ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. and SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and Esurance today announced a strategic multi-year partnership in which Esurance will be the exclusive home and auto insurance partner of Minor League Baseball. Esurance is currently the only brand to sponsor both Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball (MLB), engaging fans online and on the field.
As part of the partnership, Minor League Baseball and Esurance created the Esurance Call-Up Worthy platform, which launches today exclusively on MiLB.com and the MiLB club websites. This new, modern platform will celebrate that iconic moment in Minor League Baseball when a player is called up to Major League Baseball, highlighting their journey through shareable digital and social content such as virtual trading cards, video highlights, and the Esurance Farm Report.
"As Minor League Baseball continues to look forward and create unique platforms, a partnership with Esurance gives us yet another opportunity to connect with our millions of fans in a modern way," said David Wright, Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer for Minor League Baseball. "Every player that progresses on his path through Minor League Baseball has a unique story, one that we look forward to telling through this partnership. As players go from being #CallUpWorthy to #ASGWorthy, we are proud to have Esurance as the single brand currently aligning with MiLB and MLB."
Throughout the season, Minor League Baseball and Esurance will reveal other key programs as part of the Esurance Call-Up Worthy platform, including:
- MiLB players as Esurance Brand Ambassadors
- Esurance Rising Star Students, with support from MiLB Charity Partner Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
- Esurance September Call-Ups, leading up to the Major League Baseball postseason
- The Esurance Home Field Advantage Award, recognizing the MiLB club with the highest percentage capacity in each of its 14 leagues
"Our partnership with Minor League Baseball extends the fantastic experience we've had with the sport and its passionate fans, while introducing millions more to our brand and modern approach to home and auto insurance," said Alan Gellman, Chief Marketing Officer at Esurance. "We're proud to work with MiLB to modernize the fan experience as they follow baseball players throughout their career journey—from their first MiLB game to their call-up celebration. Through our partnership, we also have the opportunity to connect with local communities across the U.S. to recognize rising all-stars and hometown fans."
In addition to the national partnership with Minor League Baseball, Esurance will partner with a number of MiLB clubs.
To learn more about Esurance's partnership with Minor League Baseball, visit www.MiLB.com/CallUpWorthy.
About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball® clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2015, Minor League Baseball attracted 42.5 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information, visit www.MiLB.com.
Esurance, insurance for the modern world®, provides auto, homeowners, motorcycle, and renters insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents. With an easy-to-use mobile app, helpful online tools like photo claims and Coverage Counselor®, and knowledgeable experts available around the clock, Esurance is the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. And as a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best, Esurance offers auto and home insurance anytime with service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).
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