Seattle Storm and Women’s National Basketball Association announced a “multiyear marquee partnership” with Bing decision engine. The sponsorship will put “Bing logo” on WNBA team’s jerseys — giving Microsoft a presence on uniforms worn by of three of Seattle’s remaining four remaining major professional sports teams. “Bing name & logo will appear on the front of the Storm’s home & visitor player jerseys and shooting shirts in all regular season games, reaching Storm fans at games & other consumers via national and local media coverage. And, of course, Bing will be “the official decision engine of the Storm”, and be deeply integrated into Storm marketing & promotional materials. Bing will also become “presenting sponsor” of the Jr. Storm youth basketball initiative & share the Storm with its hometown by giving away tickets to Jr. Storm participants throughout 2010 season, said in a new release.
Bing’s Danielle Tiedt (2nd-L) and Karen Bryant 2nd-R) of the Seattle Storm along with players Ashley Robinson (43) Swin Cash (M) and Camille Little (20) unveil the team’s new jersey as part of a sponsorship announcement at the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club in Seattle, Washington on April 21, 2010. Rob Sorbo/Microsoft Handout