the creation of the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge in 2006. Cartier is proud to have been both the largest and longest sponsors of polo for the past 29 years, worldwide.

With each successful enterprise, Cartier confirms its enthusiasm for an exceptional sport of passion and skill – values that Cartier has never ceased to pioneer. The Cartier Queen’s Cup is the latest chapter in the Maison’s treasured link with the “King of Sports, and the Sport of Kings”.


Docu-Series “4TH And Loud” To Premiere August 5





Series Following Inaugural Season of LA KISS Arena Football Team Will Also Feature Owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS Fame

 NEW YORK, NY – June 26, 2014 – AMC today announced that its docu-series “4th and Loud,” which follows the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team,  will premiere on Tuesday, August 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The 10-episode (60-minute) series will follow team owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame, along with additional owners, long-time KISS manager, Doc McGhee, managing partner/owner, Brett Bouchy, and president/owner, Schuyler Hoversten, as they and the dedicated players and coaches work to turn LA’s first professional football team in years into a winning franchise.

“4th and Loud” is produced by Thinkfactory Media (Gene Simmons Family JewelsHatfields & McCoys), withAdam Freeman, Adam Reed, Chris Gillen, Erin Kelly and Leslie Greif serving as executive producers.


About AMC

Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and four of the last five with the current Outstanding Drama Series honoree, “Breaking Bad.” The network boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last two years with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s original drama series include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “Hell on Wheels,” “Turn,” “Halt and Catch Fire” and the forthcoming “Breaking Bad” prequel, “Better Call Saul.” AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like “Comic Book Men,” “Small Town Security,” “Talking Dead,” “Game of Arms” and “Freakshow.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC:Something More.

About Thinkfactory Media

Thinkfactory Media is a full-service production company that creates high-quality entertainment content.  Renowned for award-winning productions, the company was the driving force behind the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys (History), starring Kevin Costner.  They are currently in production on numerous projects including the highly-anticipated eight-hour television event, Texas Rising (History).  Other recent credits include: Marriage Boot Camp (We tv), Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (We tv), Preachers’ Daughters (Lifetime), R&B Divas: Atlanta (TV One), R&B Divas: Los Angeles (TV One), The Hook Up (MTV), Spell-Mageddon (ABC Family), Prank My Mom (Lifetime), Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (A&E), Tony Danza: Teach (A&E), among many others.  Find out more about Thinkfactory Media and its projects at and follow them on Twitter at @TFactoryMedia.


The Los Angeles KISS (LA KISS) is the newest expansion team in the Arena Football League (AFL), now in its 27th season. The team is owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the legendary rock band, KISS, along with Brett Bouchy, Schuyler Hoversten and Doc McGhee. LA KISS plays its home games at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, with select matchups broadcast to a national audience on CBS Sports and ESPN.

To learn more, please visit, or connect with the team via Facebook and Twitter.



Continental One Of The Leading Sponsors In Professional Football



Through its long-term marketing strategy, Continental has become established as one of the leading sponsors in professional football

  • · Tire Division’s marketing strategy began with sponsorship of UEFA Champions League from 1995 to 2000
  • · Clear increase in awareness of premium tire brand Continental
  • · International sponsorship currently includes 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and UEFA EURO 2016™ – regional sponsorship includes the German “DFB Pokal” cup competition and Major League Soccer in the USA
  • · Tickets and hospitality are central pillars of sponsorship activation, along with product test drives and big screen viewing

In the run-up to the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, the Tire Division of Continental AG can already look back on almost 18 successful years of using football sponsorship as a strategic communications platform. The Division’s long-term marketing strategy for its premium tire brand Continental was launched back in 1995 with sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League. In 2003, Continental signed a contract making it Official Sponsor of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ in Germany for the product category Tires.  Since then, Continental has supported all of the men’s World Cup and European Championships as an official sponsor: the UEFA EURO 2008™ in Austria and Switzerland, the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa, and the UEFA EURO 2012™ in Poland and the Ukraine. “As by far the world’s most popular sport, professional football has proved an outstanding central communications platform for us,” says Nikolai Setzer, Continental Executive Board member responsible for the Tire Division. “Since 1995 we have recorded a steady increase in brand awareness for our premium Continental brand and fired up the brand image with the powerful emotions from football stadiums around the world.”

