SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that they have signed a partnership with San Francisco-based PIVOT Marketing Agency. The sponsorship-oriented agreement will explore partnerships for the club’s new stadium and jersey.
“PIVOT Marketing Agency has done some tremendous work with a number of local and global brands. We look forward to doing some great things together as our club prepares to usher in a new era of Earthquakes soccer,” said Earthquakes president Dave Kaval.
Among the local clients in PIVOT Marketing Agency’s portfolio are: The Clorox Company, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Phizzle, University of San Francisco, University of Pacific and Santa Clara University. They also work with America’s Cup contender Artemis Racing and MMA Inc. PIVOT is based in San Francisco and has an office in New York City.
“The MLS has come a long way in a short time,” says Ben Shapiro, CEO & Founder of PIVOT. “With its improved popularity, the sport is now in a position to demand substantial sponsorship support. The Earthquakes have a championship caliber organization and PIVOT is going to help translate their success into long-term partnerships of the same caliber.”
The Earthquakes are constructing a new 18,000-seat, privately funded stadium on Coleman Ave. in San Jose. The club placed the first steel for the future locker rooms and office buildings last month and began erecting the framework for the stadium’s bowl in mid-December. The venue is scheduled to open in 2015.