WWE Sells Out Honda Center/Arrowhead Pond
The sold-out non-televised RAW event this past Saturday at the Honda Center/Arrowhead Pond set a paid attendance record for WWE at this venue, beating the old record set on May 1, 1999. Additionally, this was the highest grossing non-televised WWE show ever held in the venue.
Excluding the NHL Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks, the WWE show had the largest attendance of the year thus far at Honda Center. WWE also saw another sell-out on Sunday night at The Great American Bash pay-per-view, held at the HP Pavilion, and witnessed by more than 13,800 fans. . .
WWE Takes Home 2007 Gold Mark Award
World Wrestling Entertainment has been awarded a 2007 CTAM Gold Mark Award for their Affiliate Transition “Single Point of Contact” Marketing Communications Campaign. WWE saw stiff competition within their category at this year’s CTAM Summit in Washington, D.C., as the four nominees also included HBO and GSN.
The campaign was designed to communicate to the industry in an efficient and expeditious manner that WWE was bringing all affiliate initiatives in-house, as they transitioned away from third-party vendors. The campaign’s distinct call-to-action asked affiliates to register with the company, and utilized a multitude of tactics including a trade campaign, email blasts, tele-messaging, web banners and direct mail.
The Mark Awards competition is a member service of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, and recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence in marketing from networks, cable companies, and suppliers. Nearly 1000 entries are judged annually. This year’s award is the first Gold Mark Award for WWE.