Reebok Promotion Increases Brand Recognition

Winter 2009. Reebok, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, is hoping consumer recognition of its brand will translate to money in the bank. Reebok will run a “Find the Lost Logo” promotion during the NHL Winter Classic, where it will ask fans to find the hockey player who is not displaying the Reebok logo on his jersey.

Entrants can play by watching the Classic on television and submitting their answer via text message or online; or attendees of the game can submit their answers via text message. All answers submitted will have an opportunity to win four tickets to the Stanley Cup final game. The winner will be announced at the 3rd period.

Practice Pointers:

1. The law is still not clear regarding whether a proper alternate method of entry for a text-messaging sweepstakes can be an online entry. Currently, the matter is being litigated in California courts.
2. This sort of promotion is categorized as a “treasure hunt” and is generally considered a sweepstakes, not a contest.

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