LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 – Continuing the brand’s move toward gaining increased exposure throughout the U.S., Socko Energy today announced that it has formed a multi-year licensing and promotions partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE).
The deal will yield new products including a limited edition “RAW(R) Attitude Powered By Socko” as well as quarterly collectors’ edition promotional cans featuring WWE Pay-Per-View branded names including “SummerSlam(R) Energy Powered By Socko” and “Wrestlemania(R) Energy Powered By Socko,” among others. Each of the WWE promotional cans will be made available through Socko’s existing and expanding distribution network.
“When it comes to branding, no one does it better than WWE. We’re thrilled to partner with WWE as ‘RAW’ and ‘SMACKDOWN’ are two of the most popular and exciting entertainment brands today,” said Mike Jannicelli, vice president Bliss Beverage. “Not only will this deal harness the power we already have with consumers and take that excitement to the next level, but a partnership of this magnitude will position the company for future growth.”
Entertainment and marketing company Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment (BHE TV, LLC), responsible for branding Socko on a global level through non-traditional, entertainment-based marketing initiatives, approached WWE’s Florence Di Giorgio to develop a partnership between Socko and WWE.
“We look forward to this very exciting product launch and partnership with entertainment powerhouse WWE,” said Eric Bischoff, a 20 year veteran of the sports entertainment industry. “The demographics and buying power of the WWE audience, combined with their passion for the WWE’s RAW brand, make this one of the most exciting licensing opportunities we could bring to Socko.”
About World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London.
About Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment
Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment (BHE TV, LLC) combines the diversified strengths of industry veterans Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey. BHE specializes in content creation and production for various broadcast outlets, licensing and merchandising and innovative brand integration solutions.
About Socko Energy
Socko Energy is the flagship product of Bliss Beverage, a Scottsdale, AZ-based company that has developed an energy drink which appeals to a mass audience without succumbing to the latest “extreme” trends set forth by other energy drinks on the market today. The end result — Socko — is a vibrant, eye-catching energy drink filled with clean, refreshing, non-heavy, healthy ingredients with a smooth taste and electrifying color. Socko is currently available in 16 U.S. markets and quickly becoming the fastest-growing independent energy drinks in the country. To learn more about Socko Energy, visit www.sockoenergy.com.