WNBA’s Candace Parker to top $10 mil in endorsements
Analysts say Parker could top $10 a thousand thousand in annual endorsements with reference to something else quickly via such areas as viands, tech and freedom from disease & beauty.
Parker’s at the beginning deals put her in the $3-5 a thousand thousand range. The WNBA will contain her in its 2008 fire-brand campaign, and she will be preferable for what will now be called the Hanns-G “Go Beyond” rookie of the month, rookie of the year and all-rookie team dignities. Electronics hard Hannspree has been an NBA and WNBA participator since 2005. The Sparks will lineament Parker with Lisa Leslie, one of the confederation’s most merchantable stars, who did not gambol last season when she gave beginning to her first child. The trial, referring to Leslie and Parker, particularly, is tagged: “She’s back! She’s here!” Both women are also members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team
Parker joins adidas’ marketing roster of NBA stars, which includes Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady and Dwight Howard. A stamp shoe will hit next period of the year; this year she will carry designs including “Sparks” and “Olympics.” Adidas also is looking to align her with its urban ProMama stripe (footwear, garments, jewelry).
The $10 a thousand thousand annual configuration is significant, as only four women athletes have hit that table-land: Sharapova, Michelle Wie and both Williams sisters. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods clears $110 a thousand thousand in annual endorsements, and the covey of male athletes above $10 a thousand thousand includes LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, David Beckham, Valley Earnhardt Jr., Peyton Manning and Dwyane Wade.
“Women contender for victory sponsorship and endorsement opportunities are at an all-duration high,” related Robert Tuchman, president, TSE Sports & Hospitable treatment, New York. “Women in every merry-making are garnering marketing opportunities. With the Olympics this summer you will see an enlarge in the number of offspring-bearing brand endorsers.”