Casspi 311 Reuters.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Israeli basketball player Omri Casspi, who plays for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings,
is set to endorse the “cornflakes of champions” and get well paid for
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Globes reported that Casspi will earn $200,000 for use of his image
on a series of ads for Telma’s Cornflakes of Champions.
“The Telma brand
is one of Israel’s oldest and leading cereal brands. As part of brand
development, we want to express the meaning of the message, ‘the power to
succeed,’” said Ruth Salomon- Goldberg, marketing manager for Unilever Israel,
Telma’s parent company.
“Casspi is one of the people best identified with
Israeli success, and the link between him and the Telma cereal brand – the
leading Israeli cereal brand – is natural.
We’re sure that Casspi will
help strengthen our connection with consumers.”
Casspi said, “Telma is a
brand that I, like most Israelis, have grown up with since childhood. It is part
of my home and family. For me, the connection with Telma, and especially the
message it will convey – the power to succeed – is natural, and I am glad for
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in a public battle with Sacramento coach Paul Westphal over his desire to be
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