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AEG AND STAPLES CENTER NAME THUZIO
EXCLUSIVE SPORTS AND CELEBRITY TALENT APPEARANCE PARTNER
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 21, 2015) – Thuzio, a marketplace for sports and celebrity talent, has partnered with AEG and STAPLES Center to become the sports and entertainment presenter’s talent and appearance partner for events and other initiatives affiliated with AEG and the downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment arena. The agreement, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, is a new and innovative partnership for AEG. The Partnership allows Thuzio to provide AEG and STAPLES Center sponsors, Suite Holders and Premium Seat Holders access to its Talent Booking Services, which encompasses all celebrity verticals from Sports, Music, Culinary, TV and Film.
In addition, Thuzio Executive Club events will provide new, unique business entertainment options for STAPLES Center and its tenants, sponsors and other partners. Executive Club Events provide exclusive access to insider stories, told in intimate settings, from high profile sports talent. Capturing the passion of sports through sophisticated sports storytelling, these events set a new standard for client engagement and enabling business relationships.
“We’re excited to make our Talent Booking Services and Thuzio Executive Club available to one of America’s busiest sports and entertainment venues, not to mention all of their premium partners and global sponsors,” said Thuzio CEO Jared Augustine.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Thuzio as the company shares our deep commitment to optimizing the fan experience,” said Nick Baker, Senior Vice President, AEG Global Partnerships. “We have a particular interest in Thuzio’s Talent Booking Services, which enables us to provide enhanced offerings to our ticket holders and sponsors.”
Thuzio (www.thuzio.com), is a marketplace for talent providing businesses and professionals with an all access pass to celebrity talent through booking, event and database services.
Booking Services acts on behalf of corporations and professionals interested in securing talent for appearances and more. Thuzio provides access to talent from all celebrity verticals, including Sports, Music, Culinary, and TV/Film. The company’s diverse client list includes EY, Yahoo!, YPO, Burger King, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Benjamin Moore and Amerisource Bergen.
Thuzio Executive Club (www.thuzioexecutiveclub.com), launched in 2014, provides members and their guests with the most memorable business events of the year. Whether an intimate dinner featuring all-star Q&A sessions, game watch event with the pros or on-location reception before the big game, TEC events are designed to be the most consistently interesting and distinctive platform for client entertainment.
Thuzio was founded by Mark Gerson (Co-founder and Chairman of GLG) and Tiki Barber (Legendary NY Giant) in 2012.
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated with a collection of companies including more than 100 of the world's preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), Sprint Center, (Kansas City), Target Center (Minneapolis), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), O2 World Hamburg, Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), O2 World Arena (Berlin, Germany) and The O2 Arena and entertainment district (London, England), which are all part of the portfolio of AEG Facilities.
Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential & entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE; Club Nokia; a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination; along with entertainment, restaurant and office space that officially opened in 2010.
AEG Live, the company's live-entertainment division, is the world's second largest concert promotion and touring company, and is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions with fifteen regional offices. AEG Global Partnerships, a division responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships naming rights and other strategic partnerships. In addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, assets of AEG Sports include franchises such as the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo and the Amgen Tour of California cycling stage race. In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program with the announcement of 2020 environmental goals and the release of the industry's first sustainability report. And in 2011, AEG introduced AXS, a comprehensive entertainment platform serving as the company's primary consumer brand, including AXS Ticketing, which provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface, Examiner.com and the AXS TV network. For additional information, visit www.aegworldwide.com.
About STAPLES Center
STAPLES Center has clearly established itself as the sports and entertainment center of the world. As the home of four professional sports franchises – the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL’s 2014 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Spark. The AEG owned and operated arena continues to distinguish itself as the host of several high-profile events of national and international distinction including “Music’s Biggest Night” the GRAMMY Awards fourteen of the last fifteen years, the 2004 & 2011 NBA All-Star Game, 2002 NHL All-Star Game, 2000 Democratic National Convention and 2009 World Figure Skating Championships. STAPLES Center’s has also played host to some incredible concerts with performances that have brought international stature to the downtown Los Angeles arena including concerts by Taylor Swift, Mana, The Rolling Stones, Prince, U2, Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, P!nk, Usher, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Roger Waters, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Sade, Justin Timberlake and more. STAPLES Center hosts over 250 events and over 4 million guests annually with events ranging from professional sports, live music, family shows, boxing and special events. The arena’s reputation for world-class amenities, features and commitment to quality of service and the guest experience is second to none. Visit STAPLES Center today at staplescenter.com.