Essel to market team’s official licensed merchandise during IPL V season
MUMBAI, 16th APRIL 2012: Rajasthan Royals today announced the signing of Essel Marketing & Promotions as the team’s official merchandise partner for the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Mumbai based strategic marketing company will be responsible for producing a range of high quality fan cheering equipment / licensed products that will be sold at cricket stadia and through retail channels across Rajasthan.
The company will have the exclusive rights to source innovative promotional products from around the globe for the team.
Commenting on the association with Essel Marketing and Promotions, Mr. Raghu Iyer, CEO, Rajasthan Royals said, “The merchandising business plays a big role from a business point of view and also because it helps us connect with our fans. The business has been doing well all over India and especially in our home state of Rajasthan. We are glad to be associated with Essel and are trust this partnership will be a mutually beneficial one.”
Mr. Bhavin Thakkar, GM Sales & Marketing, Essel Marketing and Promotions said, “We’re thrilled to be associated with Rajasthan Royals as official merchandising partner and look forward to driving this business and producing fan cheering merchandise during the upcoming IPL season. We are sure true Rajasthan Royals fans will be delighted to buy and own licensed merchandise.”
Rajasthan Royals co-owner Shilpa Shetty Kundra recently unveiled the team’s new jersey. The team also bolstered its line-up by acquiring five new players including England all-rounder Owais Shah.