The Madison Square Garden Company and Major Energy Announce New Marketing Partnership
Major Energy Becomes First-Ever Official Gas & Electric Energy Partner of the New York Knicks and
an Official Partner of Madison Square Garden
New York, NY (October 16, 2013) - The Madison Square Garden Company and Major Energy today announced a new, multi-year marketing partnership, naming the energy supply company the first-ever Official Gas and Electric Energy Partner of the New York Knicks and an Official Partner of Madison Square Garden. The agreement provides Major Energy with premier brand integration at The World's Most Famous Arena during Knicks games. Major Energy is an energy service company serving both residential and commercial customers in the deregulated natural gas and electric markets of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Illinois.
"We are excited to have Major Energy become the first-ever Official Gas and Electric Energy Partner of the New York Knicks," said Ryan O'Hara, president of content distribution and sales, The Madison Square Garden Company. "This new partnership delivers Major Energy, a local, homegrown company, a unique and valuable presence in its own backyard at The World's Most Famous Arena, as well as the ability to provide exciting Knicks related offers and opportunities to their customers."
"We are exceptionally proud and humbled to be the exclusive energy supply company of the New York Knicks and to become an official partner of Madison Square Garden," said Eliott Wolbrom, director of marketing, Major Energy. "A robust partnership of this magnitude - with an iconic world class organization like the Knicks - serves as true testament to the fact that, with the help of the best customers in the world, Major Energy has grown exponentially in the last few years. Aligning with one of the most premier sports franchises in the world, right here in the heart of our hometown of New York City, enables us to bring our story and brand value to the mainstream. This deal comes at a time when we are more committed than ever to being the preferred gas and energy supply company of residential and commercial customers in the tri-state area and beyond."
As part of the marketing partnership, Major Energy will enjoy significant brand exposure at The Garden during all Knicks games. This will include courtside LED signage, the "Knicks Noise Meter Presented by Major Energy" feature on GardenVision, the center-hung scoreboard and integration on the IPTV system throughout the Arena for all Garden events. In addition, Major Energy will receive promotion on Knicks.com and MSG Network, the television home of the Knicks, as well as their branded webpage at Knicks.com/Major Energy.
Through the marketing partnership and Major Energy's 3-Point Plan, loyal customers will receive special offers, including Knicks branded merchandise, tickets to Knicks games and great energy rates for homes and businesses. Major Energy will also launch the new "Knicks Win At Home - You Win At Home" campaign, where Major Energy "3-Point Plan" customers will receive an exclusive discount on their highest energy bill of the year based on the Knicks 2013-14 regular season home win total.
About Major Energy
Founded in 2005, Major Energy is an Energy Service Company (ESCO) serving both residential and commercial customers in the deregulated natural gas and electric markets of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Illinois. Major Energy will also soon be offering service in other deregulated gas and electric markets throughout the country. They are approved and fully licensed by the respective State Public Service and/or Public Utility Commissions where they service and with each local utility company in markets where they are licensed. Major Energy is proud to boast an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and prides itself on being a New York homegrown company. Major Energy's management team has over 50 years of experience in the energy retail marketplace and their passion to help residential and business customers reduce their energy costs are reflected in their year over year growth and company rating. Unlike other supply companies, Major Energy will not only supply your gas and electricity at the best available rates, but they will also give you tools to manage and monitor your energy consumption and control your costs. As Major Energy continues to grow, they remain committed to the core principles on which they were founded: providing superior customer service, promoting smarter energy consumption and lowering their customers' gas and electricity bills.
About The Madison Square Garden Company The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully-integrated sports, media and entertainment business. The Company is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business, which is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from the Company's venues. MSG Media's television networks consist of regional sports networks, MSG Network and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks; and Fuse, a national television network dedicated to music. MSG Networks also include high-definition channels, MSG HD and MSG+ HD, and Fuse includes its high-definition channel, Fuse HD. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company's diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA.www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.