DEWALT Partners with Eurosport to Launch New Compact Lithium Cordless Products

DEWALT Partners with Eurosport to Launch New Compact Lithium Cordless Products

DEWALT launch's an integrated marketing campaign to connect with Hispanic soccer fans nationwide


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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — DEWALT and Sports Endeavors, Inc., better known as Eurosport/SOCCER.COM (http://www.soccer.com/soccer42.php), have partnered to increase the DEWALT (http://www.dewalt.com/us/core) brand awareness among Hispanic soccer fans.

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DEWALT is working with Eurosport to launch the new Compact Lithium-Ion product line in key Hispanic markets: Chicago, Houston/Austin and Miami. DEWALT’s three-pronged campaign uses Eurosport’s online, print and grassroots programs to communicate its brand message to Hispanic Contractor Associations (HCA).

“Eurosport/SOCCER.COM is proud to partner with DEWALT,” said Vicente Navarro, Eurosport’s Director of Hispanic Marketing. “Our goal is to help grow the DEWALT brand in the Hispanic community by building and executing relevant cultural events and contests.”

One such event, El Tricolor Contest by DEWALT, gives soccer fans the chance to win a signed Adidas Mexico jersey, $1000 dollars in Eurosport/SOCCER.COM gift cards, DEWALT Compact Lithium-Ion combo tool kits, DEWALT Worksite Radio Chargers and gear signed by Mexican Primera Division players. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest runs from September 15 to December 15, 2009. See SOCCER.COM/eltricolor (http://www.soccer.com/channels/contests/eltricolor092009/index.php) for rules and regulations. Some restrictions apply.

In conjunction with El Tricolor Contest, DEWALT is sponsoring local soccer leagues and tournaments in key Hispanic markets. DEWALT is also providing construction workers’ teams with DEWALT-branded soccer uniforms from Eurosport.

“DEWALT is dedicated to understanding the needs of our end users so that we can continue to provide innovative products that deliver outstanding jobsite solutions,” said, Hector Vallejo, Hispanic Marketing Manager for DEWALT. “For this reason, we strive to build relationships with professionals where they buy, work, learn and play. Eurosport’s program is very unique in that it has all the elements we are looking for to drive awareness of our new Compact Lithium-Ion products, which offer the power that end users demand in the lightweight package they prefer. We are excited to team up with Eurosport to execute a program designed specifically for Hispanic contractors, one of our most important end user segments.”

Eurosport, the leading soccer retailer in the United States, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009. Two years ago, Eurosport expanded its catalog and web site operations to accommodate the growing Hispanic population. Spanish-speaking soccer fans can now shop by reading the Eurosport en Espanol catalog, or by visiting ESPANOL.SOCCER.COM (http://espanol.soccer.com/soccer/enes/24/_www_soccer_com/soccer24.php). Eurosport boasts the largest Hispanic soccer fan base in the country.

DEWALT is using Eurosport’s unique position in the Hispanic marketplace to reach Hispanic soccer enthusiasts around the country. “Eurosport is excited to partner with DEWALT to deliver relevant, targeted, compelling messages to the Hispanic market,” said Durward Williams, Eurosport’s Director of Strategic Alliances. “Hispanic consumers make up an important market segment in the U.S., so we’re happy to help DEWALT reach these consumers.”

Founded in 1984, Sports Endeavors, Inc., better known as Eurosport/SOCCER.COM, is the world’s leading authentic grassroots soccer company. Based in Hillsborough, NC, Eurosport/SOCCER.COM is the largest soccer retailer in the United States. SOCCER.COM has more than two million visitors per month, and the Eurosport catalog has the largest distribution of any U.S. soccer publication. In 2007, Eurosport expanded its catalog and web site operations to accommodate the growing Hispanic population, launching Eurosport en Espanol in print and ESPANOL.SOCCER.COM on the web. Sports Endeavors also operates leading online retail sites for lacrosse and rugby: lacrosse.com (http://www.lacrosse.com) and worldrugbyshop.com (http://www.worldrugbyshop.com).

About DEWALT (www.dewalt.com)

DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DEWALT tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized locations DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America.

Contact:

Durward Williams

Director of Strategic Alliances

Sports Endeavors, Inc., +1-

Office: 919.640.6270

Cell: 919.219.8396

dwilliams@sportsendeavors.com

Vicente Navarro

Director of Hispanic Marketing

Sports Endeavors, Inc.

Office: 919.640.6232

Cell: 646.344.0444

vnavarro@sportsendeavors.com

For more information on DEWALT, please contact:

Lindsay Muller, 410-821-8220

lindsaym@imre.com

SOURCE Sports Endeavors, Inc.

DEWALT Partners with Eurosport to Launch New Compact Lithium Cordless Products