The Continental Tire Division is today the world’s fourth-largest tire manufacturer, with sales of €9.7 billion and more than 42,500 employees. Over recent years the Hanover-based division has secured itself a firm place among the technology leaders in tires, a position documented by the fact that one car in three manufactured in Europe is fitted with Continental tires. Further proof is provided by the division’s leading position leadership in the car winter tire segment, where Continental sold more than 21 million tires in 2012. “We are delighted that we’ve been able to achieve a steady increase in brand awareness for our premium tire brand Continental through our sponsorship of the world’s most popular football tournaments,” adds Setzer. „Now we’re aiming to continue down this road with the forthcoming tournaments in football-mad Brazil and France, countries at the heart of our key sales regions – South America and Europe. We are aiming to establish Continental permanently among the top premium brands in the tire business in the world’s most important markets, using international and regional football sponsorship as intensively as possible and making it a firm part of our business relationships.”

Examples of Continental’s regional football sponsorship include the “DFB Pokal” cup competition in Germany, sponsored since 2010, and Major League Soccer in the USA. On top of this, Continental is also active as a partner to the men’s national teams in Spain and The Netherlands, as well as in France, where sponsorship also includes the women’s national team, and in England, where Continental sponsors the FA Women’s Super League. In England and the USA sponsorship also extends to the national football associations The FA and US Soccer. “As all of these commitments show, today at international and regional level alike, it is hard to imagine Continental not being involved in football,” says Setzer. “Football has a fundamental role to play in society at large ­– and for our premium Continental brand.”

As an official sponsor, Continental is entitled to a substantial contingent of tickets and premium hospitality packages for all of the above-mentioned tournaments, and both tickets and hospitality have become cornerstones of the company’s sponsorship activation strategy since 1995. Ever since the UEFA EURO 2008™ tournament in Austria and Switzerland, though, these have been accompanied by attractive product test drive programs at the company’s own proving grounds, such as the Contidrom north of Hanover, or at rented facilities, combined with big screen viewing opportunities. This takes account of the fact that not all of the company’ business partners can travel to the host countries and benefit from the programs organized there.

In the Brazilian tire sector Continental currently holds a substantial market share of more than ten percent, and is looking to build on this position through its sponsorship of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. To this end, output at the Continental passenger car and commercial vehicle tire plant in Camacari, Brazil, where in 2012 1,300 employees manufactured a total of 5.5 million tires, is currently being ramped up to almost twice that level. Within the Continental group, Camacari plays a lead role in meeting South American demand for original equipment and replacement tires.

On its website – – set up in 2005, Continental serves up a wealth of insights, portraits and interviews, providing comprehensive pictures of the teams that have qualified for the tournaments and their stars, as well as of the host countries and their people, and the company’s own key activities in and around the world of football.

Photos-Courtesy of Image Net






 Three-Team Deal Brings Veteran Leadership to Los Angeles  

 LOS ANGELES, CA – May 12, 2014 – LA KISS today announced the acquisition of 21-year veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia. Garcia, who in 2012 was named No. 3 on the league’s list of Top 25 Greatest Players, owns every major AFL career passing record. During his career, Garcia has amassed 4,381 completions, 7,546 attempts, 60,450 yards and 1,310 touchdowns. He’s also rushed for 46 touchdowns.

 In exchange for the record holder, LA sends quarterback J.J. Raterink, the No. 3 claim spot and future considerations to the Jacksonville Sharks. Jacksonville sends Raterink to the Iowa Barnstormers in exchange for defensive tackle James McClinton.

 “Aaron brings an incredible pedigree and much-needed competitive spirit to LA KISS,” says LA KISS Head Coach Bob McMillen. “He’s been able to do some amazing things in this league and we’re confident he will help us move ahead – both on and off the field.”

 A product of Northern California (Sacramento State), Garcia made his AFL debut in 1995 with the Arizona Rattlers. Since then, he has played with several winning franchises and earned numerous arena football accolades including three First Team All-Arena selections (2000, 2001, 2011), two AFL Offensive Player of the Year nods (2001, 2011) and an ArenaBowl MVP award for his winning performance in 2011’s ArenaBowl XXIV.

 Garcia will join the LA KISS (2-6) this weekend as they face-off against the Pittsburgh Power (5-3), Saturday, May 17, 2014. The game kicks off at 3PM (PDT) and will be broadcast nationally via the CBS Sports Network.

For more information on LA KISS, or to purchase game tickets, please visit

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 About LA KISS

LA KISS is the newest expansion team in the Arena Football League (AFL), which is currently in its 27th season. The team is owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the legendary rock band, KISS, along with Brett Bouchy and Doc McGhee. The team, which plays its home games at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, has partnerships with both CBS Sports and ESPN and is broadcast on a regional and national scale. To learn more, please visit, or connect with the team via Facebook and Twitter.