Sports legend introduced as Global Brand Ambassador for Subway® restaurants.
MediaCom Sport’s success in representing the commercial interests of international icon, Pelé, continues with today’s announcement of a global partnership with another leading brand: Subway.
Pelé will become the latest Famous Fan for the world’s largest restaurant chain, joining a Subway team that also includes swimming superstar Michael Phelps and Olympic champion speed skater Apolo Ohno.
The partnership will be promoted both in the US and around the world via Subway’s 39,700 locations, including more than 1,000 venues in Pelé’s native Brazil.
“Fútbol is the global sport and Pelé is the pre-eminent footballer of all time,” said Tony Pace, Subway Global Chief Marketing Officer. “We are excited to have him associated with the Subway brand around the world.”
The Subway deal follows the success of previous partnerships developed by MediaCom Sport involving Volkswagen Group and Procter & Gamble.
“We’re thrilled that so many blue chip brands are keen to be associated with Pelé in the run up to the World Cup in 2014 and the Rio Summer Olympics in 2016,” said Marcus John, Global Head of Sport at MediaCom. “His global appeal, both as an iconic athlete and a humanitarian, provides an unparalleled platform to any blue-chip brand that wants to amplify its activities at a time when all eyes will be on Brazil. As FIFA’s player of the Century and IOC athlete of the Century, Pelé is truly in a league of his own.”
A long-time fan of Subway, Pelé’s favourite sandwich is Tuna on Italian bread with lettuce and salt and pepper.